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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 19, 1936, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH JOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MARCH 19 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 140 OVER 100 BELIEVED DEAD IN FLOODS Language Gets Rough Epithets Hurled on Capitol Hill Far From Nice By CHARLES F STEWART A S H I N G T ON CPA The language in faliir dueed by i legislators o n something ter rible Senator Rush D Holt of West Virginia has said that Relief Ad ministrator Har ry L Hopkins is damn d u m Having accused Hopkins organi zation of playing politics and Hopkins having had this charge investigated and dis proved according to his investiga tors report Holt has said that the investigation was like an investiga tion of Dillinger by BabyFace Nel son Hitler Condemned by Council THAT GERMANY VIOLATED PACT Hitler Ambassador Says Action Justified by French Move By CHARLES PNUTTER Copyright 1336 by The Associated Prcus council of the league of nations condemned the German government under Reichs fuehrer Hitler as a treaty breaker Thursday The vote of the assembled powers was unanimous The league members decided that Germany had violated both the Ver sailles and Locarno treaties when she moved troops into the Rhine land which had been ordered demil itarized at the end of the World Representative Manon A Zion Rock Falls Ice Jam More Than a Mile Long FLOOD DAMAGE OF 25 MILLIONS 20 Known Dead as High Waters Slowly Begin i to Roll Back chek of Washington has intimated that Representative William A The condemnation came a few j Ekwall of Oregon was a and I hours after Joachim von Rib Ice roached a depth of 10 feet above the water level at points in an ice jam which extends for more than a mile along the Shell Rock river starting about a mile northwest of Rock Falls The ice and water are bank high No damage is anticipated from the ice jam as the stream passes near no buildings Because of the solid mass of ice it is believed that the jam will probably melt loose rather than float away The photographer had to climb a tree to get this picture Photo by Lock Engravingby Kayenay Representative Ekwall has rather more than intimated that Repre sentative Zionchek was a also inviting the latter to step Not Parliamentary These terms and challenges were not tossed about in merely infor mal fashion they entered into the course of conversation on the re spective floors of the senate and tie house of representatives Now it isnt parliamentary for a sienator to refer to a high admin istrative official of his own party by the way as damn or to compare him to Baby Face Nelson Nor is it parliamentary for representatives to exchange such epithets as fool and or for one representative to assure a fellow representative that hell at tend to him if hell step It not only is unparliamentary it is unprecedented for so much bel ligerency to break out in congress at one time Ugly Clashes Before There have been ugly clashes be fore Even physical clashes But today such designations as jackass and damn dumb have come to be so freely swapped that thev scarcely attract attention Senator Holt is the baby solon who was elected so young that he wasnt constitutionally eligible to take his senate seat and had to wait a few months before he could be sworn in He seemed rather mild at first but the bellicosity he has developed since then at least equals the late Senator Huey P Longs Indeed he gives promise of being 8 wonderful selfadvertiser Should Go Far If he the basic ability to cap italize his nerve and gift of oratory he should go far He unquestionably is a smart young man But his bot as athletic trainers say Time will show Representative Ekwall is an un tried one termer in congress too It will take reelections to test him if he sticks Representative Zionchek is a Se attle democratic radical When he came to congress two terms ago he came with the repu tation of a constituency which had done remarkably well independent ly of government aid toward sup porting itself in the face of Hoov eiian Talks With Him I talked with him and the conclu sion I drew was as nearly 100 per bentrop special ambassador of Hit ler had stood before the members and argued that the German course of action in the Rhineland had been justified by Frances military as sistance pact with soviet Russia Wholly Earlier in the day an official German spokesman said that a ten tative plan devised by other Locar no treaty signatories for settlement of the Rhineland dispute was whol ly unacceptable to Germany It was the first time in more than two years that a representaive of Germany had spoken in the league of nations for Hitler withdrew the reich from the international body in 1933 on the grounds that she was not being treated as an equal but as a conquered nation There was one vote cast opposed to the condemnation but that was by Germany and consequently was not counted in tile unanimous the transmission of racing news Flood Aid Overshadows AH Else in Washington NEW A T AND T PROBE IS ASKED Wire Facilities to Transmit Racing News Subject of Inquiry WASHINGTON commission Thursday i called upon the justice department I to investigate activities of the i American Telephone and Telegraph company in providing wire facilities cent favorable as it is reasonable to expect from a legislator Vice President Garner and Speak diet Neither were the votes by Bel gium and France the other two parties to the dispute considered The ballot was taken on a reso lution proposed by France and Bel gium Comment on Vote Immediately after the vote was taken von Ribbentrop arose in his place at the horseshoe council table and in the name of the German people and the German government declared This resolution will not be main tained in the judgment of history If the honorable members had had more time to consider my state ment this morning the vote would have been His declaration brought an im i mediate and heated response from j PiorreEtiennc Flandin the foreign minister of France The French statesman jumped to his feet and declared that any j time Germany wished France was willing to submit the dispute Over the Locarno pact and the Rhine land to the world court of justice at the Hague I had not been prepared to said Flandin but since the German representative has spoken I wish to say that under interna tional law no nation can judge its own case I reiterate the state ment I have already made that France is prepared if Germany consents to submit the dispute to the world Abstain From Voting Two American nations abstained Commissioner Paul A Walker di recting a FCC investiga tion into the mammoth utility said he had communicated with an as sistant to J Edgar Hoover head oE the bureau of investigation Walker said he called attention to testimony at an FCC hearing Wed nesday regarding the use of A T T wires for sending sporting news Subscribers Gamblers Samuel Becker special counsel for the commission charged most of the subscribers to racing news services were gamblers or pool room He introduced correspondence be tween A T T officials which he said showed the company had in one case reached an understanding with Massachusetts state police for the recovery of teletypewriter equip ment seized in raids on houses Other correspondence indicated that a company representative had paid a fee for legal services to James Hughes Jamestown N city attorney after a teletype machine had been returned to the company after a gambling raid Department of Justice Walker said this testimony was such that I thought it ought to be called to the attention of the de partment of He said he had suggested that the justice department interest itself in the case Postpones His Departure on Fishing Trip WASHINGTON relief efforts overshadowed all in the capital Thursday President Roosevelt postponed departure on a southern fishing trip to confer with his emergency committee and appealed for contri bution of for Red Cross activities Sandbag dikes were thrown up to protect government buildings from the overflowing Potomac river Both the white house and capitol hill were out of the danger zone Other developments The communications commission asked the justice department to in vestigate activities of the American Telephone and Telegraph company in providing wires for the transmis sion of racing news Consolidations Sought Mr Roosevelt requested and re ceived assurance from railroad man agement and employes that they would resume negotiations over rail consolidation plans J A Arnold manager of the American Taxpayers league called the senate lobby investigators a polecat committee and brought from Chairman Black an implied threat of contempt pro ceedings Arnold was testifying on con tributions he from Andrew W Mellon among others He said about half of those listed in j Poors financial manual had been circularized Springs to Feel Was that a sucker list Sena tor Schwellenbach asked Arnold sprang to his feet This is a polecat he shouted This committee isnt going to have any talk like Black warned If there is well report it to the At this hint of contempt action Arnold sat down Spending of more than 000 in the next fiscal year was in WILENTZ MAKES GALL ON CONDON New Jersey Attorney General Believed Talking Over Hauptmann Case NEW YORK Gen David Wilentz of New Jersey arrived at the home of Dr Jafsie Condon shortly before 2 oclock Thursday afternoon pre sumably to discuss the Hauptmann case Wilentz smilingly sidestepped questions regarding the purpose of his visit as fie waited on the Con don porch until his ring was ans wered By HAMILTON FAKON Copyright 1936 by The Associated FresM Americas steel capital threw all its resources into relief and rehabilitation work Thursday as a great flood rolled back leaving 20 known dead and damage of more than The renowned Golden Triangle wealthy business center was under martial rule with more than a thousand national guardsmen hold ing back all unnecessary traffic and keeping out the populace By proclamation of Mayor Wil liam N McNair it was a legal holi day and the business section was almost deserted There still was no electric power for the great metropolis of inhabitants and little prospect of any for a day or two Gas Supply Low Briefs From East Coast Flood Zone By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WEBSTER embank ment over whichNew Haven rail road trains ran was dynamited last week to release waters of the Maan exit river which threatened to in undate homes The railroad rebuilt it Early today the embankment was again dynamited for the sam reason REFUSES TO MOVE PORT JERVIS N Mar vin hermit who lives on a knoll in the Delaware river refused t move Neither would his four dogs or two cows A crew of firemen a policeman and a state trooper row ed to the island shot his dogs warded off the ax the hermit bran dished handcuffed him rowed him ashore and locked him in the city jail The cows were coaxed to swim to safety NO SCHOOL HOLIDAY EDDYVILLE N wa ters eddied into Eddyville but did the school children get a holiday No They were taken to school in rowboats AT WRONG STATION NEW Broadway Urn Gas supplies were low and nonI ited of the Pennsylvania railroad CoHolder of Strato Record Forced Down GRAFTON W Orville Anderson coholder of the stratosphere record was forced down near here in his plane Thurs day He came to a Grafton hotel and reported he was uninjured but the plane was slightly damaged existent in some homes Hospitals were not affected by the cessation of power which plung ed the city in inky blackness throughout the night They all had emergency systems of their own Many institutions became havens for flood refugees injured or those suffering from exposure after flee ing their homes The busiest place in Pittsburgh was the Red Cross headquarters where thousands of couriers sped to inundated sections to give help Hundreds of cars bearing the Red Cross flag darted all over the met ropolitan area particularly in the heavily populated north side where hundreds were homeless or waiting patiently on upper stories for the waters to go back Flood Falls Back The greatest flood in Pittsburgrhs history hit feet feet above flood level before tne backward bound for New York from Chicago was switched to New York Central tracks at Cleveland because of washouts The train therefore wound up in the wrong station here Instead of ending its journey at Pennsylvania station it arrived at Grand Central station SPENDS NIGHT IN TREE WARREN N Busky swept into Baker river with nis fa ther spent the night in the crotch of a tree on a small island The fate of bis father was unknown ON THE INSIDE from participating in the avalanche of votes against Germany They were Chile whose representative er Byms are much annoyed when I did not vote the Ecuador whose representative was absent Those who voted against Ger many were Argentina Belgium Great Britain Denmark France Italy Poland Portugal Rumania Spain Turkey and Russia Von Ribbentrop had pleaded be fore the council went in to vote personalities are exchanged in con gress A lot of them have been exchang ed lately however The speaker has scolded the house the vice president has ad monished the senate The row however is fundamental and nonpartisan Walker said he did not know what dicated in a recasting of govern figures and esti ment financial mates Greatest in Peacetime If this sum should be spent it of Walkers action by j will represent the greatest outlay in action the justice department might take after investigating and did not feel it proper for him to suggest any Informed Desperate Battle Is Reported Raging at Arnba Alaji Ethiopia ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia 13V A desperate battle was reported in progress Thursday near Amba Alaji Emperor Haile Selassie it was said was personally directing a series of Ethiopian counterattacks against Italian columns whose ob jective was Lake Ashanvi The losses on both sides were said to be heavy i that the delegates take a little more time to consider Germanys stand He declared that Germany had been forced to denounce the Lo carno pact Urges New System Urging consideration of Hitlers proposals for a new security sys tem von Ribbentrop said Germany could not accept submission of the question of the FrancoSoviet pact to the point in the French proposals for liquidation of the crisis Hitlers envoy said the reich was convinced France would not reject its virtual military alliance with Russia Germany decided therefore that the hour had come to restore Ger newsmen Walter S Gifford presi dent of the A T said We will be delighted to cooperate fully with Mr As far as I Gifford added there has been nothing about our Mexican Indicted in Des Moines Slaying DES MOINES county grand jury indicted Joe Her nandez Mexican hunted since March 3 for murder charging him with slaying Don Sanchez 48 Valley Junction Mexican any peace time year Expenditures for the present fiscal 12 months are estimated at about The NorrisRayburn rural electrification lending bill illegal j was approved by the house inter I state commerce committee A tentative move toward the con struction of an American super possibly as a competitor to the gigantic French vessel Nor mandie and the British Queen Mary was revealed A senate commerce subcommittee wrote into a new draft of a ship subsidy bill a provision authorizing the expenditure of government funds for such a craft I manys sovereignty over the he said With this restoration of sover eignty over all its territory Ger many has finally closed a sad chap ter of moral confusion and legal misunderstandings in Europe of which it has been the Attorney General Not to Seek Renomination ON PAGE 5 Wild Life Sanctuary I s in Mitchell County ON PAGE 8 Charter Application for Local Bank Approved ON PAGE 18 Third Increase in Iowa Income Taxes DES MOINES inter nal revenue bureau announced lowans thus far have paid 000 in federal income taxes a 33 per cent increase over the same period last year Speed Cause of Most Automobile Accidents ON PAGE 18 Cooney Candidate for Iowa Attorney General ON PAGE 7 Dizzy Dean Makes His Peace With Cardinals ON PAGE 15 movement began By daylight the stage was down four feet and fall ing at ttie rate of half a foot an hour Transportation and communica tion agencies hoped that by night fall they could restore at least par tial service The Pennsylvania operated shut tle trains from half a dozen subur ban points for commuters who had to be in the city Officials said Thursday afternoon they expected to reach most suburbs but were doubtful about their east west through service Water was being pumped from the Bell Telephone companys ex change to allow resumption of emergency service Reports of Suffering Reports of suffering poured in from all sides to the burdened Red Cross agency Fires and explosions injured at least half a hundred per sons and entire families were de pendent upon what food could reach them from the relief agencies Two million dollars was available from the city and federal govern ments to aid the helpless and indi cations were it would all be needed There was not a trace of looting in the devastated triangle half of whose 40 acres was still flooded The curious thousands stood calmly outside the national guard lines trading bits of news and speculating on when the Ohio Monongahela and Allegheny would get back in their banks The most optimistic guess as to that was some time Friday Storm Hampers Work Even that viasnt so sure While relief agencies rescue workers and cleanup squads went on with their work they labored in a combination rainsleetsnow storm which if con tinued might start another rise The metropolitan area was still practically ringed by water and the absence of local telephone connec tions made it impossible to contact some of the outlying sections report ed hard hit by the waters Hundreds of persons poured out of the Pennsylvania railroad station to scurry about their necessary business but they were as orderly and amenable to the rules set up by officials as were the spectators Safety Director Thomas A Dunn Mayor McNair national guard com manders and other officials had every available agency operating to relieve a serious situation CITY CHARTERS BOATS EAST HARTFORD raged because boat owners were charging excessive fees to transport marooned families from their the city fathers chartered six large boats and moved the stranded people free of charge PON1T FLOOD HERO DEERFIELD pony named Pinto is the hero of Deer fields flood Five persons were res cued from their homes when Pinto with aboy astride swam to the houses picked up the marooned one at a time and swam to dry land 94 KNOWN DEAD FORCED TO LEAVE HOMES Property Damage Placed at Over 150 Million on East Coast FLOODS AT A GLANCE By the Associated Press Flood death toll threatens to top 100 as rivers continue ram page through Ohio Potomac Con necticut Merrimack and Hudson valleys Refugees estimated at total damage at or more Red Cross apeals for Surging1 Ohio river strikes Wellsburg W Wheeling W and Ohio communities bring ing death and pestilence Sixteen dead in West Virginia Business section of Wheeling un der 10 feet of water Wheeling Island in middle of torrent swept under water Connecticut river Eng land rising above highest flood levels in history threatens Hart ford Forecasters say no relief in next 24 hours Pittsburgh area dead may reach 35 or more Historic Johnstown fights back in falingwaters dead may reach 16 WOODED TRACT MOVED BLAIRSVILLE flood moved a wooded tract from a hill side to a highway An avalanche ap proximately an acre in area with 20 or 30 trees remaining upright blocked the Perm run road near Clymer 1ST SPRING DAY FORECAST FAIR Clouds Over Iowa Expected to Clear Away Reports Weatherman DES MOINES matter what the rest of spring is like its first day due Friday will be gen erally fair and warmer in Iowa the weatherman forecasts The clouds which blanketed the state early Thursday he said would clear away Thursday night Temper atures also were to sink a little Thursday not much as 30 above was the minimum expected n north Iowa along with even freezing in the south The official low reported early Thursday morning was 32 at Sioux City and Davenport Council Bluffs 66 was the high While it was cloLdy during the last 24 hours over most of the state no rain was reported lowan Fatally Hurt in Cedar Rapids Mishap CEDAR RAPrDS E God dard 65 was fatally injured early Thursday when he walked into the side of an automobile driven by Mi chael Schick at a street intersection FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Thursday night and Friday somewhat cold er Thursday night except in northwest and east central por tions warmer Friday MINNESOTA Fair Thursday night and Friday somewhat warmer Friday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures or By R H HEPPELHEUSER Copyright 1936 by The Associated With at least 94 dead and many more believed lost the unrelenting loods in the eastern states swirled uriously on Thursday wreaking destruction in the Ohio Potomac and Connecticut valleys and leav ng up to persons homeless nil states Including the unverified repoVts ae death list stood well over 100 By states the tabulated unof cial death list for the last two ays stood Pennsylvania 56 West Virginia 3 Virginia 4 Vermont 4 North Carolina 2 Georgia 2 Maryland 2 Massachusetts 3 New Hampshire 1 New York 2 Washington D 2 May Boost Total Army engineer reports indicated the ultimate death toll in the Johns town and Pittsburgh districts might further boost the total Unofficial estimates necessarily incomplete placed the property damage at more than The Red Cross appealing for a minimum of for flood sufferers said persons were dependent on it for food and shelter Admiral Gary G Grayson chair man of the Red Cross said persons throughout the east had been driven from their homes Re ports from Pennsylvania said 00 were without shelter in the western part of the state Flood Wafers Recede With the danger apparently massed at Johnstown and with the lood waters receding steadily in ittsburgh area the rampage from the Monongabela and AJle heny rivers surged down the Ohio striking at Wellsburg W Wheeling and numerous Ohio cities endangering or cutting off water supplies and spreading the danger from pestilence At least three persons were drowned as the Ohio spilled over Wellsburg Chief of Police Arthur declared Were in terrible shape here Weve got to have With Wheelinig Island in the middle of the Ohio inundated the flood covered the business district of Wheeling with 10 feet of water Thirteen persons were dead 9 by flood 4 by explosion Hurry to High Ground All down the Ohio thousands of residents hurried to high ground In New England new danger came from the swiftly rising Con necticut river which threatened Hartford with its worst flood in history Up the Connecticut valley the heavy rains tensified the fears of further loss of life At Hatfield the steady up sweep endangered 150 persons ma rooned on an isolated hill top Offi cials expressed fears for their safe ty The increased death list came with the recession of rivers throughout the east At Pittsburgh rescue workers counted 20 known dead in the metropolitan area and believed 12 more to have perished Rumors of Deaths At Johnstown first reports said only five had died But every hour 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock brought rumors of more deaths Thursday morning J Maximum Wednesday 49 Above Minimum in Night 34 Above At 8 a m Thursday 35 Above from the two days of ravage by the Conemaugh The Potomac surged toward tha Chesapeake Bay on the worst ram   

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