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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 31, 1934, Mason City, Iowa                                HARLON C R I HIS MEM ft ART OtPT OF f r fi MO I M F r Vortft DAILY PAPER the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XL FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MAY 31 1934 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 201 Politicians Lose Jobs Roosevelt Campaign Seen in Abbott Resignation MERCURY AT 105 IN MASON CITY By HERBERT PLUMMER ASHINGTON May 31 Horatio Abbott incident rather forecfuliy r e minded d e m o cratic party offi cials on the fed eral payroll that President Roose velts campaign to divorce them from their jobs is still in high gear The resigna tion of the Mich igan democratic national commit teeman as col lector of internal revenue at Detroit occurred under conditions somewhat different from those surrounding other resignations of party officials Complaints had been made he had solicited political funds in Detroit He still is national committeeman for Michigan It served however as another demonstration of the administra tions determination to get these party officials out of public office Its been more than four months since the his state ment of policy in regard to this sit uation At intervals since office holders and politicolawyers have made their exits Those Who Left Robert Jackson former secretary of the democratic national commit tee and national committeeman from New Hampshire resigned the oay the white house made known its attitude Jed Adams mem ber of the board of tax appeals stepped out as national committee man for Texas Mrs Nellie T Ross director of themint quit as nation al committeewoman for Wyoming The resignations from the nation al committee of Bruce Kremer of Montana and Max Gardner of North Carolina had been announced earli er in the Mullen com mitteeman for March These three are practic ing law in Washington Speculation now centers on whether the departure of others either from their places on the na tional committee or their federal jobs will follow soon Farley Stays The most outstanding among those lingering is Big Jim Farley postmaster general and chairman of the national committee He has said his exit is up to the chief W W Howes first assistant postmaster general still is national committeeman for South Dakota W A Julian is Ohios committee man and treasurer of theUnited States Two collectors of Internal reve nueH H Perry of North Dakota and Joseph Wolfe of both retain their places on the na tional committee One committeewoman Mrs Jean S Whittemore is collector of in ternal revenue for Puerto Rico Fleet Salutes President in Navy Review 40000 MEN AND 96 SHIPS TAKE PART IN PARADE Roosevelt Recalls Day When Fleet Returned From War Suspect Jailed in Caffery Shooting HAVANA May 31 riguez Blanco a Spaniard was held in jail today as a suspect in the recent attempt to assassinate Jeffer son Caffery United States ambas sador Blanco denied that he was a member of the group which fired on Cafferys home Sunday but he was heldfor further investigation Wea FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Thurs day night and Friday except possibly scattered thundfirshow ers in east and Thursday after noon or night in the west Not so warm In the central and west late Thursday night Cool er Friday MINNESOTA Generally fair Thursday night and Friday ex cept possibly thundershowers in east portion Thursday night except along Lake Superior and extreme southeast cooler Friday in south portion LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday 100 Minimum in Night 70 At 8 A M Thursday 87 With the mercury ascended to 87 by 8 oclock Thursday forenoon there was prospect that the last day of May might be its hottest The mercury in the GlobeGa zettes weather shelter on River Heights did a rapid upturn through out the forenoon hitting 105 before noon Here it remained the 3 oclock temperature being 105 At the beet sugar plant north ot the city the temperature touched 104 a degree under the Mason City reading U S S INDIANAPOLIS Off Ambrose Light May 31 battleship Pennsylvania flagship of the United States fleet steamed past President Roosevelt aboard the cruiser Indianapolis shortly after 1 p m eastern standard time today The Pennsylvanias passage marked the start of the biggest peace time review in the history of the U S navy The president stood on the for ward turret deck flanked by Sec retary of the Navy Swanson and Josephus Daniels ambassador to Mexico and secretary of the navy in the Wilson administration 16 Years Ago Sixteen years ago Daniels and Roosevelt then assistant secretary of the navy reviewed the fleet when it returned from war duty in European waters The president was dressed in a blue suit As the Pennsylvania steamed by it fired the presidential salute of 21 guns The gaunt gray armada of 96 ships and 40000 men paraded proud ly in one of the greatest pageants of American history Miles Out Sailing in from southern waters the fleet kept the rendezvous with its commanderinchief at sea two miles off Ambrose lightship near the harbor entrance It was a threefold ships in review the planes in an aerial demonstration and the final procession of the vessels to berths about Manhattan The early morning fog was dis pelled by a warm midday sun and the column of ships 12 miles long came up over the horizon majestic ally on the sparkling sea Battle Flags Flying With battle flags flying and guns thundering the presidential salute the vessels passed within 500 yards of the anchored reviewing ship A second heavy cruiser the Louis ville flying the flag of Col H L Roosevelt assistant secretary of the navy accompanied the Indian apolis The United States fleet flagship the U S S Pennsylvania under the four star blue flag of Admiral D F Sellers led the hne of march Lasts Nearly Hour For nearly an hour the ships passed with all men in full dress Turn to Fare Column 2 LEAGUE HEARS BOLIVIA APPEAL End of War in Chaco Boreal With Paraguay Sought Under 2 Articles GENEVA May 31 appealed to the league of nations under two articles of the covenant today to end its war with Paraguay in the Chaco Boreal of South Amer ica This sensational development came at the very end of a league council meeting after representa tives of both nations had spoken to the assembled members First Costa Durels Bolivian dele gate invoked article 13 whereby disputing nations may ask arbitra tion He was answered by Caballero Bedoya Paraguayan representative who said We cannot allow arbi tration to be a snare for the na tions good faith Then Costa Durels appealed for a settlement of the dispute under ar ticcle 15 which authorizes the coun cil to make recommendations for the settlement of disputes without the vote of the disputants The latter article is a step pre ceding the possible application of military measures against an ag gressor nation It authorizes the council to publish a report of the dispute If the council unanimously agrees on its recommendations the mem bers of the league undertake that they will not go to war with any party to the dispute which com plies with the recommendation Admiral David F Sellers from the battleship Pennsylvania led the United States fleet in review before President Roosevelt in New York harbor Associated Press photo Nation Pays Its Toll of 41 Lives on Memorial Day Crowded Highways Main Cause of Fatalities two Drown in Iowa By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The nation paid with at least 41 lives for its Memorial day celebra tion Crowded highways took 13 lives the heaviest toll drownings 8 air plane crashes 7 automobiletrain collisions 5 and other causes 8 An airplane crash at Yarrelton Tex took two lives another at Mansfield Ohio 2 and one near Newcastle Ind 2 and one at Chi cago 1 Automobile acclCents killed four in Michigan two in Ohio one in Min nesota four in Illinois and two in Indiana Two drowned in Iowa two in Ohio Minnesota and one in Indiana When an automobile and train crashed at Flint Mich four were killed and three injured one fatal iy A woman fell from her New York apartment window a farmer fell from a roof in Wisconsin two were killed in Texas a deputy stabbed and five others shot and in Rhode Island a farmhand later killed by shot a state offi cer to death Two Ibwans Drowned ARNOLDS PARK May 31 Two Rock Valley persons were drowned yesterday afternoon when their boat capsized in West Okoboji lake The victims were Nellie Blankes poor 25 and her cousin Corney Blankespoor 26 The accident happened when the boat in which there was a party of seven from Rock Valley overturned about 400 feet irom the main bath ing beach People on the beach at first be lieved that the calls for help were Turn to Pane 2 Column 2 NEW SILVER ACT PASSES HOUSE SENT TO SENATE Opposition Filibuster to Defeat or Broaden Bill Fails WASHINGTON May 31 The house today passed and sent to the senate administrations sil ver bill which had for its objective the use of silver to comprise back ing for a quarter of the United States currency as compared with three quarters backed by gold Early favorable senate action is expected Opposition that yesterday re sorted to filibustering tactics in moves either to defeat or broaden the measure collapsed today when the final vote was taken Members of the democratic silver bloc who wanted even broader legis lation had contended the measure was just a silver brick and that it would result in prolonging the depression 10 years Republicans attacked the pro posal as involving unsound mone tary principles and said it was ap proved by the administration to meet demands of mining specula ting and other groups interested in making profits out of silver Dramatic proponents claimed it was needed to complement the gold policy of the government and that it would increase commodity prices The decisivevote was on rejection by 268 to 70 of the motion to re commit the bill to the committee The roll call count followed a sim ilar decision by standing vote of 163 to 59 BARBARA HUTTON WILL COME HOME Father Plans Passage for Daughter But Not Her Husband Prince SOUTHAMPTON Eng May 31 L Button American 10 cent store millionaire has ar ranged stateroom accommodations for his daughter Princess Barbara Hutton Mdivani to return to New York with him June 6 but has not provided accommodations for her husband Prince Alexis Mdivani Hutton will arrive here tomorrow His arrangements for the return became known today The millionaire is coming aboard the S S Bremen and is said to have made his arrangements by radio tel ephone from the ship itself He was understood to be planning a quick trip to London where his daughter now is staying with the prince There he is expected to join her and bring her with him back to reembark upon the Bremen for the return voyage Vinje Creamery Will Hear Talk by Murray VTNJE May Murray state secretary of agriculture has been engaged to give the principal address at the fortieth anniversary celebration of the Vinje Coopera tive Creamery association June 7 Country Doctor Fights to Save Tiny Patients E L CORD Aid Hurried to Infant Girls From Outside World CORBEIL Oct May 31 CSV While aid was hurried from the out side world a country doctor con tinued an unceasing fight today for the lives of five tiny quintuplets born in a humble farm home Now three days old the infant girls were gaining the heaviest weighed only three pounds four ounces at birth Quin tuplets are rare in medical annals and it is even rarer for all to sur vive Every possible aid was being sent An old fashioned incubator arrived last night from a Chicago newspa per There is no electricity in the home for a modern incubator Premier George S Henry of On tario instructed the public welfare department to provide all necessary care for Mrs Oliva Dionne the 24 year old mother and her babies who have five older brothers and sisters The babies have been baptized by the parish priest and cile Yvonne Marie Emily and An nette They wear tags so they can be tola apart An eyedropper is used to feed them milk corn syrup and water The procedure takes so long that by the time the fifth has been fed Dr A R DeFoe for use in the case the first is hungry again Cord Describes Three Attempts by Kidnap Gangs Auto Magnate and Family in England Until Panic Dies Down Copyrtehl 1034 by the Aasoclnlwl Press LONDON May 31 at tnxpjatp kidnap members of his family from his home at Beverly Hills Cal have been graphically described by E L Cord American automobile and airplane magnate to English acquaintances One of the attempts involving the use of a mysterious airplane was said to have resulted in the ad vice of a California police chief to the American millionaire to take his family out of the United States for an extended visit abroad It was learned definitely today that Cord has been in England since the middle of April a date corresponding to the sensational kidnaping cases of William F Get tie in California and June Robles in Arizona Stays in England Cord has taken a home in Surrey for the summer and it was said he does not intend to return to the United States until the kidnaping panic has died down On one occasion according to an informant in whom Cord confided an airplane flew over the Cord es tate in California getting the lay of the land and possibly taking pictures The plane was said to have been traced to a secret landing place across the border in Mexico Later a guard at the Cord home was said suddenly to have been sur prised by an unidentified man who shoved a revolver into his ribs The guard however was saved by a companion hidden in the shrubbery who fired at the assistant supposed to have been a wouldbe kidnaper Lurking on Estate A third attempt was believed to have been made when a man was found lurking on the estate Despite the strong guard which the Cords may have had in the United States the family is under no protection here The motor magnate and his son have been driving around London and the vicinity in a small car The second son William has been rid ing around by himself on a motor cycle The millionaires airplane isstill at Heston airport 2 Men Rob Bank in Oklahoma of KINGFISHER Okla May 31 men robbed the Peoples National bank here today and es caped with approximately 1000 releasing unharmed a girl bank clerk and three young men em ployes taken as shields two miles west of the city Pope Pius Quietly Observes Birthday VATICAN CITY May 31 Pope Pius quietly celebrated his seventyseventh birthday today After saying a mass of Thanksgiv ing in his private chapel he re ceived the congratulations of his relatives spoke to them briefly and then soon forgot his anniversary in the busy routine of his many duties STRIKE THREATS HANG HEAVY IN TWO INDUSTRIES Troops Called Out at Pekin III as New Disorder Starts By ASSOCIATED 1RESS Strike threats hung over the steel and cotton textile industries Thurs day as national guard troops mo bilized at Pekin HI scene of new disorder in the capitallabor strike A general strike of textile work ers effective Monday was ordered by Thomas F McMahoo president of the United Textile Workers of America rrstest Wage Cut The workers are protesting a 25 per cent cut in the mills produc tion ordered by the NRA McMa hon said the curtailment would amount to a 25 per cent reduction in wages A strike of electrical workers at Toledo which would shut off pow er in more than 1000 factories and lights in 60000 homes was post poned for 24 hours until 7 a m Friday Troops still patrolled Toledos au tomotive strike zone scene of two killings but a third of them was ordered withdrawn Guardsmen on Scene The Pekin 111 violence came when 100 special deputies sought to enter the American Commercial Alcohol pjstilUng companys plant scheduled to reopen Friday after a lockout Pickets drove back the deputies A company of guardsmen rushed to the scene from Quincy Rioting broke out on the San Francisco waterfront where long shoremen are on strike and 11 per sons were injured A crowd hurled rocks at police guards and the po lice replied with tear gas bombs Police described the crowd as com munists Troops Are Withdrawn TOLEDO May 31 evacuation of troops called here a week ago during rioting in the Electric Auto Lite strike was or dered today Governor George White in Colum bus instructed Adj Gen Frank D Henderson to withdraw onethird of thetroops sent here after rioting in the Auto Lite strike General Henderson said the evac uation order was made because order has been restored First contingents will leave for their home stations late today 600 Will Remain The 600 remaining troops will be stationed in a Toledo armory in event they are needed for further duty Previously Sheriff David Krieger after a conference with national guard officers agreed to removal of all but a small reserve force as serting that police and deputy sher iffs can maintain order He said however that a few should be kept here for emergency service A number of officers and men who asked to be relieved of duty to return to their civilian vocations have been discharged from duty the past few days Repudiate Statements WASHINGTON May 31 ternational officers of the steel workers union today repudiated statements of the socalled rank and file1 committee of the organi zation and said after a conference with Hugh S Johnson NRA chief they were promised the revised steel code would be reopened if their de mands were considered worthwhile by the administrator Edward W Miller of Pittsburgh international vice president of the union said the group headed by Earl J Forbeck president of the Pittsburgh district had no authority to speak for the Amalgamated As sociation of Iron Steel and Tin Workers He declared it unlikely a national convention would be called next week as Forbeck said would be done Freight Airplane Hits Wireless Mast CROYDON Eng May 31 A French freight airplane struck a wireless mast in a heavy mist near the airport today skimmed several houses crashed into another and then demolished two garages crushing automobiles inside them Capt Ramond de Fives the pilot and PvOger LHuillier mechanic were killed Wheat Sells for on Chicago Man Corn Rises 4 Cents as Crops Are Seared by Hot Wave CHICAGO May 31 jumped the limit of 5 cents today as severe heat parched arid grain fields prices soaring to more than 5103 a bushel the first time more than a dollar has been paid since last August Com soared almost 4 cents to within a fraction of the limit July and September deliveries of oats were up to the maximum of 3 cents and rye gained 3 cents An overwhelming surge of buy ing orders carried quotations to the maximum levels at the close after wheat had hovered around 3 to 4 cents advance during most of the trading The close for May options on the final day in which they will be traded was 6 cents above the open Little Relief Had Little over the holiday relief from the drought was the impetus for heavy commission house and lo cal buying The bull movement in Chicago was accompanied by rises in most other important grain markets Wheat at Winnipeg was up more than 2 points at Kansas City more than 3 cents and at Minneapolis more than 3 cents Private reports to traders showed Liverpool quota tions also were up sharply Lowest April 17 July corn sold at 43 cents on April 17 the lowest level of the season and was quoted at 61 cents today while July oats advanced 20 cents from the low of April 17 and sold at 45 cents A year ago wneat sold at 73 to 78 cents andcornat 45 to 50 cents a bushel THREE HURT IN AUTO MISHAPS Persons Confined in Local Hospitals Victims of Overturned Cars Three persons were confined in Mason City hospitals Thursday suf fering from injuries received in automobile accidents Memorial day Henry F Kimmel 37 of Clear Lake was confined in the Park hos pital suffering from cerebral con cussion cuts on his right arm and a chest injury which he received in an auto accident about a mile north of Clear Lake Wednesday after noon Car Is Overturned He was found in his overturned car immediately after the accident and was taken to the Phillips hospi tal at Clear Lake for treatment where he remained until he was taken to the hospital here at oclock Witnesses of the accident who were traveling behind Mr Kimmel stated that shoulder of the gravel road gave way and as the driver at tempted to get back on the road the car overturned The victim has been unable to give any details of the ac cident He was riding alone at the time Mr Kimmel lives with Mr and Mrs A R Cain north of Clear Lake Two sisters Wilma and Dolly Hathaway 406 Twenty seventh street southwest were confined at the Mercy hospital suffering from injuries received when a car driven by Harold Tietgen Mason City struck the curbing as he attempted to turn south on to Beaumont ave nue from First street northwest about oclock Wednesday night The car turned over and was badly damaged Loses Seven Teeth Wilma18 lost several teeth and received bruises in the collision Dolly 16 received bruises on her face and shoulder and her left arm was fractured Lockhart Seivle Manly was also riding in the sport roadster at the time of the accident but was uninjured A car driven by Wayne Turnure 26 Third street southwest was driven into a ditch west of the Clear Lake junction on Nineteenth street southwest about oclock Wednesday evening Rastus Hed rick 216 Thirteenth place north east was driving the other car in volved in the accident when the two cars attempted to pass another on the highway ATTAINS RECORD NEVEREXCEEDED FOR 25 YEARS Whole State Bakes as Heat Wave Claims 2 Victims With the mercury mounting to 105 degrees In Mason City Thurs day afternoon the temperature set a record which had not been equalled in the 10 years in which the GlobeGazette has been keeping a daily weather record At the American Beet Sugar plant north of the city the reading was 104 the highest since July 20 1920 and temperature that was only equalled then and has not been ex ceeded in the 25 years of the com panys records Temperatures all over the state were record breaking and two deaths were attributed to the leat Andrew J Meyer 64 Grundy coun ty farm died of heart isease fol lowing his collapse from the heat Wednesday afternoon Robert J Cresswell 72 Ottumwa insurance man was a victim of angina pec toris aggravated by the extreme iieat School Let Out The heat wave was hailed with glee by school children for because of ihe intense heat it was decided to dismiss school on Thurs day the next to the last day The U S weather bureau sta tion there reported a maximum temperature of 104 at 2 p m and a government cooperative station in another location reported a tem perature ol 106 at the same time Other High Marks Other readings in Iowa Thursday afternoon included r Cedar Rapids and Iowa City 105 Fort Dodge 101 H Charles City and Marshall town 104 Burlington and Ottumwa 103 Dubuque and Davenport 102 Clinton 101 and Muscatine 100 The maximum at Clinton was the high est ever recorded there in Jlay since readings were first taken in 1S79 Dubuque also reported an all time record for May A light shower was reported Wednesday afternoon at Eagle Grove Emmetsburgs Wednesday afternoon temperature reached 108 Garner reported 108 Water Line Lower The lowering of the water line in the soil because of the drought and the increased consumption of water particularly in some towns where it is used considerably for sprinkling of lawns and gardens has resulted in threatening of a few water sup plies in North Iowa M H ONeill city clerk at New Hampton has assured officials the Great Western railroad that the Turn to IuRe 2 Column Rock Island Woman Dies at Waterloo of Accident Injury WATERLOO May 31 Samuel R Kcnworthy 58 Rock Island HI died at a m today in St Francis hospital here of in juries received in an automobile ac cident near here Tuesday Her hus band an attorney is recovering from injuries Their car overturned on a curve CARE OF PETS This 36 page booklet is a compi lation of the best information and suggestions obtainable from gov ernmental and other authoritative sources on the care of all kinds of to feed them house them train them exercise them breed them and look after their minor ailments It also tells you the symptoms of serious diseases so that you can send at once for a veterinary If you have any pets in your home you will find this book let of real practical help Send for your copy today Inclose 6 cents to cover cost and handling Use coupon Killed by VILLISCA May Train 33 Taylor 30 Boone was struck and killed by a Burlinsrton freight train ihere Mason City GlobeGazette Information Bureau Frederic J Haskin Director Washington D C I inclose SIX CENTS in coin carefully wrapped for the booklet on Care of Pets Name Street City State Mall to Washington D C   

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