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March 18, 1936

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

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TWO MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, MARCH 18 M 1936 ccrs were ordered to lend all aid the zones of destruction and dange The scene in much of the easlei half of the United States was a pan orama of swirling water and wast IN PENNSYLVANIA. Uncounted thousands were mar ooned in the western half of th state. Principal highways wer flooded. Communication was cithe suspended or severely crippled. Johnstown was typical of th"e des elation found everywhere. An Associated Press reporter, on of the first outsiders to reach th city after the Conemaugh poured li feet of water over the valley town reported: "The desolation was complete Water still gushed in torrents through the streets and only a good motor boat could withstand the force of it. "About threefourths of the big Behlehem steel plant had beer swept by the water. The cascading waters carried away tons of debris telephone poles, houses, shacks." Spreads to Pittsburgh. With the subsiding waters in Johnstown, · the danger sprcac quickly to Pittsburgh. From a depth Of a few inches o\-er some streets at midnight, the Monongahela and Allegheny poured in great depths over the city Wednesday. The famous downtown "golden triangle," heart of the business district, 'was flooded. Thousands of homes throughout the city were swamped and as many thousands of persons stranded. Fire in several industrial plants and an explosion in another factory building increased the dangers. Seven persons were injured in the blast. Chaotic conditions were general over the city. The river stage was at 42.6 feet, the highest ever recorded there. The great flood of 1913 had a stage of only 38 feet. Coast Guard Helps. The Susquehanna river at and around Wilkes Barre, its banks long since covered by a week of high water, endangered thousands of persons and homes. Coast guard stations along the Atlantic coast hurriedly mobilized more craft to aid in carrying the stranded to safety. The Lehigh, Juniata, Delaware and Schuylkill rivers all were running wild. Veteran rivermen said the. Sus- quehanna would rise above th record peak of 20 feet, marked i [he disastrous flood of 1865. NEW VOltK STATE The danger along the Susque hanna spread northward :nto up state New York. Hundreds of families at Bing hampton were evacuating the] homes. Thousands more along th river and its tributary stream worked ceaselessly to barricad their residences against the rising waters. National guardsmen were mobil ized at Bingharapton to lend aid Adj. Gen. Walter Robinson, in Al iany, ordered officers over the stat :o be in readiness to dispatch men and help to stricken communities 135,000 WPA Workers. Lester Herzog, upstate adminis- :rator of the WPA. placed 135,000 VPA workers at the disposal of -ities and authorities in rescue and eclamation work. Further word of the distress .bout Ithaca was anxiously awaitec .fter the receipt of a cryptic mes- age from an amateur radio opera- or, sent to the outside world by a lewspaper editor. The message read: "Ithaca isolated. All wires down, sleet." The message ended, how- ver, with words of cheer: "Waters receding." Rail Service Suspended. Railroad service was interrupted nd frequently suspended. The Delaware, Lackawanna and' West' rn stopped its service into Bing- ampton. Sleet storms throughout he night tore down telephone and ilegraph wires. In Buffalo, a heavy snow brought dditional suffering. One- man in uffalo died from a heart attack 'hile shoveling snow. Watkins Glen, worst sufferer of ast July's disastrous high waters, without electric service. Highways were blocked in all directions. The threat to water and electric ervice was found in many other ommunities. NEW ENGLAND Heaviest devastation came with ie collapse of the dam on the armington river near New Hart- rd, Conn., with dozens of homes nd buildings carried away. Pending a check by state police, ars were held for 25 persons at atan's Kingdom, New " Hartford. The hamlet was isolated when the dam broke. . The heavy rains brought new and greater danger along the Connecticut river. Upstream from Brattlcboro, Vt., a five mile ice jam in the river flooded all the valley. Travel between BrattJcboro and nearby Massachusetts and Vermont cities was impossible. Heavy Rains Continue. With heavy rains continuing, the danger increased hourly. Around Barre, Vt., roads were inundated. Some highways in Connecticut were swamped by water which around New Hartford was 15 feet. The Twentieth Century Limited premier train on the Boston and Al Dany railroad, was trapped between -vfo washouts west of Springfield Mass. Dispatches summoned trains from Albany and Springfield to proceed from both directions to take off the passengers. Mayor R. H. Cowing of Westficld, Mass., declared a state of public emergency with the city isolatec by high water on all sides except one. All available manpower was mobilized to rescue marooned fam- lies and butress menaced river dikes. IN SOUTHERN STATES The Potomac was on the worst 'ampage in many years. Weather bureau officials in Washington said he capital faced the highest river ·stage since 1SS9, when boats were used for transportation on some 'treets. The danger now centered up- tream, at and around Hancock, loarins: downstream after receding rom the streets of Cumberland, vid., the river plunged over its ianks at Hancock, Md.. with the own covered with from four to nine eet of water. The town was cut off rom outside traffic, Near Record Stages. In Virginia, the Shenandoah and he Jame- river neared record stages with rains continuing, increasing he danger. The beautiful Shenan- oah valley was strewn with debris. Harrisonburg suffered more se- erely than the other valley cities. iVith four other nearby cornmuni- es, it was without power and light or hours. Bus service throughout the area 'as suspended. Railroads ran over ght-of-ways dangerously weak- ned by washouts. The Chesapeake TOP COATS and Western, southern and branch trains of the B. O. were blocked off from Harriaonburg. Rescue Worker Drowns. Kenith Patterson, a rescue worker, was drowned in the James river in attempting to reach a stranded family. In western North Carolina, snow swept over the Piedmont and mountain areas. A 60 mile an hour wind uprooted trees, unroofed buildings and piled up difts on the highways that made many roads impassable. The high winds took a heavy toll of property damage in other southern states. At Kingsland, Ga., a man and wife were crushed to death when a tree was blown down on their home. Weather officials blamed the widespread floods on melting snows and rain in northern sections and heavy rains and thaws in the central and southern states-. Styles-- And a fine big assortment of them--carefully made and masterfully styled! By Hart Schaffner Marx 4 "*«·"* Stylemor -:- Knit-tex * "# Alpacuna * » Varsity Town Eaglans, bals, box coats, wrap arounds, Chesterfields--single and double breasted--full or half belts or beltless--and others. Fabrics- Fleeces--Knits--Twists--Tweeds. CoSors-- Grays in all shades from oxford to silver--tans- blues--plaid combinations and mixtures. Quantifies-We have in stock right now by far the largest and most comprehensive stock of topcoats we have ever shoAvn. Prices 19 50 $ 25 $ 30 $ 35 The cost of good clothing for men is comparatively much lower than most anything the consumer buys, Considerable higher clothing markets are in the making. Right now is a good time to buy that Topcoat and Suit. Get to Know RUDY'S REBUILT NOSE IS PUNCHED George White of "Scandals" Resents Being Called "Nasty Name." NEW YORK. UP)_The Daily News said Wednesday that George White punched Rudy Vallee's "recently reconstructed nose" five times on the stage of the New Amsterdam theater Wednesday at a meeting of the "Scandals" company. Among the stage side audience to the fray, the News said, were Bert Lahr, Willie and Eugene Howard, Gracie Barrie and 50 Scandals beauties. Called "Nasty Name." White, according to the News, said that Vallee called him a "nasty name." As White's fifth blow landed, the paper said, an electrician dashed forward and pinned the producer's flailing arms while other members of the company subdued the orchestra leader. "You can find me any time you want," the News quoted White as saying as he left the stage. Asks for Shutdown. White had called the meeting, according to the paper, to ask the cast to agree to a six week shutdown so that he could get rid of some costly contracts in defiance of an equity ruling. Vallee's contract was not in- .·olved, the paper said, but when White broached his proposition, the crooner stepped forward and gave his "nasty" description of the producer. The News said White started swinging and that it was generally agreed the producer was an easy winner. INCUMBENTS TOP CITY PRIMARIES Mayors of Five Towns All Win Renomination at Elections. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Incumbents topped primary election hurdles in most instances in voting Tuesday in five Iowa cities. Mayors B. G. Marquardt of Burlington, F. K. Hahn of Cedar Rapids, Frank Willrnering of Keokuk and Mayor W. D. Hayes of Sioux City all won renominations in their respective cities. In Des Moines, where Mayor Dwight Lewis was not a. candidate, the mayoralty nominations went to the Rev. E. A. Elliott, Polk county representative, and Joe H. Allen, former state senator. Burlington, Keokuk and Cedar Rapids nominated present members of their city councils to go into the finals with other nominees, aud in Des Moinas and Sioux City several incumbent commissioners also survived the balloting. In Sioux City Ralph A. Henderson was nominated for the mayoralty along with Mayor Hayes, who was under fire in the recent Woodbury county "graft" case investigation. Gordon C. Hollar, who also had figured in the investigations, was renominated for safety commissioner. .enten Service at Central Lutheran Church Wednesday "Christ in the Palace of the High- jriest" is the sermon theme for Wednesday evening's Lenten'vesper srvice at Central Lutheran church as announced by the pastor, the Rev. Walter H. Kampen.' These midweek Lenter vesper services are held each Wednesday evening during Lent at 7:45 o'clock. The pastor is preaching a series of sermons in this season on the "Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ.' "Can We Pray?" Topic for Wednesday Night The midweek Lenten service will be held at the First Congregational church at 7:30 Wednesday evening. Following the general theme: "Questions Men are,Asking About Religion," the topic will be "Can We Pray?" The meeting wijl last one hour, and will be followed by a brief discussion period. RADIO PROGRAM STATION W'OI, AMES THI:HSDAV. MARCH IB 7:511 A.M.--Nem Xotr* 7:30 A.M.--MiKle Shon fl:sn A.M.--Slntr Basketball Tournament .l:im I'.JI.--Freddie Maurk'i nrchnlra I :-Mt P.M.--stnlr nn*kclbn]| Tonrnnmtnt 5:00 F..M.--.Vnu COOPER PLEASED ABOUT DECISION Hopes Court's Ruling Wil Put End to Indictment for Politics. HOT SPRINGS, Ark., (/B--Harold M. Cooper, former Iowa liquor control chairman, said he was "greatly pleased" that the Iowa supreme court reversed his liquor law conviction. Cooper said he hoped "this will put an end to the use of an.indict- ment as a political weapon." He issued the following statement: "I have not had the opportunity to read the opinion of the Iowa supreme court reversing the case. I am satisfied, however, that this high tribunal could reach no other result that any fair court would reach and that is that no crime was committed. "During all the persecution, purely political, I have at all times insisted that the final result would be a complete vindication and demonstrate my absolute innocence and good faith. This time seems to have arrived and I do hope that my experience, troublesome as it has been, will put an end to the use of an indictment as a political weapon. "In my case the courts have twice condemned such procedure. I want to thank all my friends who have been so loyal through all of this for it has been indeed appreciated. Says Public Debt Always Increased by Democrats Administration Policy'' and Record Flayed by Thurston. WASHINGTON, 1/B---Represent* live Lloyd Thurston, Osccola, Iowa, republican, asserted Tuesday night that the "democrats when in control of the federal government always increased the public debt." Speaking on behalf of the repub- ican national congressional commit~" flayed democratic Brakeman Killed When He Falls Under Train MARSHALLTOWN, (iP)--Patrick Sheen, 50, Clinton, veteran North Western freight brakeman, was instantly killed Wednesday morning a short distance from the' Union station here when he dropped off a west bound freight while it was in motion to inspect the cars. He fell under the wheels of a car. The body was badly mangled. tee, Thurston lolicies. "The democrats have surely maintained a consistent policy in two respects," Thurston commented, "for :he last 70 years, without exception, .hey have always increased the pubic debt, when in control of the government. They always have been generous in promoting the importa- ion of foreign produced commodi- :ies. They surely do take care of iur 'foreign relations.'" Abandon Everything. Otherwise, he said, the democrats iave abandoned "about everything .hey ever advocated." He said they now speak in whispers about "state's rights,' 1 hesitate o discuss "free trade" and "bolt un- ler the table when anyone mentions another of their international 'pets,' he league of nations." Thurston declared the same rule if capability and qualifications hould be applied in public as in pri- ·ate life if the government is to ring about normal conditions. He hallenged the democrats "to lay aside unfair political pressure and stage a fair, open contest." Apprehensive of Record. "Is the present administration apprehensive of its record and afraid of a fair contest next November, and will it attempt to influence those who were unfortunate and obliged to seek public employment?" he asked. Thurston said the new deal sought to solve all problems through creation of new bureaus and commissions while republicans believed the problems should be cured "only by the old and tried American plan of private persons or private organlza. Uons." The Iowa congressman, dean of his state's delegation in the house, condemned the increase in the public debt under the present administration as a result of "an acute case of billionitis," said no new deal could justify the debt and unemployment increases, warned that hidden taxes would be used to pay the bill and charged few administration leaders have a working knowledge of the machinery of government. Criticizes President. Thurston criticized the president for allocating funds for irrigation and reclamation while asking reduction in agricultural production. He declared the projects authorized would provide a further dislocation of- agriculture in later years. The representative advocated Increased production of sugar beets, encouragement of production of substitutes for rubber, and a ban on importation of petroleum ptoducts and blackstrap molasses as means of helping to solve the farm problem. The democratic reciprocal tariff policy also was criticized as enabling foreign agents to walk away with fine trade bargains at the expense of the American people.' Governor of Tembien Submits to Italians ASMARA. ()--Dedjazmatch Amare Gheressillosi. governor of Teni- :i.en and tutor of Ras Seyoum's son, submitted Wednesday to Italian authorities. The chiefs of the Uol- lega and Ambara regions of the northern front also surrendered. Large Ice Jam Forms North of Rock Falls ROCK FALLS--A large ice jam formed in the Shell Rock river a mile north of here Wednesday. The ice was pilling high and blocking water for a mile upstream. Woman Crushed to Death Beneath Car; Child Slightly Hurt CENTERVILLE, UP--Mrs. Clarence Shoemaker, an Appanoose county .resident, was crushed beneath her car and killed instantly, it is believed, when the machine crashed down a steep embankment between Corydon and Leon as Mrs. Shoemaker was on her way to Lamoni Tuesday night. A 4 year old daughter, Shirley, in the car with her mother, was only slightly bruised. The child was pinned beneath the car with her mother and was only able to get out with the assistance of the first motorist to discover the wreck. 14 Released to Vote. DES MOINES, (5")--Municipal Judge Ralph Powers released 14 men serving terms in the city jail for intoxication so they could vole n the city primary. SEE TOMORROW'S PAPER AND JOIN IN THE MANHUNT FOR THE MOST SOUGHT- AFTER MAN IN TOWN. VISIT THE AN OLD FAVORITE AT ITS BEST ALL DECKER MEATS ARE U. S. GOVERNMENT INSPECTED DecS era- HAM GENUINE HICKORY SMOKED, mildly Sugar Cured and Mellowed. 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Savory and sweet, with a mild flavor distinctly its own. I 4 5f

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