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Friday, March 20, 1936
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TWO MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, MARCH 20 193t» New Hampshire, 1: Georgia, 2, and New York, 1. Property damage and homeless were estimated as follows from the worst hit sections: Scene Dismal One. Pennsylvania, $150,000,000 damage and 80,000 homeless; West Virginia, $20,000,000 and 9,000; New England. $100,000,000 and 100,000. The whole flood scene, over New England, Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York and the Potomac and southern regions, was a dismal picture of rising rivers or destitution in the wake of falling ones. New England saw some Massachusetts cities under military-police protection against vandalism. Large parts of Springfield, Lawrence, Lowell and Haverhill, Mass., cities with a total population of 400,000 were under water. The homeless were put at 100,000: the three day death toll at 11. National guardsmen were on duty in all six states; dozens of localities had no light or gas; the Connecticut menaced Hartford with a new crest; the Merrimack, rising, tore down bridge after bridge. Called to Quell Panic. In Maine, guardsmen were called to quell a panic caused by false "dam broken" reports. A 5100,000 carpet mill fire har- rassed flood-stricken Warren. Mass. Concord, New Hampshire's capital, faced. another lightless night, with candles selling for a half dollar apiece. There was no gas, either. As residents of Johnstown dug themselves out of their flood-besieged, dwellings and shelters, the specter of financial failure faced countless of the city's businessmen. Many, heavily mortgaged during the depression-, were considering letting their business go by default. The mayor said that only about 5250,000 worth of the estimated $5,000,000 to $10,000,000 damage was covered by insurance. No Food or Water. From Wilkcs-Barre, ravaged by the Susquehanna, came descriptions of marooned families with no food or water. One witness, told of residents fashioning crcude hooks with which to. grapple bananas and oranges floating past the windows of their flooded homes. At Williamsport, where five were reported dead, the flood waters grudgingly abated after a 36 foot tigh level of the Susquehanna Thursday afternoon. Governor Earle of Pennsylvania ordered state "red tape" cut to aid flood sufferers. Potomac Is Falling. The U. S. weather bureau at M'ashington said that the Potomac and all its tributaries are falling'and A NEW KIND OF PIANO New in Looks New in Beauty New in Tone Modern, smart, charming in 5t$ decorative appeal Takes much less space, has longer strings, larger soundboard, aud finer musical quality; : : ; The Vertichord Grand does not overwhelm the furnishings of the small room: It fits in; Above all, it's a piano yon love to play:::; Yon must see it, hear it, play ifc Convenient Terms Exclusive with us VANCE MUSIC CO. EVERYTHING IN MUSIC 124 North Federal the rate of fall would increase Friday night and Saturday. The incoming Ohio found Marietta, Ohio, Huntingdon, Parkersburg. Point Pleasant, W. Va., anc other cities prepared with mobilized armies of rescuers and workers boarded up windows and low-lane dxvellcrs evacuated. The Wheeling area with 17 dead, still was sloshed by falling waters. Brilliant, Ohio, was completely submerged. The water fell at Wells, burg, W. Va., where it had been 22 feet deep in the streets. Thousands were innoculated against typhoid in the Wheeling-Stuebenville, Ohio, region. Forced to Close. Downstream, near crest waters of eight to ten feet .poured through Marietta business streets, forced a college to close and flooded homes. But the flood failed to meet- 1913 stage. At historic Harper's Ferry, on the falling Potomac, the mayor commandeered grocery stocks and ordered the entire population of 705 persons innoculated against typhoid. Stinging sleet storms hampered the flood reconstruction work in the Rochester area of New York state. Power lines and communication wires, weakened by the floods crashed to the ground in many sections, severing service. MEW ENGLAND New England's swollen rivers drove stubbornly onward, bringing devastation to new sections as militia strove to preserve order in localities already damaged by the torrents. With railroad and bus service at a standstill, relief agencies . were mobilized in all New England states to care for the injured and homeless. Boston's threatened milk shortage was averted early today when upstate dairies brought their trucks into the metropolis by circuitous routes. Guardsmen Patrol. Armed national guardsmen patrolled debris filled streets of Springfield, Northampton and Lowell, Mass., and Windsor, Brattel- boro, Bennington, and Bellows Falls Vt. Bloated with melting snows anc s t e a d y rains, the Connecticut reached a flood stage of 35 feel at Hartford, six feet above the 1927 record. While the main business and the residential sections were above water, the entire city suffered from curtailed light and telephone service. Cuts Off Lights. At Springfield a. wall of the power station collapsed, cutting off lights in the business district. Coast guard boats sought two large oil storage tanks which broke from moorings along the river at East Hartford and loated downstream. A third tank was found and anchored. Several persons were injured at Lewiaton, Me., when a panic-stricken crowd stampeded on hearing a false rumor that a dam above the city had broken. The national guard was called out. OHIO-WEST VIRGINIA The Ohio, continuing its rampage, struck Marietta, Ohio, but hastily constructed ramparts withstood the first onslaught. Water swirled five and six feet deep through the main business, section, rising more than two inches an hour. Rain, forecast for most of Ohio, would force the flooding waters even higher, weather officials warned. As the wild headwaters tore south, tossing aside bridges and dams, medical authorities strove to prevent the spread of disease epidemics in its debris-strewn wake. At Wheeling, West Va., the waters slowly sank back to their course after piling up to a 55 foot height during the night of terror for the residents of the steel-coal city. On Wheeling Island, in the middle of the river, residents fled homes with the murky torrents even with third story windows. Rehabilitation work was shelved temporarily as officials and civilians scraped away debris searching for the dead. PENNSYLVANIA Disease and fears of water shortage rode the wake of the torrents, which gradully fell away from Pittsburgh. . Hourly the death toll mounted, as rescue workers waded through silt * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Whg..its Easiiwith * ''* '* V V* ,'*· slaked streets, raking for bodies. Fires and explosions, as well as drownings, caused many deaths, authorities said. The stunned populace which had seen its city floating under 18 feet of water took hope as the weather bureau forecast that by noon 'the water level would be 20 below that of Tuesday night's crest. Drained of Water. The city's "golden triangle" business section was drained of water Friday morning, and electric light service was partly restored. In eastern and central parts of the state damage and death toll mounted as the waters receded. At Wilkes-Barre the water dropped a foot before dawn. The first reports from isolated Williamsport came from C. Arthur Bullock, Bradford county Red Cross chairman, who described the conditions as "horrible." Help Shovel Muck. Further upstream militia helped residents shovel muck from their homes as vandals were driven off at rifle-point. Virtually all Sunbury was still under water, with the threat of disease stalking the receding flood, Johnstown, with five dead and 5,000 homeless, used a dance hall for a makeshift hospital. It housed 653 persons, ill or destitute. New life came there, in the midst of misery. Three babies were born in the dance hall. Food and medical supplies were plentiful. NEW YORK STATE Tvphoid serum was rushed to Binghamton, where the water supply wag crippled and many of the state's 4,000 homeless were situated. Binghamton schools remained closed. Central New York was the scene of the newest flood menace, with 'water from two of the Finger lakes threatening Ithaca, Auburn and other communities. The Chenango, Susquehanna and Hudson rivers were receding. ON POTOMAC AND SOUTH. Before it receded slowly from Washington, the Potomac left 120 families homeless, a quarter million dollars damage, flooded streets smashed boats and water swept airports. Waterfront cottages were washed away as the waters spreac to the half mile clike thrown up near the navy and munitions building. Although the Washington anc Lincoln memorials apparently were not damaged, officials feared the famous Japanese cherry trees might not bloom. They were inundated. P r e s i d e n t Roosevelt joined thousands of motorists in viewin the wreckage filled river. Flood Control Bill. Army engineers worked out a .$300,000,000 national flood control bill for a senate committee. The WPA already had allotted 518,000,000 for flood relief ajid rebuilding. Bills were prepared to spend to ?10,000,000 in Pennsylvania alone. Other Potomac cities fought to bring normalcy. But the main street of Point of Rocks, Md., was under 30 feet of water and Cumberland's business district had national guard rule. Governor Nice, fully cognizant of the gravity of the situation, asked for a $3,200,000 relief bond is- iue. Kichmond Wins Fight. Behind a chain of sand bag dikes, Richmond won its fight with the 28 foot crest of the James river. Gas, turned off with the exhaustion of emergency tanks, was to be avail able shortly. South Richmond, across the river and without sand bag walls, had flooded manufacturing and residential districts. In western North Carolina, where 20 foot drifts had buried the landscape, highways were opened and marooned mountain school children taken to their homes. SOME HIGHLIGHTS OF FLOODS AS SPRING ARRIVES OFFICIALLY BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. NEW YORK--Spring arrived Friday to find much of the eastern area of the United States devastated by floods. Astronomers said the exact time that' winter became spring was 1:58 p. m., Eastern Standard time. CATTLE IN BEDROOMS. BOSCAWEN, N. H--Twenty prize cattle spent the night in the bedrooms on the second floor of the home, of farmer J. Ralph Graham. NO ELEVATOR AGAIN. BINGHAMTON, N. Y.--A visitor from New York, taking an elevator to his tenth floor hotel room, remarked, "This is the life--for weeks I have been climbing stairs because of an elevator strike." The next time he had to walk up. .The hotel elevators stopped running because of the flood. MATCHES ARE ILLEGAL. WHEELING--It was illegal to light matches in some parts of downtown Wheeling Friday. Fumes were escaping from flooded gasoline tanks and officials feared even a small flame might cause an explosion. LIQUOR STORES CLOSED. HARRISBURG, Pa.--There will be no excessive conviviality in Pennsylvania until the flood situation eases. Governor George H. Earle ordered all state liquor stores to close during the emergency. Stages Wins $758 . Verdict in "Graft Protection" Action SIOUX CITY, (m--A. verdict for $758 was awarded Nick Sturges, plaintiff in a district court suit 'gainst Frank Berger, professional londsman, who Sturges sued for 56,'52, claiming that he had made various smaller loans to Berger total- ng that amount. Berger admitted receiving the two checks from the )Iaintiff but claimed they were 'protection money" to permit Sturges to operate a still. Yes, even a mere inan can bake cakes with OMAR WONDER FLOUR and Mother Randall's Triple-Tested recipes . . . as well as pies, rolls, cookies, and bread! Get vour free copy of Mother Randall's Recipe Folder at your grocer's. * * w-ro«/«wtt Hour You're lirritt*^Modirr RatSiV, Open HOOT-- 1 P. M. D.iH--»HO--KFAB--TOC * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Conference to Be Ended Next Week LONDON, JPi--The international naval conference is to end next week rfien a new treaty will be signed. Following the signature, probably "usday or Wednesday, the United States delegation will sail for home Thursday. Allow Transfer of Funds at Decorah DES MOINES, .5--State Comptroller C. B. Murtagh allowed Decorah to transfer $1,000 from its emergency to its general fund to pay fo r snow removal. Congratulates Cooper on Finding 'Loophole' CEDAR RAPIDS, ^ -- G. K. Thompson, Linn county attorney, replied to a statement by Harold M. Cooper, former chairman of the Iowa liquor commission that his indictment for violating the state liquor law was "politically inspired," with the assertion Cooper "is to be congratulated upon his success in finding technical loopholes in the law through which he escapes punishment for an act officially indefensible." FISH IN BASEMENT. SPRINGFIELD, Mass.--A ten inch sucker fish popped out of the plumbing in the basement of a downtown store and swam around in two feet of water covering the floor. INVITED TO DANCE. STORRS, Conn. -- Connecticut State college co-eds who invited boy friends from back home to the formal dance Friday night may have to find last minute escorts because of disrupted transportation. IOWAN DEFENDS UNDRESS OF ZULU Mission Teacher Says Garb of "Beads" More Modest Than It Sounds. TRAER, (/P)--The native .garb of the Zulu--"sometimes not much more than some beads"--had a defender Friday in an Iowa mission teacher, just returned from six years in Africa. The native garb at best, said Miss Agnes Wood to homefolks here, consists of "little more than an ornamental girdle of some kind and a variety of primitive facial adornments. "But its usually much more modest than it would appear at first glance," she added. "And it is characteristic that even the most naked of the natives keeps himself scrupuously clean." Teacher in Africa. . Miss Wood, a teacher in Inar.da seminary at Phoenix, Natal, Africa, for the past six years, explained that her comments applied to the primitive native in the vicinity of her school. The "Europeanized" native, however, wears clothing that would not look out of place in the best social circles of another continent, she said. Dress--or undress--of a... native she said she regarded as the surest mark of his stage of advancement toward civilization or Christianity. "We don't teach them that the wearing of civilized clothes goes hand in hand with the acceptance of Christianity--in fact we sometimes regret that the natives lose their picturesque appearance when they become Christianized," she said. Their Own Idea. "It is really their own idea and nothing can swerve them from it." On her return to the United States last month Miss Wood was quoted as serving advance notice on the hometown butcher here to lay in a supply of pork chops "as we don't dare eat pork" in Africa. But she hasn't had her fill of pork chops yet. She has been recuperating at the home of her parents from an operation in Boston to correct an old knee injury. Next mouth she will leave for Chicago to begin some speaking engagements before her return to Africa at the end of her furlough next year. Operating Costs Increase. DES MOINES. (,W--A state audit of the Iowa training school for girls at Mitchellville showed net operating costs increased S1.72S.20 during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1935. URGES STUDY OF FARM BENEFITS Roosevelt Asks Farmers Not to Complete Crop Plans in Hurry. WASHINGTON, ul 1 ) -- President Roosevelt issued a statement late Thursday urging farmers not to complete this year's crop plans until they have studied benefits for crop diversion offered under the new farm program. In his statement the president said agriculture department figures showed farmers were planning an increase of 19 per cent in spring wheat acreage, 6 per cent in corn acreage, 11 per cent in rice, 9 per cent in tobacco and 8 per cent in peanuts with unofficial estimates of about 15 per cent in cotton. Provides for Help. "Although the production control programs have been stopped," he said, "farmers are not entirely at the mercy of unbridled competition with their fellow producers, as they were in the years preceding 1U33. The new farm act provides for financial assistance by the government to those farmers who, heeding the warnings contained in the intentions to plant reports, wish to shift from the production of un- necded surpluses of soil-depleting crops to the production of needed soil building crops. "If farmers, for any reason, should fail to take advantage of the new act, and especially if they should carry out their intentions as indicated in the department of agriculture report, the consequent excessive production' of such cash crops as cotton and wheat and tobacco might result once more in wrecking of their prices and undermining of their soil. Will Go Far. "But if the fanners, in operating the soil conservation program, display the same energy and co-operative spirit which they showed in making the production control programs work, they will go far to protect both their soil and their incomes. "This is an appeal to all farmers to co-operate for their own and the national good to help in preventing excessive production." Leaves ?500 to Orphans. BARABOO. Wis., j--A will disposing of the 5100,000 estate of Archibald Kellogg, left $500 to the Christian Home Orphanage of Council Bluffs, Iowa. Former Iowa Pastor Dies. CONCORDIA, Mo., ISPt--The Rev. Ludwig F. Brust, 78, former pastor of the St. Paul Lutheran church iere and a former .Dubuque minister, died at his home. Two sons sur- RADIO PROGRAM STATION \VOI, AMES S A T C R D A V . MARCH 38 7:30 A.M.--MlHIr PI|H|, n.oo A.M.--r.T.A Prosrnm--W. I. G r i f f i t h 1:1.1 A.:M--Educational Vomm -- A. H. Hniurath 2:lin.\o'in--Extension Hour l:in P.M--Frrildlf. Mitnrfc'i Orrltfifrn 1:20 P.M.--Stale Bnskctbnll Tournnmcnt MAN QUIZZED AT WIFE'S REQUEST Arrest Discloses Marriage of Man, 72, to.Beauty Parlor Operator. DES MOINES, (JP^-Poticc Chief H. A. Alber planned Friday to question L. A. Butts, 72, Carthage, Mo., fruit farmer, jailed at the request of his wife, Mrs. Mabel Seymour. Des Moines beauty parlor operator. Butts' arrest Thursday disclosed his marriage to Mrs. Seymour three weeks ago while on a southern trip. Police Lieut. Floyd HarUer said Mrs. Seymour called the station Thursday and said Butts was '^threatening to kill her." " The officer said "Mrs. Seymour wanted to charge her husband with insanity, claiming that in addition to threatening to kill her he tried to kill himself at a St. Louis hotel earlier this week. "She said she left him in a hospital there," the officer said, "and came to Des Moines Thursday. Butts, she said, arrived at her home early Thursday. "Butts claimed he spent $1,200 on his bride during the last three months and that she forced him to marry her. He said he inflicted the cuts on his neck accidentally while shaving and that he didn't try to kill himself." Marshal Badoglio in Report on Italians' Air Fights at Front ROME, (.?)--Marshal Pitro Badoglio reported Friday Italian aerial activities in East Africa, including the destruction of an Ethiopian plane. His communique said, "normal aviation activity on the Eritrean front. An Ethiopian plane was sighted landing on a field of Dabat, in northeast Gondar, and was destroyed by our planes." Tank Cars Toppled by Ice, Flood The Italian communique made no mention of the reports in Addis Ababa Thursday that a desperate battle was being fought near Amba Alaji, 46 miles south of Makale. Italy Still Has Over Million Soldiers Not Fighting in,Ethiopia ROME, UP)--Gen. Frederico Bais- trocchi, undersecretary of war, told the chamber of deputies In the presence of Premier Mussolini Friday that Italy can put 1,250,000 soldiers in the field immediately for "a war of moment." This armyi he declared, was in addition to the army now maintained by Italy in East Africa. Iowa Brakeman Dies of Mishap Injuries NEVADA, .T--Thorson Gilbranson. 41. Des Moines, brakeman for the Rock Island railroad, died Friday of injuries suffered Thursday night when he slipped and fell beneath a freight car which was being shunted on to a side track at the local yards. These tank cars were toppled off the track by flood waters and ice of the Kennebec river near Kichmond, Me. THREE KILLED IN EXPLOSION, FIRE Six Business Concerns in Texas Town Wrecked at $75,000 Loss. TEXARKANA, Tex., (5")--Three persons were killed Friday when an explosion, followed by fire, wrecked six business concerns in the Sand- flat business district here, causing a loss estimated at §75,000. A fortune teller named Van Zan was the only identified victim. He lived in an apartment above a grocery store. The other two bodies were found in the rear of the same store. Firemen were searching the ruins for other possible victims. The'neighborhood surrounding the Sandflat district was jarred at 1:55 a. m., by a violent blast. Within a few minutes, witnesses said, several store buildings and a bokery were a mass of flames. 6 Burned to Death, 7th Injured as Fire Destroys Plantation BASSETT, Ark., (.T)--Six persons were burned to death and a seventh was critically injured when fire destroyed a plantation near here Friday. The dead were Edgar Meeks, 30; his wife, about 27; their two children, aged 2 and 5; Meeks' father-in- law, a Mr. Green, and Green's son, aged 12. Mrs. Green received serious .cuts and burns when Meeks hurled her through a window of the four room house in an effort to save her life. JURY DISAGREES IN DAMAGE SUIT 16 Ballots Taken But Vote Stands . 1 1 to 1 at New Hampton. NEW HAMPTON--Judge H. E. Taylor Thursday afternoon dismissed the district court jury after 21 hours' deliberation in the $10,700 damage suit of Will Hynes, New Hampton farmer vs. Glenn Dawson, Frcdericksburg farmer. Hynes was injured when his team ran away last summer. He claimed Dawson's auto frightened the horses. Sixteen ballots taken stood 11 to 1 for the defendant, it was said. Seek Tax Reductions. DES MOINES, UP) -- The state board of assessment and review received petitions for reductions in as- ressments of 15 properties valued at $123,507. Where's George? --gone to ... ABEL SON, INC. "Let the woman pay," says George, "except when buying Manhattan Shirts." Then it pays to forget everything and dash out to Abel Son, Inc., for "the newest spring ideas." - . ' . ... Miss Ann Kingsley used the well-known K G B a k i n g Powder in the Globe-Gazette COOKING SCHOOL Her demonstrations showed that in using K C the double-tested, double-action baking powder your bakings will have fine even iexlure and large volume--K C is a dependable, high quality baking powder Ihat will produce the fines! of baked goods at low cost Only one level teaspoonful to a cup of sifted flour is required for most recipes. 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