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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 20, 1931, Mason City, Iowa COUP ri A R L 0 N E FI IMSMEM A ART jfPl OF 10 A D e 3 North Iowas Edited for the Home NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AM NORTH 1OWAN3 NEIGHBORS ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JUNE 20 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 186 VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATE OFFICERS HUNT MURDERER OF MILD PREACHER ATTACKED Kanawha Man Killed When Tornado Strikes NORTHlOWA AND TOWNS DAMAGED IN STORM Violent Wind to Break Six Day Heat Wave Two Inches Falls at Albert Lea Mason City oh Edge of Path A TORNADO sweeping thru North Iowa and southern Min neaotaVFriday night broke the six day heat wave claim ed one iff e and didereat damage in several towns John Smith 29 Kanawha was killed when the wind ished the beet shack in which he was sleeping near H City was on the wmd Great Britain EXPECT S TO DELAY Involved in Action of Hoover Congress Leaders Have Assured Hoover of Their Support ASHINGTON June 20 Flyers Ready to Start Trip to Denmark Photographer and His Pilot Complete All Preparations w posal to suspend all war reparations payments for a year of a cyclone miles northwest telegraph connect Scattered Over Fields isic cf mtfi Ptess Ptoto B P Brown parttime Bap tist preacher of Dallas Tex was stripped bound and hanged by theneck In his church by four masked men Hb was res cued after hanging for three hours LONDON June 20 strides toward at least temp or ary alleviation of Europes economic distress were expected In Great Britain today as a consequence of President Hoovers decision to as sist in strengthening Germany While officially the British gov ernment had nothing to say about 1 the Hoover statement feeling it is was expected from the white house Americas problem which can best as democratic and republican mem be solved as America wishes unofters Of congress assured President ficlally the presidents notice of his Hoover today of their support intention to act soon was welcomed Congressional approval will be re as preliminary to a step many for a suspension in debt pay Brltains and continentals consider ment3 Congress does not meet until America might have taken advan1 December but the next debt pay tageouaiy 10 years ago Arrived Opportunely The private character of Secre tary Andrew W Meltons visit to England still is stressed but It is remarked that he arrived moat op portunely coming as he did shortly ST JOHN New Brunswick Jun 20 flying photographer an his pilot completed preparations to day for a good time transAtlan tic night Otto Hillig who made money b portraits of social leaders an Early announcement of a pro fj0ier Hold Your Horses Hoirii t I Who5wng a Danish immigrant seve years ago are going home Denmark is the first stop sched uled on their proposed flight from Harbor Grace and then a trip to Germany where Hillig was born Going for Fun The hope to take off early Mon day for Harbor Grace Newfound LEROYANDERSON VICTIM FOUND IN WINNEBAGO RIVER Moron Believed to Have Slashed Boy and Tnep Thrown Him in River Investigation Is Started by Officers mutilated body of LeRoy Anderson year old son Tof Mr and Mrs Orville Anderson 1430 Carolina avenue northeast believed to have been murdered was recovered from the Winnebago river above the Decker dam shortly after noon Saturday ments are not due to be paid until Dec 15 Hoover received general approval for the moratorium proposal from those members of congress who could be reached personally with some he talked on the telephone land on the 3100 mile hop They are going just for the fun of it They flew to St John from Has brouck Heights N J last night body had two short gashes on the left side of the ab domen and other mutilations lower on the body There was a Kvm3p in the eve and one about the mouth b The body was probably attacked by a moron who muWaterl the body and later threw it into the river accordingto Dr J E McDonald county coroner who was called on the case main business street blocking The storm came at oclock an hour and a half before other towns were hit and from the east At Twin Lake a twister running two miles south of the path fol lowed by the Austin tornado of frmr vears aeo killed stock on the four destroyed peared to strike in two different sec tions of the town Kanawha Man Killed Smith was killed when the frail shackin which he was sleeping on the Victor Waldeok farm one mile southwest of Hayfield was demol ished by a wind which gaused cou iierable damage vicinity liths body was found BAR NOT IN FAVOR OF WORLD COURT Spangler Tells Iowa Iaw Group Hoover Will Be ReElected TLTyipqpq11 while IIG 0DOTHSLorui after Chancellor Bruening and For hastenimj to complete the negotla f niiot was at the controls eign Minister Curtius of Germany uong Hillle is capable of handling the had discussed Europes problems Mellon In Tendon In Water Two Houre The body had probably not been in the water more than two hours compietfng The trip in four hours I hen because the muscles and 20 minutes Hoiriss who re nad not yet stiffened according to the nickname Hold Your Dr McDonald The body was recovered by the vs father and R J Conley R I celv t and upright on a Trainmen at Fairmont Minn norted 18 nersons were killed in a Cnado af Albert Lea but Investi gation proved the report erroneous Gets 2 Inch Rain Albert Lea escaped serious dam are but reported two inches of ram cloudburst that accompanied at North Branch about 150 poles Iowa State Bar in the A windstorm Minn levelled telephone company officials re WuT four inches of rain ci1 Pwer lines were out of order Trd service had not been restored this morning A produce house was dvnaRed as was the Anderson Auto con pagny the Merchants State bank anil the Zeien oil company building Telephone and telegraph com munication facilities were crippled in many districts chiefly in Chi ounty Sherburne county ny and Elk River i iuwa BLUUI has ex had been with two opposition to United States companions also victims of the tor in the world court nado A resolution proposing that the Smith Ed Nelson and JackJe t the united States should Wald all of Kanawha were staying in the shack while engaged cleaning out drainage tile under a contract obtained by Nelson The storm tornado whipped the buildings down at oclock i ratify the provisions now pending before it looking toward the United States entering the world court Britains part is IS merely that of Germanys creditor with the heads of the British gov ernment and when Europes finan cial situation was becoming most desperate Mellon it is understood listened almost without comment to Prime Minister MacDonald Foreign Sec retary Henderson and Montagu Norman governor of the Bank of England In their delineation of the growing acutencas of the financial situation of Europe He is reported to have answeredineffectthattiie situation was bad In America too Decision Followed It is assumed however that Mel lon Informed President Hoover by cable of what he had been told and Hoovers decision to take a hand In the situation followed While it is stressed unofficially Those in touch with the situation believe he will communicate with the foreign governments thru Secre tary Mellon who is now in London in conference with British officials la the meantime It was said at the white house the president will continue his conferences thru to day and into next week Hillitr is i stick to relieve Hoiriss at brief m tervals but is not an experienced and John Amos 515 Adams avenue southwest by means of a pole Amos was passing oner who stated at orico that the boy was a victim of foul play Searched Premises A thoro search of the entire premises was made by Sheriff G E Cress and Chief Shire in an attempt to find tracks or other evidence of the crime that is believed to have been commlted Late In the afternoon officers pilot with the pole on his shoulder when were Sun baffled by the fact that he was hailed by a group gathered no blood xOr other evidence of the Hlllie is a native of Steinbrucken on the Shore and requested to aia could be discovered along thB ertnany and is 55 years old He m Native of Germany Germany came to America 40 yearaago and never has been back Holrlis is the recovery of the body which could easily be seen In the water Amos stated that by placing years old He was a farmer In Den gn nook on the eni of a line mark but quickly forsook agncul wcignted jowri by lead and tied to rocky ledge The ledge rises to a height or about 30 feet above the river at the dam and this ledge Is used by the moro daring boys the disMct into the stream m below The siblc morrow At Humboldt a it is thot Nelsons account of what hap pened given Saturday morning was a bit hazy It appears however that he was picked up and carried over at least one fence into a corn field When he regained his senses he returned to the scene of the wreckage lighted now and then bv the lightning which accompanied the storm andbegan a search for his companions One Car Demolished Stumbling upon DeWald who was nearest to foundations of the shack he recognized that his first task would be to get the injured man to a doctor One of the trios cars had been demolished and he began trying to get the otner one started After an hour of feverish trying he was successful He hur ried to Hayfield and put thru a call to a doctor Then followed a jour ney to Britt with the injured man The search for Smith continues thruout the night and it was until almost daylight that the bodv was found in the cornfield directly east of where the shack had stood A depression In the dirt bears mute testimony to the force with which the man was let down by the wind Neck and teg Broken predicted whether Smith received his fatal injuries in the fall or previous to that time will never be known His neck was broken and one of hts legs was fractured in three places 1 he worst year during vhich temperatures approached ths 300dcrce mark in Minnesota and were followed by heavy rains Storms to Continue The heaviest rain apparently ex tended across a belt from northwest to southeast Iowa Van Meter re ported the heaviest rain 222 inches while Albia had 118 inches Ran fVil also was reported at Sioux City Oa S of an Fort Dodge 049 110 Davenport and 010 Davenpo and Creston and Du Jliiscatine Keokuk buque a trace Tl1Q weather thunderstorms and cloudiness con tinuin thruout today with a pos rcturn of fair weather to small tornado wrecked tho Willey ice house dara arred several residences and uprooter large trees The twister ap here yesterday Trcsages ReElection H E Spangler of Cedar Rapids republican state chairman said President Hoovers mldwestern tour presaged his reelection Seth Thomas of Fort Dodge was elected president of the association and Burlington was named the 1932 convention city Other officers For mer Judge W C Ratcliff Red Oak vice president J R McManus Des Moines secretarytreasurer and A J Small Des Moines librarian Delegates Chosen Delegates to the American Bar association convention at Atlantlr City in September are George E Hlse Des Moines Justice John M Grimm Cedar Rapids and G T Struble Sioux City Alternates are Ben F Swisher Waterloo Judge Homer A Fuller Mt Ayr and Jamen A Devltt Oskaloosa Delegates to the American dele gates conference in conjunction with the convention J E E Mark ley Mason City Charles M Dutch er Iowa City and Jesse A Miller Des Moines and Americas debtor with certain paper which must be taken up as it falls due two possible solutions wers suggested One called for postponement of interallied war debt payments to the United States for one or two years which would lead tn n cor responding suspension reparations payments of German The S3cond was an arrangement for the federal reserve board to extend long term credit on the basis of German paper held in New York avoiding the ne cessity of frequent renewals of that paper and has a cruising speed of 110 miles on hour It carries 600 gallons of fuel permitting 8 hours in the air They estimate the trip to Denmark can be made in hours body surface did not seem to be to the bottom of the stream Amos said Had Different Opinion When the body was first pulled in Amos said he was of the opinion At noon today the flyers had not tnat tne wounds were caused by decided whether they would leave turtics a conclusion accepted until 00 further investigation by police of ficers and the coroner There was no blood on the ground DeWald suffered a gash r chest and his back was in his injured AUNT HET By Robert Quillen Sometimes I set an won der if Pa ever noticed how nice my ankles was when I was young an he was courtin After treatment in Britt at about 3 oclock Saturday morning he was removed to his home In Kanawha Three stitches were required to doss the chest injury Reports from Ka nawha Saturday afternoon indicated that his condition was serious Coroner on Job Coroner F W Zeigcr of Garner was notified and went to the scene of the tragedy M M Edmundson aided Nelson and DeWald Nelsons principal hurts were in flicted by barbed wire and glass a he climbed the wreckage o the shack looking for his missing coinanions 1 Tilson and DeWald had watched the storm gather and when it be gan to assume a menacing appear ance they attempted to wake Smith according to the account giv en the neighbors by Nelson Before they succeeded however the storm had struck Nelson was barely able to get out the door and DeWald was approaching the door Nelson was blown free of the wreckage but both DeWald and Smith went with it All A Dismal Scene thru the day Saturday curi osity seekers were at the scene of Tom to PftKe 4 Column BATTERED SUB HAS TROUBLES Heavy Seas Stop Nautilus and Wyoming 240 Miles From Ireland WASHINGTON June 20 The battered polar submarine Nau tilua has not yet seen the end o her immediate difficulties First dead engines forced he commander Sir Hubert Wilkins t call for aid The battleship Wyom ing took the undersea craft in tow and more trouble followed Th Wyoming Informed the navy las night that heavy seas had stoppec both vessels about 240 miles from Queenstown Ireland where th damage is to be repaired The Wyomings message said Nautilus stopped since noon Battened down Not communicating Saving battery Trouble with fuel oil and air compressors Starboard engine port motor and periscope damaged beyond ship repair Bridge and bow towing ring gone Crew working to start port engine Sea rough From Queenstown the submersi ble was to proceed to Spitsbergen for the north pole trip Sir Hubert had said he expected the transAt lantic crossing begun from Prov incetown Mass on June 4 to be one of the most hazardous portions of the voyage DOX FINISHES FLIGHT TO RIO Big German Seaplane Used Seven and Half Months to Make Trip RIO DB JANEIRO Juno 20 The German flying boat DOX ompleted her long flight from Altenrhein Switzerland today anding on the harbor at m a m The bigship took off from Al enrhein Nov 5 1930 Thus her ourney from her home port to Rio e Janeiro required seven and one half months Her first stop after leaving Switzerland was at Amsterdam and subsequently she touched a Calshot England Les Barges France and Lisbon Portugal Her big water jump was from the Cape Verde Islands to Fernando treasury Soon afterwards he conferred with Senator Ashurst democrat of Arizona who refused to comment upon leaving the executive offices Ashurst was followed by Represen tative Treadway republican of Massachusetts Tilson Is Visitor Representative Tilson of Con necticut the house republican leader who took part in the begin ning of the discussion yesterday spent last night at the white house The president in view of the de velopments concerning the German situation had no formal engage ments for the day As a rule there are from six to a dozen regular call ers After several discussions the president issued this statement Since my return from the cen tral west I have conferred with those leaders of both political par ties who are present in Washington with respect to certain steps which we might take to assist in economic recovery both here and abroad Germanys recent cry that the burden of reparations payments was intolerable already had revived dis cussions of the fact that under tne IIlt11L wltii U1J Youmr Plan she might suspend the joined by Mrs Booth his northi Robert Shaffer son of Mr major portion of reparations pay daughter Mrs Virginia Dickerman Mrs Henry Shaffer North menta for two years Vogel and his son John Similar Provisions Mode Booth Provisions for a similar suspen Thc mjnister had been in ill ion were made in the war debt set health gince inst December when he lements negotiated with the United an attack of Influenza States Born In Toronto Financial observers have felt that DETROIT June 20 here today or tomorrow on the sec ond lap of their flight to Denmark u slNVoTTo DENMARK DIES Ralph H Booth Editor and Publisher in Detroit Was in Vienna VIENNA June 20 H Booth 57 editor and publisher and United States Minister to Denmark arrosts had been made Saturday deep Tho boy how ever did not swim and was nevec known to have dived from the rock ledge Tliis fact dissipated one theory that the boy may have torn himself on the rocks while diving Not Torn Off The clothes were in a neat heapi on a ledge of rock which is only a few feat above the water and era emu A squad from the fire department showed no evidence of having bee aquttu iiv f ii vinv sicrorritnir to the answered the call to aid in recover ing the body after a call came from Chief D H Shire who had gone to the scene with Leroy Neary police officer after a report bad been re ceived by police that a boy had drowned Body Is Guarded The body was removed to the Patterson funeral home where coroners orders prevented anyone from entering without a pass The city was being combed every direction by police sheriffs officers cooperating in and No died today at BadGastein Salz burg Austria went to BadGastein sev1 eral weeks ago to undergo treat iJ rplnwrt afternoon Calls were sent to other towns in the vicinity to be onthe lookout for any suspects The boy was last seen playing ciui w ttrvi f 1 j j ment for a heart ailment There he nis ncxt door neighbor to the Lord caroTfria avenue about oclock when Mrs Shaffer gave the two Noronha Island miles a distance of 140 Markets at A Glance boys pieces of bread and butter The Shaffer boy stated that so after that LeRoy started for home It was evidently at this time the f i u T i LJiit j i IQCI went towtiru u Germany would claim the morator Harmon Booth newspaper editor parents did not recall seeing him at um only as a last resort because of and publisher and art connoisseur that hour he possible effect upon her credit wag horn ln Toronto Canada That Germany wants a change m Sept 29 1873 When he was eight torn from the boy according to the father The father wtio Is a truck driver but who has been without work for sometime had difficulty in keeping from breaking down as he told the story of the tragedy to the officers Sheriff Cress spent considerable time questioning the father and mother He also inter viewed at length Mrs Shaffer the next door neighbor and others It was perilous climbing up and down the rock precipice as the offi cers made their search clamber ing thru barbed wire and woven wire fences and thru brush and rough ground They searched along the bank for a distance of 400 feet to make certain that no spot along the bank was missed Neighbors gathered about the house to comfort the family The boys mother sat quietly weeping LcRoys two little sisters Arlena Florence 3 years and Marilyn Louise 1 year lay on an old auto mobile cushion and wheelless baby carriage Officers stated that upon their arrival the little girls were begging for food of which there was none to give them in the house WILL ROGER NEW YORK shorts cover a Washington considers German situ ation German Issues advance Inclusive rallies Foreign Exchanges Irregular sterling firm iday CHICAGO Wheat Firm storm damage northwest dry Canada bullish foreign crop new small country offerings which calls for payments this year argeiy been connected of more than German government leaders have Conferred with Prime Minister Mac Donald and Foreign Secretary Hen derson in England and the English statesmen are going to Berlin soon for further discussions Interest in war debts and repara tions have been heightened too by Tnrn to Column SOUTOIICA READY FOR WAR Bolivia and Paraguay Arm to Fight Out Dispute Over Boundary SANTIAGO Chile June 20 A state of war between Bolivia and Paraguay in the Gran Chaco re gion over their smoldering boundary dispute was pictured today in re ports reaching Chile A dispatch from Arica said It had been authoritatively learned that the Bolivian government had or dered two regiments Into that vast jungle land called Green Hell from La Paz and Cochabamba BEVERLY HILLS Cal June 20 Mr Hoover if things ever do turn and start breaking right for him he will be a good man to stringwith for he ought to have a long streak of luck Of all the tilings thats gone against him the worst one hap pened this week His speech run 15 minutes overtime and he took up Amos and Andys time on the radio That was a vote loser sure enough that did him more harm than even the Wickersham report I never saw radio fans so worked up That will be a lesson to all Got Up at The boy got up about or 8 k this morning and after he out I didnt see him again un til after he was dead said the father Toward noon the father seemed to get a premonition that thing was wrong I wasnt exactly anxious about him but sort of wondered where he was so I went to the edge of the creek and looked in he continued I saw his clothes laying on tne rock ledge about 50 feet up from the dam A3 I could not see very IOWA WEATHER Partly cloudy to clouptly Sat urday night becoming fair Sunday Thunderstorms Sat urday nftornnon or night in tho extreme south portion Cooler Saturday nlffht except In tho smith central and southeast P0rt IJOOAT STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for well at this point I went out on 2t hour period ending at 8 oclock another projection but was unable1 to see him I ran down took his clothes and then went to Kup pingers and telephoned the police I thot I could see something white in tho water just off from where the clothes were Victim of Foul Tlay Saturday morning Maximum Friday Minimum in Night At 8 A M Saturday Rainfall The years moat violent conditions Friday night followed on the heels of the years warmest day nr lit 61 storm presidents Yours P S The old west is deteriorating in Reno They are shooting cartoon ists with empty guns The police and fire department The mercury went 2 degrees higher responded immediately and learnthan on the previous day The pre ine there was a body in the water cipitatlon brot the June total today Chief Shire went back for drag to about an inch and a quarter hooka Meanwhile Roy Conley anwhich is far from tho normal nther nelehbor discovered the body amount and he ami the father tried to get WEEKLY FORECAST ft out with fish poles and a rake CHICAGO June 20 mWeathcr It was finally with the help of a outlook for the week beginmngMon longer fish pole in uso by Mr Amos day June 22 for the upper M ssi on the other side of the river that sippi and lower Missouri valleys thev succeeded in getting the body and the northern and central great out The body was carried southplains Temperatures mostly nor ward alongthe rocky ledge to the mal or above south portion anrt nolnt where the shore opens back probably north portion showers aro to a clearing made by the quarry likely to he of scatered nature and Examination was made by the cor1 for only brief periods
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