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TWO MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, MARCH 4 1936 na river, reported the flood there still mounting, after rising two feet during the night. A dozen families in the south part of the city were driven out of their homes and farmers living on the lowlands between Red Oak and Elliott were moving out their stock and preparing to flee the flood themselves. Sewers Backed Up. The river water backed up sewers in the north part of the city and flooded scores of basements. The flood also surrounded 'the Replogle Mills, a canning factory and several warehouses located in the lowlands and threatened heavy dam- 9.2TG. * ' Reports from- Sidney, indicated the flood on the lower West Nishnabotna river, resulting from an ice jam which formed at the juncture of the two-Nishnabotnas, still was creeping slowly higher and driving more and more farmers along its course from their homes. Pours Into Village. Council Bluffs reported that Mosquito creek poured its flood waters into Lake Manawa village Wednesday, forcing scores ° f f ^" flies to hike for higher ground. The water flooded fields and the South · Omaha bridge road and highway 192, from Lake Council Bluffs to Lake Manawa village. At Sioux City, lowered temperatures checked the runoff of melted snow, ending danger of floods in the Floyd river and Perry creek valleys, at least temporarily. . General Grahl received reports .from several cities and .towns of preparations being made to combat possible' floods. "No Immediate Danger." . H. E. Hansel, city. engineer . at Ottumwa, reported there is "no immediate danger" in his city. ' Mayor F. K. Hahn of Cedar Ra- .pids said he had determined explosives were available and that · 8,000 sandbags have been made ready for use. Engineers said, however, that a possible crisis there .would not be reached for at least .10 days. Temperatures early today slipped ·below freezing over much of the state, after mounting into the fif- ,tis and sixties above yesterday. Charles City reported the minimum of 20 above. Council Bluffs' 64 was the high yesterday. ASKS FOR DRAKE FUNDS RECEIVER lowan Who Says He Invested $5,000 in Scheme Files Suit. :CHICAGO, Iff)--Suit for:appointment of a receiver for $36,000 seized by postal inspectors in a raid almost U year ago on headquarters of the Sir Francis Drake estate promotion i was .on .file Tuesday in federal court. The petitioner was Charles B: Jones of Breda, Iowa, who alleged he invested $5,000 in the Drake estate scheme. He sought a refund from the remaining assets. In a federal court trial here more than a month ago, eight men were convicted of using the mails to defraud by means of promotion. The internal revenue department then filed a lien on the same $36,000 in connection with an investigation of income tax obligations of Oscar M Hartzell, the principal defendant convicted. Three at Clarksville Are Injured in Falls CLARKSVILLE--Mis s H e l e n Nordman 'fell on an icy sidewalk Saturday evening, fracturing both bones in her right arm near · the wrist joint. Mrs. Erna Methfesse fell on the porch at her home, Friday injuring her knees, breaking her glasses and. cutting a gash under her eye. Mrs. Clarence Martin fell backward down the icy steps at their home porch Friday, injuring her back, shoulders and legs. Mrs. Robert Poisal dropped a flat iron on her right foot Saturday which struck full force on her big toe, which for some time past has given her much trouble from infection under the nail. Wimmer, Iowa Hardware Mutual Supervisor, Dies Prominent in Civic, Fraternal Life of City. Milton G. Wimmer, it, central west supervisor of the Iowa Hardware Mutual Insurance company and prominent in civic and fraternal enterprises of the community, died at a Mason City hospital Wednesday morning. Mr. Wimmer had been in failing health the past year and became seriously ill a month ago. He was :aken to the hospital' Monday. Born in Dubuque March 5, 1893, the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Wimmer, Mr. Wimmer started his business career shortly after completing high school in 1910. He was employed for many years as salesman 'or the Farley-Loetscber company of Dubuque. He became associated with the Iowa Hardware Mutual nsurance company in February, 933 On June 30, 1914, Mr. Wimmer J was married to Miss Esther Bendorf of Mason City, who with two daugh- ;ers, Janan Wimmer and - Betty Wimmer, survive him. Two brothers, Sldon H. Wimmer, Des Moines, and Willard D. Wimmer, Dubuque, one sister, Mrs. Harry Schultz, Herron, Mich., and his mother also survive him. Mr. Wimmer served several years ego .as exalted ruler of the Mason City lodge of B. P. O. Elks, and at the time of his death was a trustee of the organization. He also was active in other fraternal and social organizations, including the Owls club. For a number of years he was active in the Lions club until his work took him out of the city to the extent it was impossible for him to continue his membership. As a pianist he assisted in minstrel shows and other amateur events. Funeral arrangements w e r e awaiting word from out of town relatives of Mr. Wimmer. The body was taken to the Meyer funeral home. Announcement of the time of the funeral will be made Thursday. Mrs. Wimmer, mother of the dead, arrived Wednesday morning from Dubuque. Howell's Tests Show Seed Corn Situation Worst in Many Years HAMPTON--According to Manning Howell, Franklin county agent, the seed corn situation is the worst faced by farmera in the last 15 or 20. years. Howell has been testing corn for farmers and in one batch of 300 ears, only 22 were fit for seed. Another. batch of 85 ears of fodder, corn produced 34 ears suit- ab'le for' seed. Wo crib corn has been found which actually tested above 30 per cent strong. Arrangements have been made to have testing done for one cent an ear. The tests are reliable and can be used by farmers who wish to sell seed. Arrangements have also been made to shell, grade and treat corn. As soon as roads open up so that meetings can be held, work will be started tc organize the county for the federal rural electrification project. . MILTON G. WIMMER. Liquor Commission to Give $50,000 .to State General Fund DES MOINES, C3)--The Iowa liquor commission announced Tuesday' that it has turned over another 550,000 to the state general fund from its profits. The commission previously hac paid the general fund $50,000, which makes $100,000 of state liquor system, funds diverted to the state during February. Window Washer Falls 30 Feet, Breaks Leg DES-MOINES, Cffl--Don Platter, 37 year old Negro window washer is in a hospital with a broken leg and severe face and head injuries suffered in a 30 foot fall from a building where he was working. DON'T MISS THE FUN- --- of hearing your favorite selections on VICTOR RECORDS because you do not own a combination radio-phonograph. The RCA Victor Record Bayer plus $6.00 worth.of Victor Records-your choice- at The Special Offer of the regular price of the Record Player alone ---- play* records on your radio Our Sensational Offer of up to $50 trade in allowance on new 1936 RCA Victor "Magic Brain"-"Magic Eye" and Metal · tubes is still in effect, take advantage of it. VANCE MUSIC CO. "Complete Music Service Since 1900" PRINCE KONOYE DECLINES POST Imperor Hirohito Continues Search for Premier of Japan. By GLENN BABB (Cnpyrieht, ly3B, by The Associated Tress.) TOKIO--The aristocratic Prince ionoye declined Wednesday an op- lortunity to become Japan's youngest premier, sending Emperor Hirohito and his advisers on a new search for a man who will be able to head the government in its crisis. Indications from the imperial palace Wednesday night were that the aged Prince Saionji, having advised the nomination of Prince Konoye unsuccessfully, would not make another attempt to find a new premier Thursday. The capital became greatly excited upon the announcement that Prince Konoye, popular with virtually all elements, had been summoned to the palace and commanded to form cabinet to replace that of Premier Keisuke Okada, which was shattered by last week's militarist rebellion and assassinations. The 42 year old Prince Konoye retired, consulted Prince Saionji and others and then returned-to the palace to tell the emperor he would be unable to form a ministry. "I asked his majesty to excuse me from the great responsibility of heading tfie cabinet' owing "to. poor health," he announced. A communique from the-martial law headquarters disclosed that more than 1,400 officers and men participated in the rebellion which broke out at dawn last Wednesday. Former President of Bank Held Liable for · $22,212 Overdrafts MANCHESTER, UP) -- Judgmem for 522,212.80 against a former bank president because he permitted overdrafts in that amount agains his institution, since closed for liq uidation, is rendered by Judge R. W Hasner in a ruling filed in'..distric court here. It is in favor of D. W. Bates, re ceiver of the Delaware County State bank, and against Charles J. Seeds Manchester, and is the culmination of a hearing in district court here in December. Negligence in handling funds, o the bank was alleged. First Train Since Feb. 7 Is Expectec BREMER, UP)--Bremer resident Wednesday looked for the arrival o: the first train able to reach thi town since Feb. 7. The first train engine arrived Tuesday after a crew of 40 men cleared the snowblocked right of way on the Great Western spur line. Succeeds Hagood Maj. Gen. Henry \V. Butncr, commander of the field artillery school at Fort Sill, Okla., has arrived at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, to take over the command of the Eighth Corps Area succeeding Maj. Gen. .Johnson Hn- good, relieved following his outspoken criticism of the new deal. [ (Central Press rhoto) DRIVER FREED OF BLAME IN DEATH [alvorson, 11, Lakota, Is Killed When Struck by Truck. L A K O T A -- The driver of the ruck which Tuesday night struck nd killed Marlyn Halvorson, 11, on of Mrs. Fred Brandt, was exon- rated of blame at an inquest which eturned a verdict of "purely acci- ental," Coroner R. A. Evans stated /ednesday. Marion Hulvorson of ake was the driver of the truck. Hulvorson was returning from Minneapolis, where he had taken a oad of cattle, and was accompanied y Michel Michelson, owner of the ruck. Hulvorson said the boy was the middle of the road and that car was coming from the opposite irection. Michelson said that although he pas watching, he did not see the oy and asked Hulvorson why he uddenly swerved the car to one de. To this. Hulvorson replied, "I ust struck a boy." At that time je other auto went by. Then Hul- orson stopped and picked up the oy, according to officers. Coroner Evans said the boy had small wagon. On this was milk ·hich he was taking to neighbors, he accident occurred on highway lo. 9 west of town. After the boy vas brought to town, it was decided o take him to Buffalo Center, but e succumbed before r e a c h i n g here. He 'suffered a crushed head nd a broken leg. The mother and stepfather of the oy operate an oil station. Two sis- ers also survive. filled When His Car Hits Truck Headon FREMONT, /P -- Robert R. Hayes, about 3Q, Memphis, Mo., vas killed when the automobile he vas driving crashed headon with a ruck driven by John Cooper of 3reentop, Mo., as Hayes attempted o pass another car on a curve. Armstrong Man Is Among Those Asking Nomination Papers DES MOINES, (.T) -- Leslie O. Ross of Sidney Tuesday asked Mrs. Alex Miller, secretary of state, for nomination papers for democratic :hoice as secretary of state. Mrs. Miller, who has served two erms in the office, thus far is the ^nly other democratic candidate for nomination. J. G. Devine of Humboldt asked or secretary o'f state nomination apers as republican. Others who asked for papers were M. E. DeWolf of Spencer, .for .con- jress, party not stated; W. 0! Chat- :erton, democrat of Des Moines, for congress; Fred Schlachter, Rockwell City, republican, state senate; fohn Olson, republican, Calamus, state representative; O. J. Kirketeg of Bedford, state senate, party not given; L. C. Rovn of Armstrong, state- representative, party nol given. Early Settler Dies. SWALEDALE -- William Cathcart, who was one of the first settlers in Pleasant Valley township in the early 70's and who livec lere many years, later moving to California, died last week at his home in Le Masa, Cal. Airlines carried more passenger last year than ever before. The com merce department announces 746, 946 passengers were transporter during the year, a gain of nearly two-thirds over the 1934 total.-United States News. The Ultimate Goal. All you need to win. the world' good will and support is to reach th point, where you don't need it.-Glendale News-Press. Day in Congress By ASSOCIATED PRESS. Senate Debates Norris rural electrification bill; military affairs subcommittee .explains Hagood'inci- dent. House Continues general debate on District of Columbia appropriation bill.. Patents committee meets on revision of copyright laws. Ways and means committee meets on tax legislation. TUESDAY Senate Debated Panama Canal toll readjustment bill. Lobby committee heard of "rackets" in utility securities manipulations. House Heard President Roosevelt's tax message; passed minor bills on private calendar. Patents committee heard Rudy Vallee on copyright revision. Ways and means committee met on proposed tax legislation. THE BEST PLACE TO DANCE WMT German Band For Old and Young FRIDAY 26c CARL NEBBE And His Orchestra SATURDAY T i c S, S. Tax Included 40c CIGARETTES AT BARGAIN PRICES Cagney and Brown Wax Emotional IBNDELSSOHN'S MUSIC IN MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM" Mendelssohn's famous "Wedding March," familiar around the world nd back, is part of the score in "A Midsummer Night's Dream," the motion picture road show production oming to the Cecil Thursday ouly. he picture is to play once in the afternoon and once in the evening, nd advance sale on reserve scats in- cates that there will be a full house t each performance. * * * Jean Harlow, Clark Gable and lyrna Loy, all in the same picture, Wife vs. Secretary," should make once of the year's best. It is sched- led soon at the Cecil. Jca E. Brown and James Cagney become the screen's weirdest and funniest pair of film lovers when they portray a scene of "intense emotion" as Pyramus and Thisbe in the Max Reinhardt production, "A Midsummer Night's Dream," which Warner Brothers will present at the Cecil theater on Thursday only. NEW ATTACK ON HOFFMAN PROBE Member of Own Party Says Activities Are Impairing State Efficiency. TRENTON, N. J., W)--A fresh at- ack on Gov. Harold G. Hoffman's nvestigation of the Bruno Richard iauptmann case was pushed for- ·ard Wednesday by a member of is own party, who believes the gov- rnor's activities are impairing the fficiency of a major state department. Basil B. Bruno of Long Branch, member'of the anti-Hoffman repub- can group in the assembly, can- assed the house members on their views of his resolution which would uthorize an investigation of the motor vehicle department, which rloffman headed before he became overnor. The legislator charged that em- loyes of the department are being sed by the governor for other ac- ivities, including investigation of nsolved angles of the Lindbergh ddnap-murder. Huptmann, convicted of the crime, s under sentence to die the week i March 30, but there were strong ndications the governor would ;rant a second reprieve. If he does, Prosecutor Anthony M. Hauck of Hunterdon county may apply for a writ of certiorari to challenge it. Al Smith's Hopes of Going to Demo Conclave Face Test NEW YORK, UP) -- Alfred E. Smith's ho'pes of going to the democratic national convention as a delegate faced the certainty Wednesday of a test of strength against an eleventh hour rival candidate. Smith, who has threatened to "take a walk" if the convention supports President Roosevelt, was designated, with two others, as the choices of Tammany Hall for delegates from the eleventh congressional district. Two of the three wil be chosen at a primary election April 2. CLEAR LAKE PAIR IN PATH OF REDS 35 American Missionaries, Teachers in Danger in China. BOSTON, U--Thirty-five young Americans, including 10 children-one a week old baby--apparently were in the path of Chinese communists advancing through Shansi province, the American board of :ommissioners for foreign affairs said Wednesday. The group consisted of missionaries, teachers and their families stationed at Fenchow, westernmost missionary outpost of the American board, 300 miles from Peiping, and another group at Taiku, 50 miles away. The list of Americans at Fen- chow, made public by the American board Tuesday, included: The Rev. and Mrs. Harold S. Matthews of Clear Lake, Iowa, their daughter, Charlotte Adelle, 9, and son, Homer Burtis, 13. Another son, Alden E., 15, is in school near Peip- ing. Miss Josie E. Horn, Leroy, Minn.; Carl Huber, son of Mrs. Clair E Reese of St. Paul, Minn., and Miss Bernice Brown/daughter .of 'Dr. and Mrs. Frank LV Brown, Chicago. Huber and Miss Brown are teachers in the mission high school and are maintained at Fenchow by students at Carleton college, Northfield, Minn. LAPSIE MAXIE AKES THE COUNT "Slapsie Maxie" Rosenbloom, vet- ran of more than 300 ring encoun- ers and former lightheavyweight oxing champ, suffered his first nockout recently, but it wasn't in he prize ring. In his motion picture debut, Maxe. has the part of a gangster in Muss 'em Up," now playing at the 'alace with "Dancing Feet," and in "go" with Preston Foster, Maxie ·ets knocked cold. Tommy Touhy Pleads Innocent to Robbery MINNEAPOLIS, UPt--T o m m y Touhy, last of the Touhy clan which lourished in Chicago during gang- and's heyday in the prohibition era, pleaded innocent to mail robbery barges in federal court Tuesday. Iowa Boy Crushed to Death Beneath Tree ATLANTIC, UP)--Dale Esbcck 16, was crushed to death Tuesday when a tree he was chopping down on the farm of his brother, Leslie Esbeok, northeast of Elkhorn, fel upon him. He was a son of Andrew Esbeck of Lorah. There are 14 democrats in Arkan sas City aspiring to the postmaster ship and the chances are that afte the appointment is made, 13 of then will at least wonder if there aren' a few flaws in the more abundan life.--Arkansas Traveler. · =i TODAY ONLY FOLLOW THE CROWD TODAY IS THE BIG DAY ATTEND OUR MATINEE ANN SOTHERN - GENE RAYMOND A Footloose Show with a Heart Wanning Glow, HOORAY FOR LOVE 2 ACE FEATURES AXD SEJUAI.STABTS IHURS. Bruce Cabot I Gen. O'Brim In I Tom HI* Midshipman Jack | "Cowboy Millionaire · Miracle Rider NOW SHOWING This is the Showdown! Law and Order Is in Deadly Combat with Crime! THE WORD HAS GONE OUT TO With Preston Foster Margaret Callahan . Ralph Morgan "Big Boy" Williams At Mason City THEATERS Bj B. 3. F. CURRENT FEATURES C E C I L -- Ends Wednesday, "Magnificent Obsession." Thursday only, "A Midsummer Night's Dream." PALACE--Through Thursday, "Dancing Feet" and "Muss 'Em Up." STRAND--Through Thursday, "Hands Across the Table" and "Hooray for Love," SAYS LAND MUST BE USED WISELY Wallace Says Farmers Have to Show Evidence to Get Subsidies. WASHINGTON. (.T -- Farmers were told by Secretary Wallace Tuesday they must show actual evidence of wise land use to obtain :overnment subsidies under the $500,000,000 program enacted to replace the outlawed AAA. Preparing to go to Memphis and Chicago later this week to speed the new law into action, the agriculture secretary gave a broad outline of plans. He said control of production of individual farm commodities "is simply not possible" under the new program. Its goal of parity for farm income is broader and more flexible than -the old AAA goal of parity prices, he added. "Payments will be made for the growing of erosion preventing and soil building crops, of which there is no surplus, rather than soil depleting cash crops of which there is a surplus. Without some compensation many farmers could not afford to sacrifice any of their acreage of cash crops." OLD-TIME DANCE AVALON BALLROOM Monly, Iowa THURSDAY, MARCH 5 Music By RUBEN WEBER Admission 25c COMING TUESDAY, MARCH 10 AL MENKE Ladies 25e Gents 50c A senator introduces a bill requiring a two-thirds vote of members of the supreme court to declare a federal statute unconstitutional. If congress passes the measure the court probably will hold it unconstitutional.--Cleveland Plain Dealer. NOW CAROLE LOMBARD FRED MacMURRAY --in-"HANDS ACROSS THE TABLE" COMPANION FEATURE "Here's to Romance" --with-Nino Martini Genevieve Tobin Anita Louise Reginald Denny Maria Gambareli Schumann-Heink Mat. 16c Eve.'Sic Child. IQc STARTS SAT. Ml aboard {or the cruise o! a lifetime! 'with RANDOLPHfSCOTT HARRIET MILLIARD'. ASTRID^ALLWYN .lyrics and Music by IRVIN.G B E R t l N COMING FRIDAY "$1000 A MINUTE" win BOGSR PRi'OR - LELIA HTAMS YOU JrCST NOT MISS THIS BIQ JFL'.N AXD THBILL DAI'! 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