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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 6, 1936, Mason City, Iowa                                E S MEM or i NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLII VIVE CENTS COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JULY 6 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 231 McCarlAid to Landon Delivers Spank to New Deal as He Leaves Job PiCHARLES p STEYVAJIT ASH1NGTON CPA John Raymond Mc Carl retiring as comptroller gen eral of the United States landed about as severe a spank on the new deal as well could have been imagined with his denunciation of the extrava gance of its emergency set ups For one thing McCarl spoke as a high authority He has been administering government expendi tures for 15 years with presidents of both parties in the white house He has handled his job honestly and competently He has been called tightfisted but never a breath of scandal has been suggested in con nection with his running of one of the least popular of federal offices for its principal function has been the paring down of expense ac counts Kept Out of rolitics Secondly the comptroller gen eral has kept scrupulously out of politics He expresses himself with no tinge of partisanship For a decade and a half he has not said a word except through his official opinions Republicans and democrats have raged alike at what he would not permit them to spend He never has answered After his long silence his voice sounded like a thunderclap And it was apropos just as he was valedictory Another item McCarl is not purely a fault finder He did find fault but he offered his services to aid in correcting the faults Can Be Helpful tohit oni a methodof consolidating agencies and reducing governmental over lappin and duplication of expense Ot all individuals McCarl is best equipped by experience to be help ful at this task There is litle money in it for him The most that can be made by the adviser to a committee on Capital Hill is SROO monthly McCarl can beat that many times over practic ing law Rav McCarl as 1 have previously remarked was a little talked abou as a republican presidential possibility Governor Landon scored instead Now McCarl is mentioned in con nection with 1940 I cannot see that he will rate as a candidate then His Chances Dim A presidential candidate must have been in the limelight MeCarl momentarily is If Landon is presidentially elect ed maybe McCarl will be in line for a cabinet appointment That will keep him in the lime light But in 1940 Landon will be in line for renomination it will not be Mc Carl On the other hand suppose pres ident Roosevelt is reelected In that event McCarl will get no cabinet appointment and will not have a background in 1940 Prospect Is Gloomy In short it is a gloomy prospecl for McCarl If Landon is elected McCarl will play second fiddle to him until Mc Carl is too old to count If Roose velt wins McCarl will have faded into obscurity before his chance comes again McCarls utterance is a terrific slam for Roosevelt anyway It is great campaign material for Landon It doesnt appear to be calculated to do McCarl any ultimate good It is honest but not particularly profitable so far as appears to McCarl HEAT GREATEST ON RECORD HERE To Probe Death oflowan Who Left Hidden Gold COUNTY VOTES TOEXHUIBODY Heir Stands Guard Over Farm Where Has Been Found RAZED BY FIR Rock Island Loss at St Joseph Estimated at ST JOSEPH Mo T The roundhouse of the Chicago Rock Island and Pacific railway company was destroyed by fire here Mon day The loss was estimated by fire men at Three locomotives were badly damaged the railroads machine shops were destroyed and John Crecken 42 a machinist was burned slightly in the blaze Origin of the fire was undeter mined H A Mcghler agent in charge the railroads properties hpic said rervire of the line would not be im paired TIPTON Cedar county board of today passed a resolution authorizing exhumation of the body of Henry Iwers whose hidden fortune brought treasure seekers to the Iwers farm near here Already has been found on the farm The board said it passed the reso lution after receiving orders from the state department of health and advice from the attorney generals office Iwers was buried in the Durant cemetery At Des Moines Glen Schmidt state investigation bureau chief said an attorney for relatives of Iwers had asked his bureau to in vestigate circumstances of the eld erly farmers death Ulad lo Invefligale 1 told him we would be glad to investigate it was shown that a crime had been committed Schmidt said The bureau chief added that his office made a preliminary investi gation last week He said the at torney had made arrangements for the exhumation Now there is nothing for us to do but await results of the autopsy Schmidt said Iwers died May 30 1936 Schmidt said he was informed the death certificate said the cause was double pneumonia Walter Maley first assistant at torney general said he believed Iwers1 death was not completely explained as yet Death Not Explained At the present time Maley said some circumstances surrounding Iwers death are not completely ex plained They lead us to suspicion Lhat the death may not have been from natural causes Maley said he had conferred with William Treimer of Tipton and Siley McManus of Des Moines who he stated said they represented 13 near relatives of Iwers The state vital statistics bureau said it had issued a permit for the exhumation Maley stated Wilber J Teeters of Iowa City state toxicologist will be present at the exhumation and select a physician to perform an autopsy Then Maley stated Tee ers will examine the vital organs for possible traces of poison Heir Stands Guard One of the two legal heirs to the Twers brothers estate stood guard over their treasure tiove farm Mon day as other relatives prepared to a share of the wealth it has yielded Meanwhile the 17 claimants who were left out when the late Henry Iwers willed the property he and his two brothers had collected to two cousins made plans for a search for wealth even greater than the 500 already discovered on the farm But Louis Voss one of the lucky cousins and also administrator of the Iwers estate said there isnt any need to worry about people dig ging around here for gold Anyone who tries it will get his pants full of shot or my dogs teeth in his leg was his warning Relatives File Contest The relatives who seek a share in the estate said they would file their contest sometime Monday in an effort to break the will of Henry Iwers the last of three bachelor brothers J C France attorney for ons group of the claimants said the ac tion win be based on a charge that Voss and his wife Margaret who shares with her husband in the wills provisions had not taken proper care of Henry Iwersbefore his death Mr and Mrs Voss discovered the treasure only last week although stories of hidden wealth had been current for some time about the farm on which they now live Taken to Bank An iron box unearthed on the property yielded S8SOOO in securi ties which were taken promptly to a bank Then a second search last week disclosed a second box containing in gold and silver certificates bonds uncashcd dividend checks and certificates in the litter of a machine shed The I same dav S3500 was found in the house Belief that there is much more League Group Votes to Lift Sanctions July 15 money somewhere around has foundation in the fact that the cur rency found so far has been of the old type and the brothers handled large sums since new bills were is sued five years ago France said The three Iwers bachelors Wil liam John and Henry had lived and died in stark simplicity with tight lips They seldom conversed with others They never talked of their personal affairs Their home was modest Their clothes were commonplace Buried Money Sfories The buried money stories were put down as just rumor until John Iwers inheritance tax was second to die in out When Henry passed out of the picture a few months later the Voss couple was living with him caring for him After that the cousins were summoned to court for questioning about the value of the estate We dont know how much it is worth Voss said at that time We think there is a lot of money there but we havent really looked yet Sussesis Search District Court Judge A C Ring suggested a search Interested rel atives joined in Thirtyfive thousand dollars in securities were found hidden in the house where the aged bachelor lived Then an iron box containing 000 in securities was unearthed The money was taken to a Daven port bank and the farm placed un der guard to prevent it being over run by unauthorized treasure seek ers and curious Last week a second box was found It was wrapped in a bur lap sack hidden under litter in the machine shed In it were S7SOO in and silver certificates in Iowa municipal bonds in uncashed dividend checks and 300 in certificates issued on the Bank Guaranty fund of South Dai kota Proposal Goes Before1 Assembly for Final Action By WEUNEU Associated 1ress Foreign Staff GENEVA league of na tions coordinating committee adopted a resolution Monday fixing July 15 as the date on which to suspend economic and financial sanctions against Italy The vote on the motion was unanimous The recommendation will be plac ed before the league assembly for final action The resolution said The coordination committee set up in consequence of the as sembly recommendation of Oct 10 1935 with regard to the dispute between Ethiopia and Italy pro poses the governments which arc members of the league should abro gate July 15 the restrictive mea sures taken by them in conformity with its proposals Says Losses Felt The sanctions have been by no means negligible Angusto Vas concellos of Portugal told the com mittee Monday Vasconcellos president of th1 committee opened the session to raise the penalties from the fascist nation with a lengthy review of the leagues first attempt to apply punitive measures against an ag gressor He said it was obvious from the outset sanctions could not he com plete because important countries are still outside the However citing extensive trade losses and decrease ofItalian gold reserves the committee head as serted results from this first at tempt to apply sanctions are by no means negligible Another attempt in the future might be even more successful Vasconeellos added Voted 9 Months Ago Members of the committee con sidered details for the formality of dropping the economic andfinancial penalties voted almost nine months ago As they deliberated Emperor Haile Selassie sped toward London heavyhearted and emptyhanded His two appeals for justice denied the king without a country was re ported to be ill affected physically by the strain of the past few weeks League delegates freed of the em barrassing presence of the Negus looked toward fresh discussions of what they considered a more vital of the league sys tem of collective security LOOK INSIDE MRS PAULINE V KOGEItS Loses Fight for Dower Rights in Big Fortune ON PAGE 2 Mason City Open Golf Tourney Listed Sunday ON PAGE 9 Main Party Nominees Both Back at Desks ON PAGE 2 25 Telegraph Poles on RightofWay Burned ON PAGE 14 SLAYER TO HANG Wheaton Sentenced to Die on Sept 10 1937 for Killing Plummer COUNCIL BLUFFS Judge John P Tinley of Council Bluffs Monday sentenced Allen Wheaton Rapid City S Dak to death on the gallows for the mur der of Henry Plummer Council Bluffs gasoline station attendant Judge Tinley set Sept 10 1937 as the date of execution Plummer was robbed kidnaped and shot to death several weeks Wheaton was arrested in Omaha ibout 20 hours after the body ol Plummcr was found in a clitcb north of Council Bluffs The South Dakotan when ar raigned two weeks ago entered a plea of guilty Judge Tinley explained that he set the date of hanging for Sept 10 1937 because one year or more must elapse after sentence is passed before a condemned man may be executed in Iowa Immediately after sentence was pronounced Wheaton was started n his way to the penitentiary at Fort Madison His mother Mrs Eva Wheaton of apid City testified during the two lour hearing that a head injury suf ered by Allen when he was 6 years old had caused pressure on his rain collapsed when sentence wns pronounced Wheaton will 20 years old I Sept 26 U S COUNTS UP TOLL OF HOLIDAY DEATHS TO 441 Fourth of July WeekEnd Takes Most Lives in Five Years By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The nation Monday summed up its cost in life of celebrating the double holiday of the Fourth of July and found the staggering to tal of 141 persons had met violent death over the weekend It was the largest Independence day celebration fatality list since 1031 when 483 died and the sec ond largest in the last nine years However the 1936 deaths were over two days whereas the com pilations for some of the previous years were for the Fourth only Death totals were 216 in 193i 175 in 1934 185 in 1933 and 243 in 1932 Motor vehicles fatalities number ed 254 as unprecedented millions took to the highways for the dou ble holiday Deaths by drowning werelisted at 303 7 Fireworks Fireworks resulted in 7 deaths the same as in 1935 192 and There were 12 deaths attributed to fireworks in 1930 11 in 192S 6 in 1931 and 2 in 1934 Advance esti mates were that the sale of pyro technics had increased substantially in 1936 Others lost their lives in tavern brawls airplane crashes wild shooting and railroad anfi other accidents Fires and lightnin claimed other victims The record compared unfavorably with the list of 205 in 1923 159 in 1929 178 in 1930 243 in 1932 185 in 1933 175 in 1934 and 216 in 1935 despite widespread appeals for a safe and sane celebration National Guardsmen National guardsmen occupied Remsen Iowa a firecracker thcr started a blaze that resulted in a loss estimated at 5500000 Four blocks of business buildings were razed Fifteen families were home less At Lebington Mich the blazing fury of a prematurelyexploding boatload of fireworks caused two deaths Michigan bans by state law the sale of firecrackers to individ uals Several thousand gathered there for a community Fourth of July celebration saw Frank Sheldon Jr 29 and Earl Wintermute 29 die in a flaring pyrotechnic display several hundred yards offshore in Lake Huron Recovering After 3 Motorcycles Crash WATERLOO fKcl lyi Cunnmgnam Waterloo was re covering here Monday from slight injuries received in a three motor cycle crash in a race at the Mil waukee Wis state fairgrounds July i Robert Aird Whiting Ind was killed and Russell Biehl La Porte Ind seriously injured TheWeaiher FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Monday nielli iind Tuesday wanner in extreme northeast portion Mon day fonliimed warm Tues day HIINMOSOTA Oncrjilly lair Monday nijMt becoming inisutt Icd in north Tuesday warmer in cast Monday night and in norfli oast and extreme east Tuesday so warm in northwest Tues day afternoon IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at S oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday Minimum in Aiirltt 67 At 8 A M Monday 88 Figures for 24 hour period ending at oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday Minimum in Xijrht 3 At 8 A M Sunday Official records in Mason City go ing back to 1910 reveal no tempera lure s high at the one recorded j Sunday IDS in the city and 106 at the snsar plant north of the city Momlnys highest temperature wi 105 recorded at 2 oclock p m Quizzed by Police in Slaying MIS AND BIIIS FKEI FREED JULY 4 WEEK Three Deaths Send Auto Toll for 1936 Up to 199 Two Drown DES MOINES Independ ence uay observance over Iowa looked back Monday on a weekend of property destruction and accident deaths and injuries Two costly fires one attributed to firecrackers wiped out sections of two of its towns Remsen and Oyens Remsen counted its loss at upwards of half a million dollars Oyens amounted to about 70000 There were other fires some caused by fireworks At Denison firemen blamed exploding fire crackers for a blaze which destroyed the August Bendixen home Toll Up to 189 Three deaths sent the Iowa auto accident fatality toll so far this year up to 199 The victims were Harry lass Newton Roy Rupley Dyers ville and Claude Phillips Sioux City race driver injured fatally Sunday at Atlantic Brownings claimed the lives of two boys Don Troxcll 13 of Farni gut and Bobby Slater 11 of Ot tumwa Near Hamburg the body of Bill Kcllison year old farmer of Riverton was taken from the Nish nobotna river lack Fleming oi Riverton who had gone swimming with friends discovered the body Kellison who had been going swim ming after work during the week had been missing since Thursday Excessive heat was blamed lot two deaths at Council Bluffs those of Chris A Syler of St Louis Mo and Mrs Lena Day of Council Bluffs At Des Moines Gus 0 Dawson suffocated from a roof fire caused by a firecracker Among the victims of fireworks was Ida Mac Clemann of Waterloo who lost the sight of her left eye National guardsmen continued to patrol Rcmscn where business es tablishments which had extended over four blocks were in ruins and scvcra1 srnre pcrsnns were homeless IVI liy Rfd Crnss Homeless residents were sheltered Sunday night anil Monday in a tent village set up not far from where the towns business district once stood Two national guard companies one from Sioux City and the other from Lc Mars stood patrol duty The local Red Cross chapter di reeled by Dr A H Jastram as chairman arranged to feed homeless victims Mayor C M Myers said he had Gov Clyde L Herrings assur1 ance of sufficient crts tents and other equipment for tho emergency The city water supply again was available and emergency crews of linemen struggled through charred timbers and broken wires to re establish light and power connec tions Visitors who swarmed into town over the weekend found guardsmen bad firr line to bold back all prisons who did not havr permits Freed Walks Into Station for Quizzing CHICAGO Freed part owner of the Nut House north side night life spot surrend ered to police Monday to be ques tioned about the love affairs and slaying Thursday noon of Audrey Vallettc 31 year old platinum blond butterfly Freed appeared at the Hudson avenue station at a m with his attorney Abraham Marovilz He showed no outward appearance of the illness which his attorney had reported He was not accompanied by his wife Ruth whom police have sought since her photograph was identified as that of the woman who visited Miss Vallcttes apartment just be fore she was slain Taken to Office Freed was taken immediately to the office of Police Capt Andrew Barry for a statement Before being closeted with Cap tain Barry Freed told inquirers he had neither seen nor heard from his wife Ruth since the time Miss Vallette was shot in the chest in her near north side hotel apartment He asserted he did not know where she war Frerd asserted that since Thurs day noon be had been staying with relatives in Chicago I last saw Ruth cither late Wednesday or early Thursday he said I had a business engagement and left her at our home He refused to discuss his ac quaintanceship with the slain wom an Cant Tell Thing I cant tell you a damn thing fel lows until I find out what its all about Freed told newspapermen He at first tried to dodge camera men but on Marovitz1 instruction posed with the attorney and later with Captain Barry Freed was chewing nervously on a cigar Barry had called in police squads looking for the Frccds after Maro vitz told him he would surrender Freed today EYESTON DRIVES TO NEW RECORD Speeds Over Salt Flats at Utah at 1625 Miles an Hour in Racer BONNBVILLE SALT FLATS Utah George Eyeston English speedster drove his shark nosed racing car 1625 miles in one hour Monday to sci up a new world record In setting the new mark in his specially built Rolls Iloycei ma chine Kyeston bettered his own voild record ot 1593 an hour Official American Automobile as I RELIEF IS SEEN BY FORECASTER Mason Citys 108 Tops Existing Records Back to 1910 UKOIJGHT AT A GLANCE C H I C A G heat in creases damage in midwcstcrn drought areas no relief sighted B I S M A R C K N work on relief projects to aid thousands of rcsourcelcss farmers in five northwest states c 1 i c f offi cials prepared to lay detailed drought report and outline of contemplated assistance measures before President Roosevelt pray for rain to end alarm ana distress If you were a little hot under the collar Sunday you had good rea son for it as weather statistics for Mason City will testify The maximum for the in town and 106 at the sugar plant northwest of the high est included in existing records Official readings kept by the su gar company extend back to 26 years The closest approach Ui Sundays mark is 101 credited In three dates as follows July 20 May 31 1931 and June 27 1931 KM Highest Before The highest temperature shown by GlobeGazette records since the establishment of its station back in 1923 is 104 registered on the after noon of June 27 1934 At Charles City where existing records stretch back to 1891 tfce highest all time temperature was 10S observed in July of 1901 a year that will be remembered by oldtimers as the severest drought previous to 1934 At 2 oclock Monday afternoon the mercury touched the 105 de gree degrees short of the Sunday mark but higher than any othre reading of previous years At oclock the temperature was 104 Kiiinftill Halt Normnl Junes precipitation was about half the normal amount for thy I month and the 1934 total to date is running about 5 inches lieifw tJis normal moisture for this section of North Iowa A common observation among farmers is that while the crop sit uation has not yet reached the crit ical stage it has become disquiet ing Rain is badly needed and par ticularly if there is to be a con tinuation of the present abnormal heat The highest temperature ever re corded at Belmond was reported at 3 oclock Sunday afternoon Ill de grees by T A Davenport Belmond weatherman IOWA SWKLTEKS IN ITS FOURTH BAY OK HEAT DES A1ONES weather forecasters Monday pre dicted no immediate relief from broiling heat as Iowa sweltered in its fourth day of temperatures run ning well over 100 degrees The heat threatened crop damage in parts of the state with a moistufi deficiency for the year both by burning of grain and increasing the grasshopper menace Sunday the mercury rose to 112 at Carroll high official mark for the state and the weather bureau said it would be just as hot Mon day Skies were clear over the state Monday morning with little or no chance for rainfall apparent within the next 24 hours the weather bu reau said Over 100 Degrees All major weather bureau sta tions reported Sunday of more than 100 degrees City and Waterloo had 105 degree Davenport Kcokuk and DCa Moines JOn and Charles City Duburmc and Council Bluffs 104 Des Moines had the hottest July in the 57 years of the weather bu reaus existence Leslie Carl federal agricultural statistician said the continued hot weather has resulted in damage to late oats and other crops Late oats are being damaged the most he said Of course pastures are being affected and the hot wea ther will reduce the yield from the second cutting of hay Do Damage If we dont get rains soon and the heat continues grasshoppers can do quite a little damage to thn grain and other crops Here and there over the state there has been some serious damage Kut there is one encouraging thine the corn is holding up well It can aland nuitf a lot nf riry   

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