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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 10, 1936, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY FEBRUARY 101936 NO 107 SEEK TO RESTORE RAILROAD SERVICE SUPREME COURT AGAIN PUTS OFF DECISION ON TVA Pittman Attacks Japan Permanent Neutrality Bill Dead WASHINGTON friends of the new deal who have been gathering at the supreme court every Monday for seven weeks filed out into the snow again Monday as the nine judges met at noon with out handing down the awaited de cision on the Tennessee Valley au thirity To a distinguished throng of visi tors the judges ruled unanimously the Louisiana law taxing newspa pers magazines and motion picture advertisements was unconstitution al A section of the 1934 New York milk control act which permits deal ers without a well advertised trade name to sell milk at one cent a quart below those with a well ad vertised trade name wag held to be constitutional Army Supply Bili Three more decisions were hand ed down and then the judges called it a day No reference was made to the Tennessee Valley and its power yardstick While the judges were making public their decisions the armys 5374981521 appropriation bill the most expensive military measure yet presented in a time of peace reported to the house The senate heard Chairman Pitt roan DNev of the foreign rela tions committee hurl eriti the open door ofChina to America even if war is necessary to ac complish it Pittman Urges Defense In a speech regarded as almost certain to attract worldwide atten tion the senator demanded the United States build an army and navy big enough to protect its rights He was joined by Senator Lewis DI11 who envisioned an alliance between Japan and Russia for Asiatic control even at the expense of American interests Mrs Rose McConnell Long widow of Louisianas former senior sena tor was sworn in as her husbands successor becoming the third woman in history to become a sen ator of the United States She took her seat on the last row on the democratic side of the senate be hind Senator Hattie Caraway D Tribute to Curtis Tributes were paid in congress to former Vice President Curtis both the house and senate recessing earl ier than usual in the Kansans honor The senate and house plan to spend much of the week debating the administrations new farm prc hoped to pass the bill providing subsidies for farmers who conserve the soil through both chambers before Saturday However some democrats and re publicans were battlingit The lat est to join the fray was Senator Walsh D who said it was neither valid in law nor valid in economics Expects Definite Word Chairman Doughton D N Car of the bouse ways and means com mittee said he expected definite from the administration this week as to taxes that may be sug gested to finance the bill Some congressmen look for a program of 5500000000 or so in excise levies With the permanent neutrality program apparently scrapped for the session the senate foreign re lations committee met Monday to pave the wayfor extension of the present temporary law which other wise would expire Feb 29 The temporary law embargoes arms shipments to belligerents The more elaborate permanent pro posal would have empowered the president to keep other exports down to peacetime levels Fess Borah Bow The argument between Senator Borah R Idaho and Simeon D Fesa of Ohio former republican sen ator topped the days political de velopments The democratic leaders looked on with a high degree of pleasure Fess had opened up with a hint that he would take a walk if Borah received the republican pres idential nomination He implied Borah had new deal leanings Borah inquired if Fess was in favor of the old deal and chal lenged him tq name the man he favored for president The Idaho senator also said he himself was for a square deal Food and Milk Shortage Threatens Some Towns Leaders ON THE INSIDE Finland First U S 1 1 th in Ski Contest ON PAGE 10 24th of Series Going Into Iowas History ON PAGE 2 Coulter Freight With 2 Engines Is Stalled Pittman Hits Japan in Speech to Senate ON PAGE 8 100 Men Put to Work Clearing Snowdrifts ON PAGE 14 SEVEN CCC BOYS CAST ADRIFT ON ICE ARE SAVED Small Boat Is Used by Coastguardsmen to Rescue Them ADMITS SLAYING BROTHER IN LAW Survivor of Bullet Wound in General Strike at Pekin Killed PEKIN 111 Joseph Fotts 23 was held Monday on a charge of fatally shooting his broth erinlaw Clarence Rupp 35 who had survived a bullet wound inflict ed by an unidentified person during a general strike here last week States Attorney Nathan Elliff said Potts confessed he killed Rupp with four bullets Sunday after an argument at the home of the taxi cab operator who married Potts sister Ruth Eliff said the gun used was of the same caliber as the one from which a shot was fired into Rupps breast last week during the labor tieup caused by a union dispute at the American Distillery company The first shooting Elliff attribu ted at the time to the fact that Rupps nonunion cab drivers took food to employes inside the picketed distillery Strike leaders denied the labor trouble was responsible BOSTON CCC youths marooned on floating ice in Cape Cod bay since noon Sunday were rescued by coastguardsmen Monday 22i hours after they had been cast adrift when ice broke from the mainland at Brewster The rescue was accomplished by use of a small boat which coast guardsmen pushed over the rough floating ice to the youths after the patrol boat Harriet Lane had failed in efforts to buck through the thick ice The youths were in two groups a mile apart The quarter mile stretch of ice that carried them seaward while they were out walk ing split during the night and the marooned youths were separated in to groups of five and two Brought to Ship All seven were brought back to the Harriet Lane One of the youths according to reports reaching army headquar ters here was suffering from frozen feet and in need of immediate hos pital treatment Reports to coast guard headquar ters from Capt C M Fedderson of Itbe Harriet Lanje said the youth with tbetfrozen feetwas JohiuEitz of R I L The other six were suffering from and exposure and in need of jfeatment Ambulance Held Ready The port the Harriet Lane would head for was not known An army ambulance waited at Brewster to pick up the youths in the event the patrol boat put in there There was the possibility the craft might go to Provincetown or Plymouth In addition to FUzsimmona the other boys all between 17 and 19 years of age are Albert Papa Thomas Malone Tony Ray Norman Beaulieu Man uel Botello Nicholas Scunzio all living in Rhode Island Mason City Digging Out Snow drifts of snow were encountered in all parts of the city The snow was piled higher than the tops ot automobiles on South Federal nvenue at the entrance to the county garage on the north east corner of the fairgrounds where the above picture was taken hundred men were put to work by the city shoveling snow from the streets following Saturdays Mtezard This crew is nt work on South Federal avrnue between First and Second street the camera looking toward the northwest Lock Photos Kaycnay En gravings COAL FAMINE AT CRISIS STAGE IN PARTS OF STATE Scores of Fuel Trucks Stalled on Highways of Iowa SEE STORY ON PAGE 14 DES MOINES food and milk shortage threatened Monday in blizzard bound Iowa towns al ready suffering from lack of With only a few railroads moving fnd most highway traffic blocked the coal famine reached a crisis Miners were snowbound at Jeffer son and Granger Scores of coal trucks were stalled on Iowa high days In DCS Moincs dealers canceled regular milk distribution and limit ed supplies to hospitals and fam ilies with children Newton milk dealers said there was little hope of immediate addition to a scanty milk supply A milk shortage threatened at Waterloo and Council Bluffs Only Five Trucks At Sioux City only five milk trucks arrived as compared with the usual 35 Dairies said there was enough milk on hand to make de liveries this morning The number of Iowa towns with inadequate coal supplies mounted rapidly Impassable highways pre vented shipment from mines and central points Gov Clyde L Herring renewed his appeal to keep public buildings open to shelter families without heat and ordered highway commis sion plows to open up roads to mines as soon as possible Churches closed in many towns because of the fuel shortage Sun day Several downtown Des Moincs buildings had only enough coal to j last until noon Buy Railroad Coal Mayor Logan Olinger of Nashua Two Trains Snowed m at Melbourne Block All Traffic MELBOURNE Chicago Great Western extra freight of 48 cars westbound and a gasoline passenger train with 20 j been snowed in at or near Melbourne completely blocking traffic on the main line of the road since Saturday The passengers and train crews are being cared for at Melbourne There is no certainty as to when re lief may be expected and the situa tion is serious as both fuel and food are becoming scarce The Weather FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Monday night and Tuesday continued cold except not quite so cold Tuesday in extreme southwest portion MINNESOTA Somewhat un settled Monday night and Tues day continued cold with colder in northeast Monday niyht IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 a m Monday Maximum Sunday 3 Below Minimum in Night 15 Below At 8 A M Monday 14 Below Figures for 24 hour period ending Plagiarist Presents Song of Solomon SAN JOSE Cal of Pegasus honorary literary soci ety at San Jose State college lis tened intently while President Ray mond Wallace read what he repre sented to be a manuscript from an aspirant to the ranks of the organi zation They voted against accepting the 42 WPA WORKERS GET BACK HOME Quarry Crew Spends Night in Store and School at Washburn WATERLOO Tt Fortytwo WPA quarry workers reached home at 5 p m Sunday after spending Saturday night in a store and school at Washburn County snow fighting equipment was striving Monday to get 24 other WPA workers home from the Jubilee quarry where they have been since early Saturday They have been sleeping in a shack at the quarry and in farm homes nearby Only one of lie Black Hawk coun ty snow fighting machines was run ning early Monday others being stalled in drifts with motors short circuited by blowing snow Some of the WPA workers kept from home by the snow said they had small children at home alone author The manuscript was a part of King Solomons immortal Song of Solomon Pity Moonshiner in Weather Like This CHARLOTTE N Car the poor moonshiners in weather like this Subfreezing temperatures for the last two months have frozen their mash so they cant operate But federal agents go right ahead They wadrd through snow and ice to take 100 stills in North Carolina last month Body of Charles Curtis Is Taken Back to Kansas OIL EMBARGO NOT THOOGHT LIKELY War Between Races Causes Repercussions Under Other Flags By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The probability that the league of nations will not after all im pose an oil embargo against Italy was seen Monday in diplomatic dis cussions in Geneva The oil embargo is under study as a supplement to other league sanc tions against the Mussolini govern ment for its campaigns in Ethiopia But recent developments in the Mediterranean area notably the na tionalist riots in Egypt and Syria have demonstrated adequately what the British have feared throughout the ItaloEthiopian struggle A con tinuation of the war between white and colored is likely to have reper cussions under other flags Already in Effect Such league sanctions as have al ready been put into cerned with economic and financial failed to halt Italys military activities Only Sunday fas cist planes bombed Emperor Haile Selassies headquarterstown of Dcs sye with undetermined casualties Oil experts investigating the petro leum situation say they are not too certain the supply of oil could be shut off from Italy Italy has warned that she would obtained permission from Milwau kee railroad officials for residents to buy a carload of railroad coal stored there Following a rotary snow plow three trucks reached the Lake View Frozen Hogs at Clarion in Stalled Train crews worked for 38 hours with five engines par ticipating in the struggle 10 cars of a 22 car stocktrain marooned near here were brought into Clarion at oclock Monday morning Several hogs were frozen despite efforts of trainmen and nearby farmers to prevent losses The stocktrain pulled by two engines originally left Clarion at 4 oclock Saturday morning and got as far as Belmond on the Chicago Great Western lines It took siding there to let a passenger train through Orders were given to the stocktrain to give one of its en gines to the passenger train and the crew was told another engine would be sent to it Drift 18 Feet Deep An additional engine was later dispatched from Clarion The wind came up and the snow began to blow hard Realizing that they wouldnt be able to Ret through to Austin Minn the train crew after receiving another engine started back for Clarion The new engine was put on the back of the train The train however got stuck 2 miles north of Clarion in snow that covered the and was esti mated at IB in 20 feet deep Before any help could be sent the two en gines became dead When relief engines got to the stalled train and started to pull it out it was necessary to skid one of the stalled engines for quite a distance as the axles had frozen closed In the first bunch of cars brought in were 12 cars Ifi Arc Among these 12 cars of stock were one single deck and one double deck car of hogs In the double deck car were 16 frozen animals Other hogs suffered frozen ears tails patches on their backs and feet The cattle in a pitiable condition were gaunt and weak but could walk Another trip was made by the re lief engines to get out the remain ROAD BLOCKADE IN IOWA WORST ONE IN MEMORY Mason City North Iowa Are Almost Entirely Snowbound ing cars but a drawbar on the en gine broke It was expected that they could be taken out sometime Monday however Trainmen put paper around the transient camp with coal and meat sides the an elort to keep the wind from whipping through the cars This paper did not last for long however Farmers in the vicinity gave such assistance a9 they could to aid the stock gale whipped the state became more acute with each passing weekend consider the application nf more sanctions an unfriendly act and consequently many diplomats at hour Geneva fear that more league no j Undoubtedly he added there tions directed against Italy would must have been much human suf for 200 men isolated since Saturday The Eagle Grove mayor ordered dealers to limit deliveries to half ton iots Johnson county towns with the exception of Iowa City were out of coal A Fort Dodge mine worked overtime to meet local needs Newton dealers were nearly out of coal At Des Moines 125 persons were sheltered in the Polk county court house Many of those who moved in said they had money to buy fuel but could obtain none Armories Kept Open Adjt Gen Charles A Grahl tele graphed Iowa National Guard offi cers in 34 cities Monday to open their armories to people lacking fuel if relief officials thought it necessary The cities will have to provide t h k t cots Grahl said but the guard help for a CCC camp which for sev eral days had been quarantined The governor authorized the may or to take over a carload of state owrted coal on the tracks there for use of the afflicted camp Prairie City also reported its coal supply nearly depleted and urged immediate assistance For the early relief of many in the Des Moines area whose coal sup plies were low or exhausted the governor arranged for the consign ment of 5 tons to a coal company yard where the fuel could be par will supply blankets and shelter I John R Hattery state highway patrol chief broadcast a order to all patrolmen to give every aid to coal trucks trying to buck through the drifts W P Henke of Charles City Iowa American Legion commander broadcast an appeal to Iowas 561 Legion posts to open their post club rcoms or headquarters to families lacking fuel and food He also urged Legion men to share surplus fuel and food supplies with families and persons facing hunger and cold Situation More Acute Governor Herring said the situa tion dire on Saturday as a raging do nothing but cause more unfriend liness fering The chief executives office be sieged with calls by telephone and telegraph Monday assumed the ap Tide Many Over This arangement he believed would tide many over at least until Tuesday The Rock Island system in Des Moines relinquished a carload for similar distribution although the fuel was badly needed for its loco motives Were doing the very best we can to relieve suffering in this cri sis the governor observed telling of offers from far and near to aid victims of the most bitter winter in many years From E Flynn Chicago Burling ton and Quincy executive in Chica go came an offer to aid communi ties in distress although our own supplies are low Coal Frnm East From Pittsburgh pa a trainload of coal was placed at the disposal of Iowa consumers Davenport urging the earliest possible opening of highway 6 re ported 25 trucks of coal consigned to Iowa City Cedar Rapids and in at 8 a m Sunday Maximum Saturday Zero Minimum in Night 18 Below At 8 A M Siindnv JS Below TOPEKA Kans body of former Vice President Charles Cur I tis sped westward Monday for final honors in the city of his birth and scene of his progress from jockey to high office An impressive funeral in the state capitol awaited arrival Tuesday of the body from Washington where Balance of Power Italys position as a balance of j pearance of a relief center as two j tcrmediate points were blockaded power in Europe makes France j additional operators were assigned State highway number 14 at Mcl rcpresentatives hall i fearful of losing the Rome govern1 to receive incoming appeals for as Dr Harold G Case pastor of the house of the losing ments friendship Germany already is outside the league having re sistance First Methodist church will preach the sermon For two hours before the funeral the body will lie in state in the cap itol rotunda not far from where Mr Curtis stood in August 1S2S before nearly 50000 persons to be notified i Germany and Italy can scarcely help j j cher was blocked to all travel and i appeals from there urged the imme signed from Geneva on the grounds roads to and from the mines was that other members discriminated I paramount was strcscd as highway against her The French argue that Italy quit with the same complaint I arteries of travel That immediate reopening of i diate assignment of crews to permit I crews were assigned to this task should before tackling other snowbound j en for the republican i must be one who had Fess in a statement published more republican measures Monday replied that the man chosi democratic measures nomination supported Appeals Sent In many smaller cities whose descent died unexpectedly Saturday republican national convention for I France also has become increasi appeal was transmitted through the vice presidency ingly nfivons over reports denied mayors and other officials came the he suspended All public offices in Topeka have j categorically by German govern call fnr help Thr mayor of Missouri Valley a dty served on thp main line of thr North Western system called for the 76 year old statesman of Indian formally of his nomination by the j but feel aligned in spirit at least From descent died uncxpcct after a heart attack State business will while the official body headed by asked to close for the funeral j ment that Germany is moving than Gov Alf M Landon and the supreme the first ever held in the court justices attend the services ini stathotise Kansas i camouflaged soldiers into the demil itarized Khincland 400 miners to get to their shafts and tunnels 25 Trucks Snowbound Seymour authorities advised the governor that 25 truckloads of coal were snowbound at Jerome that ac commodations wnrc meaner and that plows were needed without de lay Many calls received at the gover nors office were being referred di rect to the mine operators commit tee Iowa still beset by bitter temper atures and straitjacketed by snow drifts fought Monday to restore rail and highway traffic and forestall mountingsuffering resulting from coal and food shortage Highway commission engineers and railroad men agreed the block ade which Saturdays storm threw up over the state is the worst in their memories They also agreed that It would take several days to get railroad and highway traffic moving again with even a semblance of normality But weve got a chance to clear away the drifts they said now that the wind has died down and drifting has stopped Railroads threw all their fnow fighting equipment out Mondaythe first objective freeing snowbound trains the second clearing track age so rail traffic can start moving again Mason City Snowbound Mason City and North Iowa were almost entirely snowbound Monday as vigorous attempts went on to open railroad tracks and highways for traffic after the worst blizzard of a decade or more struck the state early Saturday morning In the weathermans promise of fair but continued cold there was at least assurance that the north wind which whipped with terrific fuiy Saturday and continued to blow snow on to highways and tracks Sunday would not inteiTere with the snow removal program Was is The local mercury which rose to 2 degrees below zero Sunday sank to 15 degrees below Sunday night and was at 4 degrees below at 8 n m Monday The lowest temperature reached in the storm was 18 degrees below zero Saturday night Mason City had no transportation contact with the outside world over the weekend No mail has been re ceived since Saturday morning Highways were reported opened to ffie Minnesota line on No 65 and eastward to Bassett 6 miles east of Charles City A crew of the high way commission was working from Ventura to Hutching after clearing highway No 18 westward to Ven tura Monday No 10 was open throughout Butler Franklin and Wright counties Milk routes to the north were opened by the crews but the other routes were snowbound No 106 Closed No 106 on the south shore at Clear Lake was reported closed Monday as huge drifts made travel on the road impossible Many trav elers who attempted to buck the drifts were marooned in farm homes their cars being stuck in the drifts A highway commission crew op ened up a road from Alexander to Hampton so that a sick person could be taken lo a Hampton hospi tal At New Hampton a resident of the county farm died and the high way crew opened the road from the farm to New Hampton so that the undertaker could get the body to town Kiiilroad Crews Busy Railroad crews worked at the task of releasing snowbound trains and clearing the tracks for traffic which has been paralyzed since Saturday morning The Milwaukee road reported that its snowplow had opened the road eastward as far as Jackson Junc tion a distance of 63 miles and was continuing on with expectations of reaching Marquette Monday night thus opening up the line from Chi cago to Mason City The Chicago train due here Saturday morning was expected to arrive Tuesday morning Working westward the Milwaukee crew had more difficulty in break ling through and coulrt get as far as Garner Drifts were from 10 to i 15 feet high and it took the crew ifour hours to open the road from j Ventura o Garner The crew was j working on the stretch from Gar i ncr to Spencer Monday afternoon I and was exprcted to have it open by night so that a Chicago bound train could leave Spencer Monday night Stretch Impassable The M and St L reported that a plow was workingfrom Marshall j town to Ackley hut that the stretch from Ackley to Mason i still impassable Crews were working on it with two snnw plows The road was open north j ward to Minneapolis The C and N W was open far as Imogrne Minn To mile5 northwest The road was open t the south as far as Clutier abouH ;