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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 16, 1936, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLII FIVE CENTS COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WISE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JULY 16 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 241 SENATOR MURPHY DIES IN AUTO CRASH WIFE AND TWO OTHERS HURT AS TIRE BLOWS OUT Vacancy Will Be Filled at General Election in November STORY ON PAGE 14 CHIPPEWA FALLS United States Senator Louis Mur phy of Iowa returning to his home in Dubuque from a vacation in the north woods was injured fatally in an automobile accident Thursday nineteenth wedding anniver sary The 61 year old senator was crushed against the steering wheel of the car he was driving when it overturned three times on highway 53 north of Bloomer near here after a left front tire blew out He died enroute to a hospital in an ambulance Car Catches Fire Mrs Murphy and their vacation companions Mr and Mrs F W Woodward of Dubuque were brought to the hospital suffering from shock and bruises Dr J A Kelly said Mrs Murphy also had a possible rib injury Woodward publisher of the Du buque TelegraphHerald said the car caught fire after the crash but he and a truck driver whose name was not learned pulled the others from the wreck Woodward and the two women who were rid ing in the rear seat were dazed The Murphys and Woodwards had set out early Thursday morn the Woodwards new car from Liberty lodge near Hayward after spending a week there Tire Blows Out Murphy took the wheel at Rice Lake halfway between Hayward and here On a straight stretch of road north of Bloomer he lost con trol of the car when the tire out and after careening from one FUNERAL MONDAY DUBUQUE serv ices for Senator Louis Murphy will be held at St Raphaels Ca thedral here at 10 oclock Mon day morning1 it was announced here Thursday afternoon side of the highway to the other the machine finally plunged off the road The senators body was taken to a funeral home here but because of Mrs jMurphys state of shock no funeikl arrangements have been made yej Murphy was the sixth member of the present United States senate to die CONVENTIONS WILL D DES generals office said Thursday the vacancy in the United b ate resulting from the death of J ate resuing rom e e Senator Louis Murphy must be crural filled at the general election in No vember Senator Murphy had two years yet to serve and his successor will he elected for the two year period the attorney generals office said The democratic state convention meeting next week in Dea Moines will be required to nominate a can didate for the office but the repub lican and farmerlabor conventions which already have met must be reconvened to make nominations for the vacancy it was explained Within 10 Days Iowa law provides that the chair men of the republican and farmer labor conventions must reconvene the delegates within 10 days of the time the vacancy occurs to make the nominations For all other state offices in which a vacancy on the ballot occurs after the state con Iowa Senator Killed in Crash LOUIS MURPHY inally held in Des Moines July 10 will reconvene at the Coliseum in Des Moines on Saturday July 25 to nominate a candidate for succes sor to United States Senator Louis Murphy Carl Cook of Glenwood chairman of the state republican committee made this announcement in Cedar Rapids Thursday soon after being notified of the accidental death of Senator Murphv The Iowa code requires calling he convention within ten days after such a vacancy occurs he explained The candidate elected in November will fill the unexpired term of Sena Murphy which continues to 1938 The official call for the republi can state convention will go out his week Mr Cook said Delegates will be those sent to the July 10 onvention Cook is here in connection with arrangements for the state republi can judicial convention to be held lere Saturday phy had not been long in the sen ate comparatively speaking but he had won the respect and affection of all his colleagues I learned upon a critical occasion in the senate to know that underneath his quiet de meanor was a courage that was in vincible MURPHY COMMENT BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Gov Clyde L news s a shock to me because of my per Murphy ine attorney nse loss to an immense loss to Senator Murphy has been a tower of strength in agri ventions have met party central committees may nominate candi dates State Comptroller C B Murtagh Murphy has been one of my most intimate friends for 30 vears He was one of the great men of our country His death is a tre mendous loss to Iowa and the na tion and a keen personal loss to me E J Feuling former state demo cratic chairman New am deeply grieved because of Sen ator Murphys death Agricultural Iowa has lost one of its greatest friends and the nation one of its greatest statesmen Senator L J Dickinson Iowa death of Senator Murphy is most shocking My association with him has always been most cordial and friendly In his death the people of Iowa have lost an effi cient and faithful public servant Chief Justice James M Parsons of the Iowa Supreme death of Senator Murphy is a dis tinct loss to Iowa and the nation He one of the most effective men who in recent years have represent ed Iowa in the senate From having been collector of internal revenue he waa an authority on questions aris ing under the income tax During his service in the senate in several instances he succeeded in protecting Iowa industries against discrimina in Injuries Prove Fatal WASHINGTON Iowa ies suffered when his car overturned near here Monday proved fatal to Frank Creiger 54 of Muscatine who died a hospital here His body was taken to Muscatine for bu rial E H Birmingham democratic state one could know If a senatorial vacancy occurs Louis Murphy without holding him when the United States senate is in session or when the senate is to meet prior to the next general election the governor may appoint a senator to fill the vacancy until the next general election Second Time in History Statehouse veterans said it prob ably would be the second time in Iowa history that Iowa voters have been called upon to elect two sena tors at one election In 1926 they elected Smith W Brookhart for a full term and Dave Stewart of Sioux City for a short term Gov Clyde L Herring is the democratic nominee for the other senatorial post held the last six years by Senator Lester J Dickin son Dickinson was renominated by the republicans REPUBLICAN CONVENTION TO RECONVENE JULY 25 CEDAR RAPIDS Iowa republican state convention orig in highest regard He was a true as well capable His genial personality won friends from all groups and he was one of the most popular men Iowa has ever had in the United States senate Modest to a degree he never sought publicity Yet he was rated one of the most important senators In every way a credit to Iowa The nation his state and the democratic party all have reason to mourn his sudden passing State Treasurer Leo J Because of our intimate friendship over a long period of time Senator Murphys death is a terrible shock to me During the time he served in the senate he made a record that i was honest outstanding and con structive j Senator William E Borah United j States senate MurI LOOK INSIDE 1 EDGAR HOOVER Report Secret Service Investigating GMen ON PAGE 2 Mier Wolf Wins Crown m State Prelim Test ON PAGE 11 Ten Structures Near Manly Are Destroyed ON PAGE 3 Coughlin Calls F R Liar and Betrayer ON PAGE 2 Fire Sweeps Cresco Buildings TWO ELEVATORS AND LUMBER CO YARD INCLUDED Iowa Falls Building Is Damaged by Flames Others Listed CRESCO early Thursday morning swept through two eleva tors and their warehouses destroy ing them and burning part of a lumber yard besides damaging some other buildings Losses to va rious places was estimated at be tween and The fire started in the large Huntting elevator and was of un known origin It burned to the ground and spread to the Meyers elevator and destroyed it together with adjoining buildings Part of the Burgess lumber yards was also destroyed A brisk breeze fanned the flames considerably Decorah and Lime Springs firemen assisted the local department in fighting the flames Other water was also thrown on structures to prevent spread of the flames Sparks Carried Far Sparks were carried for four or five blocks and many were on roofs in this district to put out fires started by falling embers The blaze started about oclock in the morning Don Power night watchman turned in the alarm Will Herold manager of the Huntting elevator said he didnt know how the flames could have startedrRwasbelievedthe fire or iginated in the lower part of the Huntting elevator In addition to the elevator the office and coal bins of the Hunt ting company were destroyed Coal in the bins continued to burn long after the fire was under control Fire on July 5 Although some of the walls of the Meyers elevator remained stand ing after the fire they were ordered tumbled to the ground to avoid a hazard The elevator had been sav ed July 5 when the warehouse was destroyed by fire An office build ing and coal shed were also destroy ed at the Meyers elevator At the Burgess lumber yard a recent shipment of expensive fin ishing lumber and some rough lum ber were destroyed as well as the warehouse A string of coal bins op erated by this company was also burned The office of the Burgess company is across the street and was blistered by the heat Many Watch Blaze These buildings are in the east part of town Many hundreds of persons watched firemen fight the blaze Two boxcars on a railroad siding were also burned A gasoline car was pulled away The Huntting elevator was a land mark in town having been erected about 40 years ago and owned by the Huntting Elevator company of McGregor The late W T Huntting was the original manager In re cent years the coal business had been added to the elevator business The Meyer company is owned by J G Meyer anJ Miss Lucy Lewis The Burgess business is operated by three sons of the late Henry C Bur gess They are Charles Ray and Joseph H This was the worst fire here since 1889 LOSS FROM FIRE AT IOWA FALLS IOWA estimated at more than resulted Wednesday night from a fire which originated in a beauty shop and badly damaged the Ellsworth busij ness block The blaze which spread rapidly and got in an attic was stubborn to fight Eldora and Alden firemen aided local firemen in get ting the blaze under control The blaze started in the upper story of the Ellsworth building in an apartment in which a beauty parlor operated by Alma Wilkinson is conducted She had gone to Dows on a picnic I Manager Discovers Blaze Mr Emil manager of the A and P store which is on the first floor discovered the blaze The flames spread through the upper story and badly damaged the entire building It was estimated that the A and P store loss was The Westbury Shoe company Elevators Lumber Yard Destroyed by Flames Ruins of the Meyers elevator at Cresco are shown in this photograph Another elevator and a lumber in addition to several smaller buildings were destroyed by the flames which swept the structures near the Milwaukee railroad tracks early estimated the damage to the build ing was Some smoke dam age occurred in an adjoining build ing occupied by the Strutz clothes shop Both stores had been recently re aeooraSiTancr refmished The beau ty parlor loss was placed at The fire started at oclock and burned for two hours The Ellsworth block was erected in 1885 OTHER FIRES CAUSE HEAVY IOWA LOSSES By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS In Des Moines estimated to have caused damage fire de stroyed the motor freight terminal and nearly trapped a girl employe before she dropped to safety from a second floor office The blaze was brought under con trol an hour after it broke out at p but not until it destroyed the one story frame building1 and about freight shipments val ued at about each At Muscatine a fire of unknown origin swept the plant of the North ern Gravel company Wednesday afternoon causing damage esti mated at about At Denison the August Mack farm waa swept by a blaze destroying a large hoghouse two corn cribs a granary and a machine shed and burning about 500 bushels of oats and corn plus farm imple Says He Did Not Want to HurtEdward Apparent Attempt to Assassinate King Frustrated Copyright 1338 by The Associated discontented sub ject of King Edward VHI leveled a loaded revolver at his monarch Thursday in what seemed to be an attempt at assassination But the man seized by police after his gun had been knocked from his hand by a woman in said his act was only a protest and ex claimed I did nt want to hurt him in any Rushed from EDWARD VHI crowded Consti tution hill where he was over uj uaia uutu yiub ion ments stored in the machine shed whelmed by police whie King Ed Fire of undetermined origin caused the Waterloo Produce com pany plant an estimated dam At Colfax fire caused by spon taneous combustion damaged a farm tenanted by Vassie Rhone an esti mated destroying a barn ma chine shed and chicken house which occupies the other part of the double front building was bad ly damaged by heat The stock which was particularly valuable was estimated at Were Recently Redecorated Two apartments on the second FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Thursday night and Friday somewhat warmer in vicinity of Dubuque and Davenport Thursday night and in northeast and east central portions Fridav MINNESOTA Generally fair in east and south followed by local thundershowers in north portion Friday and in Red River valley late Thursday night somewhat warmer in central and north Thursday night and in extreme east Friday cooler in northwest Friday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday 102 Minimum in Night 69 At 8 A Thursday 83 is a matter of rela tivity After three days of 110 or thereabouts a 102 feels like a cold wave It was so Wednesday The nights minimum was the lowest recorded since the night of July 5 In fact it was the first time the mercury has been in the sixties for almost two weeks The temperature Thursday afternoon reached 103 after an 11 ward rode on to Buckingham pal ace at the head of his troops the prisoner was taken to Bow street station and remanded for eight days on a charge of unlawful possession of a firearm with intent to endanger floor were badly damaged It was oclock reading of 98 degrees Crowd Held Back Police said his name was George Andrew McMahon and that lie was a newspaperman They held back a jeering catcalling throng while he was whisked from Bow street to prison The woman in spectators gaid knocked a loaded revolver from the hand of a stocky full faced man who aimed it at the king as he rode at the head of troops to Buckingham palace In a violent scuffle the weapon was precipitated into the roadway Police took the wouldbe assassin into custody Authorities described him as mid dle aged slightly bald and seem ingly club footed Blames Sir John Detective Inspector John Sands giving formal evidence of the ar rest said the prisoner told him en route to the station Its all fault of Sir John Simon the home I wrote him last night and phoned him this morning The king wasnt hurt in any way was he I didnt want to hurt him any way I only did it as a His remarks were not immedia tely explained Sands describing how the man was taken into custody by con stables said I was handed this five cham jered revolver weapon which he produced the was loaded with ball and ammunition in four cham bers but not in the top chamber which gave immediate access to the Weapon Not Fired He stated there was no evidence the weapon had been fired for a considerable time The assailant pushed his way through ranks of spectators and babies as the king in uniform clat tered down Constitution hill on his way to the palace after presenting colors to troops Some were found who asserted the revolver was thrown so accur ately that it hit a flank of ths kings horse causing the animal to flinch Scotland Yard asserted the re volver actually was thrown but it did not indicate that it came any where near the king Witness Describes It Harry Black one of the wit nesses said I saw a man who had something in his hand He threw it in the roadway The king turned around and looked at it for a moment then rode J H A Dickson said When the king had ridden down the hill for a few yards he seemed suddenly to sit up Then a mounted policeman jumped off his horse very hurriedly and grabbed something lying in the people thought it was a bomb Then policemen grabbed hold of a man and rushed him Threw Bottle at Duke Attempts at violence against members of the royal family are rare in Great Britain One of the last occurred May 11 1935 at the jubilee celebration in Belfast when a resident of a home threw a bottle at the Duke of Glou cesters automobile A similar incident occurred July 14 1934 in Edinburgh when a bot tle was thrown at the car in which King George and Queen Mary were returning from the Hamilton races Rode to Hyde Park The king nad ridden to Hyde Park to present new colors to six battalions of foot guards Dense cheering crowds lined his route from Buckingham palace to the place of the ceremony With the king rode his brother the Duke of York The presentation of the colors took place in brilliant sunshine with Queen Mary and oth er ladies of the royal family watch ing After riding back to Buckingham palace and through the gates the king quietly saluted Queen Mary on the balcony and disappeared into the inner courtyard Shirtless Bandits Stage Holdup DES MOINES A C Greene of Crawford county reported to the state bureau of investigation Thursday that three shirtless bandits traveling in a coupe staged a holdup at Denison Thursday and sped toward Sioux City 70 Bushels to Acre HUMBOLDT A Friesth only Humboldt county fanner who operates a combine reported he threshed oats that yielded an aver age of 70 bushels an acre HOT SPELL WILL LAST AT LEAST TWO DAYS MORE More Than Dead in Nation and 337 m State DROUGHTHEAT AT A GLANCE CHICAGO Forecaster J R Lloyd says no relief is in sight from heat wave and sees only scattered rains for parts of Min nesota the Dakctas Missouri and Ohio Predicts warmer weather for Illinois Indiana Wisconsin Missouri western Iowa and central and northern Min nesota total for the nation passes mark as most of middle west swelters in grip of 13 day heat wave prices soar 4 cents to limit set for days trad ing in wild buying rush and stay near top most of session WASHINGTON D of agriculture economics fore casts higher prices for butter cheese eggs and better grade of cattle because of increased feed grain prices BISMARCK N Dak Dr Rexford G resettlement administrator says full machinery for relief of drought stricken farmers should be set up and der way by next Monday WASHINGTON D AAA announces 409 counties have been designated as emergency drought areas DENVER Throp secretary of the Wyoming Cattle Growers association estimates the drought has caused a short age of cows in Wyoming and that it will take toree years for cattle men to rebuild their herds even under ideal weather conditions ST say most of Minnesotas corn crop doomed unless rain falls within week to central Illinois corn crop even if condi tions relieved by quick rains esti mated at 50 per cent LINCOLN Neb corn hanging on and meteorolo gists bulletin says probability of fair crop still exists IOWAS DEATH TOLL KEEPS GOING TOWARD Iowas heat death toll continued to rise Thursday as the mercury agjn climbed above the 100 mark over most of the state and fore casters gave no promise of relief Additional deaths raised the total for the state to 337 Mason City recorded a high read ing of 103 Thursday afternoon No precipitation was reported ift   

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