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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 8

Mason City, Iowa
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Wednesday, April 15, 1936
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EIGHT BURNS VICTIM'S RITES ARE HELD Woman in Corwith, Who Died After Blast, Buried at Forest City. CORWITH--Funeral services for Mrs. .'_. S. Beckman, 54, who died at an Algona hospital from burns received in a gasoline explosion at her home Wednesday, were held Monday at the First Baptist church in Corwith. The Rev. Paul Williams, pastor conducted the services, assisted by the Rev. Ira D. Halvorson and wife of the Baptist church at Goldfield; the Rev. Albert Rust, Bvotist pastor at Corwith and the R» Karl W. G. Killer, pastor of the Methodist church at Corwith. Burial was made at Forest City. As Mina Drugg, she was born at Forest City March 13,1882. She was married to Alfred S. Beckman on June 25 1908. They made their home at Forest City until 1921 when they came to Corwith where they have since resided. Mrs. Beckman was a member of the First Baptist church and was always an active worker in all lines of the church Surviving are the husband and four children, Paul, of Waterloo; Ralph of San Antonio, Texas, Donna and Kenneth at home. MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, APRIL 15 I Charles City News Mrs. Gormley Chairman of Group on History; Travel Talks View of New Hampton 69 Years Ago CHOOSE DEATH TO SURRENDER light Ethiopians Trapped in Cave by Flames Sing Death Chant. (EDITOR'S NOTE: Here is another "snapshot of the Ethiopian war" by Edward J. Neil, Associated Press correspondent with the northern Italian armies) Tompkins of Garner Is Named Phi Beta Kappa GARNER -- Denzel Tompkins, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Tompkins of Garner was elected to Phi Beta Kappa chapter at Drake University. Denzel is a junior in the college'Of liberal arts. One boy and one girl are elected to this honor from the junior class. Denzel is the only one who has been so. far honored from the Garner high school. The award was made by-Dean Pearson. Mr. and Mrs. Tompkius and son, Richard returned Sunday from Des Moines where they went to be present at the ceremonies. Their daughter, Rachel, is also a studen at Drake. District Meeting Thursday. NEW HAMPTON--A fourth dis trict Farmer-Labor political meet ing will be held in the Chickasaw county courtroom Thursday even ing. By EDWARD J. NEIL Associated Press Foreign Staff SELACLACA. Takkaze Region, Ethiopia, (by airmail and boat to s'ew York) (JP--In front of a cave n the sunken ravine of the Sel- aclaca plain life and death played a weird drama for a full day, toying with the lives of a wounded Italian officer and a courageous na- :ive sergeant, dropping the curtain finally in the flaming death of eight Ethiopians barricaded in the cav- Two officers, with a platoon helping clear up .the ravine after the main battle was over, came up past the mouth of' the cave. They had no idea anyone was hiding there. The first blast of shots through the holes in the barricade across the mouth of the cave-dropped one officer dead within 20 feet of the entrance, t h e other wounded through the legs. Soldiers Fall Back. The soldiers fell back, fanned out from the front, there was no way of getting at the hidden Ethiopians from .the rear, for the hillside was sheer. They couldn't charge, or risk hand grenades for fear of killing the wounded - of ficer. They blasted away at the holes in the barricade. And they sent for more officers, to think a way out. A colonel came with a couple of natives. They shouted to the eight men in the cave in their own am- imric language. "Come out without firing and your lives are saved. We will set 3 T ou free." Ready for Death. From within the cave came the answer. 'We won't come out. .We die fighting." The eight men in the cave started a slow death chant, firing every time they got a chance. The lieutenant stirred on the ground. He was losing much blood, getting very weak. A native sergeant tried to creep up from the side. He was picked off, wounded. There was only one thing to do. The colonel sent for a flame throwing machine, used only for disinfecting purposes after the battle. It was set up under cover, near the mouth of the cave. Again the colonel shouted. Death Chant Rises. ' "Will you come out? You may go free, with your guns." The death chant rose' higher. "We won't come out. We die." The flame thrower wag turned on. It was the only way to save the two wounded men lying on the ground before the barricade. The Ethiopians stayed in the cave. The death chant rose higher. In a moment their clothes caught fire. They stuffed them out through the holes in the barricade. The smoke thickened, the chant slowly died away. Then the soldiers took away the body of the dead officer, and carried the wounded away to a hospital. Risse Will Speak at New Gym in Mclntire McINTIRE -- The comunity of Mclntire is completing its fine new gym auditorium to be dedicated Friday with a public ceremony. Supt. H. F. Risse of St. Ansgar will appear on the program as main speaker. PREDICTS IOWA G,0, P. VICTORY Wilson Speaks at Garner, Seeking Nomination for Governor. GARNER--"The republican party in Iowa stands today as an united party, and will carry the state as an united party next November," Senator George Wilson, candidate for republican nomination for governor told a luncheon meeting here Wednesday noon. Wilson said that he made the prediction as a result of a four weeks tour of the state, which he has just completed in the first stage of his campaign for the governorship. "I feel that mere personal ambitions do not count this year--tha the one goal is republican victory in November," Wilson said. "No one knows what disasters another dem ocratic state administration like thi present one may lead to, and every where I have gone. I have gained the feeling that this year's election not a question o£ the welfare o .he party alone, but of the welfare of the state as well." Wilson pledged himself to a constructive campaign in his efforts to win the governorship, and stated that all his campaign workers had seen pledged likewise. Jones Funeral to Be Held at West Liberty WEST LIBERTY, (/PI--Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon for Mrs. Elizabeth Jones. 96. second oldest resident of this community and one of the areas pioneer settlers, .who died at the home of a niece Tuesday. Born in Pennsylania, she came west on a visit when 18 and has lived in the community since. Delegation Returns Home. NORA SPRINGS--A large delegation returned here after a trip to Ames urging the highway commission to make the road north of Nora Springs a state highway. The commission indicated it would give the proposal serious consideration. Decision is expected some time later. The Public Has Rights--Headline What radicals some people are. --Lynchburg, Va., CHARLES CITY -- New officers were elected at the last meeting od the history and travel department of the Women's club Tuesday afternoon in the Congregational church before the program for Iowa history week was presented. Mrs. Clark Gormley was elected chairman and Mrs. -Hinman is the new secretary Pamela Fluent, retiring chairman presided at the business meeting anc next year's program was discussed after which Mrs. J. E. Waggoner re viewed Hamlin Garland's "Boy's Life on the Prairie." The evening department met a 7:30 p. m. to hear Mr. and Mrs. M. G Smith review their' trip to Mexict where they spent six weeks durinj February and March. Mrs. Smith gave the travelog through Mexico Guatemala and Panama while Mr Smith 'showed several reels of pic tures of the most interesting part o the countries. The last reel of colore photography vividly portrayed th colorful costumes and scenic beaut of Guatamala. They also showed a number o other pictures, rugs, runners, bag" and other articles woven by the natives Many members from the other departments joined the business sroup in this meeting. Country Club Dinner to Open Schedule on May 22 CHARLES CITY--The Charles City Country club will open with a dinner dance May 22. H. G. Bos, president of the club, has announced the following committees for this year: House, L. A. Gilmer, E. L. Walleser, Dr. J. B. Miner, Jr., greens, Max Hitckethier, Roy -Melvin, W. H. Barnhart; membership, Merrill Smith, Horace Olds, Jack Kuech, W. E. Voreck; men's tournament, 'Max Hickethier, Roy Melvin, W. H. Barnhart; women's tournament, Ellen Ellis, Irene Hickethier and Jessie McRoberts; entertainment, Ardith Kuech,- Irene Lees- brock, Clara Voreck, Grace Walle- ser, Dr.^ Ray Fox,' Dr. F. H. Fillenwarth, W. A. Loosbrook and Wayne Fluent. Golf memberships this season will be ?U for men and $6 for women. Former Charles Cityan Is Supervisor for Area CHART .TBS CITY--Harvey Lindaman, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. D Lind'aman, who lives in Columbus Ohio, has been promoted to'genera supervisor for the southwesten area for all of Ohio except Cleveland territory by the Ohio Bell Telephone company. Mr. Lindaman entered the telephone business in 1912 and unti 1915 was' facility engineer for the Central Union Telephone company of Columbus. Later he was transferred to Chicago and then to Cleve- · iand and back to Columbus as dis trict ' commercial manager. Mr Lindaman is a native of Charles Citj and a graduate of Iowa State col lege, Ames. Charles City Briefs CHARi-ES CITY--County Agent W. H. Brown discussed the merits of the conservation plan for farmers at the meeting of the Rotary club.- Soil erosion and rotation of crops as planned by the government were explained. Larry Ristau and James A. King of Mason City were guests. M. A. Merrian of Greene is a patient in the Cedar Valley hospital. John Timmons, who has been a patient at the Oakdale sanitarium is home for a visit. The Rev. and Mrs. A. W. Henke of Cedar Rapids are visiting relatives here. Mr. and Mrs. H. O. Sawyer of Seymour and Rex Sawyer of Denver, Colo., are guests of Mr. and Mrs. F. Vermilya. Roy Wright of Jefferson will attend the Chamber of Commerce dinner Thursday evening and present hia plans for making- the Y. M. C. A. building into an hotel. MERKEL'S ECONOMY BASEMENT Smart Styles . . . . 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