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April 23, 1936

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

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TWO MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, APRIL 23 1936 vision at the emergency hospital ·here." A hearse was sent out from Halifax, 75 miles away, by Donald G. Grant, Jegal representative of the Magill family in Nova Scotia, and waited to take the body back to Halifax, after the inquest, to be forwarded to Toronto. Bright and Cheerful. Both Dr. Robertson and Scadding were bright · and cheerful when three draegermen, experienced in mine rescues and emergency work, jsucceeded at last in breaking from the main operating shaft into the 141 foot level that was their prison. Jack Simpson of nearby Stellarton, captain of the draegermen crew, George Morrel! of Stellarton and H. Hirschfield of Goldenville passed, one after the ottier, the last barrier of fallen rock that had held the prisoners within the earth. Trembling with excitement, Dr. Robertson and Scadding thanked the men, asked and answered a few commonp-3ac questions, "Do you fellows want to walk up?" one of the rescue crew, asked, jokingly. Found Lying Prostrate. "Now boys, take it easy," Scadding replied. "I ttoik I can undertake it myself," Dr. Robertson said with a quiet smile. The rescuers did not wait to explore the men's underground prison after they broke through. They went directly to the two living men, lying prostrate about 20 feet away from the body of Magill--the spot where the body had been since Magill died, and from which. Dr. Robertson and Scadding kept their faces turned. Simpson said the survivors were on the north side of the 141 foot level beside the skip, or trolley, ·which operated from the depths to ·the surface of the mine. Apparently Same Spot. This was apparently the same spot to which all three men had jumped to safety when the old mine collapsed Easter Sunday night while Dr. Robertson and Magill, the new owners of the property, and Scadding, the timekeeper, were making an inspection tour. Describing the scene of the en tombment, Simpson said: "It was about seven feet wide and 12 feet high, but I don't know how long. -It waa very wet and damp." Immediately after the draeger- men broke through, Dr. F. R. Davis, Nova Scotia minister of health, followed and examined the two survivors. Without Food, Water. They had been without any food, light or water--even without knowledge that rescue was on the way-from Easter Sunday until early last Sunday morning when a diamond drill bored a hole from the surface to their prison. After receiving food and supplies "· Sunday, they had been prevented by rising .water from approaching the tube/again to gain nourishment; "although.::;,they .were .'still, able to conduct one ; way conversation to the surface:' until they, were rescued. Magill, already ill with a cold when-he entered the mine with his partner and "his timekeeper, succumbed apparently to undernourishment and exposure. Has "Trench Feet" Scadding was suffering "trench feet," contracted through constant exposure to the moist, underground earth, and was unable to walk. He also had a severe cold, as did Dr. Robertson. The faces of both survivors were drawn, lined and covered with heavy growths of beard. Starved, they were pounds lighter than when their ordeal started. After the health, minister attended to their immediate needs, the two men started the long, difficult ascent to the surface, freedom and life. One of the rescue workers, M rell, took off his own shirt and placed it about Scadding's shoulders. Days of'Disappointment. The return to the surface was made in remarkably swift time, despite tie hazards of the narrow, tortuous passageway through which the men had to be escorted or carried. The miners, alter days and nights of setback and disappointment, broke through at 12:15 a. m. It was exactly one minute less than a half hour later when Dr. Robertson emerged from the mine, although it had been anticipated that several hours would be required for the ascent. The imprisoned men passed 10 Says, one hour and 15 minutes within the broken mine level before rescue came. Trapped by a slide of rock at 11 p. m., Easter Sunday night, their routine inspection of the HI level of the once-abandoned mine, which they hoped to re-work became a long period of entombment and torture. 7 INDICTED IN Dozen Witnesses Are Heard; Karpis Is Only One . Still at Large. ST. PAUL, (.T)--Climaxing two days of testimony by a dozen witnesses, a special federal grand jury late Wednesday indicted seven persons, among them Alvin Karpis, on charges of participation in the 5100,000 kidnaping of William Hamm, Jr., brewing company head, on JuneJ5, 1933. Those indicted in addition to Kar^ pis, the only one of the group still at large, are:Charles (Big Fitz) Fitzgerald, 60 year'old former convict who is accused of shaking Hamm's hand as he was forced into automobile a block from his brewery. John (Jack) Peifer, St. Paul night club operator and gambler. Edmond C. Bartholmey, former postmaster at Bensenville, HI., whcae home was identified by Hamm as the "hideout" where he was held prisoner for four days. Byron Bolton, who pleaded guilty and is awaiting sentence as one of the kidnapers of Edward G. Bremer, St. Paul bank president, who paid J200,000 for his freedom. Arthur (Doc) Barker, serving a life term in Alcatraz prison as one of the ring leaders in the Bremer abduction. ' Elmer Farmer, one time tavern keeper at Bensenville, HI., serving 20 years in Leavenworth prison for arranging the place, where Bremer was held 21 days. TOOKMONEYOF BRITT EMPLOYER Loren Holm Admits Spending $52 of $160 on Rides in Airplane. ·", ; - ST LOUIS, ~UP)--Arrested at the request '6f 'Sheriff E. P. Hanson of rlancock county, Iowa, Loren Holm, ZS, admitted spending on airplane rides, police said, $52 of $160 taken from his employer, Dr. Calvin Bressler of Britt, Iowa. He surrendered the remainder of the money, police said. Streetcar Motorman Reports $14 Robbery DES MOINES, (-T) -- John Duffield, streetcar motorman here, reported to police early Thursday two bandits boarded his car near the end of his line and robbed him of $14, the contents of his money changer, Des Moines Man Hit by Automobile Dies DES MOINES, T) -- George W. Tories, 67, of Des Moines, died at a hospital an hour after he was struck by a car driven by William C. Lane of Des Moines while crossing a ] -treet near his home. Lane told i olice Tones stepped off the curbing I into the path of his car. A service that hundreds of smart thrifty North iowans are using. At no extra cost. Come in today! HUGHES ATTACKS HERRING'S STAND Governor Stands His Ground in Opposition to 3 Per Cent Cards. DES MOINES. (.T) -- L. H. Hughes, democratic state central ommittee treasurer, added his voice Thursday to attacks on Gov. Clyde L. Herring for banning "3 per cent" campaign fund collections rom state employes, but the gov- rnor stood his ground, declaring: "I discovered a system of assess- ng employes 3 per cent of their annual salaries had been started by certain party leaders," the governor said! "I ordered those cards aken out and burned because 1 believed campaign contributions should be voluntary and not coercive. I said then the idea of col- ecting 3 per cent of a 3100 a month clerk's salary is going too far. "I still think so. "I have nothing more to say about it. If somebody else wants to talk that is perfectly all right with me." Herring Denies Approval. Learning later that Hughes contended the governor had approved ie "general party organization jrogram at various conferences," ·Jerring added: "I never approved a system of asking pledges or any other system of forced collections. I have, of course, been present at conferences where party finances were discussed, but it was agreed that 3 per cent contributions would only be suggested to state employes and that there would be no attempt to coerce them into making pledges. "I can't understand why the central committee is so concerned about collecting party funds during the primary. Ordinarily the centra] committee remains in the background until the candidates have been selected. Hughes Vastly Surprised. "And I can't understand, if such collection of campaign funds is so proper, why certain party officials feel they have to make such a strenuous defense of their methods." Hughes, stating he was vastly surprised to learn of the governor's attack on "the general party organization program when I returned this morning from Chicago," declared: "The governor, himself, had approved this program in various con- : erences before it became effective. "I believe we settled on a sane, sensible and honest policy of financ- ng the campaign, which all people mow is necessary. Criticism to the ·ontrary, I still stand by that program. Circulated by Club. "The pledge cards objected to by the governor were circulated by the Dwa democratic club. That organization is interested not only in con- ributing to democratic finances, jut also in the conduct of its own program, which is supplementary to ie major activities of the demd- ratic state central committee. "As far as I am concerned, the cards will continue in circulation. Nobody is being asked to contribute seyond their means and at no time las the alleged coercive method been used." Lester W. Dreunen, a member of the democratic state central committee from the sixth district, attacked the governor's order in a strongly worded statement Wednesday, defended campaign fund contributions, and asserted "no man is big enough to whip the state central committee." Drennen charged that the governor's ban has "blown up" a carefully laid plan of the state party organization for financing the 1936 campaign. Boush Quits Club. Coincident with Drennen's attack on Governor Herring, Charles A Housh resigned as president of the Iowa democratic club, a party collection agency. Housh, regarded as a supporter of Congressman Huberl Utterback, Herring's opponent for nomination to the United States senate in the democratic primary said: "Because of my interest in the candidacy of a particular friend oi mine, which would be inconsistent with my duties as president of the Iowa democratic club, I am asking to be relieved of my duties." He declined to elaborate on his statement except to say "I'm considering entering another field." At state democratic headquarters officials would throw no light upon Housh's reference to "a particular friend of mine." Housh would nei- her confirm or deny reports he vould become engaged in Utter- ack's campaign. Caused by Herring. Drennen charged that Housh's esignation was a direct result of Governor Herring's ban. The central committeeman as- erted the committee had planned o distribute part of the funds thus aised to county and district committees, and pool the remainder to upport candidates for state and enatorial offices, but he declined 0 disclose the planned percentages. Governor Herring issued his or- er, he said Tuesday, after learning hat pledge cards asking three per ent of the employes' salaries were n circulation at the statehouse. 'I told them to take those darned ards out of here and throw them into the furnace," he said. Must Have Objected. Of this Drennen said: "The only vay I can explain the statement' of ie governor is that some of his re- ublican appointees must have ob- ected to making a contribution to he democratic campaign fund. "I have no desire to enter into a iersonal controversy with Herring because he has the power, as governor, to submerge me, but as long as 1 am a member of the state democratic organization I will attempt o protect actions of this organiza- ion against efforts of any individual to control the party for his own personal benefit. "The party organ- zation is the head of the democratic arty in Iowa and will continue to dictate policies of the party. The party was here a long time before any of the present politicians and it will be here a long time after they are gone." Day in Congress By ASSOCIATED PRESS. Senate. Debates deportation bill. Labor sub-committee gets evidence on industrial espionage. Agriculture committee considers bill to regulate commodity exchanges. House. Starts general debate on tax bill. Appropriations sub-committee meets on deficiency bill. Agriculture committee meets on farm tenant bill. WEDNESDAY. Senate. Voted funds for G-men. Foreign relations committee examined new Panama treaty. Labor committee heard mayors support for Wagner housing bill. House. Passed two omnibus claims bills. Appropriations sub-committee continued consideration of deficiency bill. Naval committee reported bill authorizing construction of 54 auxiliary ships. Special Townsend old age pension investigation committee subpoenaed Dr. F. E. Townsend to appear May 5, for question- Sent to Insane Hospital. LEMARS,' C2B--Judge W. C. Garberson committed Bennett Bray. 39. a the state insane hospital at Cherokee after directing a charge of innocent against him in connection ;h breaking into a beer parlor. APRIL SHOWERS TO COOL STATE Rain Predicted to Follow One of Warmest Days of This Year. DBS MOINES, C?--Iowa temperatures climbed abruptly upward Thursday toward marks set earlier in the week in a short lived warm spell. The weather bureau here predicted that thermometers might climb into the upper 70's or low 80's, considerably above Wednesday's state high of 58 at Council Bluffs. The night low was 22 at Marshalltown. Scattered April' showers which are to "bring May flowers," are expected to cool most of the state Thursday night or Friday. Reports $900 Paid From Findley Estate DES MOINES, (iPl--George Wilson, executor of the estate of the late Park A. Findley, former 'head of the state bureau of investigation, filed a report showing $900 has been paid from the estate to Mrs. Grace Findley, the officer's widow. Mrs. Findley charged April 10 the executor had failed to pay her a S100 monthly allowance. "Tough" on Speeders. DES MOINES, W)--Des Moines municipal court judges agreed today to "make it tough" on speeders by sentencing those caught driving 60 miles or more an hour to 30 day jail terms. Haynes Grounded for 90 Days for Flying Low Over Des Moines DES MOINBS. -T)--Capt. 0. W. Haynes of Des Moines is grounded for 90 days for flying at a 300 foot altitude over North Des Moines. The Iowa aeronautics commission grounded the former army pilot Wednesday fallowing a hearing in which he admitted flying low. but asserted his purpose was to signal the folks at home that he was ready to come home to dinner, after an old army custom. The commission, which verified Captain Haines assertion that planes customarily are used to give the dinner signal, accepted his explanation, but ordered him grounded because it considered the low flight dangerous to .residents, and in violation fit department of commerce and commission regulations. Lindberghs Land at Boulogne, France BOULOGNE, France, .T--Col. Charles A. Lindbergh, accompanied by Mrs. Lindbergh, arrived here Thursday .on a British freighter. They left at once by automobile without announcing their destination. State Motor Vehicle Department in Suit DES MOINBS, UP) -- The state motor vehicle department, in a suit filed in district court here, seeks to recover $4,337 in department funds which it charges John B. Byerly of Newton, discharged cashier, converted to his own use. The suit was filed against Eyerly and the United States Fidelity and Guaranty company, his bondsman. ' MRS. TEGTMEYER TO STAY IN JAIL Latest Key to Release of "Forgotten Woman" Is Discarded. CHICAGO, UP)--The latest key to the release of Mrs. Daisy Tegtmeyer 50, from the cell in which she has spent two rears for contempt of court xvas discarded Thursday, when, for want of prosecution, Circuit Judge Daniel Trude dismissed a petition for a writ of habeas corpus. The petition was filed last Thursday by Mrs. Tcgtmcyer's sister, Mrs. Myrtle Moore, a Brooklyn, N. Y,, school teacher. Judge Trude set a hearing after he ordered a mental examination for Mrs. Tegtmeycr. the circumstances of whose imprisonment have won her the title of "the forgotten woman of the county jail." Attorney William Chones told the court that when Mrs. Tegtmeyer refused to submit to the mental examination Monday her sister wrote him the case was "hopeless," and that she was returning immediately to Brooklyn. Mrs. Tegtmeyer went to jail after she refused to account for $30,- 000 of the estate of her late father- in-law, Henry Tegtmeyer, Des ·Moines, of which she was a trustee. Officers Think Cattle and Whisky Hijackers Ring Has Been Broken PEKIN 111., (.W--County authorities believed Thursday they have broken a ring of cattle and whisky hijackers with the arrest of Ignatz Vidic and Cecil Davis, both of Pekin. Sheriff Ralph Goar said Vidic was identified by ::. W. Mess of Clinton, Iowa, as one of three men who stopped his truck near Ashton, 111., Sunday night and looted it of 55 head of swine valued at $1,600. Girl Lost in Woods 12 Days Loses Legs ST. JOHNS, Nfld., UFI--Twelve days lost in the Newfoundland woods cost 9 year old Lucy Harris her legs. Physicians had to amputate her frozen limbs to save her life. The child, with her 6 year old sister, left their home March 26 to fish for trout .in a nearby brook. When her sister could not cross a stream and returned home, Lucy continued on and failed to return. ASK YOUR FRIEND ... EQUlOWAN? ^^w . ' ^Bl Not just 3 or 4 "talking points"... but A Whole Car Full of High Priced Features Why pay more? Why pay more? 186 Square Inches of braking surface .. more per pound of car weight than any car under S3195. V-type 8-cylinder Engine costs you $1645 except in theFord V-8. The Centerpoise Ride costs yon $1275 except in the Ford V-8. 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