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April 10, 1936

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 2

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TWO MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, APRIL 10 1936 president of the Britt Commercia club and had served several year on the school board. He quoted from a Christmas sermon given by for mer Governor Hammill to th Knights Templar at Mason Citj showing the "high Christian ideals which the former governor had. "·- Pride in Friendship. Pride in his friendship with for tter Governor Hammill was ex pressed by Mr. McMillan who citei several instances of the fine char acter he possessed. Former Gov ernor Hammill furnished -a fine ideal for the girls and boys of Britt he continued. He also referred to the plans former Governor Hammill had revealed to his friends to announce his candidacy for the republican nomination for United States senator. In this connection, ie denied reports that former Governor Hammill had decided not to enter the race and that he had thrown his support to another candidate. Mr. McMillan in his prepared obituary spoke as follows: "When John Hammill closed his desk Saturday to go to Minneapolis, Minn., where he. died, the top was cleared. But in a drawer he left an announcement of his candidacy for United States senator, which was to have been made public upon his return, had he lived. Was Without Foundation. "The statement that he had agreed to" support any other men was without foundation in fact, as his intimate friends well know." Dr. Brooks, who was pastor of Grace Methodist church in Des Moines when Hammill was governor, said in his sermon: "He made a great contribution to his state. He fell at the peak of his power with his sword half unsheathed to enter into battle for ·what he believed to be for the best Interests of our beloved state." Both Were Present. Dispute on this point was raised by the story printed in a Des Moines newspaper that the farmer governor a few hours before his death had told Ray Eggert, former Waterloo postmaster, that he had decided definitely not to run and that he would support L. J. Dickinson for the presidential nomination at Cleveland in June. Mr. Hammill had been named as an Iowa delegate at large. Both Mr. Eggert and Senator .Dickinson were in the church Thurs- day as the two officiating pasto dealt pointedly with the subject ii volving their veracity and interest Mrs. Mildred Schennanbacher c Port Arthur, Canada, immediate pa most worthy matron of the gener Order of Eastern Star, spoke warm tribute to the high charact of former Governor Hammill. Sh stressed his useful and exemplar qualities in the order. While sh held her high post, former Gove nor Hammill was mpst worth grand patron. Songs by Choir. Songs by the choir included'Mesu Savior, pilot Me," "My Faith Look Up to Thee," and "Abide With Me. Mrs. Earl May of Shenandoah san a soprano solo, "Crossing the Bar and the Rev. George W. Egglesto; of Pierson, formerly pastor at Britl sang a solo, "Coin' Home" fron Dvorak's "New World Symphony. Mr. Eggleston also read Scripture Miss Marjory Benzler was-the pian St. Major Frank B. Hallagan, repre senting the state and sent here by Governor Clyde L. Herring, wa Mrs. Hammill's personal' escort to ;he church and to the grave. After the crowd in the church had eft, the coffin was opened for a las time to permit Mrs. Hammill anc .he relatives to see the face !owa's former governor. Buried in Evergreen. Throughout the time that the body lay in state, two squads wen assigned to guard duty, at thi church, two men serving in 15 min ute periods. Ten were assigned to raffie duty as cars were packei along the streets. Between 11 a. m and 2 p. m., when the casket was losed, Miss lone Lease and Mrs McGinnis played the piano at the church. Burial in Evergreen cemetery a he eastern edge of the city followed a cortege through Britt's main busi ness artery', past the Hammill law iffice, led by a national guard com lany from Mason City. Two score Cnights Templar, in full parad ress, followed next. Beneath Great Pine. The commitment rites were In barge of W. A. Westfall, eminent ommander, and R. J. McEwen, pre- ate. The sun shown down on the cene through a hazy cloud and risk breeze out of the north caused he several hundred onlookers to Every Outstanding Easter Fashion in Wards POST-EASTER CLEARAWAY! Coats and Suits Regularly 7.98 Foremost Spring sports coats and suits in monotones, checks, tweeds or 'plaids. Smartest colors. In sizes from 12 to 44. Regularly 9.98 Expert tailoring . . . dis- tinctive.styles! Coats and suits in novelty sports fabrics. In sizes 12 to 44. NOW NOW wrap their coats about them as they listened to the Impressive ritual. The body of Britt's first citizen will rest beneath a great pine, on an incline looking out over a vast stretch or the fertile Hancock county farm land which John Hammill knew and loved so much, the territory in which he was reared and lived his mature life except for the ten years when he was occupy' ing high public office. Mrs. Hammill came to her seat at the. graveside on the .arm of Major Halligan. Throughout the service, as at the church, she maintained a remarkable poise. Tears glistened in her eyes, directed down toward the coffin before her, but she had steeled herself against further manifestation of her grief and loneliness. Firing Squad Volley. At the conclusion of the Masonic rites, there was a song led by the Rev. Mr. McMillan, a volley of three shots from a firing squad--suggestive of John Hammill's former command of Iowa's military-- and 'Taps" from a bugler stationed a short distance from the flower- banked grave. With this the Britt community, assisted by dignitaries from all parts of the state, had completed its sad :ask of giving back to earth its most llustrious son, the man who found lis way from a humble farm home to the governor's chambers of the state house in Des Moines. Honorary pallbearers were Former Gov. B. F. Carroll, Former Gov. Dan Turner, Gov. Clyde L. Herring, William Duvall of Washington, Clifford Niles of Anamosa. Senator Burt M. Stoddard of Sloan, Harold Landenvou, grand patron of the Nebraska 0. E. S., James Devitt of Oskaloosa, W. Earl Hall of Mason City. Adj. Gen. Charles H. Grahl of Des Moines, Judges J. J. Clark of YTason Ctiy, M. F. Edwards of Parkersburg and T. A. Beardmore of Jharles City. Active pallbearers-were I. C. Hastings of Garner, Frank W. Senneff of Britt, W. P. Haley of Des Moines, ^oscoe Zerwekh of Coon Rapids, R. R. Roberts of Britt, Mack Groves of Estherville, B. R. Boldt of Britt and Dr. W. A. Seidler of Jamaica. FOREIGN TRADE CAPITAL TOPIC Defense Alliances, Politics Work Relief Program m Washington News. WASHINGTON, trade and defense (.¥) -- Foreigr alliances wer GUESTS AT FUNERAL Among the distinguished guests t the Hammill funeral at Britt 'hursday afternoon were: Gov. Clyde L. Herring, Des Moines. Senator L. J. Dickinson, Algona. Past Gov. Dan Turner, Corning. Past Gov. B. F. Carroll, Des Moines. Past U. S. Senator David W. Stewrt, Sioux City. R. F. Mitchell, Fort Dodge, justice f the supreme court. Henry Shull, Sioux City, member f state board of education. General Matt Tinley, Council luffs, of the Iowa National Guard. Hnery Wagner, Sigourney, past upreme court justice. James Kindig, Sioux City, pas upreme court justice. Ray Murray, Buffalo Center, state ecretary of agriculture. Mrs. Alex Miller, Washington ecretary of state. Miss Agnes Samuelson, Shenan oah, sta.te superintendent of pub: instruction. Charles Pye, Des Moines, secre- ary of the Iowa State Educational ssociation. F. F. Faville, Sioux City, past su reme court justice. Mark Thornburg, Sioux City, pas ecretary of agriculture. Arch McFarlane, Waterloo, pas! eutenant governor. Senator Burt Stoddard of Wood ury county. Robert Colflesh, past state com mander of the American Legion. Ray Yenter, Iowa City, past state insurance commissioner. Judge T. J. Guthrie, Des Moines A. R. Corey, Des Moines, secretary f the Iowa State Fair association Frank Wenig, Spencer, state com .issioner of labor. Roy Rader, Spencer, assistant at irney general. Mrs. James Devitt, Oskaloosa past member of state board of education. Judge J. J. Clark, Mason City. Judge M. F. Edwards, Parkersburg. Judge T. A. Beardmore, Charles City. Robert J. Shaw, Sigourney, republican candidate for attorney general. Truman Stevens, Hamburg, past justice of supreme court. Jack Chrystal, Coon Rapids, state senator. Tom Martin. Iowa City, mayor and former candidate for state railroad commission. James Green, Des Moines, deputy secretary of state. Oscar Anderson, Lamoni, past state budget director. · MONTGOMERY WARD 102-4-6 South Federal Ave. Telephone 57 2 Honeymoon Flyers Missing Since Last Sunday Are Sought SEATTLE. OT--Two honeymoon flyers, missing since their seaplane drove into a blinding storm Sunday, were sought Friday along the rugged coastline of southeastern Alaska and northern British Columbia. Pilot Albert Almoslino and his bride of two weeks, the former Joan McDonald of Spokane, Wash., were due at Ketchikan, Alaska, Sunday- night enroute to Juneau from Seattle. RADIO PROGRAM STATION VYOI, AMES SATLRDAV. APRIL H 7:20 ft. Tn.--News nolps 7:30 ft, m.^Mnslc shop 10:0(1 n. m.--r.T.A. jirocram-- W. I. G r i f f i t h 11:1S n. m.--Educational forum -- A. H, Hausrath 12:00 noon--Extension hour 1:15 p. m.--Campus hour among major capital topics Friday Purely domestic developments in eluded disclosures by WPA tha Hugh S. Johnson had termed th work relief program "as cruel as i is stupid." Robert Lincoln O'Brien, Hoove! appointed chairman of the tarif: commission, urged republican in dorsement and acceptance of the new deal trade treaty program. His stand against what he called "log rolling" tariff methods coin cided with a proposal by Chairman Jones of the house agriculture committee that names of manufac turers getting direct tariff benefits of 5100,000 a year or more be made public. Discuss Defense Pact. There was discussion in congress and diplomatic quarters of an all- American defense pact submitted to President Roosevelt by President Ubico of Guatemala. The president's desk contained problems for attention as he returned from a fishing vacation in southern waters. Other developments: Evidence that an official of the Farmers' Independence council, foe of the AAA and soil conservation programs, was employed as an .agricultural engineer by the American Liberty league last 3 - ear was presented to the senate lobby committee. The labor relations board orderec the Jones and Laughlin steel corporation to reinstate 10 employes it said were discharged for union activity. Sees Dire Threat. Chairman J. Warren Madden of the same board told a senate committee that use of spies constituted a "dire threat" to working men's rights. C. W. Kellogg, New York engineer, told a senate group that the possibility of inflation and high taxes was a brake on power rate reductions. February. foreign trade figures showed substantial gains in United States exports to major European countries. Other events, like a renewal* of the senate's lobby investigation, the opening of Federal Judge Halsted L. Hitter's defense in his impeachment trial, and the beginning of the task of drafting tax legislation helped to keep newsmen hopping. Mostly Into PWA. WPA Chief Harry L. Hopkins, who testified for two days before a house subcommittee on' the projected 51,500.000,000 relief appropriation, was reported to have said most of it would go to his works progress program, consisting largely of light construction for the direct employment of jobless. Committeemen quoted him as saying that none of it would be used for the big Florida ship canal or the Passamaquoddy tide harnessing project in Maine. Both have been allocated some relief money to get them started, but the senate recently turned down an appropria- tiqn to continue the canal. Opening new public hearings. Chairman Black (D.-Ala.) of the senate lobby committee, summoned officials of the farmers indepen-, dence council, foe of new deal farm policies. Senator Schwellenbach (D.- Wash.) said he wanted to know if the council was linked with the American liberty league. The league denied it was. Ardous Work Ahead. Long and arduous work lies ahead before a tax subcommittee finishes the task, started Friday, of putting the $799,000,000 revenue program into bill form. Chairman Doughton (D.-N. Car.) of the house ways and means committee made plain the bill would not go to the house floor until after April 15. The defense in the Ritter impeachment trial summoned the first of 26 witnesses to back the contention he is innocent of the charges, which include an allegation that he "corruptly" received 54,500 from a former law partner who was granted a 575,000 receivership fee in his court. Senate liberals expressed regret over an announcement that Senator Costigan (D.-Colo.) will not seel? re-election this year because of ill health. Oil Industry Price Fixing to Be Probed WASHINGTON, (7P -- Attorney General Cunynings said Thursday that charges of price fixing in the oil industry will be put before a special grand jury investigation. Burglar at Waterloo. WATERLOO, i/B--A burglar who :ntered three houses here early Friday took a sealskin coat, a gold watch and 55.92. Police are holding a suspect, arrested near one of the houses. Firemen were called s to wash down gasoline dumped at the rear j of the Maytag company store. 22 ' Second street northeast, at 12:09 o'clock Friday noon. The gasoline .vas dumped between the Maytag tore and the Marshall-Swift, Inc., cleaning plant. Harry E. Shelton, director of operations, and W. I. Boland, director f division employment, from the Waterloo offices.of the W. P. A,, vere in Mason City Friday going '\'er work projects with A. P. Beyers, district project supervisor, and K. D. Finch of the local work projects. GERMAN ENVOY TO LONDON DIES Leopold von Hoesch Suffers Heart Attack; Retired in Good Health. L O N D O N , U) _ Leopold von rlocsch, German ambassador to Great Britain, died in London Friday from heart disease. The 55 year old ambassador, who lad been busy with Joachim von rlibbentrop in a series of conferences and negotiations with Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden since Germany's occupation of the Rhine- and, retired Thursday night, apparently in good health. Embassy attaches said he had 'been feeling all right recently." but suffered a heart attack at 9:30 a. m.. (3:30 a. m. CSTJ and died 15 minutes later. Von Hoesch started his diplomatic :areer in the German legation at Peiping in 190". He served the Lonon embassy for years before the World war, and was German am- lassador in Paris in 1924. He has been the reich ambassador n London since 1932, joining Von tibbentrop, Adolf Hitler's special mbassador-at-large, in the negoti- tions over Germany's violation of he Locarno and Versailles treaties y remilitarization of the Rhineland. Day in Congress By THE ASSOCIATED PKKSS Senate-Tries Judge Halsted L. Ritter of Florida on impeachment charges. Lobby committee examines Dr. E. V. Wilcox of farmers independent council. Labor subcommittee hears members of national labor relations board on constitutional rights of labor. House-Adjourned until Monday. Appropriations subcommittee meets on deficiency appropriation bill which carries 51,500.000,000 relief item. THURSDAY Senate-Prosecution rested in impeachment case of Judge Halsted L. Ritter of Florida. HOUSL-- Passed 5410,000.000 rural electrification bill and sent it back to senate for action on amendments. Appropriations committee continued consideration of deficiency bill carrying $1,500,000,00 for relief purposes. Ways and means committee continued drafting of new tax legislation. Report Still Birth of 19 Pound Baby TOUNGSTOWN, Ohio, (JB--Ob- tetricians disclosed the still birth of 19 pound daughter to Mrs. H. R. 3rant, Negro, at nearby New Mid- letown last Sunday. The physicians said they took linical measurements of the dead nfant for medical journals. Mrs. Grant, 42, and weighing more than 200 pounds, is making a patisfactory recovery. PROSECUTION OF BITTER CLOSES House Rests in Impeachment Case Against Florida Federal Judge. WASHINGTON, C.TJ--The house prosecution late-Thursday rested its impeachment case against Federal Judge Halsted L. Patter of Florida. Only 11 of 54 witnesses summoned had testified. Before saying he "believed" the prosecution had finished, Representative Hobbs (D., Ala.) had placed in the record the income tax returns of the judge covering incomes of 1929 and 1930 and that of A. L. Rankin, the judge's former law partner, covering incomes for 1930. Tax Evasion Charged. The prosecution charges Ritter evaded taxes on part of his income for the two years. Representative Perkins (R., N. J.) of the house prosecution put a letter in the record to show that Ritter received on April 4, 1929, after he became judge, $2,000 from Charles A. Bodck of New York, attorney for the Mulford Realty corporation, for performing "extra" work as counsel in the Trust company of Georgia versus Brazilian Court Building corporation litigation. Gediiey on Stand. He also put Jerome D. Gedney, West Palm Beach attorney, on the stand, who testified he prepared deeds to certain lots in the Boca Raton development for Judge Ritter. Letters placed in the record showed Ritter represented the late J. R. Francis of Flint, Mich., in the purchase. Francis, now dead, and who owned a large home on Miami beach, was described in one letter by Ritter as "more than a mere client of mine, he is a-dear friend." role Brings Him $85. DES MOINES, /Pt--F. A. Trimble of Des Moines was awarded 585 by a municipal court jury from the Des Moines Electric Light company because the company erected a 40 foot pole in Trimble's yard without his consent. Easter Trip Enjoy an over Easter trip. Go Tby Bus . . . and you'll be happy every mile of the way. 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