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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 20, 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 WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JULY HISPJ at CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 244 U S Fight on Drought Xeedy Farmers Put io Work on WPA Projects RAIN CLOUDS COOL NORTH IOWA KIHTOKS NOTE This Is the of thrxv articles by Charles V Stewart on the I S ijovorn efforts to combat the drought By CHARLES VSTEWART WASHINGTON t ivvremont bureaus and agencies bxw Nren mobilized to meet the nai drought omersrency i the most aclivc is fhe I Rcwscveit has author obs to be handled by Sousthlv the work will consist of wAtir with an eye to future rather Lhar tie immediate The of his new desi ert wind bcnn man defying jys heavy on the of How car its spread be how car the acres which ire as tiead as the burned out liits o the be reclaimed How 4T tie farmers be as food arc shelter 13 the pattern is the answer it has sot beer round Pivsent Efforts Hers s is being done conservative esiaae each dependent each jO ilion persons who must be fed Tns Works Progress administration rttmz to work at S15 a A Jainilv of four can live on Former King of Spain Leaves Czechoslovakia At i LOUIS MURPHYS CAREER PRAISED AT FINAL RITES Fill Church at Dubuque and Stand Outside t By FISAXK L HUGHES Associated Press Staff Writer DUBUQUE and the nation paid final homage here Mon day to United States Senator Louis Murphy at solemn pontifical high mass witnessed by nearly peo ple Twelve hundred persons filled St Marys Catholic church where the men Reduction in Manly Shops Force Begins MANLY A program which will result in reduction in the number of employes in the local Rock Island railroad shops by as much as 75 per cent was revealed here Monday by J H Mullinix general foreman This will mean that in place of the 90 men who have been working re cently only about 20 will have jobs Reduction is in accord with a program which has been announced whereby passenger trains will run from Des Moines to Minneapolis and freights from Des Moines to Inver Grove Minn No heavy re pairs will be given the engines in Manly but merely refueling clean ing of ashes and light repair work Crew operation will continue the same as formerly Reduction will be gradual insofar as possible Mr ThNe building dams dry watercourses and othj where a trickle still works its iarv to the sea to prevent a cf the course of 1936 tius it is hoped to tie jubterraaean water level j o t3 sroxiriity to the sur Weilg are driven in an j n frantic buit for water for j Deep rooting grasses j to rather than take i tie soii will be planted where coaditions permit The whoJe figrht is being irspoadcraiije forces forces i the control of man Eleyond Mans Power j For instance the weather bureau the prolonged drought by t the to aj a mass of ocean cooled above the Pacific sphere between Alaska aaj Hawaii Tiers it had been hanging be tweer sa ary sky there it to stay until nature herself dc to start it to bring rain relief aad salvation to almost all the United States lying to the A ex of tie Appalachian mountains coiiii no hg towed ashore by or blown from its moor by bombing airplanes It waa almost as mysterious and Talignaritly perverse as the sub terranean flow of the waters toward Gulf of Mexico which now is studied more closely than ever before Water Level problem Years ago this water level prob lem was studied casually in the citrus fruit section of California In the early days of the industry water could be found in plenty 20 or 30 feet below the surface and it used its moisture was con vened into orange juice and shipped out of the country The level began sTking sank aorne more and con to sink until now finding water beneath the surface there is a major undertaking Impounding the waters of mountain streams ant rivers solved the problem for Cal ifornia But there is no such salvation for Montana North and South Da kota Minnesota and Wyoming now There is no water there avail able for quenching the flames of th burning granary there is no water to be had to revive the drying crops nor to give life to seeds whose roots would hold the soil firm against tht plucking fingers of the wind A Vivid Picture A vivid picture of the spread of the drought and the rapidity with which it has moved is furnished by department of agriculture maps This one as of June 1 showed ex treme drought in the northwest in the upper Missouri country Also some sections of Alabama Geor gia Tennessee and Virginia Con ditions elsewhere were distressing but not as now appal ing Now twothirds of the United States is involved Next Action Taken to Alleviate calami ty Most Francis 1 L Beckman Archbishop of Dubuque and more than 60 assistingclergymen con ducted services A crowd estimated at filled the streets and roof tops in the neighborhood The serv ices were brought to them by a public address system A large delegation of state and national leaders was seated in the trancept of the church where the plain bronze casket lay covered only with an American flaj A Washington delegation includ ing Senators Walsh of Massachu setts Dietrich of Illinois Duffy of Wisconsin and Dickinson of Iowa and Congressmen Wearin Gilchrist Biermann Gillette Utterback Eich er and Gwynn all of Iowa waa the first to arrive at the church John F Perry sergeant at arms of the United States senate accom panied them Governor Herring There Gov Clyde L Herring accompa were laid off ana this ween more will be removed this reduction of schedule continuing for perhaps a month or six weeks Mr Mullinix said that some of the men will be placed at other points on the line when openings occur Those being laid off include Ma chinists boilermakers laborers and others The reduction in the local shops is the result of a progrgam of econ omy being put through by the lines and to concentrate shopwork wher ever possible Asked if he would be kept at Manly Mr Mullinix replied I nope so but I dont scientists de nied by John Valentine of Center 1 ville and Will Riley of Des Moines led the groilp of state officers Members of Senator Murphys family were seated near the casket They included his widow accompa nied by his son Charles and brother David his year old mother ac companied by another brother Wil liam The body of the Iowa senator sur rounded by six candles wag under a constant guard provided by the Du buque post of the Veterans of For eign Wars from the time it was placed in the church Saturday night until services were concluded More Cedar Rapids Girls Condition Unchanged LAWRENCE tion of Alice Williams 17 year old Cedar Rapids Iowa girl whose skull was fractured by a motorist with whom she obtained a ride was reported unchanged at a hospital here Monday Miss Williams has been in critical condition since she was found un conscious beside a lonely road near here than persons passed before the casket Saturday night The Rev Maurice Sheeny assist ant to the rector of the Catholic University at Washington D gave the funeral sermon He told of Senator Murphys fam ily heritage and sketched his politi cal career outlining the motives which led him to fight for social jus tice None Should Starve tice meant primarily that the com mon good must particularly in sucn times as these take precedence over personal the Rev Mi Sheehy declared He was determined that no one should starve in this land of plenty He fought with all his powers to keep a balance between the prices of farm produce and the products of city workers The spirit of Louis Murphy long hover over this dty His name will become a legend in this town and his memory will be called blessed by generations yet Brief military services followed the requiem high mass at Mount Olivet cemetery here where Senator Murphy was buried in the family plot The Dubuque post of the Ameri can Legion had charge of services at the grave and furnished a firing squad and color Ruard Elks Take Part Other organizations taking part in the services included the Elks and the Thundering a group of close friends of the senator Mr and Mrs F W Woodward who were with Senator and Mrs Murphy when the senator was fa tally injured in an automobile ac cident at Chippewa Falls last Thursday sat in the church with the Murphy family The United States district attor neys and officials of the federal farm credit administration arid four members of the Iowa executive council were among prominent mourners In addition former business and newspaper associates gathered at the church Born in 1876 Murphy spent his early life as a reporter be coming editor of the Dubuque Tele graphHerald at the age of 26 He editor until his appoint ment as collector of internal revenue y President Woodrow Wilson Aft er his retirement from the post he OFFICERS READY TO ACT IN STRIKE Maintain Watch but Stay in Background as Walkout Enters Second Week STERLING dep utiea and private officers main tained a watchful attitude Monday but stayed in the background as the second week of a strike at the Northwestern Barb company ended in an atmosphere of continued ten sion Brief outbursts had caused the arrest of 18 persons on charges of riot assault and battery and unlaw ful assembly since the walkout be gan July 7 Sheriff A E Hamilton said he had 25 special deputies constantly available but they were not actual ly patrolling the plant Regular deputies were kept nearby during the day he said The striking group claimed 800 of the employees had joined their ranks in the first walkout of the drive for nationwide unioiiiza by the Amalgamated Steel Plate and TinWorkers union Sporadic outbursts occurred on Thursday and Friday but the scenp has been quiet since then LOOK INSIDE W L BLISS Bliss Nominated for Iowa Supreme Court ON PAGE 2 Byers Discusses New Alliances in Europe ON EDITORIAL PAGE Lowell Otte Iowa Grid Star Commits Suicide ON PAGE 9 Softball Clubs Turn to Last Stretch of Season ON PAGE 9 Iowa Highway Death Toll Mounts to 220 ON PAGE 8 Film Company Sues for Four Mi ON PAGE 5 ions Construction Gains in Mason City During July ON PAGE 12 WouldBe Bandit at Waterloo Fires Two Shots and Then Flees WATERLOO wouldb bandit who fired two shots from a 45 caliber automatic pistol early Monday in an attempt to hold up Henry Kilmer in his grocery here fled when Kilmers shouts aroused the neighborhood He was about 27 years old and answered the descrip tion of a man who has made two other holdup attempts here in the last week In those cases Roy Metz ger druggist and Margaret Corn well grocery clerk disregarded his nervous gun threats and he walked out without any money was a tax consultant until his elec tion to the senate in 1932 Elect Two Senators In Washington Murphy was one of the strongest supporters of Presi dent Roosevelts farm policies His death makes it necessary for Iowa to elect two senators at the general election this fall Prominent Iowa Catholic clergy men took part in the services Offi cers included The Rev J Q Halpin Dubuque and the Rev Charles C Miller Key West deacons of honor the Rev E J Daugherty Waterloo deacon of the mass the Rev Joseph Zeyen Dubuque subdeacon the Rev Ed ward Fitzgerald the Rev Anthony Sigworth and the Rev Car Schroe der Dubuque masters of ceremony and the Rev L J Enzler Dubuque cross bearer PRESIDENT TRIES DEEP SEA FISHING Gets Rid of 5 Day Growth of Beard Plans to Sail North ABOARD SCHOONER LIBER TY OFF SHELBURNE N S Rid of a five dav growth of beard President Roosevelt cast a weather eye eastward Monday and hoped conditions would be favorable for some deep sea fishing Deeply tanned the vacationing chief executive who is roughing it aboard the schooner Sewanna an nounced he would postpone his swing back around the southern tip of Nova Scotia for at least a day to get in a few hours of fish ing for tuna cod and ther permitting If Sundays rain and fog contin ued he was expected to put into Shelburne harbor until the weath er cleared Otherwise he said he might nose the Sewanna farther up the Atlantic coast of Nova Sco tia as far as Liverpool fishing en route Wednesday at the latest will see the Sewanna sailing up the west coast of this Canadian province with Yarmouth charted as the first stop Campobeilo Island New Brunswick where the presidents mother is at her summer home will be the terminal of the two week cruise probably the morning of July 28 Des Moines Hospital Has to Use Candles DES MOINES and physicians went from room to room sarrying electric torches Sunday night as Mercy hospital went without light for four hours when the windstorm shut off power ines Physicians reported there were no emergency operations during the our hour period MAY BE ON WAY HOME TO TRY TO REGAIN THRONE Loyalists Crush Revolt in Madrid Rebels Hold South PRAHA Czechoslovakia Former King Alfonso of Spain sud denly departed Monday with a large amount of baggage for an unan nounced destination The deposed monarch had been living in a castle on the CzechHun garian border as a guest of Count Zamoyski When he disappeared Monday he was accompanied by the count All day Sunday he sat at a radio set trying to catch the broadcast from the rebel operated station at Seville A responsible source dis closed that the castle radio was tuned in on this station throughout the day A friend said it was possible Al fonso was heading for Koenigswart near Marienbad where another friend Count Metternich has a castle An inquiry at Koenigswart how ever brought the reply that no one was expected there Speculation was aroused as to whether Alfonso might be heading for Spain A few hours after his departure Alfonso reached Marienbad by air plane and motored to Count Metter oichs castle Still he made no an nouncement concerning inten REBELS CONTINUE TO HOLD SPANISH MOROCCO By The Associated Press A rightist rebellion in Madrid was crushed Monday by loyal govern ment troops which imprisoned more than of their officers but rebels continued to hold Spanish Morocco and several provinces in southern Spain The government announced the uprising in the capital was com pletely dominated and that it had the whip hand in other sections but leaders of the revolt asserted their forces were supreme in many important sectors In fighting around Madrid the La Montana garrison was shelled and bombed by loyalists who sub dued the rebels after four and a half hours When the hottest fighting quieted scattered rifle and pistol shots were heard throughout the city Lands African Troops Gen Francisco Franco rightist leader of the revolt landed hie northern African troops on the Med iterranean shores of Spain and re ported occupation of an unspecified airdromes cities and towns in what was described as a restoration The population was armed by the government which held in readiness its civil guards assault guards and customs guards remaining loyal to bolster the army navy and air coips Theaters and cafes in Madrid were ordered closed with thousands of socialists and militiamen patrolling the streets Conflicting and confusing reports by the leftist government and right ist rebels made difficult a precise evaluation of conditions either in Spain or its Morocco colony A broadcast from Madrid said loyal guards at Barcelona repulsed a rightist attack but another state ment by air declared insurgents controlled the provinces of Andalu sia Castille Aragon and Navarre 200 Estimated Killed Refugees in Gibraltar estimated 200 persons were killed in La Linea Cadiz province during the night and said fascist forces held the town Other sources however said a large jovernment contingent was advanc ing to attack Fresh progress by the military in as both fascists and by telegram to a Seville radio station General Franco former military governor of the Canarv Islands as serted his forces held complete con trol of Spanish Morocco where the revolt broke in addition to five southern mainland provinces Locked in his Biarritz home where he went into voluntary seclusion Jose Maria Gil Robles lightest lead er declared to have ordered the re volt refused to discuss it BRITISH CRUISERS STAND BY READY FOR ACTION PLYMOUTH 5VThe British cruisers Cairo and Orion were standing by Monday ready to go to Spanish ports if they are needed for the safety of British citi zens in Spain Tugwell Visits Drought Area Rexford Guy Tugwell rural resettlement director at N to view the conditions caused by drought Tugwell in dark suit is being welcomed by Gov Tom Berry of South Dakota in ten gallon hat Several Deaths Added by Storms to Toll of Drought Grip ot Nations ARMED PROWLER SHOT TO DEATH 60 Nurses Watch Scream as Police Squads Trap ExConvict Corn Belt CHICAGO clouds laden with crop saving showers gathered Monday over parts of the nations corn belt where rains and Jlunging temperatures over the weekend routed the heat wave and wrought widespread drought relief Stiff winds which at some points accompanied the rains added sev ral deaths to the total which since he first of the month has exceed d Twisting gales flattened rops and caused considerable property damage in places Thunderstorms were general in he Dakotas Minnesota Wisconsin owa eastern Nebraska Missouri ind southern Illinois More show rs were predicted within the next 36 hours for Iowa Illinois Mis ouri and southern Indiana Cooler Weather Seen Cooler weather was forecast for Monday night and Tuesday for most of the north central states xcept western Nebraska Kansas and western Missouri Tuesday af ernoon more warm weather was xpected again in the Dakotas Texas and Oklahoma remained n the grip of the heat A predic ion of cooler weather was made or drought stricken eastern Mon ana Selling orders inspired by more avorable weather conditions car ied corn futures down almost the ull four cent limit permitted as he Chicago pits opened but later rading brought prices back to boul a cent under Saturdays lose Speculative buyers turned to vheat and that grain at one time cored more than two cents a ushel rise Iowa Crop Near Normal Corn traders studied a report hat a large part of Iowa prin ipal corn producing state would with favorable weather hereafter ield 90 to 95 per cent of a normal rop The effect of the falling tem erature was demonstrated in Dakota where the mercury ank to the sixties Last week emperatures of 110 and above rere common in that state While the middlewest and north rest enjoy respite from the heat nd drought in the state of New ork the effects of a prolonged ry spell became pronounced A rapid shrinkage in milk produc tion was indicated and water shortages were threatened Tree Limb Falls A tree limb fell through the top of an automobile and crushed to death Forrest Powell 29 at Inde pendence Mo Mrs McCoy Umstott 70 was electrocuted when she stepped on a power line blown down at Cameron Mo Four were injured when a revival meeting tent col lapsed at Pattonsburg Mo Four hundred other revivalists were un hurt when their tent was blown down at Kansas City Kans Hail damaged corn at Rusbmore Bigelow and Wilmont but in that section and at Worthington where high winds flattened MERCURY TAKES DROPTOLOWEST HERE SINCE MAY Rain and Wind Breaking Iowa Drought Sweep From Northwest niy 01 City City 85 25 nit a 73 311 2JS i 11 Ity 30 ncs 10 20 CHICAGO nurses and an excited neighborhood watched and screamed Monday as 10 police squads trapped and shot to death an armed exconvict found prowl ing on the rear porch of a south side nurses home Flashlights of 40 participating policemen and spotlights from their cars cast an eerie light over the battle staged just before dawn The victim was identified through fingerprints as William Keane 28 paroled last March 26 from Joliet penitentiary after serving time on four robbery charges FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Monday night and Tuesday preceded by scattered thundershowers in east and south portions Monday after noon or Monday night somewhat cooler in south and east portions Tuesday MINNESOTA Fair Monday night and Tuesday cooler in vi cinity of Twin Cities Monday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday Minimum in Nighl At 8 A M Monday Rainfall 94 63 68 08 Figures for 24 hour period end ing at S oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday 300 Minimum in Night 67 At 8 A M Rainfall 04 While the drought hadnt been City has had 21 of an inch of moisture in three days whereas it needed inches a slight crack could certainly be de tected Monday morning The real relief however was in temperature with a reading below 70 in the early forenoon for the first time in al most a month The mercury had climbed only to 84 degrees at 3 oclock Monday af ternoon crops farmers took comfort from a third of an inch of rain It was the first precipitation since July 9 at Worthington Heavy rain fell around Rapid City in western South Dakota and rain followed a dust storm at Aberdeen where the temperature was 104 de grees Osaite Dccorah Spencer Hai Eithcrrllle West Bend Northw Hampton Council I Sioux City Deft Mol Crenton Dubuque North lowans reveled Monday in lower temperatures which broke the heat wave to such an extent that it almost seemed chilly Scattered sec tions reported rain In Mason City 24 of an inch of rain fell in the past three days Sunday nights rainfall was 08 of an inch and Saturday nights The maximum temperature Sunday of 94 was the first time in 15 days that the 100 mark was not reached and Sunday night the mercury dip ped to a minimum of 63 lowest jsinco the last night in May Monday morning was cloudy and the mercury lingered under tha 70 degree mark Sprinkles of rain fell occasionally until skies cleared and the sun came out shortly before noon An 84 degree reading had been registered as Mondays high in Ma son City at 3 p m At Osage about a tenth of an inch oi rain fell at 7 oclockSunday morning and Sunday night at 11 oclock the measurement was 25 of inch making a total of 35 In the evening a severe electrical storm accompanied the rain burning out three transformers and some sec tions of the town were without elec tricity for a time Drizzle at Northwood Northwood had 1 ot an inch of rain late Sunday night and Monday morning reported a drizzle The temperature dropped to 60 degrees The drought was broken at Cres co by a heavy thunder shower and three hours intermittent rain Sun day morning the first rain here in over four weeks The temperature also dopped from near 100 Saturday afternoon to 60 Sunday morning then rose again to near 90 in the afternoon Vegetation of all kinds had be come badly scorched from the in tense heat and lack of moisture Early corn which had taasled out was damaged beyond recovery while the late com may yet be taa sied and produce a crop Small grain ia in the shock and will be ready for threshing this week al though a light crop in most fields with short straw Relieve Corn Showers Sunday averaged a half inch of rain at West Union reaching most localities in Fayette county which with lower temperatures re lieved further immediate losses on corn crop Only a trace of rain was reported Sunday night at Hampton although the mercury slumped to 68 after a minimum in the day of 93 Not a trace of rain was shown Garner or Forest City although the temperature dropped to a low point and cooling breezes were greatly en joyed The rain and wind which broke the heat wave temporarily and brought relief to Iowa crops previ ously threatened with serious dam age swept into the state from the northwest reaching a 70 mile an hour velocity at times 106 at Council Bluffs Thermometers rose Sunday to 106 at Council Bluffs 103 at Atlantic and 104 at Sioux City Tempera tures dropped as much as 30 de grees following Sunday nights rain fall The weather bureau reported rain at Dubuque Monday morning and cloudy skies at Charles City and Davenport As a result the tide of heat fa talities ebbed only seven deaths be ing reported in the state Sunday At Des Moines the wind ripped most of the roof from the state fairgrounds grand stand and heaved it atop of Machinery hall tearing gaps in the roof of that building Power lines were blown down in several areas streets were littered with debris Twister Swirls Path At Missouri Valley a twister swirled a path through trees in the Willow park area demolished the fairgrounds grand stand and swept to the west demolishing two and a corn crib on three farms Telephone service in the area was virtually disrupted while Missouri   

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