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Mason City, Iowa
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Monday, February 17, 1936
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TWO MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, FEBRUARY 17 from Burlington to the Twin Cities was one hour late this morning. More Coal Arrives. Five cars of coal came to Mason City Sunday over the M. and S. L. railroad, which operated several freight trains over the week-end. Rolling stock was in operation Mon day except for a train that became stuck in the snow for a time on a siding at Faulkner. A snowplow left Marshalltown headed northward over the M. and St. L.., Monday morning. The big Milwaukee rotary plow was sent cast Monday morning keep the track open particularly through the big cut near Lawler which began drifting full again. The morning trains, however came through the cut successfully No. 11 from Chicago, due here a" 4:25 a. m., arriving at 7 o'clock, am No. 3, also westbound, arriving a' 10 o'clock, less than an hour late Great Western and North Western trains also were in operation with snowplows continually in op eration. Were Watching Weather. Keeping an eye on the weather highway commission engineers had plows in operation on the main highways. "We are going to try and hold the main lines," said H. j. Kassel, district engineer in charge of maintenance for this division. Snowplows were sent south and east out of Mason City early Monday morning and later -went west and north. In the afternoon the plows made the rounds a second time. Reports showed the roads were drifting some, particularly the north and south highways. The rotary plow was working south of Garner on No. 69, endeavoring to widen the pavement to a two car lane. Holding His Breath. "We are holding our breath," said Raymond *ack, district engineer of the highway commission. "If the velocity of this wind increases it is going to he too bad." Practically all the primary roads in North Central Iowa were open Monday morning. There still remained a stretch of road on No. 44, situated on the west line of Kossuth to be opened. The road crew of R. E. Rohertson, county engineer, was at work repairing the truck plow, on which repair parts delayed in transit, finally arrived. One plow, which had succeeded in getting within a mile of Dougherty went into the ditch Sunday night and had to be brought into Mason City for mechanical attention. The county had also · succeeded in getting a roadway open to Swaledale and Thornton, as well as to Grant Center and Mount Vernon center, but Mr. Robertson was apprehensive about the situation Monday, with the additional snow. Local bus lines were in operation in all directions out of Mason City. Over Most of State. Snow sifted down over most of Iowa over tie week-end and most points reported "still snowing Monday morning." Charles City reported three inches; Marshalltown one and a half inches; Sioux City, three and a half inches. Clinton, Cedar Rapids, Waterloo, Davenport, Muscatine, Ottumwa, Burlington. Dubuque, Fort Dodge, Council Bluffs all reported snow. Council Bluffs, Keokuk and Fort Dodge reported some drifting. Highway engineers feared new drift blockades would be formed in the Mason City area if the wind rose much more. All main line railroad traffic operated Monday and some branch lines, but few trains held strictly to schedule. Rural Roads Blocked. The highway_ commission reported a number* of drift-plugs stil halted traffic on some trunk highways, but declared if the wind "will just stay down we'll get all the main connections open in the nex' 24 hours." Rural roads and secondary highways remained trackless expanses that hardly could be distinguished from their bordering fields for the most part. Emmetsburg and Spirit Lake both reported minimum temperatures o: 18 below Monday morning for the state's low. It was beginning to drift at both points. Fort Dodge reported 13 below Sioux City, 12 below: Waterloo and Charles City, 11 below; Counci Bluffs and,'Marshalltown, 10 below Keokuk Warmest Spot. Low temperatures ranged up to Kec-kuk's 2 above. Keokuk jjso was the warmest spot in Iowa Sunday with a high of 8 above zero. Le Mars came in with its record cold report Monday, D. N. Zeig weather observer there, said tha Sunday morning's 28 below zero reading there was the lowest in 12 years. He reported 35 inches' of snow on the ground. The snow blanket over the state reports Monday indicated, now ranges from nearly two feet to more than three feet, with drifts at some points 15, 20 and 25 feet deep. Stalled in Snow. Two Council Bluffs residents Donald Morrison and Miss Helen Hayden, came near to death by freezing early Sunday when their automobile stalled in the snow on an infrequently traveled road along the Missouri river. They were rescued by a police squad car, but physicians feared Miss Hayden's feet were frozen so severely that amputation might be necessary. Marshalltown reported that a reat Western train there was derailed Sunday, causing 22 cars to eave the track at the junction of he M. and St. L. and the North Western, thus tying up traffic on all three lines until the traok was leared at 8:30 o'clock Sunday light. Business houses at Marshall- Helping Your Family to Better CONTROL cfi COLDS When Colds Threaten.. Vicks Va-tro-nol helps Prevent many Colds ; At the first warning sneeze or nasal irritation, quick!--a few drops of Vicks Va-tro-nol up each nostril. Especially designed for nose and throat, where most colds start, Va-tro-nol helps to prevent many colds--and to throw off head colds in their early stages. Follow Vicks Plan for Better Control of Colds A helpful guide to fewer colds and shorter colds. Developed by Vicks Chemists and Medical Staff; tested in extensive clinics by practicing physicians--further proved in everyday home use by millions. The Plan is fully explained in each Vicks package. If a Cold Strikes .. 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MOKE SNOW AND COLD DESCEND FROM NORTH CHICAGO, (.T)--Down from the nation's northwestern "refrigerating plant" swept new masses oi frigid temperatures and additional snow Monday. The forecast generally was continued cold, snow, rain, sleet anc little hope for relief in the near future. Chicago, protected by lake breezes and a predicted cloud formation later in the day, was promised only moderate cold with a probable minimum of 10 degrees above. St. Paul, Minn., had minus 16 at 1 a. m. (Central Standard Time) with the forecast "severe cold. 1 Strong wind swept loose snow into new drifts in North Dakota, where early temperatures were -35 at Minot; -27 at Jamestown and -26 at Devils Lake. Early Sunday Dickinson and Williston, N. Dak., registered an official -50, but it later warmed up to -32, then dropped again sharply. Traffic accidents over the weekend, many indirectly charged to the weather, totaled at least 50. HIRAM P, MAXIM SUCCUMBS AT 67 Inventor-Engineer Victim o: Throat Infection on Trip West. LA JUNTA, Colo., IJP)--Hiram Percy Maxim of Hartford, Conn, internationally known inventor anc mechanical engineer, died in Mennonite hospital here Monday of a throat infection. Maxim was enroute by train to the west coast with his wife lasl week when he became ill. He has been in the hospital here since. His wife and a son. also from Hartford, were with him when he died. The inventor was 67 years old and was born at Brooklyn, N. Y., the son of Sir Hiram Stevens and Louisa Jane Sudden Maxim. When he entered the Massachusetts Institute of Technology he was the youngest student in his class. He was graduated in 1886. Maxim was electrical engineer for a number of concerns and later organized his own firm to manufacture ordnance articles of which he was the inventor. He also was president of the American Radio Relay league and the International Amateur Radio union. In 1933 his book, "Life's Place :n the Cosmos," was published. TRAFFIC TOLL IN IOWA REACHES 43 1936 Total Mounts During Week of Treacherous Highways. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Iowa's 1936 traffic deaths totaled 43 Monday after a week of treacherous conditions on the state's snow jacked highways. John Demory 45, of Morse, became the forty-second traffic victim early Saturday when he was thrown from a truck and crushed against a snowbank. Ora Cyphers, 49, of Council Bluffs, was fatally injured last Thursday night while attempting to push a stalled truck out of drifts. Billy Adreon, 9, of Boone, was killed Thursday night when struck by a coal truck. Clearing of the highways took its toll near Burt Friday when Harvey Crouch, 51, road maintenance em- ploye, was crushed to death between a snow plow and maintainer truck. Mitchell County Fears Pheasant Population Is Badly Thinned 1 Out OSAGE--According to Conserva:ion Officer Glen Yates who was here Wednesday, the loss of pheasants in Mitchell county is lighter than in counties west of here but at the best he fears the bird popu- ation of the county has already been badly thinned out. Most of the Jheasant feeding around here is jeing done by the farmers and mail carriers. The mailmen carry bags of corn with them and throw it out at points where birds are found to- ·ether. Maurice Kathan and Henry .arson brought in a cock pheasant which they had picked up along the road. The bird was helpless but unhurt. It was put in a warm barn with ample food. A feeding fund is being kept at the office of the Press- Vews. A check for S2 was received Wednesday from John Dodd of Vashington, Iowa, who for several ieasons has hunted pheasants in Mitchell county. A $5 check came Thursday morning from Father Martin in Waterloo, a former priest here. Tax Delinquencies in Bricelyn Are Lowest BRICELYN--An examination of the books of the county auditor shows that Bricelyn has the lowest tax delinquency rate in the county. Bricelyn had a record of 2.69 per cent of all taxes delinquent. The total levy was $15,248.74 and but 5411.62 remained unpaid Jan. 1, 1936. There were only two personal property delinquencies and 13 real property descriptions unpaid. For the two preceding years Walters village had held the record for the lowest percentage of tax delinquency. ALICE, THE MULE PROVES NO LADY Neil Writes Third Article in Series of Story Behind War in Africa. (EDITOR'S NOTE: This Is the third in a series of articles on intimate and picturesque phases of the Italo-Ethiopian war). By EDWARD J. NEIL Associated Press Foreign Staff WITH RIGHT WING, NORTHERN ITALIAN ARMY, TAKKAZE FRONT, (By Airmail and Ship to New York), (ffi--This is the story of Alice, an army mule, who turned out to be no lady. I met Alice under trying circumstances, on the rocky top of the Mountain of the Lepers, most advanced fortified Italian position on this battle-ridden front. From the results of that meeting, I didn't Ijave to be told later that Alice is an Ethiopian mule. We had climbed the tortuous heights of the .mountain, where field pieces, machine guns, men in trench lines that run in an endless circle from the bottom to the top of the 10,000 feet high cone, have turned the place into an apparently impregnable fortress commanding the Seleclaca plain. Had Eaten Lunch. We had eaten lunch with the officers under a clump of trees--a stone for a seat by a big table. It was time to return. They brought out Alice, a dun colored mule with her ears laid back, the wicked glint of a rough house Mississippi jackass rogue in her eyes. Two black Askari gingerly led her forward, held her, and There has been many a thrill on bob sled runs, in stunt planes, in racing cars with Malcolm Campbell, but Alice treated me to the greatest thrills of my life. She let out a feminine mule scream, stood on her front legs and kicked over the two askari, stood on her hind legs, bucked like a broncho in the Madison Square Garden rodeo, and headed straight for a tent where a couple of noncoms were getting up the soldiers' payroll. Runs Right Through. She ran right through that, and the only sideway glimpse I got in the chaos of destruction was enough to indicate that if those soldiers ever get paid, they'll be lucky. From there, at a dead gallop, headed for the edge of the mountain top, which was not more than 50 yards across at the roost, apparent- y she had developed a suicidal mania. She turned' at the edge, raced completely around the mountain top, which has'a I'O.OOO foot drop. Rocks bounced down the mountain sides, soldiers leaped to the alert all the way to the foot of the huge fortress. Then Alice listened to frantic reason, and stopped. Stops Just in Time. She stopped just in time, for just :hen the mule holding up Bill Chapin, another American newspaperman, caught the fever. Bill's mule started backing up, and backed right into another tent where an officer was taking a bath in a collapsible rubber tub. In fact, that mule got right in the tub with the officer, who got right out of it. The soldier, howling orders in his soap-swathed nakedness, finally got enough askari together to restore peace and comparative quiet to both mules. We left there almost immediately, while the soldiers went to work on the wreckage. It was probably just as well we did. We had done more damage in five minutes than the Ethiopians had done here in three months. Gamer Receives Coal and Is Awaiting More GARNER--Gas was installed as a temporary measure to save 20 tons of coal at the courthouse. The work was done Sunday. The carload of coal that arrived Saturday supplied only those most in distress for a few days. Another carload was expected Monday. Few of the churches have had services the past two weeks. Few of the rural schools will open Monday because of drifted sideroads. Snow fell at intervals Sunday afternoon and continued Sunday night. The temperature early Sunday was 28 below with a high of 10 below during the day. The east bound passenger train on the Milwaukee was 6 hours late Saturday night and 4 hours late west Sunday morning. A truck load of Iowa coal was brought in Sunday and sold for $9 a ton, and did not last long, it was said. Identity of Transient Killed When Freight Is Derailed Sought BLOOMFIELD, (/P)--Authorities Monday sought to identify a transient killed when 22 cars of a Rock [slancl freight were derailed near Floris Sunday. Trainmen thought the transient got on the train at Centcrville. There were no papers on his clothing to aid in identification. None of the train crew was injured in the wreck, caused by a iroken axle. The engine did not leave the track. Candidate for Auditor. DECORAH--Oswald Hanson, former deputy county auditor of Winneshiek county, will be a candidate for the office of county auditor in the June primaries. He is at present farming in Madison township. Both Nations Make Claim of Victories By THE ASSOCIATED PRJESS Claims of a great Italian victory in northern Ethiopia were put forward in Rome Monday as the Italian government announced the most sweeping advance of troops in the north since the early days of the war with Ethiopia. The Italians said they had captured 300 square miles of new territory in a six day battle which brought death to 5,000 Ethiopians and wounds to 15,000 more. The total alleged Ethiopian casualties, 20,000, was exactly the same figure as was , advanced by Ethiopian sources last week concerning the Italians. Claim 1,500 Killed. The Italian casualties in the battle were said by the Italian government to have been 1,500, of which less than 500 were killed. The Italians said that their front lines in the north now were within 20' miles of Amha Alaji, the famous ridge that their punitive expedition reached in 1896--before the Ethiopians cut the army to pieces in one of the greatest defeats Italy ever suffered. The claim of victory, with the distances and points given as captured, brings out that the Italian advance has reached a point 5 miles behind Antalo, which the Italians captured last year, early in the war. Later the fascists withdrew from Antalo, announcing they were "consolidating positions." Success Is Announced. The Ethiopian government also announced a success. It stated that 4,000 Italian native troops had deserted from their commands on the southern fronts and gone to the British colony of Kenya. The Italians immediately denied that anything of the sort had happened. The Ethiopian announcement recalls that James Henry Thomas, British minister of colonies, told the house of commons in London last week that 380 native Italian troops had deserted into Kenya. Outside these claims and counterclaims of victory and defeat, the war had serious repercussions in European affairs. With most European nations seriously concerned with their armaments, the British government asked an additional appropriation, amounting to the equivalent of $39,55.000 for its fighting forces for "special measures taken in connection with the Italo-Ethiopian dispute." Italy's protest against the "Mediterranean mutual assistance agreement" was rejected by Great Britain. It was understood in London .hat the other nations in the agreement--France, Greece, Jugoslavia, Turkey, Rumania, Spain and Czechoslovakia--likewise had rejected _the protest; " ' '- ,-·'.-"' - · · · · ' ' . ""'''··-'·5' Ethiopian Officials said an Italian ;ri-motored plane went down in lames, burning its six occupants to death, during a bombardment of the Lake Haik monastery last week. BOTHSlSREST IN KID CANN CASE State Tries to Show- Murder Suspect Was Familiar With Firearms. MINNEAPOLIS, (/P)--Both sides rested Monday in the trial of Isadore (Kid Cann) Blumenfield, charged with first degree murder in the slaying of Walter Liggett, newspaper publisher, after the state called witnesses in an effort to show the defendant was familiar with firearms. While Thomas McMeekin, defense counsel, offered Do rebuttal, the state presented evidence de- signd to show Kid Cann owned a pistol and at one time eight years ago was seen by a policeman carrying a gun. ' The defendant previously had testified he was unfamiliar with firearms. Arthur De Sauriers, city detective, testified he and another detective went to the defendant's home Dec. 15 last, six days after Liggett was slain by a machine gunner, and found a .38 caliber pistol in the kid's bedroom. The defendant produced the gun for the policeman, the witness testified, together with a box of cartridges. Water Pipes Freeze for 1 st Time Under Pavement OSAGE--Several families on East Main street have been without water the last two days because the water was frozen 3/. or 4 feet below the pavement, the first time water has ever frozen below tne pavement here. City officials were having difficulty in knowing how to thaw it out effectively when they discovered that with a small electric welder which shoots out from 40 to 60 volts of electricity they could thaw it out in 10 or 15 minutes. HERRING SHOWS APPEAL LETTERS Sees Tendency of People to Let Government Take Care of Them. DES MOINES. .T)--Gov. Clyde L. Herring made public Saturday 100 "appeal letters which he said indi- tate a "growing tendency on the part of the people to let the state or federal government take care of them." The letters, a single day's "appeal" mail to the governor's office, contained harsh criticism of local relief heads, demands for money and coal and other aid. The governor said the letters, most of which were from relief clients or borderline cases, show a "failure on the part of individuals and local governments to realize their responsibilities." Transition Is Needed. He stated federal and state government aid was "absolutely necessary during the depression," but that a method of transition back to private initiative for previous dependents must be found. "I will admit the solution is not an easy one," the governor said. "All business indices point to a steady business revival in Iowa. Farm income is up. Retail sales have increased. Bank deposits have gained. "But unfortunately there is still a great amount of unempolyment and suffering." Variety of Demands. . The letters showed a wide variety of demands upon the state government for aid. A, Cedar Rapids woman asked the governor to get her a lawyer because she was "being cheated." A Cedar Rapids grandfather said: "I am writing to let you know my son-in-law has heart trouble. His wife, my daughter, has a place in her side from Iowa City where she has to use for a stomach. No coal now will you please see I get some coal." Most of the letters are referred to local relief organizations, the old age pension commission, and other agencies, but a number call for personal replies and aid from the state government, the governor said. SENATEPASSES APPROPRIATION [ncluded Nearly 2 Billion Dollars for Payment of Bonus. WASHINGTON, m--The senate Monday passed an appropriation bill carrying,! $2,609,751,905, including $11730,000,000 to pay the bonus and 5879,751,905 to run the independent offices of the government in the next fiscal year.' The measure, which now goes )ack to the house for action on the bonus amendment carried one of the argest of peace time appropriations for the combined regular and emergency expenditures of government departments. The $3,300,000,000 original public works appropriation included in a deficiency bill three years ago was the record. .The largest emergency peacetime appropriation not included in a regular supply measure was last session's $4,880,000,000 fund for work and direct relief, while the record war-time allotment for a government department was 510.225,000,000 for the army in 1918-1919. The house meanwhile, debated the neutrality bill on which the senate may start work tomorrow. The next day the house will begin discussing the 5500,000 farm subsidy-soil conservation bill which the senate passed Saturday 56 to 20. Rebuilding of Luverne Cheese Plant Discussed LUVERNE--A representative o£ a large cheese company of Chicago was in Luverne and conferred with the farmers in this vicinity on the reopening and rebuilding of the cheese factory east of town. The factory was built in 1893 and was cooperative. 0. T. Garnett, now at Berkley, was manager a number of years and W. F. Keller now of Wisconsin, held the position for 10 years. Brick and limburger cheese were manufactured, while Swiss cheese which was imported was offered for sale. The building contains eight living rooms for the manager and family and underneath is a large basement and stock room. If the factory is rebuilt it will be three times its present size and the intake of milk is expected to be 15,000 to 20,000 pounds a day. For High Court Lubietis Store Sold. GLENVILLE, Minn.--Mrs, Nellie Lubiens and son, Ralph, have sold their grocery business to Harold Nelson of Northwood. He will take possession goon. And Storage--· Phone 216 PROMPT, DEPENDABLE SERVICE! REASONABLE RATES! Cadwell Transfer Storage Co. OFFICE AT 303 EIGHTH STREET SOUTHWEST Judge T. G. Garfield, Ames, has announced his candidacy for the republican nomination to the lotva supreme court. He is serving his tenth term as judge of the eleventh judicial district, including Story, Boone, Webster, Hamilton, Hardin, Franklin and Wright counties. He is an alumnus of the University of Iowa and a World war veteran. (Iowa Daily Press photo). DELAY SENTENCE OF HAUPTMANN State Gives Governor Time to Make-Any Moves He Is Planning. TRENTON, N. J., (.-P--The state delayed seeking the fixing-of a new death for Bruno Richard Hauptmann Monday to g;ive Gov. Harold G. Hoffman time to make any possible moves he may be considering. Assistant Atty. Gen. Joseph Lanigan said he would not ask Supreme Court Justice Thomas W. Trenchard before tomorrow, at the earliest, to fix a new death date for the man convicted of the Lindbergh baby killing. The governor left Mercer hospital Saturday after a week's recuperation from a nasal operation. He conferred Sunday at his South Amboy home with Samuel S. Leibowitz, New York criminal lawyer, and said later Leibowitz had subjected Hauptmann to "perhaps the hardest questioning" he has faced so far. Lanigta said he did not plan to confer with the governor but would give him time to act. "We are making-progress," Leibowitz said as he left the conference in Hauptmann's death cell in the New Jersey state prison. Leibowitz refused to explain what he meant by "progress," but it was learned afterward that Hauptmann had not changed his story. STATLER ESTATE WILL SUSTAINED Davidson, Husband of Hotel Heiress, to Get Bulk of Property. CARTHAGE, N. Car., (.¥--The contested will of Mrs. Henry Bradley Davidson, 'Jr., was sustained here Saturday in the verdict of a superior court farmer jury which gave the husband of the young Statler heiress the bulk of her property. The last testament was drafted approximately two weeks after the marriage of the attractive 21 year old foster daughter of the late E. M. Statlcr, of hotel fame, to her 40 year old husband and less than two months of her death under mysterious circumstances in her Pinehurst garage last year, which a coroner's jury attributed to carbon monoxide poisoning. I WAS BUYING COMPLEXION SOAPS -until this"Patch" test opened my eyes "\ IY SKIN is delicate, easily irritated. ivl 1 tried one toilet soap after another. Then a friend told me about the amazing'Patch'tests thatwere made on the skins of hundreds of women of every complexion type.These tests proi'fc* that Lifebuoy is mote than 20% milderthanmanyso-called'beautysoaps.' "So I bought a cake of Lifebuoy and discovered the perfect complexion soap at last! I use Lifebuoy all the time now and I find my skin is much softer and smoothcr,has more freshness and 'life'." Here's the reason, young lady. Gentle, super-mild Lifebuoy is alsot/ff^f-cleans- ing. Its bland, penetrating lather washes away poie-embedded impurities, reveals the skin's real beauty. 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