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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, APRIL 14 J| I 936 IOWANS DIED OF GOLD IN PAST WINTER THREE VICTIMS OF HIGH WATERS 1,300 Is Toll for U. S. in Floods, Tornadoes and Bitter Winter. By FRANK SHOLTERS. (CoplTlEUt, 1330, by The Associated Press) NEW YORK--Nature, attacking with every means at its command in one of its greatest offensives in years has caused 1,300 deaths in the United States since Jan. 1. A survey by states showed Iowa suffered 20 cold deaths and three from floods. , An unusually cold winter took a heavy toll, and \ spring thaws brought heavy floods which drowned hundreds. Southern tornadoes completed the disaster roll. An Associated Press survey showed at least 542 persons died from causes related to the severely cold weather, 54S from tornadoes, gales and lightning, and 214 from floods. Tornado Toll Heaviest- Tornadoes at Tupelo, Miss., and Gainesville, Ga., and the floods at Pittsburgh, Johnstown, Pa., and Wheeling, W. Va, took the heaviest toll. .. , The American Red Cross estimated that besides lives lost, major and minor disasters injured 4,924 persons, affected 622,060, destroyed 6 583 homes and damaged 44,629. Property damage ran into hundreds of millions of dollars. Only five states--Arizona, Louisi* ana, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas did not report any deaths. Blizzards Took -Lives. The toll from subzero weather ant blizzards early in the year included deaths from exposure, some automobile accidents in which snow or sleet figured, winter sports, heart attacks induced by shoveling snow or fight ing a way through storms. Several persons died of carbon monoxide poisoning in automobile stalled in snowdrifts. The freighter Iowa was wreckei in a gale off the Oregon coast, wit] 34 members of the crew losing thei lives. TWOlNlElED ATNORTHWOOD Two From Mason City Plead BAD THIS FIRST: Margalo Younger, an actress, is uund murdered in the home of Do\v an Every, a collector of rare jew- s, with a sharp needtclike instru- ent at the base of her brain. The nly persons in the room at the time t the murder were Van Every, horn she had just met, and Gary laughan old friend of hers and an .cquaintance ol Van Every. Against s wishes, she had been wearing an Every's Tamous Camdcn ruby, hich he described as a "murder tone," as he recounted its grue- ,ome history to his audience of two. elective Keyes questions Maughan, an Every, the latter's niece, Joyce, ho lives in the house, and her derly companion, Laura Randall, aughan, \vlio is anxious to help olve the murder, learns from Mar- alo's maid that a Roy Barrimore as called on the dead actress fre- uently. Maughan then goes to De- ective Keyes' office for further uestioning. The detective calls in JIan Foster, Joyce's fiance, lor uestioning. Keyes and Maughan iarn that Foster at one time was i love with the dead actress. Laua Kandall calls on Detective Keyes o volunteer some information. NOW GO ON WITH THE STORY) Guilty " Many to Theft of Chickens. NORTHWOOD--Clifford Schult and Louis Bartusek, both givin. Mason City as their address, plead ed guilty to larceny of domesti fowls in district court here Monda and were sentenced by Judge M. H Kepler to serve not to exceed fiv years in the reformatory at Ana mosa. They were taken to Ana mosa immediately by Sheriff A. E Weieneth, Irving Julson and A. E We'ieneth, Jr. They were brought be fore Judge Kepler on county a torney's informations. Schultz was arrested in North wood Saturday morning as h walked out of the Brunsvold Pro duce office after selling 35 chick ens. The Brunsvolds suspected tn chickens had been stolen and Mr Brunsvold telephoned the sheriff while her husband and his assistan were weighing the chickens and se tling with Schultz. Bartusek ha been waiting for Schultz at a ffflin station near the .courthouse an when he saw Schultz being taken t jail he left for Mason City where h was arrested later in the day an brought "to Northwood. Their confession stated they le Mason City about 10 o'clock Frida night, drove through Plymouth at Boian, stopping at several places ' pick up chickens, then drove o north to highway 105 and stoppe at a schoolhouse east of Northwoo until daylight. They then drove int town ate breakfast, and after sep aratihg, Schulta sold the fowls. Th Brunsvolds recovered the mone paid and the owners of the fow have called and identified their pro; erty. Big $1 Bottle For Only 49c (AMMiNKltBYMlMlF CHAPTER 17 ·MR. VAN EVERT evidently has 10 sympathy with Joyce's working tmbitions?" observed Keyes. "She'll break him down yet about going to business college," said Lau- ·a Randall. "I know she will. In the end she always gets what she wants. Now, he's against it, also the working idea she has. I cant see why a girl who has everything n the world could possibly want to work. Girls weren't like that in my day." "Mr. Van Every approves of the engagement between Foster and lis niece?" · . "Very much so, much to my grief. I have begged him many times to jtop it. Wait at least until Joyce is a little older." I thought I could see Van Every's attitude. Anything to' settle Joyce, for she must be, as Miss Randall kept insisting, a hard girl to handle The job angle--it seemed rather silly of Van Every to thwart. Girls were different these days. And if Joyce wanted to work, to earn her own living, it was only right to let ·Then, Mr. Keyes," Miss Randall went on "those Chinamen in the house. That queer Socn. I don't trust him. I don't, and never will. To honestly prcri the sreat value ol OLD M O H A W K INDIAN T O N 1 0 for relieving stomach. Udney and liver troubles, we will sell until tni- ther n o t i c e ths regular $1 bottle (12 ounces) tor 49 cents upon presentation ol this adi Limited 3 to a customer. We a 1 so susrantee that the medicine is worth at least ten times what yon pay lor it. within 12 iours Old Mohawk Indian T o n i c will drive poisons Irom Jour system as Macs as any in* that ever came from bottle. It causes a pore needs a S r ^ S s e r n e w a slit stomach, sis and bloitlne. Mailed .nywhere: Send 15o lor postaie.-- Adv. Huxtable Drug Co. 316 S. Fed. Ave -- Mason City, la He snoops around. Pries. I.wouldn't be surprised if he was the one that murdered Miss Younger.' I don t trust him, and I know, Captain Keyes." "Why?" "Oh, I can't just explain. He walks around the house so quietly. You can't ever hear him. Even I can t. And he never talks. If he dees, it s only 'yes,' and 'no.' " "You didn't see him on the stairg last night?" "No, I didn't, but I've no doubt that he was there! I can't see why an intelligent roan like Mr. "Van Every can have him around. You'd think, knowing Mr. Van Every, that he'd have a fine butler, one that would do him honor, and decent, clean servants. I've told this to Mr. Van Every many times, and he only smiles. Never agrees to get a nice household of servants." "How did you happen to find your place in the household?" "I answered an ad of Mr. Van Every's two years ago. He pays me well--and I. keep my eyes shut about certain things, for, much as I like Mr. Van Every, there are things about him I cannot approve." "What are they, Miss Randall?" Her lips shut in a straight line, and her eves narrowed. "I've kept this to myself for two years, and I don't intend to tell it now," "How did v ou find out -- this secret?" "Over the telephone. Oh--I might as well tell you, Captain Keyes. ^1 see that. It may help you solve this murder." She paused and again looked at the door. "No one will find out where this came from," Keyes said kindly. "I hope not," she sighed, "for I've kept it for two years, never even told Miss Joyce. Mr..Van Every has a woman friend in whom he is interested!" There was something triumphant about the way she made this announcement. For the first time, she settled back in her chair, and rested her back. "Who is she?" "A woman named Bryce. Edith Bryce. Soon is the only other person in the house who knows of her. At least that's what I think. Mr. Van Every is very careful about Mrs. Bryce--probably on account of Joyce. I know he doesn't want Joyce to know that he is in love at his advanced age. "You are sure he is in love with Mrs. Bryce?" "I'm quite sure. By accident when I had been in the house a few weeks I heard him talk to her over the telephone,. And I found out." I thought'Keyes wag going to ask I smiled. Certainly nothing went on in Van Every's house that Laura Randall didn't know. I wondered then why Van Every kept her on. He must know her ferreting ways. I suppose they amused him. And she might be the ideal companion for Joyce. how she found out but he didn't. "Have you ever seen Mrs. Bryce?" "I saw her once on the street." With that, she gave Keyes the address of the woman. He carefully made a note of it. "Now, Miss Randall," he continued, "I want you to do something for me. Anything you see at the house that is suspicious, will you phone me? Or better yet, come here to see me." "I will, Captain Keyes. Glad to." She arose slowly and opened her mouth as if she still had something more to say. She was going through the door Keyes had opened for her before she said it. "I think. Captain Keyes--I think that you should take the ruby out of the house. Put it in a bank somewhere. It isn't safe there--for any of us--with the ruby about." "You're not afraid, Miss Randall?" "No, but I'd feel safer if it were gone." "I'll do my beat." "Thank you. Mrs. Bryce--knows something about the ruby!" We watched her go through the anteroom and open that door. Then she was gone. Keyes came back and sat down. "Peculiar woman," he vouchsafed. "Very." "She'll solve the mystery if anyone does. Did you know Van Every was in love?" "No, I didn't. I haven't seen him for years." Keyes started to look over some papers on his desk and I sat musing in my chair. Who would have thought that a casual acquaintance five years ago would bring about-this? For I had met Van Every casually I was alone in Florence, dawdling around, half vacationing, half work ing. Certainly not doing any gooc work because I was tired. I had come from Africa, a year's stay there, and at Marseilles had tossed a coin to decide whether I should go to Brindisi or Florence, for three months, Florence it had been and I had bought my ticket there, and arranged for.' my reservations at a small hotel which had been recommended by a friend. The hotel was not what I expected it to be, and after two days, I was thinking of leaving. Where, I didn't know. Not Brindisi, because I imagined I would be as disappointed with it as I was with Florence. Perhaps it was nerves, I don't know. I'll' blame it on nerves anyway. The second day in Florence I happened in on a small shop, and was about to buy a cameo when a man, Van Every, he later turned out to be, advised me not to. An obvious fake, he told me quietly. I took his advice. I knew nothing about cameos but this one had seemed very pretty, and I had been in the buying mood. I was disappointed. We strolled away together, sat down and lunched. Then, as I remember, we took a long walk. It was dusk oefore we had exchanged names, but we had talked for hours together, 'hat night I had dinner at his villa, and my stay in Florence brightened. Van Every was interesting. He urged me to come to the Villa Mau-in which I did after a week. And spent a month there, idling, talking to my host, getting a better wing at my nerves. I hated to leave. The Villa Maunn was entirely too comfortable. I would have liked to stay there forever But there was my work. It had to be done. I started it later in 'aris, and wrote several notes to fan Every, which he answered. After that, our correspondence ceased as a desultory correspondence will. I can't conceive how rapildy my month went by at the Villa Maurin. It always has seemed to me like a short day. perhaps it was because I was tired, my nerves shot--and suddenly I came to myself, realizing I was well, and no work would get done if I dawdled there. There came a low buzz of a phone at Keyes' elbow. I watched him take up the receiver, heard him answer and then his voice again became alert, rasping. The call must be important. ' ' He turned to me when he finished. "Neff phoning from Barrimore's apartment downtown. He just returned, Barrimore, and when he saw the officers in his place--they had obtained the key from the landlord for a thorough search--he shot himself. Neff called the ambulance, and is rushing him to St. Vincent's. Barrimore came in distraught, as if he were greatly worried. Didn't say a word, but when he saw my men pulled his gun, and shot himself. Sc that's that, I guess. Self-confession.' . I said nothing. If Roy Barrimore was Margalo's murderer, I was glad he had the decency to shoot himself. Everything now pointed to this conclusion. His strange actions, for although I had never seen the man lis behavior had been queer. Yester day coming.-up to Margalo's apart ment, demanding of Mrs. People, where she was. Calling Van Every if it was really he who called, then in the early morning hours coming to see me, phoning me at the War rington, making an appointmen with me that he failed to keep. Thj gesture at his apartment. (TO BE CONTINUED) Wright Resident 56 Years Dies in Clarion CLARION--Funeral services wil be held in the Methodist churcl here Wednesday for John W. Ul rich, who for 25 years has been a resident of Clarion and for 4 years was a resident of Wrigh county. He is survived by his wife two brothers, George Ulrica o Klemme and James tFlrich-of Ce dar Falls, and a sister, Mrs. Henrj Eiffert .of Monona. Directs Relief "ase Is Settled Soon After Jury Is Sworn WEST UNION--A jury of seven women and five men was sworn Monday afternoon in Judge H. B. Taylor's court to try the 510,000 damage suit brought by Mrs. Bessie Pearce, Alpha, against Dr. C. N. Freligh, Waucoma, for the death of ler son four years old. who died July 5, 1934, the next day after he was struck by the automobile driven by Dr. Freligh. Within a short time after the jury was sworn the case was settled, a payment of .$500 dam- ss being stipulated. Miss Ina Tyler is state director of relief. (Iowa'Daily Press Fho- to) Know Your State A Fact a Day About loway! The insects Iowa birds destroy in a. year would .fill 56 thousand freight cars, or a train reaching from Omaha to Chicago. Mrs. A. L. Aasgaard Rites Are Held at Lake Mi' LAKE MILLS--Among those who attended the funeral of Mrs. A. L. Aasgaard here Friday were Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Garrison of Cedar Falls Mr. and Mrs. George Hanson of Maywood, 111., Alvin Aasgaard of Chicago, Andrew Aasgaard and children of Waterloo, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. C. Place and the Kilby boys, all o f Waterloo. The services were .conducted by the Rev. O. R. Sietten assisted by the Rev. G. 0. Olson. Mrs. Josephine Thompson sang a Norwegian song and a women's quartet sang "It Is Well With My Soul." Madge Noble, 64, New Hampton, Dies Suddenly NEW HAMPTON, OB -- Miss Madge Noble, 64, New Hampton, former school teacher at Alta Vista, Elkader and Sioux City, died of heart disease here Monday She leaves four sisters and a brother. Kites in Lourdes Church. CRESCO--Funeral services were held Monday at Lourdes church, 15 miles southwest of Cresco, for Leoras Zobeck. 50, farmer of that vicinity. The Rev. F. J. Renier officiated. Mrs. Zobeck survives. Mrs. Packingham Rites Conducted at Thornton THORNTON -- Funeral services for Mrs. Eva Packingham, 35, Omaha, were held Monday at the home of-her brother, Charles Moritz The Rev. M. L. Carver conducted the service. Mrs. Packingham, former resident here, was ill only a few days. Her father, Jake Moritz, lives here. A sister, Mrs. Fannie Brago, of Mason City, went to Omaha and accompanied the body to Thornton Sunday. Mrs. Nelson Buried. BELMOND--Funeral services for Mrs. Austen Nelson, 71, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Rupert Bruce, in Toronto, Canada, were held in the Trinity Lutheran church Easter Sunday afternoon. The Rev. B. Guldseth was in charge. Mrs. Nelson, a long time resident of this comunity, went to Toronto two years ago to make her home with her daughter. K. C. Convention Planned. CLINTON, (UP) -- Hundreds of members of the Knights of Columbus are expected, here for the state convention of tie order May 24-26. 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