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Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, March 19, 1936
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TWO MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, MARCH 19 1936 page on record, threatening the national capital with its many shrines. Delaying his departure for a Florida vacation, President Roosevelt summoned Secretary of W 4 ar Dern and other aides to the white house for a conference on leading all possible help to stricken communities. After the -conference, the president issued a proclamation appealing for contributions of $3,000,000 to the Red Cross for flood relief. 150,000 Dependents. The Red Cross, emphasizing the magnitude of the disaster, said 150,000 victims already were dependent on it for aid throughout the east. The president's proclamation, in. part, read: "Flood waters raging throughout 11 states have driven 200,000 people from their homes, with every indication that this number may be materially increased within the next 24 hours. In this grave emergency, the homeless are turning to our great national relief agency, the American Red Cross, for food, clothing, shelter and medical care. "To enable the Red Cross to meet this immediate obligation and to continue to carry the burden of caring for these unfortunate men, women and children * * * it is necessary that a minimum relief fund of three million dollars be raised as promptly as possible." Elvers Rise Steadily. The Connecticut and Merrimack rivers in New England were in a steady rise, swelled by' continued rains, out the Ohio river valley was the center of Thursday's greatest havoc. Terrifying in its swiftness, the surge of flood waters in the early dawn poured over Wellsburg, drown- ing two men. Throughout the dark hours, hundreds screamed for help as rescue craft plied through the streets to the aid of stranded. But it was in Wheeling that the river struck hardest. Wheeling island, in the center of the river between the Ohio and West Virginia shores, was inundated. Dozens of persons were taken from second and third story windows by a fleet of fifty or more rescue boats. Water IS Feet High. - Over the low land section of the city, the water stood at 18 feet or more, swirling into the business area. The Windsor hotel, one of the city's largest, was engulfed by the .flood. All schools were closed. The city Was demoralized. Power was impaired and gas service gone. A!l down the Ohio, as far as Huntington. 200 miles away, thousands of river side residents fled to the hills. The danger along the river was acute. In Steubenvillc, Ohio, the water supply was contaminated and medical authorities called for anti-typhus serum from Columbus and other cities. At Bcllaire. the hospital sent out a distress call for water as the city's supply was cut off. Mass of Desolation. Up at tha source of the Great Ohio, at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny rivers, Pittsburgh was a debris strewn mass of desolation. Inside the steel metropolis' "Golden Triangle," where millions of dollars changed hands before the flood came yesterday, slime and receding waters coated streets and buildings. Where's George? --gone to ... . }*BEL SON, Inc. ' George may be hard to find at this critical moment, but t doesn't take a shotg'Dn to ead him to the values in Sterlingworth Spring Suits and Topcoats at $20, $25 and $31 at Abel Son, Inc.. Follow George every day for quality merchandise at low prices. Alert national guardsmen kept everyone out of the business area, j There was not a trace of looting. The waters fell back at the rate of 6 inches an hour, but the city of 700,000 faced another night without lights. Not a trolley car moved. There was 10 feet of water in some parts of the department store and theater district, but in other sections, boats pressed hastUy into service Wednesday were stranded by the receding flood. Pact Railroad Station. During the night, hundreds of stranded commuters packed the Pennsylvania r a i l r o a d station. Many, staring disconsolately from their benches, still were there Thursday. From suburban Sharpsburg came a report, not immediately verified, of the discovery of six bodies by rivers generally were receding but many localities were still isolated. Potomoc Rises Rapidly. The rapidly swelling Potomac, with its flood crest nearing Washington, left behipd it a 100 mile wake of homeless families, isolation and destruction. Every town on the river from Cumberland on down was flooded. Maryland officials lent all aid to prevent a spread of epidemic. The fear of pestilence, likewise, was found throughout the east. The crisis in the national. capital was expected Thursday night. Water street in Georgetown was flooded. Relief workers hastily piled up a 19 foot wall of sandbags to protect the Washington monument and other federal structures. White House Safe. The white house, quarter of mile away, was believed free of dan ger. The capitol. on a hill at the en of Pennsylvania avenue, gave n concern. In the 1889 flood, the Potoma washed the famed avenue. While much of upstate New Yor was under water. Binghampton wa most seriously afflicted. An acut water shortage increased the dan ger from disease. With the upper reaches of th Hudson rising rapidly, the rive swept over virtually all of Gree Island, north of Albany, and all o the island's 7,000 inhabitants wer ordered to evacuate for highe ground. Sectionalized, the panorama o ruin, with uncounted thousand homeless, shows elsewhere: NEW ENGLAND. Gravest fears were felt along th Connecticut ajnd Merrimack river far above their all time peaks o 1927. Red firemen. The danger appeared past at Johnstown, cut off from the rest of the nation for hours by the flooded Conemaugh river. The Quema- honing dam was holding and believed safe and the river was virtually back within its normal banks. Five hundred guardsmen rushed into the city Wednesday night and Thursday to aid in rehabilitation, as thousands of persons---cold, hungry and horrified after hours of anguish --straggled back to their homes, many'of. them, now mere shambles. Foodstuffs Koll in. Trucks of foodstuffs, sent from all over the west, rolled into the city throughout the forenoon. George Fullmer, manager of the Johnstown Telephone company, who iept the outside world informed of :he distress throughout the crest of the flood, estimated the damage at $10,000,000--far disaster of 1889. above the great Then, some 2,000 persons were swept to their death when the dam above the city gave out without warning. But thia time, the warning came early. Elsewhere o v e r Pennsylvania, I HEflKD A WONDERFUL LECTURE BY A HOMEMAKING EXPERT TODAY OM 6REASELE55 DISHWASHING WHAT THRILLS WOMEN at the' Mason City Globe-Gazette Cooking School SHE SHOWED' HOW RINSO 5 CREAMV SUDS NOT ONLY LOOSEN THE OREflSE -- BUT ACTUALLY ABSORB IT /JUST RUN YOUR I HAND THROUGH /THE WATER. SEE- I IT DOESN'T FEEL A BIT GREASY IT MUST BE TRUE BECAUSE THERE ISN'T A TRACE OF GREASY FILM ON PLATE Expert tells how to save work on all housecleaning TTM"SO YOU u-ant to learn dozens of I--' ways to save time, work and money on all your housecleaning? Do you want to discover new and delightful recipes. Then come to today's home-making demonstration. Admission is absolutely FREE. Thousands of women have artendcd these lectures and have learned, for example, how Rinso's lively suds speed up dishwashing--and wash dishes, pots and pans shiny clean without a trace of greasy film. They've found out that Rinso doesn't give dishwater that "greasy feel"--and that hands stay smooth and white. Don't miss this free lecture. Come early! ' ANN KINGSLEV, x Mason City Globe-Gazette home-making expert says R INSO never fades colors or turns clothes yellow. It gets clothes far whiter and brighter from tubs or washers. In tubs, Rinso's active suds lozk out dirt--save scrubbing and boiling. That saves the clothes. Rinso is recommended bythemakers of 33 fanious washers. Ir gives thick, lasting suds--sisn in hardest water. Use it for dishes and all cleaning." Ann Kingsley THE MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE EXPERT, ANN KINGSLEY will give her demonstration at High School Auditorium at 2 p. m. Tomorrow Cross, Legionnaires, CCC and WPA workers .joined the na tional guardsmen in all the kate: in reclamation and rescue work. The Vernon dam on the Connect! cut, near Brattleboro, Vt, was gtil holding, but badly battered by jce twisted framework of bridges am other debris. Frequent reports tha the dam had burst, or was about to go, sent thousands to higher lan all down the valley. Brattleboro was without electric power throughout a candle lighted night of anxiety. Completely solated. At jeast half a hundred communities were completely isolated from southwestern Maine to Connecticut, including Concord, capital of New Hampshire. Highways generally, in all directions, were closed and train service was halted throughout the area. Heavy rains continued throughout the day. increasing the danger. The crisis along most of the rivers was expected by nightfall. New Hartford, Conn., was hard hit. State troopers patrolled the streets to prevent looting. All persons in the hamlet of Satan's Kingdom .nearby,: imperiled when a dam on the Farmington river went out Wednesday, :have'-been rescued. Another dam- on ·yfie'.'Farmington, at Otis, Mass., was in a weakened condition and troopers spread a preparedness alarm. Still another went out at Lippit, R. I, flooding j a narrow valley. Springfield Hard Hit. One of the hardest hit cities was Springfield, Mass. Residents in West Springfield were ordered to evacuate their homes with the steady rise in the Connecticut-river. Power was off. At Lowell, Mass., confluence of the Concord and Merrimack rivers, the rjanger was described by officials as the greatest the town has ever faced. Three - thousand mill workers were out of jobs as factories were closed by' rising water. For hours, dealers in Boston had looked in vain for milk trucks from the west. The metropolitan area was faced with a dangerous shortage of milk. But during the forenoon, the first string of trucks from the New York milk area reached the city. They had been forced several hundred miles out of their way by flood detours. The shortage danger was by no means past, however, with, shipments held up from Vermont dairies. NEW YOKK STATE Flood waters ripped through the entire village of Green Island in the Hudson river. Its 7,000 inhabitants prepared to flee in rowboats. CCC workers frantically built sandbag barricades but torrents were sweeping inward. At Binghampton national guardsmen patrolled the streets. Terror stricken residents set out receptacles to catch rain as a water shortage grew. Schools and factories were closed. No deaths had been reported. Twenty blocks in Schnectady ware under water as the surging Mohawk river drove 30 families from their homes. The Finger lake district near Ithaca was generally inundated. The Onondaga creek battered its banks, covering the Syracuse area with several feet of water. Two dams at Ausable Forks burst while half the village of Sherburne was under water. Hoosick Falls, Luzerne. Pooleville, Herkimer ! and Thurman were almost entirely j flooded. Points along the Hudson valley reported · that the Hudson river was slowly receding although inland communities were still suffering as mountain creeks burst their banks. PENNSYLVANIA Governor Earle mobilized 2,000 national guardsmen to rush relief to stricken areas as the flood- maddened rivers slowly abated. From Williamsport came emergency appeals by radio for the 3,000 homeless. An epidemic of measles and scarlet fever struck Sunbury. Fears of a food shortage increased hourly. Five hundred persons fled their homes flooded four feet. A quarter mile dike at Milton collapsed placing almost the entire city under water. Five firemen were missing in a rowboat rescue attempt The community of Watsontown was marooned. Six were dead at Huntingdon where bridges and houses collapsed before the onslaught of flood waters. The Susquehanna river abated at Wilkea- Barre but residents were endangered by gas from broken mains. All rail traffic was at a standstill. Mercy hospital sheltering many injured was isolated, carrying on with emergency power equipment. Boats rescued 50 families marooned at Skinner's Eddy. Waters were stubbornly receding at Milford, Altoona and Philadelphia. NEW JERSEY Heavy rains brought renewed fears along- the Delaware river. Bridges were holding up but traffic was limited. Reports from other states told of rising tributary streams, bringing the threat of serious flood conditions if the rise continues. Several hundred residents of Trenton were forced to abandon homes along the river front and several streets were under water. SOUTHERN STATES The heavy snows of yesterday brought new dangers to western North Carolina. Food and fuel were running dangerously low in the Newslands community, where several hundred school children are marooned by drifts. An appeal was made to the state highway department to open a pathway through blocked highways to bring in supplies. Along the Sherfadoah, in Virginia, the flood waters rapidly receded, ·but on the James river a steady rise brought danger to Richmond and other cities. Gets 6 Months Term. DES MOINES, OT -- District Judge John J. Halloran sentenced Mabel Waller, 22, to six mouths in the women's reformatory at Rockwell City when she pleaded guilty to forgery. RADIO PROGRAM STATION WOI, AMES P. 3:30 r. FRIDAY, MARCH 27 -- M n t l n s -- HomfniaUrrs-- Mrs. Henry A'cs ._ MoHler'n Old Tlmrn . -- Freddie Matick'n orchestra Slate BnskcIbaM Tournament . 4 :30 P.M. -- American Ic(»n Esther Thompson MRS, BANNISTER FACES SENTENCE Found Guilty by Jurors New Brunswick "Doll Baby" Case. DORCHESTTER, N. B., (/P)--Mr May Bannister, convicted in Nev Brunswick's "doll baby" case, face a possible sentence of three an one-half years' imprisonment. A jury of 12 men found the wo man guilty Wednesday night bu decided her innocent of two mor serious charges--the actual kidnap ing of Betty Ann Lake and takin the child unlawfully with intent t deprive the parents. She will sentenced later. Mrs. Bannister's 19 year old so Arthur awaits a mandatory deat sentence upon conviction of murder ing the kidnaped baby's father Philip Lake. Her other son, Danie 20, will face trial March 31 on similar charge. SESSIONS OPEN IN FOREST CITY Total Attendance to Exceec Registration; Exhibits Pass 100 Mark. FOREST CITY--Opening of the two day convention of the Pea Land Vegetable Growers' conven tion Thursday morning pointed to attendance considerably above ex pectations. There are more than 10( exhibits on display. Seventy-five hac registered for the early opening. A varied program of talks on subjects of special interest to vegetable rowers has been arranged. Icemen Change Name. DES MOINES, i.Ti--Th e Iowa Association of Ice Industries changed ts name to the Iowa Ice Institute at a reorganization meeting here. And Now Comes Patent Leather Brilliant and Sparkling with authentic style, it steps boldly into the spring showing. Sandals of Patent, with either boulevard or military heels -- round or square toes, styleful to the extreme degree, and very desirable for spring wear. PRICED AT .50 Other Styles ot-- $5.00 to $8.75 The · season's accepted styles are featured here. The shoes you read about in authoritative style publications. "Peacock," "Ry- sonele," "Rhythm-Step," "Collegebred," " S e T b y Arch Preserver" and "Red Cross." Prices range -$6.50, $7.50, $8.75 and up to $10.50. The selection is very complete now! Nichols · Green "WHERE THE GOOD SHOES COME FROM" Decorah Woman Elected School Board President DECORAH -- Mrs. Merle C. Knight was re-elected president of the board of education at the annual election meeting held in her home. Mrs. Knight has headed the board for the past five years. Other members are Prof. Chcllis Evanson of Luther college; Norman Nelson. Dr. G. Howland and W. P. Knowlton. Mrs. Knight is the only woman on the board. Wheatman Named President. CALMAR--A unit of the national union for social justice was organized at the Frana hall. The officers elected were: President, Aimer Whcatman; vice president, J. F. Korbcl; treasurer, Walter Flaskrucl; secretary, Mattie E. Washburn. The country needs a president who not only makes good promises, but one who makes his promises good.--Seattle, Wash., Republican State Call. . Child Overcome by Fumes of Gasoline DES MOINES, (/p;--Robert Cabbage, 2V» year old son of Mr. and Mrs. EklOD. Cabbage of DCS Moines, lapsed into unconsciousness when he inhaled gasoline fumes while playing, but was revived when taken out of doors. Dr. J. H. Kinnaman of the state health department said it was the first such case to his knowledge. copyrlsht 1936, His American tobicw C OF RICH, RIPE-BODIED TOBACCO Luckies are less acid. For hundreds of years, tobaccos were selected--and gradations in flavor secured--by the roughest sort of rule of thumb methods. Hence, one of the most important innovations made by the Research Department was provision for chemical analysis of selected tobacco samples before purchase: the resulting reports offer the professional buyer an accurate guide and reinforce his expert judgment i based on the senses of sight, smell, and touch. Thus extreme variations toward acidity or alkalinity are precluded by such selection and subsequent blending. Luckies-A LIGHT SMOKE -- of rich, ripe-bodied tobacco! Luckies are less acid Recent chemical tests show* that other popular brands hove an excess of acidity over Lucky Strike- of from 53£ fa 100J. Excess of Acidity of Other Popular! 8AUNCE ; | L U C K Y S T R I K E [ I * ,, _ -- -L | B R A N t C t | B R A N D D ! trends Over tuekyStrike Cigarettes Z s Z L-'- ' · 1 1 1 1 1 : L - / ', , , J Your VRESUUS VERIFIED BY INDEPENDENT CHEMICAL LABORATORIES AND RESEARCH CROUPS IT'S TOASTED" protection - against irritation -against cough

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