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Tuesday, March 24, 1936
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TWO MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, MARCH 24 1936 LI W El LI lot 01 MJ iotoo [MOl by ·« y ·er T cr s OW! ess! £ t Stis je res see ?o ·.sti id ;I me ra !SO !Wi ,gs m 1 . i i 'sal i r. i c al '] ib .ni :a n ,1 '.a -g 3 Of d a ·Ju .7: 1 -o lit bs lei, ed s STI c! utt . Ki ' lea i «i STJ 1 2 ? NO COMMENT ON CONDON REMARKS Hoffman Silent; Hauptmann Application for Second Hearing Not Filed. TRENTON, N. J., «)--Gov. Harold G. Hoffman declined comment Tuesday on charges of Dr. John F. (Jafsiej Condon, Lindbergh ransom intermediary, that his activities in the Bruno Richard Hauptmann case showed a lack of good taste, sincerity and impartiality. The status of Hauptmann, meanwhile, remained unchanged. The court .of pardons met and denied the clemency appeals of Charles Zied, Philadelphia gangster, under sentence to die with Hauptmann a week from tonight. It did not consider Hauptmann's case, since the expected application for a second hearing had not been filed Views in Telegram. Dr. Condon's views on the governor's activities were contained in a telegram answering Hoffman's inquiry as to where and when he could talk to Jafsie. The Bronx educator . offered to submit to questioning in his home with Atty. Gen. David T. Willentz present. Hauptmann's counsel, C. Lloyd Fisher, .obtained.application blanks Monday for a court of pardon hearing, but was reported too bus Tuesday to make the final arrange merits for filing. Hauptmann's sig nature on the papers would be re quired. Defends His Activities. Defending his" activities in th Lindbergh case Condon referred t "statements derogatory to me al ·legedly given out through you press representatives or by you agents," questioned the governor' legal authority for his present ac tivities and said: "Although you have apparentlj usurped the functions of the cour and the duly constituted investi gating officials and despite your un fairness I have decided to permi you to confer with me at my home. 1 As another condition of the con ference Dr. Condon suggested in th' "interest of clarity and relevance' that the governor write the specifi* questions he wished to ask and he would give his answers in similar form and manner. Legion Meeting Has Program of Murphy; EL PASO, HI. -- The eighteenth annual dinner of the El Paso American Legion post Tuesday night was to have a full program of Murphys. The speakers were Nationa Commander Ray Murphy, State Commander J. B. Murphy, and Senior Vice Commander for Illinois Matt Murphy. A SUBSTANTIAL SAVINGS to Prospective Purchasers of New Passenger Cars · We Can Save You Money on ANY advertised plan now in force A SEE US . . . . or ask your dealer regarding our plan. . , . The First National Bank Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Former Postofhce Clerk Waiting for Sentence Ends Lif DES MOINES, W)--Awaiting sen tence on a charge of robbing th mails, Wilson Clark, former postof fice clerk, ended his life with poiso late Monday. He left a note for his wife an another for John Ryan, assistan pcstmaster. Coroner William Car penter said he was informed Clar had been despondent since his in dictment last January. Federal Judge Charles A. Dcwe was to have sentenced him April 2i He was at liberty under $2,000 bond TOMMY TOUHY GETS 23 YEARS Sentenced to U. S. Prison for Robbery of Mails at Minneapolis. MINNEAPOLIS, UP) -- TOmmj Touhy, convicted mail robber, wa sentenced to 23 years in Leaven worth penitentiary Tuesday by Fed eral Judge Gunnar H. Nordbye. Touhy, now an invalid in a chair, suffering from an incurabli disease (palsy) was known a: "Terrible Tommy" during the hey day of the Touhy mob in Chicago He was convicted Monday night o 10 counts in participating in th $78,000 robbery of governmen mail here Jan. 3, 1933. He was sentenced to five years each on three counts of robbing the mails and one year each on the other six mail robbery charges. Four Men Held at Clarinda, Accused of Chicken Theft: CLARINDA, WP -- Authorise, Tuesday held-four men on charges of participating in a two state chicken theft ring, and declaret three others are being held al Tarkio, Mo. Sheriffs officers said the men helc lere were Merrill Boardman of Coin W. J. Wilfong Jr., Clarence White and Forrest Livingston, all of Shenandoah. They declared Don Struck of Shenandoah and two others whose names were not divulged vere held at Tarkio. The men are being held for grand ury action, authorities said. Murphy Votes Against Army Appropriations .WASHINGTON, UP-- S e n a t o r Louis Murphy (D-Iowa) voted gainst passage of war department ppropriatior. bill which passed the enate 53 to 12. Senator L. J. Dickason (D-Iowa) was not in senate hamber when the vote was taken. It's Bright and New! ROLLINS HOSIERY A for Spring 9 JOIN OUR HOSIERY CLUB ONE FREE PAIR IN EVERY DOZEN 'Now is the time to stock up on your spring hosiery supply. Rollins spring line is as delicate as the first spring flowers . . . as colorful as a bowl of spring blossoms, in colors which are definitely brighter and gayer than any hosiery colors you've seen in' years. They're full-fash- ioned-ringless with special heel and toe construction. THESE ARE THE NEW SPRING SHADES NAVY DOVE BLUE MIST SUNRUST LIGHT GUNMETAL NUTMEG YOUR CHOICE OF THREE PRICE GROUPS! 105 NORTH FEDERAL AVENUE FLOOD FURY OF OHIO LESSENS River Nears Its Crest at Gin cmnati, Fails to Hit Business District. By ASSOCIATED 1RKSS. With storms increasing the death toll in midwest, southern and east ern states, the fury of the flood rampaging Ohio lessened Tuesday as the river swept over more lowlands downstream from Cincinnati. The death list, after a week of wind and flood, mounted to 177. The Ohio nearcd its crest at Cincinnati but, unlike the inundation at Pittsburgh and Wheeling, failec to reach the business district. This was true, also, in river towns nearby Cincinnati. Upstream, the river was either leveling off or receding. Downstream, it was a flood stage along the Indiana boundary. Scores of families, given ample warning, left lowland homes. Rivermen expected no widespread loss, as compared to 1913 or other years. Prepare for Future. To control future floods in the Ohio valley, businessmen from Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia opened a flood control congress in Gallipolis. Tornadic winds and storms sweep- Ing up the Mississippi valley took five lives, four in Missouri and one in Memphis. Hail and wind wrought considerable damage to crops and property. Graphically portraying the destructive forces of not only water, but wind, to the nation's soil, Chicago was darkened by clouds of dust swirling northeastward from the windswept southwestern states. Bring New Fears. Heavy rains in the middlewest and east brought new fears of flood. In the west, tributary streams of the Mississippi were rising. In New York, the Oswego river was swelling above record stages around Syracuse. Between 20,000 ana 25,000 persons fled from their homes in Cincinnati and the nearby area in advance of the muddy tide that had brought catastrophe to Johnstown, Pitts- Durgh, Wheeling and other communities in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The lower Ohio valley was the only immediate zone of high water danger remaining after a harrowing week of death and destruction. Conditions on Mend. In New England,, where scores of streams 'overflowed their banks and vrought havoc second in severity nly to the holocaust in the Ohio iver watershed, conditions were efinitely on the mend. In almost very stricken area, anxious eyes cere cast toward the federal gov- rnment in hopes additional finan- ial aid would be forthcoming for he work of rehabilitation. The American Red Cross long since had hrown its entire force in the field 0 relieve suffering and ward off estilence. Besides immediate government id, communities inspired partly by le startling success of Portsmouth, 3hio, in curbing the spring time ages of the broad Ohio, sought con- erences which contemplated a vast lood control scheme for Pennsyl- ania, West Virginia, Ohio and Ken- ucky. Protected by Great Wall. Portsmouth, protected by a great vail, hummed with industry, though much of its area was far below the iver's crest. Neighboring communities went through the routine of toppage of work, evacuation of owland families, clearing up and re- luilding. New England, with damage estimated at more than $270,000,000 and with approximately 80,000 refugees prevented from returning to .heir homes before sanitation measures were taken, concentrated on ireventing spread of disease and awlessness as it pushed the Hercu- ean task of rebuilding. In Hartford, Conn., severely af- ected by high waters, 1,200 nation- 1 guardsmen anil militiamen helped nforce stringent safety and health measures. Johnstown, Pa., still was caring or 6,000 homeless. Pittsburgh residents . regained heir cheerfulness as-the usual func- ions of big city life neared normal. Disease Danger Past. In all of Pennsylvania, the effica- y of healthy measures was atteat- d by reports that the danger of estilence seemed definitely past. One gloomy aspect, however, iside from loss of life and proper- y, was discovery that rich topsoil ad been washed from wide areas nd that many farms would be un- ble to produce. Conditions were approaching nor- nal in most of Wheeling, W. Va., ut it was estimated a week must ass before Wheeling Island can e fully inhabited by it s 10,000 res- dents. Smaller cities along the Ohio riv- r above Cincinnati buckled to the ask of cleaning up. After the crest asses Cincinnati,, the next large ity in the path of the flood is Lou- sville, Ky. ·Jeavy Fighting in China Is Reported PEIPING, ()--Heavy fighting ·as reported from several points in outhwestern Shansi province Tues-1 ay between reinforced nationalist I overnment troops numbering 38,- j 00 and a communist army cam- aigning in the north central sector f China. Four Lives Taken by Missouri Tornado; Homes Are Wrecked KANSAS CITY, (!Pi--Half a dozen Missouri towns were torn by a tornado that skipped through central Missouri late Monday, taking four lives. At the same time dust choked southern Kansas and the Oklahoma and Texas panhandles, ,and we spring snow fell on western Kansas and southeastern Colorado. Farmers were elated by the snow, which followed rain. The windstorm also injured more than a score of persons and ruinec the homes of approximately 50. Y.M.C. A. Dwellers Use Fire Hoses to · Insure Quiet Sleep DALLAS, CrB -- Three hundred residents of the Central Y. M. C. A. their sleep disturbed Monday night by workmen drilling holes in the street, turned fire hoses on them from all eight floors of the building and won their point. Some of the workmen were knocked off their feet. Police, greeted by boos and catcalls, ordered the drillers to withdraw and return to their work in daylight hours, Hagood's Next Post May Be in New York N E W Y O R K , (JFi -- President Roosevelt's announcement that Maj. Gen. Johnson Hagood's future assignment will be determined while he is on a three months leave increased speculation Tuesday, 'in army circles that his new post may be in New York. Published reports have indicated that Hagood may succeed Maj. Gen. Dennis E. Nolan as commander of the second corps area at Governors island. Nolan will retire April 30 BRAZHSlULED BY MARTIAL LAW President Takes Action as Result of "Subversive Activities." RIO DE JANEIRO, (^--President Getulio Vargas, proclaiming :he equivalent of a state of war throughout Brazil as a result of 'subversive activities," enforced martial law Tuesday over this na"on of 47,000,000 people." The executive decree, effective for 90 days, was published Monday eight, -just 51 hours before the expiration of the three-months state f siege, declared during the Novem- ier uprising, characterized by the dministration as communistic. William Wiese, Aged Lakota Man, Is Buried LAKOTA--Funeral services were leld Sunday afternoon at the Luth- ·ran church here for William Wiese, vho passed away at his home on Thursday night at the age of 96 vears. In February, he and his wife, also 96 years of age, celebrated their 73st wedding anniversary. Mr. Wiese was born in Germany and came to this country in 1865. He eaves his aged wife and two sons, Dmil and Adolph, both of this place. One son, Julius, died in 1926. The Rev. A. F. Boese, pastor of the church, had charge of the service. Burial was made in the Lutheran cemetery east of town. Mrs. Fletcher Gets Custody of Her Son CHICAGO, UP)--Mrs. Margaret Vlann Fletcher, who won a court finding Monday that she was "Sonny Boy's" mother, Tuesday _ was conditionally awarded sole custody of the 3 year old baby over the rival claims of Dr. Gordon Mordoff, Chicago physician. Situation Unchanged on Ethiopian Fronts - ROME, (JPl--Marshal Pietro Badoglio telegraphed Tuesday, "situa- .ion unchanged o n the two fronts. One of our planes taking off crashed, four occupants killed." Killed, 10 Injured in Train Derailment FLORENCE, Italy, (.P) _ Three Jersons were killed and ten injured Tuesday in the derailment of an ex- )ress passenger train, an axle of which was broken on the run from ""lorence to Rome. Fire Started by Two Boys Causes Damage of $5,000-$ 10,000 HAMBURG, .F--Officials surveyed the fire-blackened Interstate Nursery company buildings here Tuesday and estimated damage from the blaze which threatened three other business concerns at between $5,000 and $10,000. Fire departments of four towns --Hamburg, Sidney, Shenandoah and Nebraska City. Nebr.--were summoned to bring the blaze under control. Police said two small boys ignited a large pile of peat and straw at the nursery. Other threatened business establishments which escaped damage were the Home Oil company, Jones Lumber company and the Good elevator. RAINS THREATEN MIDWEST FLOODS Thousands of Acres Already Inundated in Sections of Minnesota CHICAGO, UP)--Heavy rain in parts of the middlewest led to preparations Tuesday against the expected flooding of additional lowland along the Mississippi and Ohio rivers and their tributaries. In southern Minnesota, where showers fell Monday, more rain or snow was forecast Tuesday. The Cannon river was out of its banks between Red Wing and Cannon Falls, flooding several .thousand acres. Three to four feet of water from the Minnesota river covered part of North Mankato when a dike weakened. The Mississippi at Red Wing was within two feet of the eight foot flood level. The Missouri river was down five feet from its 16 foot level of Saturday at Bismarck, N. Dak., relieving apprehension there. 75 Year Old lowan Hit by Train Dies CEDAR RAPIDS, (.T)-- Walter Reed, 75, of Coggon, who suffered a fractured skull and internal injuries when struck by an Illinois entral train near his home in Coggon Monday, died Monday night in a local hospital without regaining consciousness. Reed was said to have been hard of hearing and ap- sarently was unaware of the approach of the train. Dr. Dafoe Selects Dresses for Quints LONDON, Ont., {m-- Dr. A. R. Dafoe picks out the dresses for the Dionne quintuplets, he said here Tuesday, and he prefers bright shades of pink and blue. The guard- an-physician for the five little sis- ers was in London to initiate a Red 2ross campaign. 2 Killed in Accident. DECORAH -- Mr. and Mrs. Charles Matteson of St. Paul, who vere killed in an automobile accident near Hollywood, Fla., were cousins, of Mrs. Blanche Duncan, A. '. Porter and Frank Hughes of Decorah. Mr. Matteson was born in Decorah, but left here with his parents as a child. His parents were among the pioneer residents of this city. Day in Congress By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Senate-Debates agriculture appropriation bill. Commerce subcommittee receives testimony on stream pollution. Agriculture subcommittee considers bills to develop the Mississippi and Columbia river valleys. House-Resumes consideration of railroad long and short haul bill. Interstate commerce subcommittee meets on motion picture block booking. Ways and means subcommittee on tax legislation. MONDAY Senate-Passed largest peace time army appropriation bill in history. House-Debated bill to create a District of Columbia rent commission. Ways and means subcommittee continued study of tax legislation. Judiciary committee considered chain store regulatory legislation. Hosts to Friends. SWALEDALE--Mr. and Mrs. eorge Urbatch were hosts to a roup of friends Saturday evening I j at their home. Cards were played. WANTED! Experienced Clothing Salesman Between the age of 25 to 35 years. Must have several years experience. Excellent opportunity for advancement for right man. Apply in person. MONTGOMERY WARD 102-4-6 South Federal Avc. Mason City ASKS REPORT ON CROP PAYMENTS Vandenberg Tells Senate of "Enormous" Benefits to Some Farmers. WASHINGTON, CjP--Charging "enormous" AAA payments to some farmers, Senator Vandenberg (R- Mich.) asked the senate Monday to request from Secretary Wallace for a report on all crop control contracts which paid more than $10,000 a year. "It seems to me," he said, in presenting a resolution requiring the report, "this information 13 highly pertinent for study in connection with the new tax bill which must include $500,000,000 of new taxes to pay new benefits under the new law, as well as $250,000,000 to pay commitments remaining over from the old law." Integrity Not questioned. He emphasized he was not questioning the "integrity" of the disbursements. ' "I understand," he continued, "the average corn-hog benefit payment in Iowa is under $400. But I know, for example, about one com-hog contract in another state where the beneficiary was paid $219,825 in two years for not raising 14,587 hogs on 445 acres. "Again. I understand the average cotton contract throughout the south is under 51,500 but I know, for example, about one cotton contract which paid $168,000 for not planting 7,000 acres. Has More Examples. "Again, I understand the average wheat contract in Kansas runs in the neighborhood of $800. But 1 know, for example, of one such contract--although in this instance I know neither the state nor the acreage--which produced 65 checks for a total of $78,638 in two years.' At Vandenberg's request .the resolution was referred to the agriculture committee. Deadlocked Lamson Trial Jury Ordered to Keep on Trying SAN JOSE, Cal., UP)--The jury which heard the third wife murder trial of David Lamson was under orders to continue deliberations Tuesday after reporting itself hopelessly deadlocked. "This is a case requiring further deliberations," said Superior Judge J. J. Trabucco Monday night when Foreman Milton Raymond asked the court to discharge the jury which took the caae last Friday noon. ONE MOMENT, PLEASE! Thousands drink it who won't drink any other kind. On tap and in bottles. BEER City Beverage Co., DISTRIBUTORS 302 S. Monroe Phone IfiOS UAt Vt TOt LATtST SCOTCH Whether you have or have not--we've got a story to tell and a proposition to make that any Scotchman would be glad to hear . , . What Do You Do When It Gets Hotter Than Hot and you want to put on a suit of clothes that will be ultracool and still not look Hke a pair of pajamas by noon--or sooner if you happen to ride a few blocks in your car or sit at your desk or in church for an hour? Here's Our Story: It may seem queer to be telling hot weather stories now, but here's why: Most fine hot weather clothing is made primarily for the southern market. They start selling it in the south about now. By the time our hot weather gets here, re-Orders are impossible to get. Right now we can get most any pattern or style you could want in fine ultra lightweight Hart Schaffner Marx Dixie wear two-piece suits at the lowest prices they nave been for years (?22 to $25). They are cooler than linen, will wear three or four seasons and because they are all silk-like wool they are almost unwrinkleable. Sounds almost too good to be true but it is. '' Here's Our Proposition: Come in and select from several samples a fabric you'd Hke to see made up into a suit of your size and style taste. We'll have it here for your inspection in a few days. If you like the suit all you have to say is "hold it." We'll keep it for you 'till hot weather comes and you can pay for it then. You'll then be sure of getting a suit to your liking that you may not be able, to get later on in the season. If for any reason you don't like the suit when it arrives just say so and we'll return it as graciously as we ordered it. No obligation whatever on your part. 7s That Fair Enough? If you think so--try it. We'll promise you that "when summer comes" you'll thank us-and for several summers. Get to Kno»

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