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Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, May 10, 1934
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11 i r EIGHT MASON CITY GLOUE-GAZETTE MAY 1934 STUDY 5 DRAFTS OF SILVER BILL Senate Leaders Divided as They Seek Acceptable Legislation. WASHINGTON, May 10. (JPi-- Divided leaders in the silver nationalization drive struggled today to weld five differing drafts of legislation into an acceptable unit. Secretary Morgenthau turned early toward the white house to get President Roosevelt's attitude toward the four separate senatorial outlines of silver legislation before returning to the capitol for further conferences. . '. Borah Left In Huff. · Dissatisfied with a draft -submitted to them yesterday by the treasury head and two of his assistants, the senate silver -bloc's executive committee countered with some ideas of their own. Morgenttmu expressed himself unwilling to pass judgment on them before determining the president's position. Despite the fact that Senator Borah--.(R., Idaho) left yesterday's meeting in a huff, declaring "the whole thing is permissive and I don't want anything to do with it," the six democratic members of the committee expressed optimism that reasonably satisfactory" legislation woud be enacted. Differ on Wording. The silver committeemen were almost unanimous in asserting the only differences were ove r the proper wording. They added all were in accord with the treasury secretary and the white house on a two- point program calling for nationalization, and the acquisition of silver until it comprised 25 per cent of the metallic currency base. The present percentase is only about 12. The tentative craTUi prepared by Borah and the democratic members --Pittman of Nevada. King of Utah, and Thomas of Oklahoma-were said to contain language that would both "authorize and direct" the acquisition of the increased silver reserve. WHEAT FORECAST SHOWS DROUGHT (Continued From 1'ace 1) 4,439,000 acres the previous fall and. 5,085,000 acres, for the 1932 crop. Rye 1'or Harvest. Rye acreage remaining May 1 for harvest was reported as 2,951,000 acres, compared with 2,352,000 acres a year ago and 3,344.000 acres two years ago. ' The condition of hay on May 1 was 84.3 per cent of a normal, compared with 75.3 a year ago and 84.3, the 1922-31 average on May 1. The condition of pastures on May 1 was 66.2 per cent of a normal, compared with 71.5 a year ago and 80.6 the 1922-31 average on May 1. Stocks of hay on farms May 1 totaled 7,453,000 tons, or 10.0 per j cent of last year's crop, compared !\vith 10,671.000 tons, and 13.0 per I cent a year ago, and 9,696,000 tons and 11.8 per cent, the 1922-31 average on May 1. Parran Urges Use of Public Funds to Pay Childbearing Costs NEW YORK, May 10. .T--The use of public funds to pay the cost of- childbearing to end a "reckless ·waste of lives" was advocated today by Dr. Thomas Parran, Jr., New York state commissioner of health. He told the maternity Center association that there occur in New York state each year more than 17,000 deaths as a result of "our mismanagement of the childbearing function." His plan would provide state money to pay the entire medical, hospital and nursing costs of cl'ild- bearing for every woman unabe to provide "the best of care" for herself. There would be no pauper's oath or similar humiliating conditions, he said. He said the problem was one for the community and should not be left entirely to the individual woman who might be uneducated or indifferent to the social consequences. PRICE ALONE has no appeal . . . unless style \ and quality .are present! WHITE SHOES $A.50 Over 50 Styles In Choose From (Beautiful (Bags and Mody. tocMatck and hosiery, toe. SPECIAL! Linen Sandals and Oxfords WITH HAND-TURNED LEATHER SOLES fl moDRn fflmiLv stio* STONG 18 SO. FEDERAL MASON CITY. IOWA IN DAY'S NEWS The heroine of a sensational kidnaping case about a year ago, when her father, Judge H. F. McElroy, city manager of Kansas City, Mo., paid $30,000 for her ransom, Mary McElroy shows little trace of the ordeal as she visits Washington, D, C. (Central Press). FLAMES DESTROY LOCAL FEED PLANT (Continued i-'rom Pace 1) der control and several more hours efore the flames were extinguished. Twenty men from two fire de- lartments battled like soldiers, while a third group stood ready at he station. Two of the seven men n the one shift of the local department manned engines leaving five o operate hose. Then came seven men from the other shift, followed six men from Clear Lake. Hamper 1 brought three men. The hottest sector of the fire was m the south side of the building acing on Second street northeast as the northwest wind fanned the leat and flames across the street to he E. G. Morse company building, .he Hermanson Brothers barn and he residence of E. S. Simkins, caretaker, next door. Buildings Catcli Fire. The platform of: the' M. and St. L. freight station, the old E. G. Horse building, which burned last week, and other structures in the vicinity caught fire at intervals, necessitating the use of hose from private omes. Three of the fire department hose were operated from the hydrant beside the Morse building on Second street, while the three which were run through the large pumping engine came from the hydrant in front of the Garfin grocery on Third street. One was laid from Third street and Connecticut avenue northeast, while the one through the S tough ton engine came from First street along the tracks and the hose from the Clear Lake engine from a hydrant in front of the Block Coal company. One of the first difficulties encountered was when the heat burned two of the hose laid from the Morse building. The heat was so intense firemen could not get near the hydrant to shut off the water from the .two openings in order to add to the pressure of the one remaining in operation. And pressure was what was needed. Later frantic efforts were made to put the Burned hose again into operation by the use of steel jackets but the onsloughtg of the heat were too severe. Transformer Crashes. Then a pole burned to the ground and a heavy transformer and live electric wires crashed to the ground, popping like machine guns. Em- ployes of the P. G. and E. were called to take charge of that situation. The front of the Hermanson barn was burned black by the flames although water was poured repeatedly on this building and the residence next door. When the old Morse warehouse ruins again caught fire it became necessary to withdraw one of the streams from the main scene of the fire to protect that area. The Northwestern Distributing company has occupied this building since 1922 and since then has added to the structure, which at the time of the fire was 150 by SO feet. · Crib Is Saved. Approximately 20 carloads of feeds of all assortments were in the building at the time together with extensive mixing machines, mills and grain elevators. Three trucks, one a Chevrolet and two Fords, ·were part of the equipment destroyed. One truck standing in · a crib outside the building was saved, as was also about 1,000 bushels of corn and a number of bales of peat in the crib. The office equipment in the east end of the building was also destroyed by the fire. All three floors of the building, basement, ground and second, were used for equipment and storage. Stored in the basement were some 2~ barrels of cod liver oil. Other goods in storage included a variety of mill feeds, oil meal and salt. In Business Since 1918. Alfalfa meal, used in preparation ! of poultry feeds, was sent in a green i stream down the side of the building. The company, which carries on an extensive wholesale feed business over North Iowa, is headed by R. B. Glrton, president; H. V. Hockenbery, vice president, and H. W. Girton, secretary-treasurer. The corporation ^as been in business since 1918. It took over the present place of business from the Wilson Produce company, but has added considerably to the establishment and installed the equipment. The company owns the building, which is on M. and St. L. railroad property. In Business Again. At 9 o'clock Thursday morning the Northwestern Distributing company had already established an office and warehouse at 107 Eighth street southeast in the building once occupied by the Julius Andrae company, v-ith trackage available to the Milwaukee railroad. . Several carloads of supplies arrived during the day and the company was making plans for new milling equipment. Johnnie Hermauson of Hermanson Brothers, from · whose establishment across the street from the feed building the alarm was sent in by milk delivery men arriving for work, Thursday morning expressed his appreciation to the fire department for the manner in which the fire fighting was handled. Fraises Department. "The fact that our two old wooden buildings were saved in that terrific heat shows we have a fire department that deserves praise," said Mr. Hermanson. "I for one want to urge upon the council to see that proper equipment is supplied." This sentiment was echoed and reechoed among the businessmen of the city who expressed themselves in favor of adequate fire protection whatever the claims of collusion. Councilman David Olson made an inspection of the fire together with Chief Shire later in the morning when firemen were still applying several lines of water in an effort to choke out the last flames that were still raging in the basement. While the chief and others are inclined to believe both this and the Morse fires were of incendiary origin, there was no evidence to be found in the battered walls and water soaked feeds of any signs pointing to this solution. \ Knudson Makes Statement. Councilman Herman M. Knudson, who led the fight for the purchase of an additional fire truck when the council met Monday, issued a statement Thursday. "Surely, this disastrous fire, coming on the heels of the one last week when two buildings were destroyed will not fail to arouse our people to the need of additional adequate firefighting equipment for Mason City," he said. "Again, we are indebted, I understand, to Clear Lake and Hampton for assistance. How fortunate, however, that they were not obliged to remain at home to protect their own ^properties. We cannot expect our neighbors to extend us such favors indefinitely, witii .hazard to themselves. "My hope is that the city council of which I am a. member, may not defer action further on the recommendation to purchase anothei modern pumper before other property is destroyed and human lives endangered. Commonsense would it seems, compel such purchase now and I am hoping for prompt action by the council. This would seem to me to be imperative now even ! though the question of the sav- i ings under possible reclassification . by the rating bureau were not in- ! volved." I GUARD GOVERNOR FROM DILLINGER White of Ohio and Daughter Mary Target of Threats by Mobsters. COLUMBIA, Ohio, May 10. (/B--· John Dillinger or some of his henchmen may or may not be in Ohio, but-Dark figures bearing "Tommy" :uns moved quietly about the executive mansion. The muzzle of a high powered rifle gleamed from a garage window. An automobile swept into the driveway, and out stepped Governor George White and his daugh- :er, Mary, recently the target of kidnap notes demanding the release of three Dillinger gangsters from the Ohio penitentiary. With the two safe within the mansion, vigilance was relaxed. An anonymous tip had been received that three auto loads of mobsters were in town to* abduct the executive. Last night Akron and Cleveland police were warned to watch for a car believed to have been carrying Homer Van Meter, George (Baby Face) Nelson -and John Hamilton, aces of the Dillinger company. Hamilton was thought by an Oxford, Ohio, restaurant proprietor to have stopped there with another man and a woman the night before. GROSS INCOME TAX IS SCORED Turner Says Real Relief to Be Obtained Only by Cutting Costs. CRESCO, May 10.--Claiming that the gross income tax would be a '.'political grab," Dan W. Turner, candidate for the republican nomination for governor, spoke here last night. An audience of about 125 heard .him score various angles of the gross income tax. Mr. Turner also advocated immediate repeal of the retail sales tax and said he was definitely opposed to any similar measures. He said that the proposals for finding other means of raising taxation would only increase the burdens of the people more. Then the former governor pointed to the reductions in taxes which had been made in his administration and said that only in that way, when he reduced the taxes in Iowa 20 millions, would real tax relief be. found. If elected, he said he would continue this tax reduction program, cutting off $10,000,000 more in government costs, obtaining from $5,000,000 to $10,000,000 from raising and equalizing assessments on public utilities and large properties and raising from $5,000,000 to $8,000,000 by a net income tax. Lloyd Cunningham of Cresco introduced Mr. Turner. ESCAPES DEATH DUST CLOUD AGAIN COVERS IOWA SUN (Continued From rage 1) endangered auto traffic, begrrned buildings inside and out and was a woe to housecleaners. At De-s Moines and several other points in the state, including Water- oo and Marshalltown, clouds raiu- ed "mud" in the evening. Showers over Iowa Wednesday night were ocal and the rain, falling: through thick clouds of dust, splattered mud wherever it fell. Southeast Has Rain. Most of southeastern Iov.-a arid parts of the east-central section of ;he state received rain Wednesday night, the heaviest precipitation of lalf an inch falling in Des Moines. The temperature at Des Moines fell 29 degrees after the rain started. A 46 mile an hour wind uprooted one tree and stripped limbs from others. The next heaviest rain fell at Marshalltown, totaling .45 of an inch. Iowa City received .44 of an Chancellor Enjelbcrt Dollfuss of Austria had a narrow escape from death when a bomb was found in an airport station shortly before he arrived there. A modern dwelling has been made of the house in which General Sherman had his headquarters after seiz- iny Atlanta, Ga., during the Civi" inch; Waterloo, .30; Creston, where the Keokuk, .?2; city's water supply is dangerously low, .29; Cedar Rapids, .23; and Burlington and Clarinda .11. Traces fell at Dubuque, Lamoni, Albia, Davenport and a few .ither points. The highest temperature reading for the day was 95 degrees at Waterloo. Optimistic on Crops. Despite all the weatherman's tricks of recent months, Reed continued his note of optimism Thursday. He said ths only damage to Iowa crops thus far has been to hay and pastures. Pastures are short, compelling farmers to feed winter feed which is becoming scarce in some sections. The hay crop will be short. Reed said, but declared that wasn't serious since soybeans, Iowa's "emergency" hay. crop, may be planter: as late as the middle of June and still produce a good hay crop Reed said oats an'd corn have suffered no real damage to date. If i'owa gets good rains as late as the last of May prospects for a eood corn crop are bright, Reed assented SECOND mm NOTE RECEIVED S e a r c h for Kdnapers ol June Robles Centers in Arizona. TUCSON, Ariz., May 10. UPi-- Search for the kidnapers of June Sobles, 6 year old heiress, centered n Arizona today following receipt of a second ransom note which the victim's family considered as probably authentic. Authorities believed delivery of the second note indicated the presence in or near here of one oi the abductors in addition to the self styled contact man now detained. An airplane was pressed into service last night by Oliver White, chief criminal deputy · of Santa Cruz county and two United States customs guards for a trip to Adjo, Ariz., 120 miles west of here. They carried a shovel with them, but declined to say why. A search by Mexican authorities and cowboys in the wilds about Cananea. Sonora. for three persons and a girl resembling the kidnap victim, led to belief the party had left that vicinity. The suspects, an American and a Mexican couple. were seen in Cananea a few hours before officers arrived to look for them. The second ransom note was understood to have been accepted by the girl's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fernando Robles, and her grandfather, Bernabe Robles, as assurance that she still was alive. It was said to have advised that plans for delivery of the 515,000 contained in the original note were to be followed. "John Dillinger" the Mule Is in Custody HENDERSON, N. Car., May 10. C/P)-- "John Dillinger" is in custody. But it is not- the Indiana badroan -- only a mule. It broke away in Vance county, where it is used on emergency relief projects, but was soon caught. Three Former Charles Cityans Brought Hdme for Burial Services CHARLES CITY, May 10. C3-- Funeral services for Lloyd E. Matthews, former local resident who died Tuesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. A. Fix, in South Bend., Ind., was huried here at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at Riverside cemetery. Clarence Mahnesmith, 42, also a former resident here, will be brought to Charles City for burial at the same cemetery Friday afternoon. He ! died from tuberculosis of the bone ! in University hospital in Iowa City. Arrangements for the funeral here of Mrs. Margaret Nelson, 60, who died after an extended illness at Independence were pending the arrival of her son from California. Over Specialization and Socialization in Medicine Criticized DES MOINES, May 10. L«--Ad- dresses criticizing socialization and over specialization in medical practice featured the first general session of the Iowa State Medical society convention here last night. More than 500 Iowa physicians and surgeons, a 50 per cent increase over previous opening day registrations, signed up for the convention yesterday. It will continue through Friday. Dr. E. H. Myers of Eoone, tracing the history of surgery declared that "the great moving force 'of our profession through all the centuries has been-individualism." Dr. George B. Crow of Burlington criticized over-specialization. Bom to. Mason City Pair. RUDD, May 10.--A seven and one-half pound son was born to Mr. and Mrs." Vance Swanson of Mason City Wednesday forenoon at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Roy of Rudd. NOTICE! Due to the Fire Thursday Morning THE NORTHWESTERN DISTRIBUTING CO., Inc. Will Temporarily Be Located at 107 8th St. S. E. IN THE FORMER JULIUS ANDRAE BUILDING AND SAVE FRIDAY-SATURDAY SALE! Any lect. make her happy. At Michael's you'll ifind the kind of Gifts she would se- one of these will PERFUMES 50c, 75c, SI TOILET WATER 59c, $1, $1.50 BODY POWDEK 75c. SI. S1.50 Hand - made sewing baskets filled with delicious chocolates--$1, $2. Mrs. Stover's Bungalow Candies, 50c, 75c, $1. Wrapped fre« for mailing. STATIONERY 25c, 75c, SI Greeting CARDS 5c up BATH SALTS 69c, $1. S1.25 Lyon's Tooth Powder Woodbury's Facial Soap ASPIRIN 5 Grain Tablets 25* Pebeco Tooth Paste S..S.S. Blood Tonic Pint Nyal Milk of Magnesia Ifi HAT Hotcha Hat lor kiddies, given s, FKEE with purchase of any 35c ' j yyal tooth paste or tooth_powdcr. ' Hand Brushes 10c KKANK'S Hair Root Oil... 50c Tonic Shampoo 50c Regular Sl.OU »n value for 1I/C MIXED. NUTS -- Toasted daily in fresh creamery butter. Always hot. Pecans, cashews, almonds, peanuts. Mixed, pound Preserve the Memory of today. You can do it by taking pictures. On every week-end trip you should have a Kodak. They're $5 up, at Michael's. Brownies S3 up. Stop here for Films, and quick developing service. The New VVondersoft Kotex.i7c N revealing outlines. Marvelous comfort. Greater protection. MODESS 17c KLEENEX ... 17c 25c Colgate Talcum .... 14c 50c Lavender Shaving Cream.. 29c Cedar Bags, Full size.... 15c F R E E ! 50e Koroma deodorant pencil given FREE with purchase of 50c box Armand face powder. F R E E ! 60c Rejuvenating Cream Riven FREE with pnrcnane of, $1.00 boi Mello-Glo Soft ?Cone face powder. KWIK TAJN Produces p e r f e c t tan quickly. 25c CLEANSING Tl 500 £5.37c White and Colors Washable Wall Faper Dirt and dust will get on Walls but they needn't stay on Imperial Wallpapers . . . they're washable. Prices very reasonable. ' ^^ Look Out for Moths CENOL kills them and mothproofs with one application on all fabrics and furs . . . 50c, 85c, 81.50. COCOA HARD- WATER SOAP Yi pound £ cake OC MANY GIFTS for Graduates at Michael's. Fountain pens', and pencils. hUl folds, key cases, comb eases, clsarette cases and lighters, toilet sets, manicure sets, perfume sets, tr.iv- - BlinK cases, utility boxes, station ,, ucrfuniri, toilet waters, snavtac sets, compacts, Konaki, 35c SWANK 2-way shaving cream. Brush- O Q _ less or lather fa JC ENERGINE SHOE WHITE The perfect white shoe cleaner for all leather or fabric WHISTLING TEA KETTLES, 8"c, with any 50c purchase. 75c Nolle Brush- CO., less Shave ««C 75c Doan's Kidnrv I'ills. 57c $1.00 TOILET WATERS Assorted Odors 59* Squibb's Mineral Oil 25c Colgate's Tooth Paste 35c Odor-o-no Deodorant C POUND ROLL Hospital Cotton 2§e EX LAX Chocolate Laxativ -...-T

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