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NORTH IOWA'S DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL. XLII FIVE CENTS A COIT! ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SEHV1CE H O M E E D I T I O N T111S PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKK ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS' MASON CITY. IOWA, TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 1936 U. S. More Popular Pan-American Meet Promises to Be Successful. HAMMILL FUNERAL ON THURSDAY By CHARLES V. STEWAKT . A S H I N G T O N , (CPA) -- The p a n - American conference, called by President Roosevelt, to be held in Buenos Aires in August, to frame a new world peace pact somewhat similar to the league of nations, but confined to this hemisphere's republics, g i v e s promise of being a very successful gather- T h e Roosevelt administration has done remarkably well at the task of winning the friendship of Uncle Sam's Latin neighbors. It was a task which required plenty of tact, too; in the past we "YanQtiis" have been unpopular from the Rio Grande to Cape Horn. Today tbe attitude of the southern fo°k toward us is gratifymgly cor- dl For one thing. Washington's dealings with the Latin American countries for many years were altogether too hi? brotherly to be liked by them. Resent Guardianship. They always were resentful of North America's guardianship of Cuba and its actual occupations of Nicaragua and Haiti Being largely Spanish, they resented our war with Spain also. As a trifling war, from our standpoint, we soon fort 0 t it but it was capitally important to' Spain, and, among Spaniards, tie recollection of it has rankled Maybe it will be recalled that, Ion- ago, blue jackets on shore ea?e from Admiral Robley Evans' man-of-war of Valparaiso, had a little trouble with the Chileans Uereuppn'the admiral ***»"% r^^ire^oriJ'»y;^rp:jalVhell .*£} Tornado Death Lists ApproachSOO Mark His Death Mourned ^S^SSes and the whole of Latin America for a generation. Errors of. Judgment. President Wilson set everything below the Rio Grande by the ears by his landing at Vera Cruz and his invasion of northern Mexico. The United States having entered the World war, he wanted to give an appearance of Pan-American solidarity; therefore sent a fleet of four American cruisers on a series of visits, under Admiral Caperton, to Latin American ports.-Tins was all very well as to such ports as Rio de Janeiro and Montevideo, Brazil .and Uruguay, being nominally at outs with Germany, but Argentina insisted on remaining neutral. 10 make a 100 per cent showing, however, Canerton's squadron, by ofrce of superior strength, also put into Buenos Aires, violating Argentine neutrality. Much of this stuff never was advertised in the United States, or was little noticed, but Latin 'America knew all about it. Living there at the time, I knew about it likewise. Another Bad Move. President Wilson, then, left Pan- American friendship at a low ebb. Argentina particuiarl v . was in a bad temper. U. S. marines still were in Haiti and Nicaragua. Mexico was ugly. And all of Latin America sympathized with them. In President Harding's time Brazil undertook to build a war fleet'in- tended to intimidate the rest- of South America, Argentina especially The Washington. administration sent a committee of navy department experts to superintend this fleet's construction (at the very ·juncture when Yankeeland, Great Britain, Japan, France and Italy were framing a naval limitation agreement). Of course Latin America assessed such peace talk as hypocritical. President Coolidge. if he did not aggravate at least did not improve matters--the situation did not mean , anything to him, anyway. President Hoover showed some intelligence. Hull's Good .lob. He suggested some improvements in relationships, and effected some, but was not exactly warm hearted --"simpatico," as the Spaniards say. This administration is "simpatico." Or perhaps it isn't altogether the administration; perhaps it is mostly Secretary of State Cordell Hull, Uncle Sam's minister of foreign affairs. Secretary Hull was made to order to transact business with negotiators of the Spanish-American type. He may not know their language, tut he "knows their psychology. He was a tremendous hit at the last Pan-American conference at Montevideo. He will be the predominant influence st the Buenos Aires conference --and this peace conference may have some significance in the western hemisphere. 10 KNOWN DEAD; BOMB DESTROYS RAILWAY BRIDGE 30 More Believed Killed; Mexican Rebel Group Is Blamed. By CLARK LEE (Copyright, ISM. li.v The An.oclnteil Prras) VERA CRUZ, Mexico--At least 10 person's were known dead Tuesday and it was feared possibly 30 others also perished in the bombing of a railway bridge near Paso del Macho which hurled the Vera Cruz-Mexico City night train into a ravine, a burning mass of wreck- Federal officials, who hastened to the scene early Tuesday, directed the work of extracting burned and twisted bodies from the wreckage at the bottom of the 40 foot "bar- ranca"--or ravine. No foreigners were believed to be among the victims. The bombing was unofficially attributed to a rebel group. Pullmans Go Through. A telegram from a Western Union linesman at Paso del Macho said the bomb exploded on the bridge, three miles west of there, and that both pullmans went through the bridge arid caught fire. "All passengers in those pull- mans, apparently about 40, were carbonized," he reported. "The engineer also was. burneo/ to death. -"One 'first class car also fell 'into the ravine.but..appaiently:.all'-.pas- sengers escaped." Other information said 10 bodies had been recovered by noon. Manuel Hernandez, superintendent of the Vera Cruz terminal company, escaped death although he was injured, leading to belief other pull- man passengers also survived. A wrecking train left Vera Cruz to lift the pullmans and facilitate the search for bodies. Plunge Beneath Bridge. The engine, two Pullman cars and the express and mail cars were precipitated into the barranca beneath the bridge. The first and second class passenger cars, which did not leave the track, were burned after the explosion. It was not determined immediately whether the attackers set fire to these cars, or if they caught fire from the bomb. Several important figures in Mexican politics were aboard the train, including the three candidates for the gubernatorial nomination of the national revolutionary (government) party in the primary election held here last Sunday. Bound for Capital. They were Col. Eduardo Hernandez Chazaro, chief of the presidential staff of former President Pascual Ortiz Rubio; Ochca Zamudio and Dr. Padilla. They were enroute to Mexico City to present their reports on the elections. No tourist ships had arrived here in the last few days, and no foreigners were known to have been aboard. the train. Gen. Herberto Jara. -commander of the. Vera Cruz military zone, left for Paso del Macho aboard a special rescue train. Another rescue train left from Orizaba. · · · · · " Despite the presence of political authorities on the Bombed train, authorities here maintained a belief that it was unlikely the bombing arose from political motives. Robbery Not Motive. Another theory, however, which was at first given some credence, that the motive was robbery of the railroad paymaster, proved baseless when it was learned the paymaster was returning- to the capital without funds, after paying employs here Monday. The Mexican railway declined to issue any statement until the skeleton reports of the bombing were more complete, the only advices available saying there were "many dead" without making any attempt to estimate the number. The bomb apparently exploded as the first section of the train passed over the bridge at a place called "Barranca Grande" (Big Ravine) a few miles west, of Paso del Macho, which is 45 miles from this eastern seaport. ' Train Moving Slowly. The train was proceeding slowly as it entered the first of a series of curves on the steeply-winding route where the railroad starts to climb the Sierra Madre mountains, from sea level, to reach the capital, 7,500 feet nbove Ven Cm/.. i The bridge was destroyed by the Marilyn Miller, 38, Star of "Sally," Dies in N. Y. 3 Weeks' Illness Fatal to Musical Comedy Heroine. Weather Bureau Forecasts Rising Temperatures; .:Skies. Clear, : , v ,.:...,, DBS MOINES, UP)--Spring prepared to discard its winter garb for more seasonable apparel in Iowa Tuesday. The weather bureau here forecast rising temperatures beginning in the western and northern sections and moving into the rest of the state Wednesday. A cold wave has moved out of Canada, the meteorologist said, "and we can expect warmer weather." Meanwhile, the mercury dipped to an unseasonable state low of 7 above at Forest City and the state high was 48 above at Sioux City, Clarinda and Council Bluffs. A shippers' forecast set 15 above as Tuesday night's expected low. Snow, ranging from a trace up to one-tenth of an inch in Des Moines, swirled over the state Monday night but skies were clear again Tuesday. President Roosevelt Ends His Fishing Trip MIAMI, Fla., C . T ) -- P r e s i d e n t Roosevelt planned to end his fishing trip' in southern waters Tuesday and was ready to turn shoreward at nightfall for the return to the white house. He will reach port, probably here, Wednesday .shortly after noon and entrain immediately for his Warm Springs, Ga., home to spend Thursday. He will arrive in Washington about noon Friday. NEW YORK, CT--Marilyn Miller, star of "Sally" and other musical comedy successes, died Tuesday morning at Doctors hospital. Miss Miller, in private life Mrs. Chester O'Brien, had been confined at the hospital for three weeks. She ·was admitted suffering from a sinus infection and last week a toxic condition set in. For a time she showed improvement but a turn for the worse developed Saturday and she was said to be in a critical condition. Miss Miller was 38 years old. The death was announced by her physician, Dr. Laurence A. Whilte- more. Perfect as Heroine. Marilyn Miller, at tbe height of her career, was regarded by Broadway showmen as the perfect musical comedy heroine,, and the pattern of almost all aspirants to similar careers. She had /loveliness, a sweet singing voice, : . a gift for piquant comedy and she was, more than any- · thing else, a dancer of extraordinary skill and grace. Her first great triumph was In 'Sally." in which the late Florenz Ziegf'eld raised her to stardom, after jer distinguished service in the 'Follies" and in the famous shows on the Ziegfeld roof. In Supreme Position. Not only did "Sally" elevate Mis Miller to supreme position amonj song-and dance stars, but the play itself established a model for later musical plays--the sort that were to bring forth Adele Astaire, Mary Eaton, Louise Groody and other stars whose dancing was more important than their other talents. The success of "Sally," both on Broadway and on the road, earned for Miss Miller future identification with the role. At the termination of that play's run. she broke with Ziegfeld and went under the management of the late Charles Dillingham. Her first production was a musicalized production of Sir James SI. Barrie's Peter Pan. ' Dances Put 111. FORECAST IOWA: Probably light snow Tuesday night and Wednesday; f a i r in extreme east Tuesday night; rising temperatures Wednesday and in west and north late Tuesday night. MINNESOTA: Unsettled Tuesday night and Wednesday, probably local snows; not so cold Tuesday night; rising temperature Wednesday. IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Tuesday morning: Maximum Monday 42 Above minimum in Night 10 Above At 8 A. M. Tuesday 13 Above Snowfall .5 of an Inch Precipitation .05 of an Inch April seems intent on giving North Iowa a final fling at winter. But, at that, it's preferable to what is being dealt out in the southland these days. explosion, plunging thi engine and the first four cars to the depths of the ravine and leaving the other? standing on the track, where they burst into flames soon afterward. The glow of the fire was visible from PJIFO del Macho throughout the night. Dances were incorporated into the play for th e star, and although she won a huge personal success the play itself was a failure. It was under Dillingham's management, however, that she nad her greatest success. This was "Sunny," in which she was co-starred with the late Jack Donahue. It played at the New Amsterdam, where "Sally" remained so long. She later appeared in a motion picture version of "Sunny." She died less than two years after her third marriage. On October 1. 1934, she married Chester O'Brien, a chorus man in her last starring show. "As Thousands Cheer." The marriage took place at Harrison, N. Y. Born in Indian:!. According to Who's Who in the Theater, she was born Mary Ellen Reynolds in Evansville, Ind., Sep. 1. 1898. Her first stage appearance was with her mother. Lyn Reynolds and with her stepfather Caro Miller Ang. 20, 1903, at Lakeside Park Dayton, Ohio, as one of "The Columbian Trio." Broadway did not see her for another decade, for Marilyn went abroad, touring Europe for 10 years mtil she appeared one night at the Lotus club in London. Lee Shubcrt saw her dance and brought her immediately to New York. She graced the chorus of the Shu- btrt "Passing Shows" of 1914. '15, and '16. Next she appeared in Zicg- feld's Follies, and in 1920. when she was 22, blossomed into stardom as "Sally" in the play of that name. Returns to Ziegfeld. After "Sally" came "Peter Pan," and "Sunny" and in 1927 she returned to Ziegfeld's management in "Rosalie," another hit. She appeared for him again, in 1931. in "Smiles, co-starred with Adele and Fred Astaire. Marilyn Miller was one of the first musical" comedy stars before whom Hollywood dangled appetizing bait. In 1929 she signed a 5100,000 contract to make a talking picture. A few years later, she returned to Broadway to win her honors in "As Thousands Cheer." Her first husband was tbe late Frank Carter, killed in an auto accident in 1920. Two years later she became the wife of the late Jack Pickford, motion pictme actor and broihcr of Maiy Pickforrl. The Pickfords were divorced in 1927. Pickford died in France in 1933 10 KILLED WHEN PLANE CRASHES NTO MOUNTAIN iostess and Two of Air Liner's Passengers Survive Wreck. UNIONTOWN. Pa., (.T 1 )--Ten persons were killed Tuesday in the crash of a giant Transcontinental ind Western transport pUine igainst a mountainside near this :oal mining town in southwest Pennsylvania. The plane carried 10 passengers, ;wo pilots and a hostess. Miss N. H. Granger, the hostess, telephoned her offices in New York she and two passengers survived. Names of the dead were not immediately available. The report of the crash spurred every available ambulance to the scene with doctors and nurses. At Uniontown hospital, officials said it would be some time before the victims arrived because of the necessity of carrying them down the rugged mountainside of Chestnut Ridge. The plane had been more than four hours overdue on a flight from New York and searching planes had set out from Pittsburgh. FIRM LISTS NAMES OF 1'LANE'S PASSENGERS NEWARK, N. J., (.Ti--Transcontinental arid Western Air, Inc., officials said Tuesday the following were passengers on the Newark- Pittsburgh transport plane: R. G. Evans, Pittsburgh, Pa. Charles H. Smith, New Kensington. Pa. D. D. August. Grove City, Pa. Crawford Kelly, McKeesport. Pa. C. D. Bayersdorfer, StubenvilJe, Ohio. Frank Hardeman. New York City. John O'Neill, Jersey City, N. J. Mrs. Meyer C. Ellstein, Newark, N. J. C. G. Challimor. no address. (No first namej Hefferman, New York City. G. B. Arcy, New York City The members of the crew were Pilot Otto Ferguson; Co-pilot H. C. Lewis; Hostess N. H. Granger. ON THE INSIDE Rising Rivers New Threats to Southland By GLENN RAMSEY Associated Press Stuff Writer. GAINESVILLE. Ga., UV-Rising rivers added the threat of widespread floods Tuesday to the distress of half a dozen southern states stricken by tornadoes which may have claimed a death toll of 580 persons. More than 42 bodies of victims of windstorms this week and last had been recovered and Red Cross authorities said 1,'2T persons were badly injured by the twisters which damaged 3,200 homes. Relief workers toiled under overcast skies at two mill cities hardest hit--Tupelo, Miss., and Gainesville, Ga.--where death tolls mounted in each community to near 200. 183 nt Tupelo. Bodies recovered at Tupelo to- talled 18."; at Gainesville 158. Sixteen other deaths in Mississippi twelve in Tennessee, ten in Alabama, and one each in Arkansas and South Carolina resulted from the latest storm. Rain swollen streams threatened several communities which escaped damage from the $25.000,000 twist ers Sunday night and Monday Floods, generated by -1 inch rainfall coursed through the Carolina foothills, closing highways. About ·00 Negro homes in Charlotte, N Car were inundated. Bridges wen washed away in eastern North Carolina. Warns of Overflows. The Washington weather burea warned of overflows in the Raleig district and said "very heav floods" might be ..expected ..on th Cape Fear and Neuse rivers. The Ocmulg-ee river was abov flood stage at Macon, Ga., and Wes Point Ga., was warned the Chai tahoochee river would reach feet--the level of a 1929 flood- Wednesday. Additional ram wa predicted for Georgia and the L,ai olinas. Continued cool weather an fro'l dominated the forecast fo tornado wracked states to the wcs Storm Bred Fires. Stm-m bred fires, which adde heavily tn the Gainesville deat toll still smouldered Tuesday. workers, convicts and nationa guardsmen dug through debris o the business district to recover th last of the victims. Civilians and soldiers searche for more victims in Tupelo as th bereaved set out to bury their deat Tornadoes last Thursday kille 43 persons, centering their fur upon Cordeie, Ga., and Greensbor* Car. Death of injured persons adde to the Gainesville toll Tuesday. Vandenberg Wants to Cut Larger Payments of Benefits by AAA SIRS. MABEL QUINTAKD Local Red Cross Head Goes to Tornado Area ON PAGE 18 Hammill Was Ready to Run for Senate ON PAGE 19 A. J. Kiilmer to Run for State Senator ON PAGE 22 Receipts of Postoffice A^ain Show Increase ON PAGE 19 Good Farmer Better Off Under Soil Plan ON PAGE 7 Boys lo Be Guests at Baseball Movie ON PAGE 15 JOHN L. HAMMILL WASHINGTON, (/Pi--S e n R t o r Vandenberg (R., Mich.), following up his demand for publicity on large AAA benefit payments. Tuesday pressed a suggestion to cut the larger ones and give maximum aid to small growers. Vandenberg Monday declared it may be desirable to reduce the unit payments" to larger producers, after the senate agriculture committee had approved his resolution to ask reports on all payments over 510,000 a year. New Call for Troops Issued by Selassie ADDIS ABABA. (.W--Emperor Haile Selassie Tuesday issued a new- order for a general mobilization of every able bodied man in Ethiopia to fight against Italy. The proclamation appealed to the populace to rally to the support -f the coun'.ry. Hindenburg Sighted on Its Return Trip FERNANDO DE NORONHA, IJP) --The German zeppelin Hindenburg passed over this island in the Atlantic northeast of Brazil, Tuesday on its' homeward flight to Friedrichshafen after leaving Rio de Janeiro Monday on its first round trip. TWO PROBES OF LINDBERGH CASE iJew Jersey Assembly Votes Down Inquiry m Conduct of Officials. TRENTON, N. J., UD--Officials pushed two investigations of phases f the Lindbergh kidnaping case Tuesday but attempts to win legislative authority for two related probes were listed as closed chapters. The New Jersey assembly, by de cisive votes Monday night, turnec down two proposals to investigate the conduct of officials associate; with the case. Gov. Harold G. Hoffman, however continued his own investigation in an attempt to "completely solve' the crime. In Brooklyn. N. Y., District Attorney William F. X. Goeghan renewed attempts to verify the storj of Paul H. Wendcl who says he was tortured there to compel him to "confess" he kidnaped the Lind bcrgh baby and was in possession of it when it died. He subsequently retracted the confession. "I now have 18 detectives seeking a person suspected of having been i principal in the alleged kidnaping of Paul H. Wendel. If he is found some thing might happen," Geoghan said The Mercer county, New Jersey grand .iury was scheduled to mee Tuesday to continue its inquiry in his case. Wendel is held in jail on a murder charge. The legislative resolutions for in vestigation came Monday night fron both sides of the divided, republicar majority in the lower house. Chinese Government Protests to Russia on Mongolian Pact NANKING. /P)--The Chinese foreign office announced Tuesday night that it 'was protesting to Russia against the. formulation of the soviet-Outer Mongolian pact of mutual assistance sig-ned March 32. A foreign office spokesman said the pact violated the Chinese-soviet agreement of May 31. 1924. hy which Russia recognized that Outer Mongolia was an integral part of China. in Moscow Explosion MOSCOW, (.T)--One person was killed and 13 injured in an explosion following the collision of two trains loaded with gasoline near Rostov- on-Don Tuesday. Easter Clothes Are Attractively Priced at Mason City Stores More Shopping Days Until EASTER TAKEN TO BRITT Wife Comes Home From Jamaica; Body Will Lie in State. BRITT--Funeral services for John L. Hammill. 60, former governor of Iowa, will be conducted Thursday afternoon, it was announced. Rites will be held at 2 o'clock in the home and at 2:30 in the M. E. church. The Order of Eastern Star, of which former Governor Hammill was past most worthy grand patron, will conduct rites. The Rev. A. A. Brooks of Cedar Rapids will preach the sermon. The Rev. C. N. McMillan of Britt will officiate. Escorted by friends, the body of former Governor Hammill, who died suddenly late Monday in Minneapolis, was taken Tuesday to Britt. The body will lie in state from 10 a. m. to 2 p. m. Thursday at the M. E. church. Widow Arrives Home. Mrs. Hammill, who was notified y Attorney Frank Senneff of the eath of her husband while she vas attending an Eastern Star meeting in Jamaica, arrived home t midnight Monday, brought here by Dr. and Mrs. W. A. Seidler, at whose home she had been a guest Jamaica. The city council held a special meeting Monday night, and passed a resolution of regret on the death of Former Governor Hammill. This resolution was written into the records and a copy will be sent to Mrs. Hammill, signed by the mayor, councilmen and city clerk. Former Governor Kammill died at 5 o'clock Monday afternoon in his room in the Nicollet hotel, Minneapolis. He had just left a hearing on the proposed dismemberment of the Minneapolis and St. Louis railroad, apparently in good health but mentioning that he believed he would rest for a. t i m e . In Perfect Hftilth. B. B. Burnquist of Fort Dodge, who was a t t e n d i n g the hearing with Hammill, said, "Hammill seemed in perfect health all day. I talked to him less than 15 minutes before he died and he did not seem in distress. He must have suffered the attack almost the minute he got to his room." An employe of the hotel, passing by Mr. Hammill's room, said he heard a groan and entered the room, finding the former governor slumped to tie floor, dead. He succumbed to apoplexy. The body of the former governor was brought to his home town by Gene Wilkinson of a local mortuary. Mr. Wilkinson and Mr. Hammill were classmates in school here. Because of the condition of the road some delay was encountered in returning the body. Was Man of Vigor. Former Governor Hammill. a man of large stature, had a particularly eventful life and had thrown his full energy into his last fight--that to retain "the M. and St. L. in its present form. He was a man of special vigor. The last of his own family, the former governor's only immediate surviving relative is his wife. They had no children. A nephew, Charles D. Welty, lives in St. Paul and a stepniece, Grace Caldwell, resides in Britt. Had Helped Students. Many who heard of the death of the former Governor Hammill recalled the prominent roles he had taken in public life. But there were also many young persons in this vicinity who thought of Mr. Hammill's ' unheralded generosity--how he had through loans and gifts, made it' possible for them to obtain an education. In recent years, this philanthropy wns a characteristic of the former governor that was widely appreciated in his home town. John Huston, publisher of the Ottumwa Courier at Ottumwa, will replace former Governor Hammill as a delcRate-at-large. to the republican national convention at Cleveland June 9. it wns announced Tuesday. Huston succeeds to the position. J because he heads the list of alternates selected at the state convention which met Feb. 28. republican state headquarters explained at DCS Moines. Born in 1875. John L- Hammill, born Oct. 11. 1S75. in Linden. Iowa county. Wis . wns the son of George Hammill and Mary Brewer Hammill. He attended the elementary schools nrar his birthplace until 1889 when, with his parents, he moved to Hancock cnun- ; ty, Iowa. He was graduated from · Britt hisrh school in 1895, and from · law college at the University of Iowa three years later. On June 7, ISM. he married Fannie B. Richards of Garner. He had been admitted to practica

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