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Saturday, March 21, 1936
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TWO MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, MARCH 21 1936 t T S S s H 3 O C c c B . cu V3BS .-Jhs ·io. bul ·viivt; ' Ci': '··'.eai- (cat ? ra '· :~30 ' ; 2! . 0.2: , ':· V- : Ol '-* H( with many districts under 10 feet of water. Electric service failed entirely last eight, and only relatively small number of telephone lines were in operation. Many families evacuated their homes, and more than 2,000 refugees received food and shelter in schoolhouses of the old state- capital. Two hundred fifty persons were marooned in an apartment building. Danger at Middlctown. The Connecticut river also created flood danger at Middletown, where a 1,200 foot bridge was menaced by two oil tanks caught in the swirling current. Coast guardsmen watched lest they break loose and batter the bridge. Elsewhere in New England flood waters held many cities in their grip, although some rivers started to recede. Twenty-two dead had Been counted in three days, and 100,000 were homeless. It appeared that damage would exceed 5100,000,000 in the six states. Cities Still Floodbound. Cities along the Merrimack river --notably Lowell, Lawrence and Haverhill, Mass.--remained flood- hound, although engineers said the .water at Lowell apparently had reached its peak. The river was still rising at Haverhill. Lawrence was ·without electricity, as was Springfield, Mass. National guard units aided civil officials in preventing looting. In Maine many communities were wholly or partially isolated. Rumford, under martial law after he- ing marooned for two days, sent word that food supplies were limited and there was no drinking water. OHIO VALLEY. The crest of the murky Ohio river left Marietta behind to sweep through many other communities. The force of the flood, however, was ·checked at most places by careful preparation. Proctorville, an Ohio village of 1,000, was isolated when the waters covered its streets. Seven coast guard cutters at Huntington, W. Va., were ready to give quick aid if conditions became worse. Thousands of residents fled before the onrushing waters, and relief workers believed others would to be removed before the peak was reached. Plants, Mines Suffer. An unidentified man drowned at Powhatan, Ohio. Steel mills, pottery plants and coal mines in the upper valley were damaged. Many communities reported shortages of food and drinking water. As many persons as possible were inoculated against disease. A three mile river wall plus a layer of sandbags protected Portsmouth, Ohio, where a 58 foot flood peak was expected Sunday noon. A Kentucky national guard unit moved into Augusta after the river overflowed into portions of the city. , . Waters Fall Back. , The .waters .flad receded at Wheeling, W. Va., but 10,000 persons remained in emergency quarters. Only a few hundred were permitted to go back to the island--center of the city--which had been swept by the flood. Food centers were established, and utilities were operating once more. Families which had returned to the island, however, were not permitted to use gas because of fire danger. PENNSYLVANIA Danger of epidemics combined with shortage of food and water to bring new anxiety to many flood beleagured cities in the state. Relief forces were working at top speed to give aid to 80,000 homeless in the face of weather reports forecasting snow for the week-end. The situation in Pittsburgh and its suberbs showed considerable improvement, with adequate food and medical, supplies and partial restoration of public utility service. Threats of a water famine increased, although engineers hoped to start a key pumping station Sunday. Clear Away Debris. Thousands of workmen cleared away flood debris from the business district, and some stores announced they would operate Saturday. Rehabilitation went forward at Johnstown, where 16 were dead and 1,000 were still homeless. Mayor Daniel Shields sought $10,000,000 from the federal government to restore buildings and aid merchants in setting up new stocks. Governor Earle asked an additional $10,000,000 to relieve "grave conditions" in other stricken com" munities. Heavy Damage Reported. Detailed reports coming . from Williamsport after a three day isolation indicated damage of between $2,000,000 and 58,000,000. The business district was damaged heavily hy flood and fires. Medical supplies, food and clothing were rushed there and to Lock Haven. A quarantine was ordered at Sunbury after nearly 100 cases of contagious diseases were reported. The number of homeless and destitute grew at Harrisburg as flood waters yielded slowly. Because of looting, families were required to obtain passes to re-enter their ioiaea The water supply was threatened. Returns Home After · Bride Fails to Press Charges Against Him DES MOINES, IrB--L. A. Butts, Carthage, Mo., fruit farmer, returned home when police released him after his arrest at the request of nis bride of three weeks, Mrs. Mable Seymour Butts, Des Moines beauty parlor operator. The fruit farmer insisted his affection for his bride had not waned, despite her charge that Butts had threatened to kill her. Detective Inspector Al Pederson said Mrs. Butts failed to appear to file charges against her husband. PLAN ATTACK ON JAFSIE CONDON Defense Hope Brightened by Hauptmann Confidence of Saving Life. TRENTON. N. J.. /B -- Bruno Richard Hauptmann's l a w y e r s , showing increased confidence of saving him from execution, hurried preparations Saturday for a frontal attack on the testimony of Dr. John IT. (Jafsie) Condon, a principal state's witness at the condemned man's trial for the Lindbergh baby kidnap-slaying. The defense hopes appeared to have taken a sudden upward surge, and Hauptmann himself was pictured as feeling certain he will escape the penalty. He is under sentence to die March 31. C. Lloyd Fisher, chief defense counsel, said he did not see how Hauptmann could be executed in view of "the facts in our possession." The defense hopes were buoyed by reports that Robert W. Hicks, a special investigator in the case, had obtained an important affidavit from Samuel W. Garelick, serving a kid- naping sentence in the Florida state prison at Raiford, which' he said "will clear up satisfactorily some interesting points in the Lindbergh kidnap case." Hicks said he would seek further data in Miami during- the course of his checkup on an interview Dr. Condon had with Garelick in Dade county in 1934. Garelick was sentenced from Dade county for participating in the kidnaping of Dr. Santiago Claret, Cuban newspaper editor, at Miami in 1933. Gov. Harold G. Hoffman, mean' while, was still trying to arrange with Dr. Condon for an interview to clarify various points in the case which the governor thinks have by no means been settled satisfactorilv. MANEUVERS! PACIFIC COAST Navy Checks Results of Its Speed Test While Army Plans Defense. SAN FRANCISCO, LT)--Army and navy maneuvers gave the Pacific coast a warlike atmosphere Saturday. While the navy checked the results of a spectacular test of speed in answering an emergency,, the army made final preparations to "defend" the $75.000,000 Bremerton, Wash., navy yard against a theoretical attack. By order of Admiral Joseph M. Reeves, commander in chief, warships, submarines and aircraft units got under way in two hours Friday during "a drill in expeditious departure without previous warning" from bases at San Pedro and San Diego. The sudden putting to sea came on the heels of five days of "secret exercises in drill grounds 60 miles offshore. Iowa Supreme Court Orders Separation of "Graft'' Case Appeals DES MOINES, 05--The supreme court Friday ordered separation of the appeals of Walter Maley, Joe Gagen and Ray Harrison from those of Tom L. Taggart and 26 other persons indicted by the Woodbury county "graft" grand jury. All are appealing from District Judge 'Earl Peters' refusal to set aside the indictments brought against them. Taggart and the others asked to be allowed to join in the Maley, Gagen, Harrison appeals. The court's order, while directing that the cases of Taggart and the others be docketed as separate actions, empowered these defendants to adopt the transcript of lower court testimony filed in the Maley, Gagen, Harrison appeals. Soviet Press Claims Russians Have Been Tortured by Japanese MOSCOW.'C/B--The official soviet press Saturday charged that soviet citizens have been tortured and put tc death by the Japanese gendarmerie in Manchukuo". The press statements also declared that Japan has not yet answered a Russian protest dispatched Jan. 21 demanding an investigation of the death of the soviet citizen Bogomoloff, arrested in October and declared by the Japanese gendarmerie to have been killed while attempting to escape. herokee County to Vote on Road Bonds CHEROKEE, JF--The Cherokee :ounty board of supervisors set April 10 as the tentative date for an election on a paving bond issue for surfacing highways 5, 143 and 31. Aged Former lowans Set Up Housekeeping WOODLAND. Cal., f.T)--John Willis Crank, SO, and his bride, Laura, 71, set up housekeeping here following elopement Saturday to Santa Cruz. Both natives of Eddyville, lows, they came here' more than a half century ago. Day in Congress By THE ASSOCIATED PKESS Senate-In recess. Commerce committee investigates air disasters. House-In recess. Appropriations c o m m i t t e e meets on deficiency bill. Ways and means subcommittee meets on tax legislation. FRIDAY Senate-Passed measure exempting bank obligations held by RFC from levies by local taxing authorities. Commerce committee got details on operation of air commerce bureau. Bouse-Started consideration of long and short haul bill. Appropriations committee coonsidered deficiency bill. NEW PRESIDENT FOR IOWA STATE Liquor Seals Back in News as Cooper Is Freed by High Court. THE WEEK IN IOWA (By The Associated Press) IT CAME TO PASS--The expected became the facts this week. The state board of education accepted R. M. Hughes' resignation as president of Iowa State college and immediately appointed Charles E. Friley, industrial science department dean and college vice president, to replace him. Hughs wag granted a six-months leave of absence last October because of ill health. The "campus" then agreed that President Hughes would not return to Iowa State as president, that Friley, who came to Ames in 1932 from Texas A. M. and became Hughes' right-hand-man would take his place sooner or later. Hughes served as Iowa State president from 1927 to the present. Faculty members rate his major accomplishments as reorganization of the teaching staff, establishment of a retirement age for professors, coordination of departments. Liquor Seals Again. NO VIOLATION--A year ago last December, a Cedar Rapids liquor raid disclosed Harold M. Cooper, then Iowa liquor commission chairman, gave J. LeRoy Farmer of Cedar Rapids, 204 state liquor seals, supposed to be affixed only to state sold liquor. Cooper declared he gave Farmer the seals to place on what he understood was preprohibition liquor so that Farmer would ."embarrassed" when he served it to his friends. The commission chairman was indicted for violating the state liquor law by knowlingly allowing Fanner to possess illegal liquor. Appealed to Supreme Court. Tried, convicted, lined $1,000, he appealed to the supreme court. Though asked to resign as chairman by Gov. Clyde L. Herring, Cooper refused to do so until four months after the raid. In November the supreme court heard arguments. This week it ruled Cooper did not violate the'law. The reason? Because the liquor act provided.penalty only in case a commissioner permitted a commission employe to violate the act. Farmer was not a commission em- ploye. Supreme Court Clerk B. W. Garrett said that when the court ruled there was no violaion of the law, the only course customarily left for the district court was to dismiss the charge. Says Cooper Lucky. "I hope,"' commented Cooper, "this will end political persecutions through the courts.'' . "Cooper," commented L i n n County Attorney King Thompson, who prosecuted the case, "is lucky that a legal technicality cleared him." "The decision," commented Verne Marsall, Cedar Rapids Gazette editor who campaigned for Cooper's removal as liquor commission chairman, "emprasizes the necessity of revising the state liquor law." "Couldn't Afford Time." RETIRING--Atty. Gen. Edward L. O'Connor confirmed this week what politicians have accepted almost as a fact for several weeks-that he would not be a candidate for re-election. The attorney general, charged with gambling conspiracy last summer but cleared after the jury which tried him could not agree, said he could not afford to spend further time away from his private law practice. Force Withdrawal of Favorable Report on WPA Investigation WASHINGTON, (.T)--Senate .administration leaders Friday forced withdrawal of a favorable committee report on the Davis resolution for an investigation of WPA to en- ble two newly added democratic members of the committee to scrutinize the formal report. 75 House Members in Plea to Roosevelt to Retain CCC Camps WASHINGTON, (/B--Holding in abeyance, "as a last resort," a threat to force a democratic caucus on the issue, 75 house members Friday wont on record for requesting President Roosevelt to rescind an executive order which would abolish several hundred CCC camps. Some Flashes From Life as She Is Lived By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ST. LOUIS, Mo.--Judge George Best asked if the practice wasn't dangerous after fining James Sullivan for driving 38 miles an hour ·ith one arm around a girl. "Oh. no," replied Sullivan, "I've had plenty of experience at it." HEAL DOG LOVER MEMPHIS, Tenn.--L. T. Holback offered to go to jail if officers who picked up his dog because she had no license tag would agree to let the dog return to her six puppies. Arraigned in city court, Holback I agreed to purchase a tag promptly and was dismissed. ADD SIGNS OF SPRING LOS ANGELES--"I was driving along thinking of hats--green, red, yellow ones--and how many I was going to buy." Mrs. Dorothy Froe- flch testified in municipal court. "All at once a car bumped into me. I wasn't hurt but my car was a mess. It was several days before I could think of hats again." She won a $37.39 judgment. NO MUSIC, NO MILK HOOD RIVER, Ore.--Dairyman Joe Lybarger's cows like music but they're choosy about it. At milking time he turns on a radio. Some have a liking for jazz, while others prefer old fashioned hymns and folk songs." Without music, they're all a little fidgety. FLOOD BIG NEWS FOR PAST WEEK First Estimates .of Loss of Life Remarkably Low in East. NEWS OF THE WEEK By the Associated Press The eastern United States, was ravaged by floods the past week. The- rivers so necessary to industrial life--only one large city in the country js not located on a river or near the seaboard--roared out of their banks after continuous heavy rains. More than 150 persons were swept to death by the raging waters, and property damage in 13 states aggregated millions. In some instances, wind, sleet and snow added to the death list. Johnstown. Pa., where more than 2,200 perished in the great flood of 1S89, again was an American byword as turpid waters coursed through the streets. Pittsburgh's "golden triangle" at the juncture of the Monongahela and' Allegheny was waterlogged. The president could look at the raging Potomac from the white house windows. Yet the preliminary estimates of the loss of lite were remarkably low. ilore persona are killed In automobile accidents in this country every 72 hours than likely died in the floods which spilled over an area of some 200,000 square miles. Wire and wireless, the airplane and a society keyed to emergency work combattcd the floods and aided relief work. Cornfield Asylum. On the pages of this week's newspapers appeared other items which could have been headlined "Man vs. Nature." Dust storms swept parts of the west where the east's floods would be more of a blessing than a curse; the navy department detailed a submarine to study the causes of earthquakes and volcanic disturbances in the Carribbean; near Cleveland the pilot of a big transport plane outwitted a snowstorm by "sitting down" in a cornfield. Tax legislation and a presidential message on relief virtually scrapped plans for an early spring adjournment of congress. Mr. Roosevelt asked an appropriation for a billion and a half dollars to carry the government's relief program through the 1937 fiscal year. This was a cut of a half billion from the figure for the current year. He asked private industry to put more men to work. Republicans eyed the figures for campaign material; democrats argued as to whether the amount asked was low enough for defensive oratory, high enough to placate demands for relief. Income tax returns for the first quarter of 1936 exceeded those ot 1935 for the same period by 46 per cent. A recasting of budget estimates indicated total government expenditures for the next fiscal year would be more than nine billions, largest in peacetime history. But the prospective deficit was smaller than this year's estimated $3,234,000,000. Goosesteppcr Indicted. Europe dodged the war bugabOJ. The league of nations council voted an indictment of Germany for violating treaties in remilitarizing the Rhineland, but the Locarno powers on second thought decided to give Nazi Chancellor Hitler's scheme for fresh peace pacts a hearing. Probable outcome of the current "crisis": A new Anglo-French defensive alliance. Oklahoma republicans terminated a squabble between Senator Borah, presidential aspirant, and Louis Levand, Wichita, Kans.. newspaper publisher, by pledging 21 votes to Governor Alf Landon of Kansas for the party's nomination. The senator opened his campaign for Ohio delegates in a speech at Youngstown. Serge Mdivani, one of three brothers famous for marrying American heiresses and movie stars, was killed in a Florida polo game. The Franklin D. Roosevelts cele- brated their thirty-first wedding anniversary. Some Princeton university students organized as "veterans of future wars" to ask for their bonuses in advance; student groups in 19 other universities wanted to affiliate. Building Strike Ends. New York City's building service strike ended amid charges of lockouts; a St. Louis strike against WPA "security wages" spread to PWA projects. Dr. John F. Condon, the "Jafsie" of the Lindbergh ransom negotiations, returned from a vacation ready to talk in the Bronx with New Jersey's Governor Hoffman, less than a fortnight before Bruno Richard Hauptmann is scheduled to be executed. Fire destroyed Father Charles B. Coughlin's original "Shrine of the Little Flower" in Royal Oak, Mich. Died: Henry Hirsch, editor; John S. Haldane. mining authority; Thomas Atkins Street, former jurist; Elcutherios Venizelos, father of the short-lived Greek republic; Samuel Rocker, publisher. Homcmnking; for Men. OMAHA, (.51--Mrs. Mildred Inskeep Morgan, Iowa City, home economist, advanced the suggestion at the Nebraska Home Economics association meeting here that young men as well as young women should be trained in homemaking. BLOND SLAYER STEELS HERSELF Trial of Vera Stretz for Killing Gebhart Halts Over Week-End. NEW YORK, (.T)--Blond Vera Stretz, her calm unshaken, steeled herself in her prison cell Saturday while her scarcely begun trial for the "single standard" slaying of Dr. Fritz Gebhart. wealthy German importer, halted for the weekend. Four jurors were selected Friday in the first day's session to try the 31 year old university graduate for the slaying of her employer in his fashionable Eastside apartment. Then General Sessions Judge Cornelius F. Collins adjourned the case until Monday. Pleads Sell Defense. In the questioning of the tales- men both prosecution and defense indicated they would attack 'the case'from the .point-' : of a -"single standard" for murder. Self defense was the plea adopted by Samuel Leibowitz, defense attorney, for Miss Stretz. Unblushingly she listened to her attorney" ask the jurors if they would accord an "unchaste woman" --a woman who has violated what we call the "moral code"--the same right of self defense as any other. But frequent recurrence of the words "death penalty" and "capital punishment" sent the color rushing to her cheeks. Called to Apartment. Police called by the telephone to Gebhardt's twenty-first floor apartment last Nov. 12 found him shot four times. On the third flight of stairs, police said, they, found Miss Stretz, clutching a handbag in which they said were a bloodstained night dress and the revolver which ballistic tests showed fired the fatal shots. "Yes, I did it,' police quoted her as saying. "See my lawyer," they said was her answer to all other questions. Her silence has remained almost unbroken during the months she has been in prison. Only once did she make a statement to an interviewer. In it, she admitted that she had killed Gebhardt and added: "Any other decent girl would I have done the same under the cir-! cumstances." Announces Services at St. John's Church Services will be conducted at St. John's Episcopal church Sunday .morning at 8 and 11 o'clock. Holy Communion will be the service at the earlier hour, while morning prayer and Litany will be read at 11 o'clock. The Rev. Clarence Parker, of Chicago, will officiate at all the Sunday services, and will preach at morning prayer. Lenten services are being conducted by Father Parker on Fridays, as follows: Holy Communion at 7:30 and 8:30 a. m.: prayers, with meditation or address at 7:30 p. m. Streets Are Cleaned. IOWA FALLS--A crew of workmen with the aid of fire department equipment, gave the downtown busi. ness sereets a cleaning Thursday night. Some ice on the south side of east and west streets still remains. Answers TO QUESTIONS ON PAGE 1 1. 1889. 2. Hitler's envoy to the London parley of the Locarno powers. 3. Former premier of Greece, called "father -of the Greek republic." 4. Serge Mdivani. 5. Charles E. Friley. 6. That he would not be a candidate for re-election. 7. Iowa supreme court. 8. Friday, March 20. 9. To check trucks from out of state for Iowa licenses. 10. Esthcrville. "HERE are the Dealers, Wholesalers and Manufacturers that helped make the Globe-Gazette Cooking School a Success" » , . . . MISS ANN KINGSLEY Cooking School Director AMERICAN CRYSTAL SUGAR CO. Crystal Sugar BLANCHARD'S JEWELRY Silverware CLOROX CHEMICAL COMPANY Clorox CURRIE-VAN NESS COMPANY Voss Washing Machines Cooking Utensils Mixmaster Automatic D. K. LUNDBERG COMPANY "De Kaye" House Frocks DAMON'S, Inc. Linens and Drapes DAMON'S SHOE DEPARTMENT Paris Fashion Shoes HERMANSON BROS. DAIRY Pasteurized Milk and Cream Cottage Cheese IOWA STATE BRAND CREAMERIES, Inc. Iowa State Brand Butter Corn Country Butter IOWA TEA COMPANY China and Glassware Tricolator J. C. PUTH COMPANY Plumbing and Heating JAQUES MANUFACTURING CO. K. C. Baking Powder JOHN GALLAGHER, Inc. Pontiac Straight 8 Automobiles KEMBLE'S GREENHOUSE Flowers KLIPTO LOOSE LEAF CO: Commercial Stationers and Printers LETTS SPENCER SMITH CO. Jack Sprat Canned Goods and Extracts Chocolate Cream Coffee LEVER BROTHERS Rinso, Lux, Lux Toilet Soap - ' · · · ·- Lifebuoy Health Soap LYONS, CLEANERS--LAUNDERERS- FURRIERS Dry Cleaning and Furs MASON CITY BOTTLING CO. Coca-Cola White Soda Ginger Ale MICHAEL DRUG COMPANY Mrs. Stover's Bungalow Candies MIER WOLF SONS Dining Room Furniture, Hoosier Kitchen Cabinet Floor Coverings, Floor Lamps NORTHWEST SAVINGS BANK Savings and Budgeting OMAHA FLOUR MILLS Omar Flour PEOPLE'S GAS ELECTRIC COMPANY General Electric and Electrolux Refrigerators Autohot Gas Water Heo'ter Roper Gas Range Equipped With Oven Heat Control Hoover Cleaner PFAFF BAKING COMPANY "Vitamin D" Bread RALPH S. SHEPHERD Paints and Wallpaper SALADA TEA COMPANY, Inc. Salada Tea THE MERKEL COMPANY Permanent Waves and Facials VANCE MUSIC COMPANY Pianos RCA-Victor "Magic Brain" Radios

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