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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 20, 1934, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XL FIVE CENTS A COPT ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JULY 20 1934 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 243 Idaho Has 2 Senators Pope Says He Will Answer Borahs Attacks By HEKBEET FJLUMMEB ASHINGTON July 20 P o 1 it i c i ans In W a s h i n g ton heard with sur prise the news that Senator Pope o f Idaho planned to take the stump at in tervals this sum mer and answer h i s colleague Borahs attack on monopolistic and bureaucra tic tendencies of the new deal Theyknew of course that Idaho had two senators but when one thinks of that states senatorial representation one usually is con cerned chiefly with Borah Word that Pope planned to trail the Lone Lion of Idaho therefore not only in his home country but possibly out into the nation started them all on a search to learn some thing more about him His career in the senate started when was elected for his first term in 1932 but he has been seen rather than heard Important Jobs Rarely did he make a speech IB the seventythird congress He held assignments on important senate agriculture and foreign he pre ferred to listen to speeches of others He unseated former Senator John Thomas a republican in the 1932 election Borah at the time stumped the state in behalf of Thomas but the votes were counted Pope ran ahead as the democratic candi date bv some 25000 votes He had held three political offices before entering the at torney assistant states attorney and mayor of Boise He was electee for two terms to the latter position of a nonpartisan ticket He is a native of Louisianaanc knows Huey Long It wis thought for a while the kingfish would as sist him in his race for the senate by making a few speeches in his be half but the idea was abandoned Believes In New Deal Although he doesnt rank with Borah as an orator he is considered a forceful speaker He believes firmly in the new deal especially in the NRA and AAA Whenever a critic of the new deal he said recently offers a constructive plan that will meet the needs of the people one better than that of President Roosevelts I for one will take off my hat to him anc call him a patriot and a statesman Tall grayhaired and broadshoul dered he has met Borah in political combat before and is not afraid to do so again With these two sena tors from the same state in the field at the same time one of the mos colorful episodes of the politica year is in prospect CITY IN PANAMA fiBOUT WRECKED Hardly House Standing as Series of Quakes Rocks David City PANAMA July 20 vir tual destruction of David City third largest in Panama was re ported today by Premier Galilee Solis after an airplane survey o recent earthquake damage The canal hydrographic office re ported five tremors yesterday mak ing a total of nearly 40 within th past three days Their intensity i lessening With few exceptions all house at David City not destroyed by th earthquake are seriously damagei and will have to be razed Premie Solis said Mason City Mercury Rises to 99 Degrees 5 LIVES CLAIMED TAeWeather FORECAST IOWA GenerrCly fair and continued warm Friday night and Saturday except possibly thunderstorms Saturday In the northeast portion MINNESOTA Unsettled Fri day night and Saturday show ers and thunderstorms prob able not much change In tem perature LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures fo 24 hour period ending at 8 Friday morning Maximum Thursday 96 Minimum in Night 72 At 8 A M Friday 83 MINNEAPOLIS POLICE OPEN FIRE N STATE AS HOT WAVE KEEPS ON Many Prostrations in Iowa Records Are Threatened North Iowa got in the line with he rest of the state sweltering in emperatures around and over the entury mark as the mercury mounted to 99 degrees in Mason City Friday afternoon Temperatures over the state hreatened the alltime heat record f 113 equaled Thursday at Knox ille It was set originally 33 years igo at Sigourney Five deaths had been listed late riday afternoon because of the in ense heat Muscatine county re iorted seven heat prostrations Harry Rowe a packing house employe was overcome at Cedar lapids Maurice Meeker a mail arrier collapsed on the Muscatine lostoffice steps shortly after noon 110 at Ottumwa Temperatures reported Friday Clinton 985 at Fort Dodge 1025 at 1 Cedar Rapids 102 at 30 Ottumwa 110 at Bur ington 103 at Iowa City 102 at Dubuque 96 at Charles City 98 at Fairfield 108 Council Bluffs 105 Marshall own 105 at and Keokuk 1085 at 1 Many farmers worked their horses inly a half not at all At Newton composition sidewings of an automobile melted Sun Wilts Crops Thursdays searing sun wilted crops further accentuated the water shortage in several Iowa cities and was held responsible for he death of four persons Three drowned while seeking re lief in swimming or playing upon he water while the fourth met death in a leap from a moving bus apparently deranged by the heat Richard Hannle 45 Sioux City drowned in the Missouri river at Sioux City while trying to fill his motor boat with gasoline borrowed rom another motorboat pilot His 30dy has not been recovered Drowns at Waterloo Jacob Charles Lembrick 8 son of Mrs Joseph Culbert of Waterloo drowned when he stepped into a hole in Black Hawk creek He was Waterloos first drowning victim in 18 months Wilton Scott 45 Negro drowned in the Iowa river in a fruitless at tempt to save his 12 year old son who he believed was drowning aft er stepping into a hole in the river The youth swam to safety while ils father met death The body of a man identified as Walker Sanborn 45 of California was found in an oats field evident ly a victim of the heat He hac jumped from a bus here evidently in a crazed condition Heavy Hailstorm ST PAUL July 20 of the worst hailstorms in its history swept Wabasha in southern Min nesota last night breaking scores of windows and damaging crops Winona had a miximum tempera ture of 98 yesterday as comparec with 84 degrees this morning Low er temperatures were reported in many Minnesota cities this morn ing Drops Dead of Heat ALBERT LEA Minn July 20 JP the temperature at 95 de grees William Freeman 64 droppec dead on the street here yesterday Two persons collapsed in St Pau where the temperature also was 95 Similar temperatures were record ed throughout the state with the mercury rising 11 Dead in K C KANSAS CITY July 20 Eleven persons were dead here to day victims of the hottest July day the city ever experienced Eigh others were in hospitals receivin treatment from heat prostration suffered when the temperatur climbed to 1072 degrees yesterday TROOPS AT CAPITOL IN NORTH DAKOTA CHAOS National guardsmen were posted at strategic spots in Bismarck N Dak and at the capitol building dur ing the chaos created by the battle of governors between William Langer and Olo H Olson Guards are shown here at the door of the capitol Associated Press LangerSeeks Sen ate Quorum US Ready to Let Olson Have Highway Funds Backers of Acting Governor of North Dakota Hold Conferences BULLETIN BISMARCK N Dak July 30 members ans wered roll call as the state sen ate assembled today again lacking a quorum BISMARCK N Dak July 20 UP with complete collapse of legislative plans unless a senate quorum is obtained faction leaders of William Langer deposed gover nor drove in desperate attempt to day to build strength in the higher house Through last night and into the early hours of today members of the camp of Acting Gov Ole H Ol son met in conference With them met members of the independent republican faction wtio pledged support to the effort to keep nonattending senators from appear ing at the session despite orders from the senatorial chamber yes terday Langerites hope that by convening both housesin extraordinary session they will be able to command the situation which sees their leader Langer ousted from the office of governor A majority of the legisla tors are Langer supporters Meanwhile Uncle Sam holding the purse strings to approximately federal highway funds due North Dakota swung square ly behind Acting Governor Olson and prepared to release the money to an appointee of the new chief executive Federal authority frowned on the incumbency of State Highway Com missioner Frank A Vogel appointee of the deposed governor William Langer and refused to grant one penny to the defiant road depart ment head With a Roving Reporter Through Norway Daily travel series from Enoch A Norem GlobeGa zette City Editor starts in this issue Turn to Page 5 First Violator of New State Liquor Law Pleads Guilt DAVENPORT July 20 Harden of DCS Moines first violator of the new state liquor laws arrest ed in Scott county pleaded guilty to transporting liquor from Illinois to Iowa and was fined 100 and costs by Judge W R Maines The county attorneys office is working under advice of the state liquor control commission in prosecution of cases ExConvict Accused of Minnesota Murder SHAKOPEE Minn July 20 A former convict arrested at the wheel of a truck carrying the nude body of Mrs Mary Tschida 42 St Paul widow was charged today with her murder Harry Lorenz 35 admitted to County Attorney H E Stassen the latter said that he slew the woman at his farm home yesterday after they quarreled over some money he alleged she had taken from him Second degree murder charges were placed against him GERMAN RUMORS MET BY DENIALS Series of Trials Reported to Be Going on Day and Night in Munich BERLIN July 20 man on the street said and officials de nied today that a series of trials is going on night and day m Munich of persons involved in the political smash of June 30 Rumors have it that a nazi court martial is trying at least 2000 de fendants there Some of the trials are supposed to be under way in the Dachau con centration camp said to be jammed with prisoners and others were supposed to be held in the famous brown house the nazi headquar ters The socalled court martial is purported to be a party tribunal composed of three persons consti tuting a court Persistent efforts to obtain au thentic information failed Declar ing we can say nothing an offi cial of the reich ministry of justice referred an interrogation to the se cret police as competent adding however but figures I am sure are exaggerated The Berlin secret police referred the questioner to its Munich organi zation where an official listened attentively and then commented Nonsense No one is being held The Bavarian ministry of justice said We cannot give information Ask the police 10 Bombing Planes Leave for Winnipeg MINNEAPOLIS July 20 Ten giant army bombing planes flying from Washington to Alaska on a United States army good will tour took off from WoldChamber lain airport at a m today with Winnipeg as their next stop SEATTLE POLICE FIGHT STRIKERS WITH TEAR GAS roops Ready to March Into Portland With Machine Guns SEATTLE July 20 Charles L Smiths 300 strike police floods of tear gas swinging lubs and charging horses routed 2000 striking longshore pickets rom the waterfront today in a ipectacular battle Scores were hurt but none believed seriously Strikers fought back hurling ocks catching gas canisters before hey could explode and throwing them back at police Virtually every one of the 2300 combatants was affected to some extent by the as The police stood on a viaduct over the picket lines and laid dowr a barrage of white tear and nause gases Both police and strikers were af fected as none used masks Strik cr had been resorting to handker chiefs and sponges tied over thei noses At least four policemen wer hurt and scores of strikers were affected by gas Two ambulances started hauling away the injured shortly after the police attack started SEEKS SETTLEMENT FRANCIS J HAAS CAMP OUTSIDE CITY Army Prisoner Is Delivered by Daring Civilian Unidentified Man Storms Governors Island Cows Several Soldiers NEW YORK July 20 ly cowing several soldiers an un identified civilian stormed th governors island post of the U S army and executed a daring deliv ery of an army prisoner today The prisoner was Melvin Blantor of Camden Ohio an inmate of th disciplinary barracks Blanton who had twice escapet from Fort Thomas Ky and one from Fort Benjamin Harrison ii Indiana was woricing with two oth er prisoners at the southernmos end of the island Sentry Drops Gun Sentry Stephen F GrezegoreP stood on guard armed with an automatic shotgun when the civil ian approached drew a pistol am said to Grezegorek Drop that gun or youll get hurt The sentry dropped the gun the man picked it up Just then an army truck with two soldiers and a chauffeur ar rived The invader forced them to get off the truck and stand with the sentry and the other two pris oners Next came a passenger automo bile bearing two members of the island detachment of the civilian conservation corps The civilian took command of this development abruptly The corps members took their place in the lineup Climb Into Rowfaoat Warning the group not to pur sue Blanton and his deliverer ran to the eastern end the island and climbed into a rowboat As the amazed soldiers hastened to spread the alarm the rowboat crossed the channel to the Brooklyn side of the bay The military hastily organized a search for the two men Governors Island is located just off the battery almost in the shadows of Wall streets skyscrap ers Blantons deliverer was described as about five feet six inches tall weight about 150 pounds and with a ruddy complexion Salina Man Shoots Self Cuts Throat FAIRFIELD July 20 Schillerstrom 17 telephone opera tor at Salina northeast of here ended his life last night by shoot ing himself in the abdomen and then cutting his throat PORTLAND Ore July 20 National guardsmen camped 10 miles from Portland today ready to advance on the waterfront with machine guns and light howitzers if maritime pickets interfere with shippers plans to open the strike bound port Union labor poised over the city its counter weapon the threat of a general strike if any of the troops set foot on the waterfront Eleven hundred guardsmen mo bilized hastily last night on orders from Gov Julius L Meier who said citizens of the state shippers lum bermen and grain growers urged the action Cancel Delay Promise The Portland strike strategy committee said the order canceled its promise that a general strike would be held in abeyance pending further negotiations That was the understanding with Senator Robert F Wagner of New York adminis tration emissary assisting in strike negotiations here The troops were accompanied by a special gas company ready to meet mobs with tear gas vomit gas and toxic gas Automatic rifles were backed by howitzers which shoot one pound shells Troops Held Keady Governor Meier said the troops would be held in readiness at Camp Withycombe and be called in only if regular police are unable to cope with the situation The Portland port has been closed tighter than any other major Pacific coast port since Pacific coast members ofthe International Longshoremens association struck May 9 Ship operators lauded Governor Meiers action in calling out troops They declared the complete tieup of the port could not continue for ever Gilmore Speaks to 173 S U I Grads IOWA CITY July 20 Eugene A Gilmore president of the University of Iowa told a graduat ing class of 173 last night that there is no magic power in the mere process of education and that the acquiring of credits does not neces sarily mean that an individual has acquired culture He spoke at the graduate dinner preceding convoca tion ceremonies SAN FRANCISCO BACK TO WORK Foodstuffs Flow to Market Once More as General Strike Ends SAN FRANCISCO July 20 JP went back to work in Sar Francisco today the general strik ended Foodstuffs flowed again to mar ket stores and theaters reopenec industry resumed The mass walkout after near four days of serious interferenc with normal life of San Francis cans and their neighbors was calle off yesterday by the general strik committee It voted 191 to 174 fo the immediate return to work o all union members who left theii jobs Monday in sympathy with the striking maritime workers Tin maritime workers and longshore men however remain out Their strike has been in progress since May 9 Oakland Strike Ends Union labor in Oakland also alled off its general strike The mass backtowork move ment in the San Francisco bay area was virtually completed last night when the executive committees of the Alameda county building trades and central labor councils declared the strike ended In San Francisco the major ser vice still crippled was the Market Street Railway company system whose American Federation of La or union workers was declared still on strike by S W Douglas secretary Douglas declared the union men who made demands for recognition and arbitration of grievances when they left their cars a day before the mass walkout will refuse to work until the company corrects the deplorable conditions under which we work Cars Put In Barns Cars were operated on half a dozen of the lines of the system yes terday but were placed in barns las night Samuel Kahn president of the traction concern which provide approximately threefourths of the citys streetcar service said another attempt to resume full operations would be made today The 1200 teamsters of the East bay voted to return to work but t continue refusing to move water front freight until the maritime strike is settled Gen Hugh Johnson NRA admin istrator continued to give his at tention here to the maritime dispute and said he was attempting to win consent of employers and worker for arbitration by President Roose velts mediation board Meeting Is Held The joint maritime strike com mittce here set a meeting for 1 a m to consider the mediation pro posal Police roundups of alleged radi cals in line with Mayor Angclo J Turn tn Pane 3 Column 4 8 ASSTRIKERSTRY TO HALT TRUCKS National Guards Sent to Market Section Scene of Riot MINNEAPOLIS July 20 Eight men including a policeman werer eported wounded in the first outbreak of violence in Minneapolis second truck drivers strike today The national guard one battalion of which had been held in readiness at the armory here since the strike started last Monday immediately was dispatched to the scene a few blocks from where two men were slain in the bloody riots of last May when truck drivers called their first valkout Police Sergeant Dustin Brennan the wounded policeman He was hot by guns fired by his fellow fficcrs when he leaped on an auto mobile load of strikers seeking to lalt a truck of merchandise moving under police guard Police Open Fire Police armed with shotguns and lacked orders from Chief of Police Michael Johannes to use them 30 or 40 Drowned When Polish Bridge Collapses WARSAW July 20 or 40 more persons were believed to have been drowned in floods to day when a bridge over which many persons were passing col lapsed at Sandomir Eleven members of a military engineering squad were reported to be among the victims Soldiers plunged into the Vistula river spanned by the bridge to save peasants struggling in th swirling water Many of the farmers wer drowned according to advices ccived here because they persiste in trying to save livestock in th stream Many had to be remove forcibly Official information on the coi lapse of the bridge was incomplete The floods toll is estimated a about 200 dead f necessary fired about 100 shots into the mob of strikers who at tacked a truck leaving the Slocum Bergren company As the truck turned a corner the small truck packed with strikers standing in the box of the machine dashed alongside the larger ma chine Both ahead and behind the grocery truck were police cars Sur prised officers holding fire a few moments suddenly open a volley of shots over the attackersTieads Reckless and apparently defiant for a few moments of the rattling gunfire a load of strikers poured from their car in an effort to reach the truck driver Police maintained their fire shooting still over the heads of the strikers but lowered their aim when the attackers con tinued their advance Try to Flee The strikers tried to floe some using fists to get out of the grasp of officers A pool of blood lay in the center of the street and another crimson trail across the curb A thinly veiled threat of demand or a general strike if the movement of trucks became general was the reply of strike leaders It was the first break through the wall of inactivity enforced up Turn In Pace 3 Column 3 Mo Sightseeing by Boats at Worlds Fair for Two Hours CHICAGO July 20 two hours last night there was no sight seeing via boats at the Worlds air Ninety pilots remained on a strike for two hours until a wage agreement was effected with Harry Rice owner of the Progress Amuse ment company The new wage scale las a maximum ranging from 0 weekly depending on hours worked OKOBOJI TRAGEDY Timidity fear a moment of panic and a mouthful of water have kept nnumerable people from learning to swim and deprived them of the de ights of seaside lake and river re sorts And not knowing how to swim has cost innumerable people their ives The Okoboji tragedy of last Saturday is a glaring example Send for a copy of this booklet study its precepts and carry them out It is a practical helpful publi cation compiled by our Washington Information bureau with the coop eration of the American Red Cross You will find it a sound guide lo one of the most healthful and useful of sports and there may come a time when it will enable you to save life In ordering the booklet inclose 10 cents in cash to cover cost and handling Use this coupon The GlobeGazette Information Bureau Frederic J Haskin Director Washington D C I inclose 10 cents in coin carefully wrapped for booklet on Swimming Street City State Mail to Washington D C   

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