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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 7, 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 A ASSOCIATED PRESS CEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY APRIL 7 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 156 U S More Popular PanAmerican Meet Promises to Be Successful HAMMILL FUNERAL ON THURSDAY By CHABLES V STKWAKT A S H I N G T O N iCPA The PanAmerican conference call ed by President Roosevelt to be held in Buenos Aires in August to frame a new world peace pact somewhat simi lar to the league of nations but confined to this hemispheres re publics gives promise of be ing a very suc cessful gather in The Roosevelt administration has done remark ablv well at the task of winning the friendship of Uncle Sams Latin neighbors It was a task which required plenty of too in the past we Yanquis have been unpopular from the to Cape Horn Todav the attitude of he southern others also perished in the bomb Tornado Death Lists Approach 500 Mark His Death Mourned 10 KNOWN DEAD BOMB DESTROYS RAILWAY BRIDGE 30 More Believed Killed Mexican Rebel Group Is Blamed By CLARK LEE Copjrleht 1936 by The Assoclaled Press VERA CRUZ least 10 persons were known dead Tues day and it was feared possibly 30 Marilyn Miller 38 Star of Dies in N Y folk toward us is gratifyingly cor For one thing Washingtons dcal diai ing of a railway bridge near Paso del Macho which hurled the Vera CruzMexico City night train into ns with the Latin American connj a ravine a burning mass of wreck tries for many years altogeth er too Big brotherly to be liked by them Resent Guardianship They always were resentful of age Federal officials who hastened to the scene early Tuesday directed the work of extracting burned and twisted bodies from the wreckage at the bottom of the 40 foot bar Americas guardianship of ravine Oiba and its acuial occupations of Nicaragua and Haiti Being largely Spanish they resented our war with Spain also As a trifling war from standpoint we soon for got it but it was capitally import ant to Spain and among Spaniards the recollection of it has rankled Maybe it will be recalled that long ago blue jackets on shore leave from Admiral Robley Evans manofwar of Valparaiso had a little trouble with the Chileans No foreigners were believed to be among the victims The bomb ing was unofficially attributed to a rebel group Pullmans Go Through A telegram from a Western Union linesman at Paso del Macho said the bomb exploded on the bridge three miles west of there and that both pullmans went through the bridge and caught fire All passengers in those pull mans apparently about 40 were MARILYN MILLER whereupontbe admiral declared If I he reported The en they fire on my 5bip all hell will also was burned to dpath Lne iue un y F Onft first class rar alsn fell in smell of garlic It was a good but it strained relations between the United States an the whole of Latin America for a gen eration Errors of Judgment President Wilson set everything below the Rio Grande by the ear by his landing at Vera Cruz and his invasion of northern Mexico The United States having enter the ravine but apparently all pasj sengers Other information said 10 bodies had been recovered by noon Man uel Hernandez superintendent of the Vera Cruz terminal company escaped death although he was in jured leading to belief other pull man passengers also survived A wrecking train left Vera Cruz to lift the pullmans and facilitate the World war he wanted to give j the search for bodies an appearance of PanAmerican solidarity therefore sent a fleet of four American cruiserson a series of visits under Admiral Capsrton to Latin American ports This svas all very well as to such ports as Rio de Janeiro and Montevideo Brazil and Uruguay being nominally at outs with Germany but Argentina insisted on remaining neutral To make a 100 per cent showing how ever Capertons squadron by ofrce of superior strength also put into Buenos Aires violating Argentine neutrality Much of this stuff never was ad vertised in the United States or was little noticed but Latin America knew all about it Living there at the time I knew about it likewise Another Bad Move Pascual Ortiz Rubio Ochoa Zam President Wilson then left Panjudjo and Dr American friendship at a low ebb Plunge Beneath Bridge The engine two Pullman cars and the express aiitl mail cars wore pre cipitated into the barranca beneath the bridge The first and second class pas senger cars which did not leave the track were burned after the explosion It was not determined immediately whether the attackers set fire to these cars or if they caught fire from the bomb Several important figures in Mexican politics were aboard the train including the three candidates for the gubernatorial nomination of the national revolutionary govern ment party in the primary elec tion held here last Sunday Bound for Capital They were Col Eduardo Hernan SPRING TO COME BACK TO STATE Weather Bureau Forecasts Rising Temperatures Skies Clear DES MOINES pre pared to discard its winter garb for more seasonable apparel in Iowa Tuesday The weather bureau here forecast rising temperatures beginning in the western and northern sections and moving into the rest of the state Wednesday A cold wave has moved out of Canada the meteorologist said and we can expect warmer Meanwhile the mercury dipped to an unseasonable state low of 7 above at Forest City and the state high j Peter Pan was 48 above at Sioux City Clarinda and Council Bluffs A shippers fore cast set 15 above as Tuesday nights expected low Snow ranging from a trace up to onetenth of an inch in Des Moines swirled over the state Monday night but skies were clear again Tuesday 3 Weeks Illness Fatal to Musical Comedy Heroine NEW YORK Miller star of Sally and other musical comedy successes died Tuesday morning at Doctors hospital Miss Miller in private life Mrs Chester OBrien had been confined at the hospital for three weeks She was admitted suffering from a sinus infection and last week a toxic con dition set in For a time she showed improve ment but a turn for the worse devel oped Saturday and she was said to be in a critical condition Miss Miller was 38 years old The death was announced by her physician Dr Laurence A Whitte more Perfect as Heroine Marilyn Miller at the height of her career was regarded by Broad way showmen as the perfect musical comedy heroine and the pattern of almost all aspirants to similar ca reers She had loveliness a sweet singing voice a gift for piquant comedy and she was more than any itthing else a dancer of extraordinary skill and grace Her first great triumph was In in which the late Florenz Ziegfeld raised her to stardom after her distinguished service in the Follies and in the famous shows on the Ziegfeld roof In Supreme Position Not only did Sally elevate Miss Miller to supreme position among song and dance stars but the play itself established a model for later musical sort that were to bring forth Adele Astaire Mary Eaton Louise Groody and other j stars whose dancing was more im portant than their other talents The success of both on Broadway and on the road earned for Miss Miller future identification with the role At the termination of that plays run she broke with Ziegfeld and went the management of late Charles Dillingham Her first production wag a musicalized pro duction of Sir James M Barries Dances Put In President Roosevelt Ends His Fishing Trip dez Cbazaro chief of the prcsii planned to end his fishing dential staff of former President trip m southern waters Tuesday rnroute to Mratico a to Argentina particularlv n a thpjr elections bad temper U S marines still were in Haiti and Nicaragua Mexico ugly And all of Latin America sym pathized with them In President Harding time Bra l undertook to build a war feet in No tourist ships had arrived here in the last few days and no for eigners were known to have been aboard the train Gen Herberto Jara commander a ft I tended to intimidate the rest of if the Vera Cruz military zone left South America Argentina especial lv The Washington administration sent a committee of navy depart ment experts to superintend this fleets construction at the very juncture when Yankeeland Great Britain Japan France and Italy j were framing a naval limitation i Of course Latin America assessed such peace talk as hypocritical i President Coolidge if he did not aggravate at least did not improve situation did not mean anything to him anyway President Hoover showed some in telligence Hulls Good Job He suggested some improvements in relationships and effected some but was not exactly warm hearted as the Spaniards say is simpati This administration Or perhaps it isnt altogether the somimgtration perhaps it is mostly Secretary of State Cordell Hull Uncle Sams minister of foreign af fairs Secretary Hull was made to order to transact business with negotia tors of the SpanishAmerican type He may not know their language tut he knows their psychology He was a tremendous hit at the last PanAmerican conference at Montevideo He will be the predominant influ ence at the Buenos Aires conference this peace conference may for Paso del Macho aboard a spe cial rescue train Another rescue train left from Orizaba Despite the presence of political authorities on the bombed train authorities here maintained a be lief that it was unlikely the bomb ing arose from political motives Robbery Not Motive Another theory however which was at first given some credence that the motive was robbery of the railroad paymaster proved base less when it was learned the pay master was returning to the capi tal without funds after paying em ploys here Monday The Mexican railway officials declined to issue any statement un til the skeleton reports cf the bombing were more complete the only advices available saying there were many dead without making any attempt to estimate the num ber The bomb apparently exploded as the first section of the train passed over the bridge at a place called Barranca Grande Big Ravine a few miles west of Paso del Macho which is 45 miles from this eastern seaport Train Moving Slonly The train was proceeding slowly as it entered the first of a series of curves on the steeplywinding route where the railroad starts to climb the Sierra Madre mountains from sea level to reach the capital was ready to turn shoreward at nightfall for the return to the white house He will reach port probably here WednesdRy shortly after noon and entrain immediately for his Warm Springs home to spend Thurs day He will arrive in Washington about noon Friday TfeWeather FORECAST have some significance in the west feet above Vera Cruz ern hemisphere i The bridge was destroyed by the Dances were incorporated into the play for the star and although she won a huge personal success the play itself was a failure It was under Dillinghams man agement however that she had her greatest success This was in which she was costarred with the late Jack Donahue It played at the New Amsterdam where Sally re mained so long She later appeared in a motion picture version of Sun MIAMI resident She died less than two years af ter her third marriage On October 1 1934 she married Chester OBrien a chorus roan in her last starring show As Thousands The marriage took place at Harrison N Y Born in Indiana According to Whos Who in the Theater she was born Mary Ellen Reynolds in Evansville Sep 1 1898 Her first stage appearance was with her mother Lyn Reynolds and with her stepfather Caro Miller Ang 20 1903 at Lakeside Park Dayton Ohio as one of The Co lumbian Broadway did not see her for an other decade for Marilyn went abroad touring Europe for 10 years until she appeared one night at the Lotus club in London Lee Shubert saw her dance and brought her im mediately to New York She graced the chorus of the Shu bert Passing Shows of 1914 15 and 16 Next she appeared in Zieg felds Follies and in 1920 when sihe was 22 blossomed into stardom as Sally in the play of that name Returns to Ziegfeld After Sally came Peter and Sunny and in 1927 she re turned to Ziegfelds management in another hit She appeared for him again in 1931 in costarred with Adele and Fred Astaire Marilyn Miller was one of the first musical comedy stars before whom Hollywood dangled appetizing bait In 1929 she signed a con tract to make a talking picture A few years later she returned to Broadway to win her honors in As Thousands Her first husband wasthe late Frank Carter killed in an auto acci deint in 1920 Two years later she became the wife of the late Jack Pickford motion picture actor and brother of Mary Pickford The Pickfords were divorced in 1927 Pickford died in France in 1933 i IOWA Probably light snow Tuesday night and Wednesday fair in extreme east Tuesday night rising temperatures Wed nesday and in west and north late Tuesday night MINNESOTA Unsettled Tues day night and Wednesday proh ably local snows not so cold Tuesday night rising temperature Wednesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period1 ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Monday 42 Above Minimum in Night 10 Above At 8 A M Tuesday 13 Above Snowfall 5 of an Inch Precipitation 05 of an Inch April seema intent on giving North Iowa a final fling at winter But at that its preferable to what is being dealt out in the southland these days explosion plunging tha engine and the first four cars to the depths of the ravine and leaving the others standing on the track where they burst into flames soon after ward The glow of the fire was visible from Paso del Macho throughout the night 10 KILLED WHEN PDflCUCC LKA5Ht5 INTO MOUNTAIN Hostess and Two of Air Liners Passengers Survive Wreck UNIONTOWN per sons were killed Tuesday in the crash of a giant Transcontinental and Western transport plane against a mountainside near this coal mining town in southwest Pennsylvania The plane carried 10 passengers two pilots and a hostess Miss N H Granger the hostess telephoned her offices in New York she and two passengers survived Names of the dead were not im mediately available The report of the crash spurred every available ambulance to the scene with doctors and nurses At Uniontown hospital officials said it would be some time before the victims arrived because of the necessity of carrying them down the rugged mountainside of Chest nut Ridge The plane had been more than four hours overdue on a flight from New York and searching planes had set out from Pittsburgh KIRM LISTS NAMES OF FLANKS PASSENGERS NEWARK N tinental and Western Air offi cials said Tuesday the following were passengers on the Newark Pittsburgh transport plane R G Evans Pittsburgh Pa Charles H Smith New Kensing ton Pa D D August Grove City Pa Crawford Kelly McKeesport Pa C D Bayersdorfer Stubenville Ohio Frank Hardeman New York City John ONeill Jersey City N J Mrs Meyer C Ellstein Newark N J C G Cballimor no address No first name Hefferman New York City G B Arcy New York City The members of the crew were Pilot Otto Ferguson Copilot H C Lewis Hostess N H Granger Rivers New Threats to Southland By GLENN RAMSEY Associated Press Staff Writer GAINESVILLE ing rivers added the threat of wide spread floods Tuesday to the dis tress of half a dozen southern states stricken by tornadoes which may have claimed a death toll of 580 persons More than 42 bodies of victims of windstorms this week and last had been recovered and Red Cross au thorities said 27 persons were badly injured by the twisters which damaged homes Relief workers toiled under over cast skies at two mill cities hardest and Gainesville death tolls mounted in each community to near 200 83 at Tupelo Bodies recovered at Tupelo to talled 183 at Gainesville 158 Sixteen other deaths in Mississip pi twelve in Tennessee ten in Ala bama and one each in Arkansas and South Carolina resulted from the latest storm Rain iswollen streams threatened several communities which escaped damage from the twist ers Sunday night and Monday Floods generated by 4 inch rain fall coursed through the Carolina foothills closing highways About 200 Negro homes in Charlotte N were inundated Bridges were washed away in eastern North Car olina Warns of Overflows The Washington weather bureau warned of overflows in the Raleigh district and said very heavy floods might be expected on the Cape Fear and Neuse rivers The Ocmulgee river was above flood stage at Macon and West Point was warned the Chat tahoochee river would reach 26 level of a 1929 flood Wednesday Additional rain was predicted for Georgia and the Car olinas Continued cool weather and frost dominated the forecast for i the crime tornado wracked states to the west Storm Bred Fires I Storm bred fires which added I heavily to the Gainesville death toll still smouldered Tuesday WPA workers convicts and national JOHN L HAMMILL TWO PROBES OF LINDBERGH CASE New Jersey Assembly Votes Down Inquiry in Conduct of Officials TRENTON N pushed two investigations of phases of the Lindbergh kidnaping case Tuesday but attempts to win legis lative authority for two related probes were listed as closed chap ters The New Jersey assembly by de cisive votes Monday night turned down two proposals to investigate the conduct of officials associated with the case Gov Harold G Hoffman however continued his own investigation in an attempt to completely solve ON THE INSIDE MRS MABEL QUINTAKD Local Red Cross Head Goes to Tornado Area ON PAGE 18 Hammill Was Ready to Run for Senate ON PAGE 19 A J Killmer to Run for State Senator ON PAGE 22 Receipts of Postoffice Again Show Increase ON PAGE 19 Good Farmer Better Off Under Soil Plan ON PAGE 7 Boys to Be Guests at Baseball Movie ON PAGE 15 guardsmen dug through debris of the business district to recover the last of the victims Civilians and soldiers searched for more victims in Tupelo as the bereaved set out to bury their dead Tornadoes last Thursday killed 43 persons centering their fury upon Cordele and Greensboro N Car Death of injured persons added to the Gainesville toll Tuesday District At torney William F X Goeghan re newed attempts to verify the story of Paul H Wendel who says he was tortured there to compel him to confess be kidnaped the Lind Vandenberg Wants to Cut Larger Payments of Benefits by AAA WASHINGTON e n a t o r Vandenberg following up his demand for publicity on large AAA benefit payments Tuesday pressed a suggestion to cut the larger ones and give maximum aid to small growers Vandenberg Monday declared it may be desirable to reduce the unit payments to larger producers aft er the senate agriculture commit tee had approved his resolution to ask reports on all payments over a year bergh baby and was in possession of it when it died He subsequently retracted the confession I now have 18 detectives seeking a person suspected of having been a principal in the alleged kidnaping of Paul H Wendel If he is found some thing might Geoghan said The Mercer county New Jersey grand jury was scheduled to meet Tuesday to continue its inquiryin his case Wendel is held in jail on a murder charge The legislative resolutions for in vestigation came Monday night from both sides of the divided republican majority in the lower house New Call for Troops Issued by Selassie ADDIS ABABA Haile Selassie Tuesday issued a new order for a general mobilization of every able bodied man in Ethiopia to fight against Italy The procla mation appealed to the populace to rally to the support cfthe country Chinese Government Protests to Russia on Mongolian Pact NANKING Chinese for eign office announced Tuesday night that it was protesting to Russia against the formulation of the sov ietOuter Mongolian pact of mutual assistance signed March 12 A foreign office spokesman said the pact violated the Chinesesoviet agreement of May 31 1924 by which Russia recognized that Outer Mongolia was an integral part of China Hindenburg Sighted on Its Return Trip FERNANDO DE NORONHA ff German zeppelin Hindenburg j passed over this island in the Atlan tic northeast of Brazil Tuesday on its homeward flight to Friedrich shafen after leaving Rio de Janeiro Monday on its first round trip 1 Killed 43 Injured in Moscow Explosion MOSCOW person was killed and 43 injured in an explosion following the collision of two trains loaded with gasoline near Rostov onDon Tuesday Easter Clothes Are Attractively Priced at Mason City Stores More Shopping Days Until EASTER BODYOFFORMER IOWA GOVERNOR TAKEN TO BRITT Wife Comes Home From Jamaica Body Will Lie in State services for John L Hammill 60 former governor of Iowa will be conducted Thursday afternoon it was announced Rites will be held at 2 oclock in the home and at in the M E church The Order of Eastern Star of which former Governor HammiU was past most worthy grand pa tron will conduct rites The Rev A A Brooks of Cedar Rapids will preach the sermon The Rev C N McMillan of Britt will officiate Escorted by friends the body of former Governor Hammill who died suddenly late Monday in Min neapolis was taken Tuesday to Britt The body will lie in state from 10 a m to 2 p m Thursday at the M E church Widow Arrives Home Mrs Hammill who was notified by Attorney Frank Senneff of the death of her husband while she was attending an Eastern Star meetingin Jamaica arrived home at midnight Monday brought here by Dr and Mrs W A Seidler at whose home she bad been a guest in Jamaica The city council held a special meeting Monday night and passed a resolution of regret on the death of Former Governor Hammill This resolution was written into the rec ords and a copy will be sent to Mrs Hammill signed by the mayor councilmen and city clerk Former Governor Kammill died at 5 oclock Monday afternoon in his room in the Nicollet hotel Min neapolis He had just left a hearing on the proposed dismemberment of the Minneapolis and St Louis rail road apparently in good health but mentioning that he believed he would rest for a time In Perfect Health B B Burnquist of Fort Dodge who was attending thehearing with Hammill said Hammill seemed in perfect health all day I talked to him less than 15 minutes before he died and he did not seem in dis tress He must have suffered the at tack almost the minute he got to his An employe of the hotel passing by Mr HammiUs room said he heard a groan and entered the room finding the former governor slumped to the floor dead He suc cumbed to apoplexy The body of the former governor was brought to his home town by Gene Wilkinson of a local mor tuary Mr Wilkinson and Mr Hammill were classmates in school here Because of the condition of the road some delay was encoun tered in returning the body Was Man of Vigor Former Governor Hammill a man of large stature had a particularly eventful life and had thrown his full energy into his last to retain the M and St L in its present form He was a man of special vigor The last of his own family the formergovernors only immediate surviving relative is his wife They had no children A nephew Charles D Welty lives in St Paul and a stepniece Grace Caldwell resides In Britt Had Helped Students Many who heard of the death of the former Governor Hammill re called the prominent roles be had taken in public But there were also many young persons in this vicinity who thought of Mr Ham mills unheralded he had through loans and gifts made it possible for them to obtain an education In recent years this philanthropy was a characteristic of the former governor that was wide ly appreciated in his home town John Huston publisher of the Ot tumwa Courier at Ottumwa will re place former Governor Kammill as delegateatlarge to the republi can national convention at Cleve land June 9 it was announced Tues day Huston succeeds to the position because he heads the list of alter nates selected at the state conven tion which met Feb 28 republican state headquarters explained at Des Moines Born in John L Hammill born Oct 14 1875 in Linden Iowa county was the son of George Hammill and Mary Brewer Hammill Ke attend ed the elementary schools near his birthplace until 1889 when with his parents he moved to Hancock coun ty Iowa He was graduated from Britt high school in 1895 and from law college at the University of Iowa three years later On June 7 1899 he married nie B Richards of Garner He had been admitted to ;