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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 31, 1933, Mason City, Iowa                                INSURANCE FIRM Equitable Life of Iowa Asks Injunction to Prevent Fund Diversions CHICAGO March 31 Suit ny the Equitable life insurance company of Iowa against the city of Berwyn asking an injunction from further diversion of funds collected on special assessments was on file here today The Insurance firm also asks that the city pay for bonds for lo cal improvements purchased by the company In the petition filed by Samuel K Uarkman Equitable attorney the company charges that the funds realized from the bond issues were not segregated as required by law but instead were fraudulently used to pay salaries and other debts The company also asserts that in terest due it and other bondholders was not paid The funds were raised by special assessment to float a bond issue for worth of street improve ments MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE other aide on heavy street depart ment truck On the other side they found the car rightside up in a ditch ia about two feet of water but the driver could not be found and it was be lieved he caught a ride back to Nora Springs The car was a coupe which carried license FLOOD IS DOWN IN MASON CITY Continued From Page 1 lodging there for a time endangered the structures but the wood event ually dislodged itself and continued its way down the stream The steel bridge southwest of the Decker plant where the water was washing up to a few inches of the floor trembled every time one of the timbers was dashed against it but withstood the strain Street de partment employes were stationed at the bridge to act in case emer gency Had to Watch Bridge At the Carolina avenue bridge n small jam of timbers formed against pier and two po licemen were detailed to watch the structure to report in case the size of the jam increased and to keep automobiles from parkingon the bridge At the Taylor bridge on the high way east of the city traffic was stopped by a barricade west of the Jefferson school and approaches to the bridge were guarded by flares On either side At oclock while the flood was still at its peak the flares gleaming out on the turbulent water disclosed a desolate sight with the river rushing up to the floor of the bridge and washing over the east end from the swollen and swift current that swirled across the pavement east of the structure Cried lor Help The rushing river streaming out and VVATER PLANT WINS BATTLE Continues to Operate Through Night While the flood was spreading over wide areas in the city wreak ing damage on homes and business places the main attention of the community was centered Thursday afternoon and evening on the city water plant where a brave battle was fought and won to keep the rising waters of Winnebago river from shutting down the city1 ter supply Rumor after rumor spread over the city starting early in the eve ning that water was going to be shut off and many excited house wives filled bathtubs and tanks in order to have a supply Meanwhile both shifts of the wa ter department were at work bar ricading the doors of the plant with planks sandbags and packing against the tide which at one time rose at the rate of one foot an hour While one group of men carried on the defensive to keep water from seeping in another was at work with pumps Pumps Started As the devastating waters con tinued to rise in the afternoon and seepage in the basement of the plant began E H Crofoot placed two of his steam emergency pumps at work One of these was In the base ment and the other on the ground floor A third pump which was on a lower plane in the basement was put out of commission by water The men then started gathering gasoline pumps until they had five of them at work on the lawn out side the plant Both fire trucks were finally brought to add their pump ing strength This combined pumping equip ment pulled water out of the base raeat in nine gushing streams at the rate of 3400 gallons a minute The fire trucks were pumping at the rate of 1300 a minute and the other seven an average of 300 gal gons each Get Electric Pump Seeing the situation Helen Huffman 18 year old Sunday school teacher of Mun cle Ind Is shoivn as she ap peared In court to testify against the Rev G Lemuel Comvay suspended pastor ac cused of attempted criminal as sault Associated Press either timber nfade a roar that could be heard a mlje from the banks of the stream In spite of the barricades and flares police at oclock re ceived a call from an unknown per son who reported that a car had run through the barricades on the east side of the stream and that screams had been heard A rescue crew of four policemen rushed to the scene and after sev eral unsuccessful attempts to cross the ragtag torrent in a police boat were successful in reaching the was even then likely to get out of control ar rangements were made with the Ideal Sand and Gravel company for the giant electrical pump owned by that concern Employes of the P G and E company strung wires and erected a transformer for the current requirements of this pump Transfer of the pump wag de layed by he flood Ii arrived at oclock brought by C E Thomas suporintendent of the Ideal Sand andGravel companyBy that time the battle was virtually won but the water department chiefs were glad to receive the added as surance of victory They started the giant pump and sent the water trucks back to the station At oclock it appeared that the peak had been reached In the next half hour the anxious watch ing men found the water had re ceded three inches It appeared at that time they had won their bat tle This level stayed however until IN THE RADIO WORLD FRIDAY MARCH 31 Central BWJmara Time programs to key and basin or groups unless specified coast to coast a to c designation Includes all availaDla Programs subject to 1C By the Associated Preaa WEXWORS weat weet wtle wtar wtas wcsh WH witt wlbr wrc wgy wbcn wcae wtam wwj waal Midwest wmaq wcfl Ksd woewho wow wdar 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holding their own against seepage against a head of several feet The surface of the water in the basement also started to go down Would Be Shut Down At its height the water in the basement was within six inches of the base of the wheel of the engine pumping water into the mains Had it risen to that wheel workmen would have had to stop the engine The big engine the wheel of which is probably a foot higher would have been started then Had the water risen to that level the entire plant would have been shut down Foreseeing the possibility of shutdown arrangements were made to connect up with the Jacob E Decker and Sons company pack ing plant which formerly received water from the city but now has its own wolls and pumping equip ment There was only a six inch pipe connecting the two plants but It was felt this would tide the city over a day of shutdown should that be necessary Later water depart ment heads were notified by Deck er engineers that another foot of water would stop their plant Feel Ing that they too could stand an other foot the city employes con tinued their fight By 2 oclock Friday morning the water was down six inches and the day shift was sent home From that time on the water receded more rapidly Chlorine Ia Added A small quantity Of chlorine was added to the city water Thursday night in order to guard against possible seepage into the water tanks Due to the fact thatthe water was higher outside than inside the reservoirs this was deemed advis 9ble to make certain that no con tamination would take place Water department heads said there was litUe likelihood of seep age but stated they wanted to be on the safe side Kept Water Out Another fight but not as diffi cut by any means was carried on by the employes at the P G and E power plant on the south bank of Willow creek between Federal and Delaware avenues Pumpa were put to work tokeep out seepage water We can stand three feet more of water said W J Hughes chief engineer of the company at the time the water was the highest tethered the machine to a tree witt a heavy chain Removed by Truck After guests at a bridge party a the A J Feeney home 615 Hamp shire avenue northeast were re moved Thursday afternoon in transfer truck members of th family stayed in the house until th water started coming up on th steps and then made a call for boat The family spent the night a a hotel In order to handle the almos panicky telephone situation that de veloped with the spread of rumor that the Clear Lake outlet wa bursting and that there was a like lihood that the city water works and the electric light plants woult shut down made It necessary to adt 11 extra operators in the Mason City telephone exchange from 5 to 10 oclock Thursday evening There was an increase of 17000 calls over the normal run for tha period because of the flood HOUSE APPROVES APPROPRIATIONS Continued From Fnga 1 spent before new appropriations become available Session Adjournment As the appropriations measures advanced in consideration attention ivas turned to adjournment of the session Representative Arch Mc Tarlane of Waterloo was prepared o introduce his concurrent resolu ion calling for adjournment on April 8 Additions to the allowances which had been recommended by the committee included in the total soost of were State fair joard adjutant general 5GOOO state aid to county fairs 530000 geological survey bureau of labor 5313 department of vocational training Glen wood state hospital Toledo juvenile home and su premo court clerk Following are the annual appro priations this year and those ap roved by the house committee of he whole the first column being he present allotments General 211825 C 1906GB VgrtcuUurnl Depart ment ioartl of Assessment RUMORS ARE SPREAD HERE They Talked About Four Foot Wall of Water Persistent rumors that the dam at the Clear Lake outlet had broken and that a four foot wall of water was sweeping toward the city caus ed alarm among residents along the banks of Willow creek where the water had already Hooded many basements Although a heavy cur rent of water ran over the dam the structure was at no time endanger ed it was reported As the threatening aspects of the floods disappeared a number of an ecdotes began to pass concerning incidents during the emergency Dog Floats Down Stream The story of a boy who stood helpless while his little dog strug gling valiantly in the current was swept away ia recounted by a city official The boy with his dog was stand ing in a group of people watching the flood In the Winnebago Some other boys started throwing sticks in the water In an attempt to get he dog a small fox terrier to swim In spite of the entreaties of the owner to stop enticing the dog the boya continuedand the valiant lit tle animal plunged into the stream only to find himself helpless n the swirling current with hia master calling out to him Tried to Drfve Through Another fitory has to do with the driver of a big Packard sedan who In spite of barricades attempted to drive through the pond on Fourth street southwest When his ma chine stalled in the deepest part he was forced to crawl out and climb Ing to the roof of his machine shouted for help to drag his car from the water Then there is the story of a resi dent in the northeast part of the city who when he saw his automo bile start to wash away In the flood and Review Board of Audit tatc Auditor lUncl Commission Director loard ot Conservation Sonrd of Control ustodan Ustrlct Court Judges card of Education secutlve Council air Board Id to County Fairs eologlcal Survey rlrc Marsrml overnor A R eportment or Health Barbers Exarnlnors Chiropractic Examiners Cosmetology Examiners Dentn Examiners Embalmers Examiners Medical Examiners Nurses Examiners Optometry Examiners Osteopathlc Exami nersi Podiatry Examiners 177900 2S59S1 S1920 4200 29100 12000 21200 120000 135700 374000 56512 212630 53000 155000 9300 17300 20150 750 95900 Pharmacy Examiners Department Labor Bureau State Library Historical Society Insurance Department Justice Department Library Commission Board ot Mine Exam iners Mine Inspectora Board of Parole Pioneer Law Makers State Printing Board Printing BoarU Superintendent o Pub lic liiBtructlon State Aid to Public Schools 22100 53200 3SOOO 57325 109050 24020 1500 18400 33300 75 16725 142000 36320 3880 22378 0348 17983 75141 53217 375000 50SCO 22573S 50000 105000 5000 13535 IS108 750 73194 9770 17 141 j 12750 2100 070 1850 1510 10080 2bD79 187EC 33523 27825 42367 87633 18568 33433 28260 75 14118 120000 Anti Semitism Called Keynote of Hitler Faith State Department Quietly Tries to Avert Pending Economic War By F O VOSBURGH WASHINGTON March 31 More than ever the personality and philosophy of Adolph Hitler held the attention of Americans today on the eve of a nationwide boycott of Jews in Germany While the stats department sought to use its good offices in a quiet way to avert the impending economic war those who have fol lowed the strange career of the young Austrian who has become Germanys dictator found in his au tobiography and the platform of his nationalist socialist party many in dications of the strong nntiJawish feeling which ia finding its expres sion now Feature of Philosophy Those who have read HJtlers life story which he wrote in a Bavarian prison in 1924 after the socalled beer hall putsch in Munich says lis antiSemetism is the outstand ing feature of his own philosophy Prominent American Jews head id by Rabbi Stephen S Wise made a second visit to the state depart ment yesterday in connection with the troubles of Jews in Germany Whole Question Considered While officials declined to say vhether any diplomatic action was jeing taken Undersecretary Phil ips made known that the whole Jewish question is being considered carefully There were many indications that his government would employ its nfluence quietly and in a nelghbor y fashion to bring some settle ment Hitler since early in his career has been bitterly opposed to social Railroad Commission Secretary o State Clerk Supreme Court Supreme Coitrt Re porters State Treasurer Board Vocational Btmctlon Contingent Fund BOARD OF CONTROL INSTITUTIONS Woodward Hospital Glenwood Hospital cherofcee Hospital Independence Hospital CIortndB Hospital Ml Pleasant Hospital Toledo Juvenile Home Ft Madison Prison Anamosa Keformatory Rockwell city Re formatory Oakdale Sanatorium Marsrmlltown Soldiers Home Soldiers Orphans Home Eldora Training School Mltchellvlllc School Emergency Fund Road Fund 360 55100 80500 11350 89445 39236 20000 5 372830 411GJ9 372430 399945 420834 113375 46S875 421410 58450 261830 160000 189000 191390 OS30S 20000 25000 SlOlS J 202541 321030 262025 279353 253070 243210 105000 436023 340007 50125 217000 110685 175ono 75736 14000 10000 Total for InstitutionsJ4403835 J3338990 iioinn or EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS University or Iowa 81856253 Iowa Slate College 2432950 1670 o35 Iowa State Teachers College 733500 School for Deaf 233 RSO School for Bltnrl 127 S50 University Hospital Psychopathic Hospital 108000 454230 185781 Bacteriological Labora tory Soldiers Tuition 14555 8000 00720 6000 Total or J5172557 The committee also reduced the per diem for the chief examiners in the insurance department from 1750 to 51350 and other exami ners from to 511 The per diem for county and city examiners was reduced from to 56 Iowa Falls Farmers Group Not to Merge IOWA PALLS March 31 The United Farmers organization headed by Judge John F Wirds of Iowa Falls will not participate in a session to be held Saturday at Fort Dodge to consider a merger with the group of the same name led by Lars Skromme former state senator AntiBeer Campaign to Open in Milwaukee MILWAUKEE Wls March 31 of tbo princi pal beer centers of the W C T U will open a campaign against beer in July when the na tional convention of the organiza tion will be held One object will be to raise 250000 to fight beer sm Many socialist leaders with vhom he came into contact were ews and therefore some here say he whole socialist movement be ame to Hitler a plot of interna tional Jews to gain control Accused of Burden Hitler and his followers oppos ng in violent oratory the repara ions payment provided by the Ver ailles treaty have accused the ewa of placing this burden on the people To them the Jews re responsible for various others f their countrys ills although just ow is not explained In the Hitler program written by is lieutenant Gottfried Feder in 920 it was set forth that no Jew a member of the German people at those who are not citizens may ve in Germany only as a guest nd that if it is not possible to feed he entire population of the state oncitizens must be expelled from reich Minnesota Governor Signs Bill to Repeal Laws of Enforcement ST PAUL March 31 but four of the states prohibition enforcement measures enacted since 1918 were removed from the sta tutes today as Gov Floyd B Olson signed a repeal bill passed by the legislature Those remaining in force retain penalties for selling liquor resulting in death orhealth impairment Sale of beer becomes legal in the state with effectiveness of national legislation April 7 under an act signed previously Another new law set the maximum alcoholic content of beverage possible in the state at 32 per cent by weight Police Character at Sioux City Wounded and Assailant Held SIOUX CITY March 31 With three bullet wounds in his body William Shields Sioux City police character was near death today in a hospital His alleged assailant is being held in jail Sam Mirldn 37 admitted to Detective Chief Tom Green that ie fired four times at Shields but did not give police enough information to establish a motive for the gun play The shooting occurred lu front of a pool hall about 6 oclock Thursday evening FLOOD DAMAGE IN NORTH IOWA HEAVY Continued From 1 were flooded The waters were re ceding today however Residents of Frascr in Boone county were using boats Roadways were covered with water The Des Moines river there stood at 182 with two feet of flood stage Lowlands of Ledges park at Booni were inundated and many summer cabins were endangered Hundreds of acres nearby were under water Clayton county streams were at flood stage today and railroads were forced to discontinue service to several towns because of trad washouts Elkport was flooded by more than three feet of water anil could not be reached from BIkader The Turkey river there was out of its banks Cover High Grade At Algona waters covered a high grade and paving just north of the town on highways 169 and 18 Cab ins nearby were flooded to the win dow level and one family was forced to move The Des Moines river there was at an all time high At Waterloo the Cedar river was three and onehalf feet above nor mal The river rose rapidly until 3 a mbut there was little change thereafter At Humboldt A Christiansen fell into the water while repairing a dam on the West Des Moines river Al though unable to swim he escaped possible death when the high waters carried him safety to an island Garner Road Damaged High water is causing a great deal of damage to the new shoulder work put in last fall on No 15 from Garner to Forest City Water lacked one foot of reaching the top of the new bridge on 15 Thursday Lumber used to build forms was washed down the Winnebago river for some distance All bridges over the Iowa river on the gravel road from Garner to Klemme were on the Minneapolis under water A washout and St Louis railroad a mile west of Hayfield did not stop train service The Rock Island track from here to Tltonka was reported to be under water at points near Hayfield and Crystal Lake but did interfere with service Farmers were experi encing a great deal of difficulty in traveling side roads Dense fog hin dered traffic and tourists reported they could not see 20 feet ahead and were forced to stop driving Twen ty per cent of the 1000 acrei of vegetable gardens in the Crystal LakeHayfield area is reported to be under water Over Dumont Highways Heavy rains put the West Fork and the South Fork out of their banks at Dumont Thursday morn ing the West Fork was still rising and water was running over No 10 paving at the end of Main street C W Gverturf who runs a filling sta tion at his residence there moved out temporarily Flood water Wed nesday evening caused several wash outs in small areas on theC G W and C and N W railways Section Foreman F M Sorenson spent Wednesday night patroling track so rail service could continue After the heavy rainfalls the Win nebago river overflowed its banks at Laland and water was running over the grades on each side of the new paving Hans Johnsons yard in Leland is inundated and he had to auild a bridge Thursday morning reach his pump outside Water was j y2 feet deep surrounding the arooder bouse and barn on George Rygroys place am water is up to the purch on the west front of Olaus Paulsons house and covers the M and St L railroad track north of Leland The Leonard Weigand family on the Shell Rock river bank at Rock ford had to move furnishings and rugs to the second story and went to the home of a son Clarence to spend Thursday night Other Rock ford families made preparations for an emergency should the water con tinue to rise H E Moore who runs the mill has been busv sanding the dike Highways to the west of Gold field were blocked by the high wa ter The Boone river which flows at the outskirts of the town had rone Up to its highest level in 15 years at 6 oclock Thursday eve ning Tnrk Is Flooded The state highway commission Drought four trucks to Goldfield to Block traffic going west and com ing east on primary highways 10 and 60 The high water ubmergcd about onefourth mile of grade with from several Inches to two feet of water and has caused considerable damage by washing The Fountain City park is under water which measures up to eight H D Fallows M D C E Chenoweth M D announce the removal their office from the Park Hospital to the M B A Building Mason City Iowa Phone 731 Practice limited to diseases of the eye ear nose and throat and fitting of glasses DANCE AND BE MERRY AT MASON CITY ARMORY SATURDAY APRIL 1 JUST 25 April Fools Day Just fool yourself have a tig happy time over at this dance Merry tunes by Shaf fers boys Plenty of charm ing dancing partners feetOtter and Prairie creeks sev eral miles north of Goldfield which empty into the Booue river are the highest in yeara and late in the evening were still rising It is ex pected it will require at least 48 hours after the water recedes be fore the road will be passable At Kieater Minn there was a heavy rain Thursday filling creeks to overflow ing The water was run ning across the tracks east of town The snow is practically gone except where there were huge drifts The rain was accompanied by a hard wind The water is run ning over on aorne side roads Cars Crash In Fog Due to a dense fog early yester day the truck of the star mail car rier Elmer Duenow and a car driv en by Arnold Feldt collided two miles north of Grafton Both cars were damaged The mall truck was brought to a garage and another car was taken so he could finish his route The snows and rains caused the river and creek to leave their banks at Plymouth and it was necessary to use dynamite to dislodge the ice gorge in the creek yesterday morn ing The south bound passenger was delayed in reaching Geneva for sev eral hours due to a washout in the tracks south of Geneva The wash out was repaired late in the even ing FOUR KILLED AND 10 HURT IN CRASH Continued From Page 1 the three men unaccounted for were still missing Famous Canadian Flayers WINNIPEG March 31 Winnipeg Toilers basketball team champions of Canada whose plane crashed enroute home from an in ternational series in Tulsa included in their lineup some of the most famous amateur basketball players in Canada among them Al Silver thorne and Ian Wooley veteran guards and Mike Shea former Ottawa star Air travel was not unfamiliar to the players as they made part of their trip from Winnipeg to Tulsa ay plane flying from Minneapolis Their return home was planned by the same route the players being scheduled to continue their journey from Minneapolis by train Left Tuesday Morning MINNEAPOLIS March 31 The airplane carrying the Winni peg Tollers which crashed near Neodesha Kans left Minneapolis Tuesday morning and according to word received at the local airport was enroute back here at the time of the crash L D Hammond manager of the airport said he received a message from Topeka Kans today that tha MARCH plane would arrive here this a Jack H OBrien owner off plane was about 65 years oldl unmarried Hammond said V home was in Morris Minn buf Jived here while doing business w the plane He made his headquif ters at the airport here nearly tvtn years Hammond said confining is activities to charter trips zennS Resided nt Window Alive K Hakes pilot of plane resided at Windom and is about 2R years old Hammond was to make the southZ111 trip with the Winnipeg group frombe but cancelled his plans he learned another passenger wal to be picked up at Omaha He dii not know who the latter was lv There was room for only oini more passenger Hammond Hammond said the plane arrived iif Tulsa late Tuesday Presbyterians Plan i All Church Meeting Friday evening is all church nigh at the First Presbyterian church Vff potluck supper is being held a with committees from tht womens organizations in charge Following the supper a brief devov tional service will be held in charge of the pastor the Rev Georgo 1C Davies As this is the annual con gregutional meeting reports from the organizations of the church to be received and election new officers is to take place C O Pas nau chairman of the official boaro1f will preside Investigate Shooting Affair at Sioux City SIOUX CITY March 31 Police were investigating today the shooting last night of William Red Shields in an argument in the business district Sam Mirkin whom police said admitted firing at Shields four times was held as a suspect DANCE At Denison Club Tonight Friday March 31 Brewtons Blue Rhythm Kings featuring Brown Beauties Har lem Bound faststeping choco late brownskin beauty chorus presented by Mr Lawrence Nay Entertainment de luxe Under Auspices of Parkers Dandies The suns shining again and everybodys happivr Our new deal Is on for Mr Mist and Mrs America credit and lower prices lets go come In tomorrow 0 I fll mi NEW DEAL LOW PRICES COATS 12951495 LADIESSPRING DRESSES 395 495 NEW MILLINERY 188 MENS 16501950 MENS SPRING SUITS 16 tf MENS HATS 295 MENS SHOES 495 JORDANS AND FIELDS 112 South Federal   

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