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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 1, 1936, Mason City, Iowa                                TWO MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE MAY 1 1936 bers fell upon us In a minute or two it was over Mrs Brockman and the children were unharmed Wrecks 24 Cottages The twister made matchwood of 24 summer cottages and resident homes at Terrace park A large stucco dance hall was levelled The Rhodome a summer night club which was to open soon was swept away Eight farm homes were demol ished at Everly At least 10 farm homes were splintered in the Estherville area in addition to the destruction wrought In a six block area in the northeast section of the city The Einerson schoolhouse near Estherville was flattened but class es had been dismissed and it con tained no children List of Injured A revised list injured Friday afternoon included Otto Woods Estherville truck driver two ribs broken and head injuries W G Gould Ames highway worker severe head injuries Peter Dietrich Miiford farmer fractured arm Joe Holdefer Sioux City highway engineer both arms broken Mrs Peter Dietrich cuts and bruises Gehevieve and Lois Dietrich cuts and bruises Renee Jacobs Miiford broken collarbone Mrs Harold Ringler broken arm Harold Ringler Miiford farmer bruises Otto J King Miiford head in juries Arthur West Estherville frac tured wrist Mrs Arthur West and their two sons cuts and bruises Mr and Mrs George West Jr both bruised and lacerated Lillian Billings 15 Estherville cuts and bruises Bonnie Rosseau Estherville knee injury Mr and Mrs Vernon Peterson Armstrong bruised Jimmie Peterson Armstrong cut and bruised Sheldon Sifrit Estherville brok en arm Mrs Christie Richards Dolliver scalp injuries An unidentified Dolliver farm child Bert Johnson Estherville Otis Olson Dolliver farmer crushed under falling beam Velma West 11 Bstherville cuts and bruises John Brockman Fairmont fann er broken back Mrs John Brockman and chil dren Ruth 19 Lillian 13 and Do lores 8 all cut and bruised Mrs Carl Lundberg broken leg Mr and Mrs Carl Schmidtke and five children severe cuts and bruises Mrs Edward Grettenberg cuts and bruises Edward Grettenberg 2 broken leg Joyce 12 and William 9 Gret tenberg cuts and bruises Mr and Mrs Conrad Leiding cuts and bruises Alvin Leiding 24 and Tillie Leiding 20 cuts Clayton Pugsley severe bruises DonaldKallendar 17 broken leg Situation by Areas The storm situation by areas Everly Mayor D C Boles esti mated damage at between and The damage mostly to farm homes extended about seven miles northwest and about four miles to the northeast Dr E A Nash of Everly describ ed the damage as something I could hardly believe Trees were splintered farm buildings flattened and it looked like a flood had passed over the area Its hard to realize the force of a wind strong enough to do the damage I witnessed Town In Darkness Estherville Overtaxed hospital workers labored all night attending to the injured At least a half dozen houses were blown off their founda tions The northeast section of the city was plunged into darkness when power lines snapped A three story studio building was levelled A two story house was shaken to pieces and pitched into the street A four inch piece of siding board was driven through the side of a house Mayor Fred Ehlers deputized a group of city firemento patrol the stricken residence area Six square blocks of the residence area were ripped up Guard Against Looting Terrace Park Thirty members of the Miiford CCC camp were detailed to patrol the Terrace Park area to prevent looting Eight farm homes in the area were demolished More than 3000 trees of a special grQye were twist ed and flattened Destroyed cottages Included those of William Fraser of Omaha Fred Pillmore of Cedar Rapids William p Woodcock of Spencer who lost three C H Jones of Spencer who lost two and Dr H O Green of Spencer who lost four Flatten All Obstacles Fairmont The tornado ripped a swath from one to two and a half miles wide through Martin county flattening virtually every obstacle in its path The Gay Paree night club at Hands Park 10 miles to the south was razed Communication lines were down Farm machinery lay in twisted wreckage Pigs and cattle in many barnyards were killed The wind splintered the grand stand and the bleachers of a baseball field at Hands Park The storm was accompanied by the usual number of unbelievable freaks Waterloo Girl Killed in Automobile Crash WATERLOO Lininger 23 year old daughter of Mr and Mrs G A Lininger Waterloo was killed Thursday night when the au tomobile in which she was riding skidded off slippery pavement on highway 20 10 miles east of Water loo Milo Reno Continues to Show Improvement EXCELSIOR SPRINGS Mo CD John Grace said Friday Milo Reno of Des Moines president of the National Farmers Holiday asso ciation was continuing to show im provement and he was hopeful of his ultimate recovery Reno Is con valescing from a severe attack of influenza and rheumatism REEDS RELIANCE SEED CORN Guaranteed 90 or Better Under Any Test Tests that I have personally made 6 J IJPJ have been from 93 to Per bushel to SERVALL FRUIT STAND Corner 1 8th Street and South Federal Avenue Mason City MANHATTAN SHIRTS IN A GREAT SELECTION MANHATTAN NEW MODERN PAJAMAS Heres a pajama thats become tremendously popular and with good reason because it has so many uses its smart for lounging ideal to wear on the beach extremely com fortable for sleeping The knitted shirts with stripes on white grounds harmonize with the broadcloth slack trousers in navy and brown QUALITY SERVICE 5ATlSFACTlOtf SON 5NC No and Publisher of Large Papers LIFE STORY OF COLONEL FRANK KNOX IN SKETCH STRIPS Ann nAMfllht lltlplt EDITORS NOTE This Is the first of a series of sketches of the lives of 1936 presidential possible Sketched by C H Crittenden Central Press Artist A leader In the fight against a state income tax In Hampshire Knox became a candidate for the republican nomination for governor In 1924 He was defeated by 2000 votes by John G WInant wealthy young progressive re publican who now is chairman of TJ S social security board Knoxs ability as a publisher had spread throughout Ameri ca Thus in 1927 William Ran dolph Hearst engaged Knox as publisher of the Boston Ameri can Advertiser Knoxs success was such that after a year he was named general manager of the Hearst newspapers Knox continued in this position for three years until then resigned and planned to go Into semiretirement In Man chester where he had built a house especially adapled to a troublesome throat ailment suf fered by Mrs Knox But sud denly the Chicago Daily News came upon the market Knox did not have enough money to bid alone He filed an offer with Theodore T Ellis New England manufacturer of press accessories The paper went to Knox and Ellis As publisher of the Chicago Dally News Knox has been an out spoken critic of the Roosevelt administration He often U heard on the radio Highlights of Tornado AT NUMBER SEVEN SOUTH FEDERAL By The Associated Press In the wake of the Iowa tornado Otis Woods Estherville cold drink truck driver was driving along the highway when the storm struck The wind lifted his truck into the air and pitched it into a meadow Woods was seriously injured SAVES 19 LIVES A quickthinking bus driver saved the lives of 19 school children Seeing the approaching cloud the Arnolds Park driver drove his ma chine into a deep ditch for protec tion The storm missed the bus by a few rods VOICE OF STORM The voice of the storm saved the lives of four persons in the Rho Terrace park night club about to open Mrs H A Wiltsie the owner Mrs Verne Titteringtoh and two salesmen were in the clubhouse talk ing of its opening They heard the tornado strike the water on West Okoboji lake close by and dived into the basement The buildingwas swept away The four were uninjured CARRIES MATTRESS The wind carried a mattress from the William West farm house only 80 rods i wind hurtled a piece of tie house roof three quarters of a mile ANY OLD PORT Any old port in a storm Mr and Mrs Clarence Siercks Everly farmers took refuge in an old well Their house was demol ished 20 YEARS WORK In less time than it takes to tell about it the work of 20 years was destroyed Dr H 0 Green of Spencer de voted most of the last 20 years to developing and beautifying the Ter race Park section More than 3000 trees he had planted were flattened into a twist ed tangled mass FURNITURE STREWN Having vacated their home the W H Thomas family at Terrace Park had placed their furniture and belongings in the home of Mrs Ed Lighter The Lighter home collapsed be fore the wind Thomas furniture was strewn over the countryside FLYING COTTAGE A summer cottage at Terrace Park was lifted in the air and smashed to the ground Inside was Renee Jacobs 14 later found un conscious in the wreckage MORE JOBS FOR CONGRESS SEEN May 1 Date First Set for Adjournment Sees Big Tasks Remaining WASHINGTON tasks for congress were discussed by President Roosevelt Friday as May 3 the adjournment date originally set by leaders arrived with the ma jor issues of relief and taxes still unsettled In press conference he expressed hope that a new pure food and drug law and a direct ship subsidy bill would be enacted He said it also was possible the new treaty between the United States Great Britain and France limiting the size of certain types of warships would be sent to the senate this session A search for amendments to the house tax bill to make it provide all the revenue the preisdent wants was carried on by some members of the senate finance committe Contention Challenged As the committee continued public hearings on the program Senator Bailey DN C challenged a treas ury spokesmans contention tha under it corporations would have thi same opportunity they do now to accumulate reserves in prosperous years Opposition to the legislation as was expressed by a representative of the Philadelphia chamber of commerce A scheduled preliminary to con gressional consideration of the SI 500000000 relief appropiation pro posed by the president was post ioned Representative Beiter D leader of a group which wants 700000000 of the fund earmarked or PWA advised Secretary Ickes he wished to obtain additional in ormation before conference with him and Harry L Hopkins the work relief chief Mr Roosevelt has ndicated opposition to Belters plan because PWA costs more than WPA er man put to work Ask Appeal Dismissal Other developments Greenwood county South Caro ina urged the supreme court to dismiss an appeal filed by the Duke ower company attacking the con ititutionality of public works ad ministration loans for publicly jwned hydroelectric projects In a brief the county contended hat it had a right to use a 00 WPA loan and grant for a jower plant at Buzzard Roost South Caro The government won the case he ore the circuit court of appeals at Charlotte N Car If the supreme ourt agrees to review the contro ersy a final decision will be defer ed until the fall term of court be in October Amelia Earhart Testifies Amelia Earhart the famous flyer old the senate air safety committee here is no group more loyal in erested and conscientious than hose in the bureau of air commerce As the senate finance committee gathered again to consider taxes Senator La Follette progWis itepped forward with a proposal to raise an additional a byincreasing surtax rates on rdividual incomes This was a move to help close a gap between the house tax lill and President Roosevelts re quest Secretary Morgenthau had rged the senators to raise the full 517000000 lost when this years VAA processing taxes were invali dated Treasury in Estimates Treasury experts estimated that he house bill featured by a new ype of graduated tax on corpora ion income would raise 5620000 00 of permanent revenue annually jut only 5180000000 of the 100000 in temporary revenue asked ly the president In the house inflationists and heir foes were lining up for a test f strength perhaps on May 11 on the FrazierLemke bill which would efinance farmers indebtedness with of new currency Advocates of the bill succeeded Thursday in obtaining enough sig natures on a petition to force a vote the measure opposed by admin istration leaders Berlin Has Peeve The man whose signature put the etition over the top was Repre sentative Berlin He com ilained that although he had been in administration supporter Sena or Guffey another admin stration maUj worked against him n the recent Pennsylvania primary r which he was defeated He also said that WPA forces were used against him The Rev Charles E Coughlin had attacked him Berlin said because removed his name from the peti tion last year Members of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States headed homeward from their an nual convention after adopting sev eral resolutions One of them at tacked the tax bill another asked continuance of the new deal recipro cal trade agreements under what were termed adequate safeguards for American agriculture PATROLMEN TO ATTEND RITES ill Pay Final Respects to Pape Killed in Battle With Bandit MARSHALLTOWN E A Conley of Marshalltown as sistant chief of the Iowa state high way patrol in charge of the eastern half of the state will take all of his men to Dubuque Saturday for the funeral of Oran H Pape former State University of Iowa football star who was fatally wounded late Wednesday while attempting to ar rest Roscoe R Barton Davenport bandit near Muscatine The patrolcmen of the eastern area in full uniform will pay their final respects to Pape who was characterized today by Major Con ley as one of my best men SUMMARIES OF MUSIC CONTEST Ratings of Competitors at State High School Meet Are Listed IOWA CITY of in the state high school music contest follow Orchestra Class Vinton School for Blind excellent Rolfe Trcar Whiting good Clear icld Columbus Junction Girls Glee club Class perior Denison Eldora Mount Ayr accellent Cresco Knoxville Lake ls LcMars Leon Northwood Rockwell City Sac City Sheldon Toledo West Liberty Clarinet solo superior Max King Centerville Harley McCondra Corydon Arnold Hoffman Abra jam Lincoln Council Bluffs Joseph jeach Roosevelt Des Moines ex ellent Wendell Johnson Creston ohn Webster Iowa City Earl Flandness Mason City Lois Huglin Odebolt George Schultz Jr Wal ord Ted Smith West Waterloo ood Maxine Moen George Rob rty Lowry Storm Lake French horn Mar an Lorenzen Holstein Alvin Hud son Mount Ayr excellent Lanning Spieth Roosevelt Des Moines Her bert PfeifferDubucuie Hugh Vick erstaff Ha Grove Ralph Dunlap owa City Geneva Mathey LeMars John Weir MasonCity good Wil iam Jochumsen Cedar Falls Don Jennagir Charles City Gordon Taft Central Sioux City Trumpetcomet solo Superior Doron Hahn Cherokee George 01 onKensett Warren Earnest New on excellent Carl Hoffman Abra ham Lincoln Council Bluffs Charles VTaertz Ionia Robert Runyan Mason City Max Brown Shen andoah Thomas Tuttle Spencer good John Herweg Burlington arth Griswold Eagle Grove Rob ert Stolley Holstein Lloyd Luhman Postville Flute Feise North Des Moines Ruth Loomis Roosevelt 3es Moines Rosalie Radle Du raque Jane Copp Onawa John ichiltz Sigourney excellent Mar aret Bracewell Burlington Vir inia Kent CherokeeLouise Idle Preston Delight Nelson Davenport Robert Major Mason City Virginia Liggett Mount Ayr Kathrine Mad son Northwood good none Saxophone Wilbur Yeutter Spirit Lake Elmer Bick ford West Waterloo excellent John Walker East Des Moines Dwight Gilbert Grand Junction Betty El der Hamburg George Miller Iowa City William Knoop Le Mars Samuel Gervich Marshalltown good John McTranaham Newhall Herbert Spencer Valley Junction Boys small vocal groups class East Des Moines excellent Charles City West Wa terloo good Creston Shenandoah Harp Betty Wood yard East Waterloo excellent Vir ginia Franklin Abraham Lincoln Council Bluffs good none Mixed small vocal groups class B Hawarden Miiford excellent Cresco Knoxville Lake Mills Onawa Northwood good Winfield Boys small vocal groups class B and Hawarden Sioux Center excellent Britt Car roll Cresco Knoxville Nevada Marion Pulaski Mixed small vocal groups class none excellent Charles City North Des Moines Mason City Shenandoah Washing ton good Roosevelt Des Moines Fort Madison West Waterloo Violin Mary Craw ford Roosevelt Des Moines Evelyn Cheesman Mason City Obera Parks Sigourney Arnold Rudd East Sioux City excellent J Dee Mallone Audubon Alvin Hurt Wil son Cedar Rapids William Henig baum Davenport Donald Bartle man Graettinger Nancy Lawry Storm Lake Eunice Ryan West Waterloo good Virginia Harman McKinley Cedar Rapids Oboe Sidney John ston Centerville Lynn Marquart Dubuque Amasa Lenz Logan Hom er Hockenberry Mason City ex cellent Jean Hedlund East Des Moines Lois Miller Eldora Warren Burger good Franklin of Cedar Rapids name Boys glee club class ior Eldora excellent Carroll Shel don Sioux Center Toledo good Leon Sigourney Marimbaxylophone solo Super ior Robert Smythic Franklin Cedar Rapids Ruth Buehler Mason City Dorothy Goetsch Odebolt Pierce Knox Vinton School for Blind ex cellent Mariel Twedt Marshalltown Eugene 0 Stegg Storm Lake good William Standage Ciarinda Wil liam Cox Washington Mixed chorus Class Miiford excellent Mediapolis Orange Orange township Traer good George Humeston Slater Woodford Girls small vocal Hawarden Media polis excellent Cresco Estherville Forest City Hartley LeMars Northwood Rockwell City West Union Woodward good Clermont Nevada Onawa Villisca Orchestra Class A Superior Iowa City excellent Boone Center ville Creston Red Oak good Oel wein Oskaloosa Orchestra Class Le Mars Sigourney Story City excel lent Cresco Storm Lake good Bedford Grundy Center Larnoni West Union Girls small vocal groups Class Atlantic Abra ham Lincoln Council Bluffs East Des Moines Iowa City excellent Burlington Eagle Grove Grinnell Central Sioux City Washington West Waterloo Boys Glee club Class ior none excellent Centerville Charles City Eagle Grove Fair field Red Oak Shenandoah Orchestra Class Abraham Lincoln Council Bluffs Bast Waterloo excellent Burling ton Central Sioux City BUSINESS OPENS FIRE ON TAX ACT Philadelphia Group Brands It as Unsound Piece of Legislation WASHINGTON T Business opened fire on the administration ax bill before the senate finance lommittee Friday when the Phila delphia Chamber of Commerce branded it as an unsound piece of egislation The Philadelphia chambers view was expressed by Franklin Spencer Sdmonds chairman of its commit ee on taxation and public expendi tures The tax program was con lemned in a resolution by the con ention of the Chamber of Com merce of the Urited States which adjourned Thursday night Before Edmonds took the stand he treasury had completed its de ense of the bill with a flat denial that corporations in the aggregate had used surplus accumulated dur ng boom years to provide employ ment during the depression Watches Digestive Processes of Rat DAVENPORT Cum mins Jr assistant to Dr U A Hauber head of the St Ambrose biology department displayed a live rat with a window in its stomach at the open house demonstration of the department The window permits inspection o digestive processes anci flow of blood in the rat ICKES TO ATTEND DEMO CONCLAVE Secretary of Interior Voted Republican Ticket Prior to 1932 SPRINGFIELD 111 Secretary Harold L Ickes was rec ognized as a democrat as the partys factional leaders Friday achieved outward hmarmony in the division of honors at the state convention here The cabinet member who prior to 1932 voted republican was agreed upon as a delegateatlarge from Illinois to the democratic con vention Representatives of Governor ner and the KellyNash organization gigs gains were driven in the truce that followedsthe primary at which thegMj governor was renorninated but Chicago leaders kept control of party machinery John E Cassidy of jiggr1 Peoria the defeated Homer date for lieutenant governor selected as the convention keynoter Boys Try Out Old Rifle Then Turn It Over toAuthorities DIXON 111 boys who found a large caliber rifle of mu seum piece vintage decided to find A out how it worked They fired at a tree but missed S The slug went through a piece of ijj sheet iron passed through walls of a green house richocheted 5 off a pavement tore through the side of a house crashed through a framed picture and lodged in a wall over the heads of George Toot and family who were dining The boys promptly gave the rifle to the police J Son of Professor at Iowa Dies After Fall MONTREAL Wal bauer 5 son of Dr Louis Walbauer of the University of Iowa died of injuries suffered when he fell four stories to the pavement from an apartment balcony Plan Free Movies businessmen will start the free movies Tuesday May 26 MR HOMEOWNER WE SPECIALIZE in REROOFING and RESIDING residential buildings It will pay you to GET OUR PRICES before letting your ROOFING or SIDING job WE SELL 18INCH STAINED CEDAR SHINGLES for residing For information Phone 3830 Free Estimates Sheraan Roofing 8 Sidmg Co 3 South Louisiana Avenue Mason City lowo Charlie Rohr Says Charles Rohr You have been told by every oil com pany in town that they have the best gasoline Have they ever proved it to you We will prove it to you Fill up with DIXIE GOLDEN GASOLINE and see for yourself how much farther your car wilJ go on a tankfull It isnt the price you pay per gallon where you save your money but the miles you get for your money That is what counts We guarantee to save you money Make us prove it Radios Repaired By Our Radiotricians We repair all makes If your set is not working like it used to let us locate the trouble and tell you what the repair cost will be We have a modern repair depart ment and capable efficient radio tricians Pauls Radio Service 79 Second St S W Phone 355 Sirs Harriet M Clement Mgr 5 South Federal Avenue IHONE 89 STOP IN AND SEE OUR SPECIAL sale items and eat a hotdog sandwich on us LOG CABIN OIL CO 10th Street and South Federal 18th Street and North Federal REMOVAL SALE Fixtures Floor end Table Lamps Appliances MUST EE SOLD AT OHCE Regardless of Cost NEW STOCK LATEST STYLES GAIX0HS PA1HT Nationally Known Brands All Kinds Less Than Price 19 First Street N E Phone 1230 MAKE YOUR SELECTIONS WHILE STOCK IS COMPLETE   

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