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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 26, 1937, Mason City, Iowa                                r fr ASLON E R iis MEM a 0 t P T 0 F I IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS 2Xf1l I HOME EDITION VOL XLIII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JANUARY 26 1937 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 96 til I FLOOD DEATH TOLL RISI HO New Type of Presidents Two Conflicting Verdicts on Inaugural Address Frank J Hanlon Dies of Heart Attact By P STEWART ASHING TON hur ried check of W ash ingtons political opin ion of President Roosevelts in augural address elicits just the two conflicting verdicts that might have been expected New dealers think it was grand A n t i n e w dealers c o in plain that the president niere ly generalized on a broad politicoeco nomic philosophy without furnish ing any details as to a method of arriving at his objective The criticism of the antis does not amount to much nonpartisan ly speaking Of course the president gener alized In a talk which necessarily was limited to 30 minutes he nat urally could not even outline a program involving days or weeks to enunciate in particularity Details Must Wail Details will have to await sub sequent messages to congress The president undoubtedly as sumed that his hearers would have enough sense to know that The nub of the address un doubtedly was that democracy must adapt itself to a suddenly changed civilization However can it do so in tin short space of another prcsidenlia term It may take generations But that is not the present pres FUNERAL RITES ARE SCHEDULED OR THURSDAY Retired President of Local Utility Had Been 111 for Years Retired Utility President Dies STOUY ON tAGE 2 Frank J Hanlon 60 who lor A preface to a start is all Kat Ds message professed to amount to New Type Presidents What the message does suggest is that a new kind of president is called for Past the ex ception of Washington and Lincoln have had no duty except to keep things going Now seems to be the time when presidential initiative is essential Maybe Roosevelt is the requi site raw material But will the next one similarly fill the bill Or a whole succession of next ones F D K Has It Mediocre prcsidcnls have done in the past As implied by this presidential message mediocrity will not do now or for a long time to come Whatever charges may be made against Mr Roosevelt he is not mediocre He is no more mediocre than Hitler or Mussolini He may not have what we con sider their bad qualities but his personality compared with theirs may be democratically in valuable What Weather Climatically Jan 20 proved it self to be the worst inauguration day ever invented I predicted it It has turned out to be how ever a corking good date for doc tors and undertakers It had the advantage of an influenza epidem ic to begin with Yel there is some balm in Gil ead This was only a oneday per formance The British coronation stretchc over an elevenweek period nearly 40 years was active in the affairs of the local utility prop erties most of that period in the capacity of manager died at a Mason City hospital at oclock Monday evening after laving suffered a heart attack in lis office in the First National iank building at oclock in he afternoon Mr Hanlon who had retired from the active management of the Mason City properties of the United Light and Power company October 1936 because of ill health was alone in his office at the time he collapsed Mrs Tola Blowers bookkeeper in an in surance office across the corridor heard him and summoned help Among those called were Dr Steve OBrien and Dr C L Mar ston whose offices are on the same floor Was in 111 Health The retired utility head had been in ill health for several years and twice previously had suffered heart attacks Some time ago after suffering a breakdown in his physical condition he took what was believed to be the first vacationin his life and spentsev eral weeks resting He returned his work apparently refreshed id improved In health but it was videht that his health was still eriously impaired The last few weeks since retir ng from active management ol utility company Mr Hanlon ad undergone regular treat cuts He had felt in the best of jirils Monday riding to Clear ake in the maiden trip of one f the two new buses which will e placed in service between Ma on City and the lake Mother Survives Him Surviving Mr Hanlon arc his nolher Mrs Catherine Hanlon nd sister Margaret at home and wo sisters Mrs 1 E McDonald nd Mrs Tracy Stevens Mason City and one brother Thomas ianlon York Nebr Funeral services will be held at lie Holy Family Catholic church hursday morning at 9 oclock vith the Hev R P Murphy in iharge of services Burial will be St Josephs Catholic cemetery Pope Apparently Has Entered Less Painful Cycle of His Illness VATICAN CITY Pope Pius XI was reported Tuesday to have entered an apparently lesi painful cycle of his illness re freshed by a night of reasonably good rest During the morning his holmes received Cardinal Pacclli papa secretary of stale Archbishoi Uycic of Belgrade and Bernardino Nogara administrator of vaticar accounts The holy father appeared great ly cheered by the lessening of hi pain and by the preparation of a new sunroom forhim facing the Vatican gardens and courtyard near his apartment Otho Woman Observes Her 102nd Birthday O T H O If Mrs Wealthy Weaver observed her 102nd birth day at the home of her daughte here Tuesday She was born in Vermont Jan 26 1835 She is in exceptionally BOO health and helps with the house work but her hearing is beginnin lo fail the only sign of her ad vanced years FRANK T HANLON Congress Responds to Flood Sufferers Plea The body was taken from the atterson funeral home to the Hanlon residence 222 Seventh treet northwest where the Ros iry was to be said Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at 8 oclock IOWA MERCURY STARTS CLIMB At Least Couple of Days of Warmer Weather in Prospect The Iowa mercury Tuesday started a slow climb from below zero levels over much of the state At least a couple of days of warmer weather are in prospect the weatherman said predicting temperatures in the twenties late Tuesday and even higher Wed nesday Zero readings still were expect ed in northeast Iowa Tuesday night but the weatherman said the northwest and southeast sec lions would get off with 10 de grees minimums while the south west area would have a 15 de gree low Temperatures skidded well be low zero in North Iowa early Tuesday Charles City reported 1G degrees below Mason City 15 he low Iowa Falls 14 below and Du buquc 2 below Sioux City and Council Bluffs found the mer curys retreat halted at zero The low at Des Moines was 1 above at Mount Ayr and Davenport 4 above and at Keokuk 6 above 18 degVees for yesterdays high No snow or rain was reported during the last 24 hours and the weatherman said generally fair weather was ahead tonight and tomorrow House Hurries to Act 790 Million Deficiency Relief Measure WASHINGTON sional leaders responded to pleas of flood sufferers Tuesday with plans lo rush a 5790000000 defic iency relief appropriation bill through the house As much of the money as neces sary may be used in the stricken area until the administration gets a comprehensive view of relief needs and asks for special or sup plemental appropriations The white house said Monday the gov ernment would share the cost of relief The members of the presidents national resources committee called at the white houseWith national policy of water conser vation and flood prevention re ceiving much emphasis among ad ministration advisers their visil was believed lo have considerable significance President in Confcrenrns The president continued confer ences witti members of his flooc relief committee learning from Harry L Hopkins WPA chief that conditions at Louisville anc Cincinnati were temporarily im proved but might be made worse by a resumption of the rise in the Ohio river President Roosevelt had called three conferences of labor and business leaders for late Tuesday to discuss labor legislation White house officials in an nouncing the mcclings said they were not for the purpose of trying to settle Ihe automobile strike Asked if the president had for mulated a program to place before Ihc conferees the presidents aides said the discussions would he pre liminary lo preparation of legisla tion Perkins ami Lewis To the first conference the president invited Secretary Per kins John L Lewis chairman of the committee on industrial or ganization Sidney Hillman presi dent of the Amalgamated Clothing should be listed on the ex change Labor Spy Service The senate civil liberties com mittee heard testimony by an offi cial of a labor espionage service hat hc had turned over to tile jovernment information concern ing suspected foreign agents The senate committee inquiry was paralleled by statements be fore the national labor relations board that a labor espionage sys tem used by the CarnegieIllinois Steel company had been changed to avoid as much as possible scru tiny by the senate group Harry W Colmery national commander of the American Le gion told the house military com mittee the demand in this country for antiwar legislation had re sulted from conditions abroad A federal reserve board com mittee undertook a study of credit to determine whether the present situation contains a threat of runaway inflation Republicans IMakc Plans The 89 house republicans em barked on a militant campaign of opposition to any democratic proposals Ihey deem inimical lo the nations interests They instructed their leader Representative Snell of New York at a conference Monday night to name a nine man policy committee to work out a party program We are attempting to organize a militant said Snell Several made it clear they con sidered this course the best basis for a drive to regain lost party power They said theirbest oralnfs would bombard administration action or legislation they con sider unsound or unconstitutional The group will hold regular conferences in line with a sug gestion of John Hamilton re publican national chairman DECLARES AUTO HEADS TAILED IN PUBLIC DUTY Vliss Perkins Comments on Sloan Refusal Five Hurt in Clash WASHINGTON erkins saic Tuesday the General Motors corporation had failed in ts public duly in refusing to ac cept her invitation to attend a trike peace conference 1 still feel that General Mo ors has made a great mistake she told reporters adding the American people rionl expect hem to sulk in their tents be cause the corporation felt the sit down strike wns illegal Alfred P Sloan Jr president of the automobile concern refused Monday night to attend a confer ence called by the labor secretary until sit down strikers leave com pany plants Agreed tn Be Present John L Lewis chairman of the committee for industrial organiza tion and directors of strike strat egy agreed to be present At a press conference Miss Perkins re called that at one lime picketing was illegal and before that strikes of any kind were illegal The le gality of the sit down strike she said had not been determined Asked whether President Roose velt knows that youre giving General Motors hell she replied Im not giving them hell Bu the president knows nothing abou what I am saying Written but Not Sent While she talked Miss Perkins held a draft of a letter she said she had not Sloan after she had been to church Sunday night At one point she quoted from it It said in part that Ihere is a moral challenge involved in this strike and the circumslanees sur rounding it that the situation presented a chance to use our lighest rather than our lowest qualities in solving this problem LOOK INSIDE FOR CLARK GABLE Woman Is Arrested or Blackmailing Film Stai ON PAGE 2 Iowa Spring Floods Are Thought Unlikcl ON PAGE B of human relationship WOMAN 1 MEN HUUT AS POLICE PICKETS CLASH DETROIT A woman and Raised in County to Aid Flood Victim ON PAGE 5 Workers president Charles of the P Howard International lowan Shoots Himself WALNUT Namany 64 Walnut committed suicide by shootine himself Typographical union and C I O secretary Outside of the house concentra tion on flood relief chief activity at the capitol centered in commit tees Richard Whitney former gover nor of the New York stock ex change said during a senate hear ing on railroad financing he WOK certain the would he willing to forbid any of its gover nors from deciding whether a se curity issue in which they parlici cohesive minority Man Who Murdered Four in Holdup Executed in Nevada CARSON CITY Nov ther Jones 32 who murdered four men in a holdup near Elko Nov Oct 16 was put to death in the state prison lethal gas chamber Tuesday About 40 wit nesses were present The former Indiana and Mon tana convict was arrested short ly after the bullet riddled bodies of Otlo Heilman 42 Waller Godeckc 2D Manuel Arrascada 41 all ranchers and Johnny Elias Elko recluse were found four men were injured Tuesday when police and pickets clashed at one entrance to the Cadillac Motor Car company plant heie Union leaders said police swung their clubs on the pickels sur rounding the plant Six automobiles got through the picket lines into the plant Police said they carried executives of the company The five persons suffering head injuries were taken by union workers in private cars to receive medical attention Fighting broke out between po lice and pickets about B a m when an automobile containing two men nl tempted lo pass through a line of pickets at a gate leading to Ihc executives arage Charpc With Clubs A group of men aided by a few ivomcn attempted to overturn the car but police charged the group with clubs While Ihe picket line was in dis order three more automobiles went through the gate Tsvo had one in before the violence started Each car was occupied by several men apparently foremen and officials More than 100 patrolmen were held in readiness naarby and two truck loads of horses from the po ice mounted division were parked at the administration buildings entrance strike has been in progress at the plant a General Motors unit Let Nobnrly In Picket lines assembling about 7 a in marched for a time in n closed circle as a loud speaker on a motor truck nearby urged them to Iet nobody in After the six cars penetrated the line a voice from the sound truck shouted tomorrow well have a real picket line and nobody will get into the plant At the Fleetwood unit of Cadil lac there was no violence as about 200 employes of the Ternstedt di vision part of the Fleetwood plant went back to workNo picket line was established there MRS FUNERAL HELD Highway Patrolmen Active Pallbearers for Iowa Secretary of Slate WASHINGTON Iowa Dignitaries of the state arrived here Tuesday afternoon to at tend funeral services fur Mrs Alex Miller secretary f state and founder of the Iowa highway palrril All business houses schools and public buildings were closed iti honor of Washingtons most re spected daughter who died in Des Moines Sunday of influenza At DCS Moines both houses of the state legislature adjourned in tribute lo Mrs Miller Gov Nels G Kraschel and other state offi cers came here for the setvices late Tuesday The Rev Arthur Alack of the Washington Methodist church am the Rev W W Bowers nf Wa terloo were in charge of I lie ser vices Senators A Claire Deury K I Mason and A E Augustine and Representatives P Gal lagher and Mrs Isabel M Klliolt attended as representatives of the slate legislature Highway patrolmen known as her boys stood guard over the body at a funeral home here af ter arrival from Des Moincs Mon day night Hundreds of friends from all over the state filed si lently by the bier Tuesday morn ing to pay final tribute to Mrs Miller first woman ever to hold The Flood Situation at Glance BY THK ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON Congress hastens consideration 3790 000001 work relict appropria tion bill which President Roose velt says will he used lo aid flood disaster victims until ex tent of damage is determined Maj Gen Malin Craig army chief of staff calls Ohio river flood worst that ever hap pened Red Cross renews pub lic appeal for 54000000 in contributions LOUISVILLE Army troops move to establish martial law called by Gov A B Chandler at request of citys emergency relief committee Fire breaks onl in down town district Con tinue cwiciiniion of twothirds of 330000 population All elec trical power oft Water supply limited Ohio river reaches 563 foot stage still vising PADUCAH Cross officials announce 14 persons drowned when rescue barge carrying refugees capsi7es throwing them into waters flowing over streets Survivors swim to nearby buildings CINCINNATI Ohio river virtually stationary at unpre cedented 80 font level more than 28 above flood stage City has 00000 homeless City Manager C A Dykstra cuts water ration to otic hour a day says it may be reduced to IS minutes daily later Health department ad vises supply is polluted should be boiled EVANSV1LLE Ind Abovit 8000 of 102000 residents start exodus as Ohio ncjirs S3 fool depth 18 feel above flood stage with 55 fool level predicted CAIRO engineers dynamite levees leading to Birds PointNew Madrid Mo flooclway and easing of pressure temporarily holds river stage about stationary at 5865 feei on Cairo side of Mississippi Workmen rush construction ol 3 foot seawall bulkhead to meet expected l foot crest MEMPHIS Tenn Super flood is on its way warns Lieut Col Reybbld district chief of IL S army engineers as Mississippi and tributaries cover acres in Missis sippi river basin Memphis stage hits 42 feet eight above flood level with 55 predicted Refu gees on move in Tennessee Ar kansas and Mississippi PORTSMOUTH ihcr rise slows nt 7i feel Fond supplies reach 5000 homeless Evacuate fiOO refugees plan re moval of 5000 others 132 Are Known Dead as Thousands Flee From Stricken Area Hv THK ASSOCIATED 1llUSS The angry yellow tide of the hio river swelled to record reaking heights Tuesday on its urbulcnt rush to the Mississippi s the death toll rose hourly and super flood1 was predicted laggard fear stricken refugees by ie thousands fled from the dev stated flood embracing 11 nidwesl slates from Pittsburgh 3a down the debris littered river alley to Memphis Tcnn Eddying in muddy slow rising ovrenls the waters spread along n mile front The death list unofficially placed at 132 vith 550000 driven from their omcs and thousands of others marooned in precarious straits Show Only Rooftops Whole towns and villages show ed only rooftops properly damaga vas estimated at more than 000000 At Cairo 111 the key point n the great onsweep of death destruction an army of vol major state office Active pallbearers at the ser To Serve Fourth Term CARROLL E Rich of Glidden has been elected to serve his fourth consecutive year as chairman of Ihc Carroll county committee in charge of the soil conservation program vice were Stale Highway Patrol Chief J H IfnUnry and Assistant Chiefsf II Nestle and K A Con ley Chief Ed Murray and As sistant Chiefs Jack Burnett and Harry Brown of the stale drivers license department Flood Waters Keep Firemen From Going to Louisville Flames LOUISVILLE Ky waters prevented firemen fvom getting equipment to a fire which broke out early Tuesday at the Louisville Varnish companys plant at Fourteenth and Maple streets a block south of Broad way But the flames after shoot ing high into the sky appcarec several hours later to have dieci down without spreading to othei buildings The blaze caused concern fo a time because of fear that flam ing oil would spread through the flooded district The amount o loss was not determined FLOOD FACTS least SaOOOO least 132 in 11 states Kentucky 44 including estimate of 12 in reformatory riot in which one official said toll might reach Ohio 13 Missouri li West Virginia Tennessee 23 Indiana i Arkan sas 18 Illinois 3 Mississippi Pennsylvania South Carolina 1 WEATHER or snow in Ohio md Tennesspc valleys clearing skies in Penn sylvania ftoofl region rain or snmv in parts of Indiana Illinois anrl Missouri RULIKr dent Roosevelt designates 000000 proposed work relief appropriation as available for flood succor Reel Cross seeks S000000 in public contribu tions Army troops actively aid state Louisville and Frankfort time in ID years Cities outside flood belt send nurses boats equip ment ORCHARD GIVES OSAGE Brush of Osage Mitchell county Red Cross treasurer reported Or chard residents Tuesday do nated S500 in response to a call for flood relief Population of Orchard is about 150 The Weather FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Tuns clay night and Wednesday ex cept unsettled in extreme west purtioii Wednesday mil iinle so pokl Tucsrlay nijrhl with ris infir temperature Wednesday M I N N K S O T A Increasing clcrudincss not so cnlcl iit south ami easl cntra porlions Tups day nislit Wednesday becom ing unsettled possibly light snow hi nnrlhucsl not so cold in cast and smith portions IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Monday 5 Ahovn Minimum in NiRlil 15 Helou At 8 A M Tuesday 5 Below The mercury shot down into the lower ranges again Monday night with In at Ihc Globc weather shelter In Mason City 20 below at the Cryilil Sugar factory north of the city At Charles City with an exposure cnmparable with that of the GlobeGazettes the Inw mark for the night was 16 below i unleers toiled feverishly to com bat the approaching crestof the Farther north at Louisville the flood at reached 5fi9 feet willi a crest of 575 expected by tonight or early Wednesday The previous all time high was 467 in 1884 Gasoline on Waters A I Pnducah 1C y gasoline filmed waters added a new threat of fire lo Ihc fury of the flood A 20000 gallon lank of gasoline un dermined by the swift current toppled from ils moorings and spread a coaling of the inflam mable fluid over the waters At tevansvilic Ind the water pumping station went out at noon threatening n shortage of drink ing water Throughout West Virgin a shore line communities sent nut calls for help Forty thousand were homeless in that stale alone On every side from relief au thorities and army engineers came the warning Worst Yel to Conic The worst is yet lo conic Wholesale evacuations of flood sieged towns in Tennessee west ern Kentucky southeastern Mis souri Arkansas and Mississippi signalled the greatest mass flood exodus in history From IillKburgh in the north where anxious crowds watched the flood relentlessly spread over the edge of the billion dollar busi ness district to the crest of Ihr deluge sweeping into the Missis sippi river beyond Cairo III n panorama of watery desolation extended miie on mile In the lower Mississippi Valley where GOOOOO were made home less in 1927 authorities awaited Ihc bigtest of Ihe great system of dikes and levees built along 1 HOO mile stretch of the Mississippi af ter the 1927 disaster Sillier Flnnd on Way A super flood is on the way came the grim warning from Lioul Col Eugene Reybotd dis trict chief of U S army engineers at Memphis Tenn Reybold predicted flood stages nlong Ihe Mississippi at least 10 feel higher than records set in he tragedies of and 1927 President Roosevelt anxiously watching Ihe progress of the tidal sweep through eleven stales sent nut the crisp command lo legisla tors debating n relief rcnuest Step on it Tiic president sent out word that the fund originally intended tr care for work relicf should be ap propriated foe Hood sufferers in the emergency Red Cross Renews Appeal Harry L Hopkins WPA admin istrator estimated 050000 to 7011 000 would be homeless by Wed nesday 01Thursday Red Cross officials renewed their urgent appeal for contribu tions lo a 54000000 relief fund The first days receipts at the national headquarters in Washing ton D C reached At midday Hopkins reported to Ihe president that conditions at Louisville antt Cincinnati were slightly improved with the Ohio river stationary at those poinU I   

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