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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 15, 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 WEDNESDAY JULY THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 240 Hamiltons Errors Few Democrats Hope He Will Make Slip in Talking By CHARLES P STEWART WASHINGTON D M Hamilton new chairman of the republican national commit tee and manager of the Landon campaign wor ries some of his associates b y talking so much Their theory is that no politician can express him self as freely as Hamilton has done without sooner or later saying the wrong thing Democrats contrariwise are hope ful that that is just what hell do Hamilton has not as a matter of fact fallen into any serious errors thus far He has made some probably ex aggerated claims but that isnt bad technique He has said nothing needlessly to antagonize a consid erable bloc of voters such as Dem ocratic CShairman James A Far leys reference to typical prairie Has Studied Politics The truth is that politicians of both parties have made the mistake of assuming that Hamilon is a tyro He isnt He is in his middle 40s He studied politics under the late David Mul vane than whom there has been no craftier political manipulator in re cent American history He has been speaker of the Kansas house of representatives He ran for governor and although he was beat en it was in a year when no repub lican could have won He is mentioned as young John Hamilton but in reality he is well out of the kindergarten and up in the grades if not in high school or above He is old enough to have judg ment not too old to have pep Good Manager Young John put on a dandy show for Landon at the Cleveland conven tion completely drowning out the clamor for all other republican as pirants Yet he did not anger Landons G O P rivals Hoover got a fine reception Knox seems satisfied with his vice presi dential nomination Vandenberg is a proLandon campaigner Borah IOWAS HEAT FATALITY TOLL 282 250 Saved After Ship Collision supports the republican ticket Considering that the Cleveland convention was expected to be a catanddog fight the accomplish ment of such harmony was a re markable achievement It was due mostly to young Johns good management no youngsters stunt Hamiltons one weakness has been a certain snappishness in deal ing with the newspapermen Attitude Not Liked He has irritated several of them by the shortness of his temper I cant charge that he has fretted me personally but I have heard a number of members of the corps speak harshly of his attitude Tee great strength of Postmaster General Farley now on leave of absence from his cabinet job has been his popularity with the group of Washington correspondents Many of their papers have been antiad ministration but their representa tives have liked Farley individually He has been uniformly polite and accommodating Hamilton is accus ed of brusque impatience with the those who are dis posed to be friendly to his cause Farley is strong on Broadway but weak in the prairie Hamilton is vice versa The balance is what is to be reck oned within the coming election Spanish Socialists Threats to Set Up Dictatorship Heard MADRID threats to establish a dictatorship together with fresh disorders in which three persona died heightened Spains do mestic crisis Wednesday Reports of the socialist move ment against the leftist coalition brought into prominence the name of Indalecio Prieto former premier and party leader Political circles discussedappar ent efforts by the government to eliminate obstacles in the path of a closer union between the left and conservative socialists as a result of recurring disorders Says Food Shortage Prevented by P CHICAGO UP Harrison E Spangler of Cedar Rapids Iowa assistant chairman of the republi can national committee claimed re publican efforts to advise western growerg to increase their acreage and ignore the new deal curtail ment program was responsible for saving the nation from a food short age this year GOV HARRY NICE OFMARYLANDON FATEFUL CRUISE Scores Jolted and Some Bruised Slightly as Vessels Crash BALTIMORE Harry W Nice and 250 excursionists on a passenger vessel which collided vio lently with a freighter off Seven Foot Knoll landed safely here early Wednesday bringing accounts of a harrowing night on Chesapeake Bay Scores were jolted up and some bruised slightly in the terrific im pact of the vessels the bay pas senger boat State of Virginia and the freighter Golden Harvest The crash occurred in total dark ness between and p m Tuesday night None was believed to be seriously injured A floor show was in progress and merriment reigned aboard the State of Virginia which was bringing a Baltimore association of automobile dealera into port from a two day sea going convention The crash followed by blasts of the ship whistle cut short the fun making Show Girls Hysterical Some of the girls in the floor show became hysterical A few of the men aboard kneeled in prayer on the deck The ferry boat Pittsburgh brought the rescued passengers into port at the break of day It had taken them from the decks of the frieghter to which they had been transferred after the collision The State of Virginia and the Golden Harvest were left locked tightly hours after the collision just outside the city limits of the harbor Capt W I Woodall of the ferry boat said the freighter had pushed the steamer aground to keep it from i sinking The coast guard cutter Apache which hurried to the scene and aided actively in the rescue had a tow line on the Golden Harvest Laugh and Joke Most of the passengers had re gained their composure when the ferry boat put them ashore Some were laughing and joking William J Wells Baltimore Sun automobile editor who was aboard the State of Virginia des cribed his experience as the closest shave I ever He told of seeing the show girls become hysterical and men kneel in prayer but said the passengers became calm when they learned there was no danger Governor Nice smiling broadlv as he came ashore from the ferry boat told of the crash as follows It occurred about p m off Seven Foot Knoll Everyone was in the main salon when the crash came The next thing we heard four blasts of the boat whistle and men rushed to their staterooms The freighter struck us on the port side near one of the state rooms The bulk of the freighter crashed clear through the state room and broke several pipes Sitting in Chair I was sitting on a chair near the top of the stairs when it happened The impact knocked me from the chair and everybody around me was either knocked down or jolted We rushed down the stairs and there was a great deal of excite ment However there was no hys teria among the many women pas sengera or panic The captain of the Golden Har vest had the presence of mind to keep his motors running to keep the nose of his ship against the hole it had bored in our boat It was two hours before we got The governor said the only injury he received was a bruised arm Others reported similar hurts Wells said that while he was watching the floor show there was a terrific crash Thrown From Chairs People were thrown from chairs Those standing up were thrown in heaps on the floor There was an awful lurch of the boat but after that the ship was still Then it listed to starboard Members of the crew ran through the boat shouting orders to put on life preservers and go imme diately to the boat deck Women crying and men scream ng fought their way through the companionways They were flying ast me like shot They crowded In Ship Collision GOV W NICE GIRL CONFRONTS 2 ACCUSED MEN Quick Denouement Seen m Jean Bells Story of Mutilation WASHINGTON pre dicted a quick denouement Wednes day in 23 year old Jean Bells story of mutilation by vice gangsters Moving to bring her face to face with the men she says were respon sible for leaving her in a gas filled room with CL cut into her thigh and 312 on her abdomendetec tives made ready in New York to hurry Joe Silvers and Leo Mar mone to the capital Although warrants had been is sued accusing them of assault with intent to kill both men produced alibis and expressed willingness to confront Miss Bell Judge Davidson Named EMMET5BURG four teenth district republican conven tion nominated Judge F C David son of Emmetsburg for reelection without opposition up the steps yelling to the people in front to hurry Officers assured the people that there was no immediate danger Ships Wedged Fast The passengers became calm and orderly when they found that the ships were wedged fast together and were in no immediate danger of sinking In about ten minutes they began to transfer the passen gers to the Golden Harvest which had not been damaged as badly as the State of Virginia They were all jovial after they got over The nervous tension was over and they were ready to joke about John E Raine general manager of the Automobile Trade association viewed the near disastrous end of the organizations outing as a mighty close If the freighter had been going five knots he said it would have sliced us in ANOTHER HAMM KIDNAP SUSPECT IN GUILTY PLEA Bartholmey Admits Part in Snatch at St Paul ST 3 kUL C Bar tholmeyf former Bensenville postnlaster pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to conspiracy charges in connection with the ransom kidnaping of Wil liam Hamm St Paul brewer Alvin Karpis one time public en emy No 1 took similar action Tues day at the scheduled opening of the trial The pleas left a single de fendant on trial John Jack Peifer St Paul night club owner indicted as A jury to hear the case was com pleted late Tuesday Captive Four Days The government charged that Hamm kidnapped June 15 1933 was held captive four days in BarI tholmeys home As court resumed at 10 tholmeys counsel Ambrose Finn of Chicago arose and told Federal Judge M M Joyce his client desired to withdraw his plea of innocence Summoning Bartholmey to the bench Judge Joyce said You have heard the statement of your counsel that you desire to withdraw your plea of not guilty and plead guilty Is that your wish Sentence Is Deferred Yes said Bartholmey with a fan which he had been using to cool himself clasped in his hands behind his back Bartholmeys sentence like that of Karpis was deferred until con clusion of the present trial Besides Karpia and Bartholmey two others who pleaded guilty are awaiting imposition of sentence They are Byron Bolton reputed ma chine gunner for the BarkerKarpia mob and Charles Titzgerald of Los Angeles charged as participant in the actual seizure of the brewer LOOK INSIDE HENRY BRECKINRIDGE AntiNew Dealer to Vote for Gov Landon ON PAGE 2 R R Cars Ditched at Klemme Man Injured ON PAGE 8 Softball Teams Face Last Tourney Battle ON PAGE 9 1936 School Census for Mason City Shows ON PAGE 7 Federal Reserve in Move to Block Any Big Credit Inflation WASHINGTON UP By jam ming down a brake the federal re serve board figured Wednesday it had gone far to prevent any run away credit inflation The board acting under powers conferred on it by congress in 1935 announced that reserve require ments for federal reserve member banks would be increased 50 per ent beginning Aug 15 The effect of this action was to nail down a sizable portion of the in excess bank re erves to prevent it from being ised for credit expansioin ARLINGTON BOY KILLED IN CRASH Carl Thomas 18 Dies After Roadster Tips Over m Passing Car WEST UNION Carl Thomas 18 son of Mr and Mrs Roy Thom as near Arlington was fatally in jured near that town Tuesday at 3 p dying two hours later with out regaining consciousness Passing another car his roadster tipped over supposedly from loss of control and rapid driving It struck a mail box and milk stand tnen overturned crushing him un derneath the wreckage Thomas died at the Oelwein hos pital He is survived by his parents and several brothers and sisters Temperatures Not Quite So Hot but Still Around 100 Mark Reign in State Takes Own Life DBS MOINES re ported John C Marks 26 owner of a beer parlor near Des Moines died of a self inflicted bullet wound Half a hundred more Iowa deaths sent the states heat fatality toll up to 282 Wednesday as temperatures still blazing hot but not quite up to those of the past few days reigned Mason City recorded 102 at 2 p m in contrast to a high reading of 111 Tuesday afternoon Other highs in the state Wednesday included Muscatine 111 Burlington 108 Ce dar Rapids 107 Fort Dodge 104 Clinton 104 Davenport 104 Charles City 99 Rain had been reported Tuesday night and Wednesday at only a few widely scattered points in Iowa slight falls being experienced near Rudd and in the Dyersville vicinity west of Dubuque Corn yield Cut Tenth The state board of control an nounced that everything possible was being done to protect the in sane aged and sick patients in the state institutions Many of the in mates suffering most intensely were bed ridden Meteorologist Charles D Reed in his official weekly weather and crop report aaid it seems prob able that the corn yield has been reduced about 10 per cent below the 10 year average He continued to see hope for sur vival of much of the crop if normal temperatures return soon The heat blows at the oats and small grains crop and at pastures described as brown and lifeless in most of the state were more telling Dry Thunderstorm Here A dry thunderstorm at Mason City and Charles rainless period ofcloudiness and was the only indication of any change Near to Iowa La Crosse received a trace of rain and had a good rain Skies again were clear Wednesday except for some cloudiness at Dubuque No rain in was the weather bureaus reiteration of its regular prediction Weather bureau attendants pointed out that the air is so dft ficient in moisture that even when conditions are right for a storm it fails to deliver was the case in North Iowa When we get conditions like this all signs often they said More of the Same The forecast for Thursday fol lowing generally fair Wednesday night was for a continuation of the same conditions except that there were prospects of local thunder showers in the extreme eastern pan of the state accompanied by eome downturns in readings in the east and south Oscar Woelfer of Rockford who had been employed on a farm at Spring Grove died Tuesday of sunstroke William Mangold 54 farmer anc Mrs Gus Steinkopf 67 brother anc sister both living 15 miles southeast of Manchester died onehalf hour apart Tuesday night from heat prostration Neither had been ill Other heat deaths included Robert Henry Frazier 67 Bea man David Bel veal 86 Hayesville John W Nelson 72 Libertyville William Stevens Fritchie Nashua Thomas Harmon 50 Nashua Claude Anderson Burlington the Rev Thomas Mahoney 77 Clinton Frank Mohrdt Sabula Mrs A J Janssen 82 Ackley North lowans Die Mrs C W Gadd Fort Dodge Sam Zerke 84 Estherville Beverly Rew 13 months Lamoni Mrs Anna Black 86 Urbana Mrs Theresa Mc Cormick 85 Sioux City J A Hogue 78 Corydon Sarah J Burk 73 Keokuk Frank E Fisher 61 Keokuk Frederick Dreckmeier 85 near Burlingt9n August Hessler 74 Burlington Albert H Reif 53 Bur lingtonMrs Margaret Zerneke 76 Burlington Mrs Clara Heindreich 74 Yar mouth Tony Gudzos 60 Ceda Rapids Mrs Mike Chudzinski 79 SpringviUe Ernest S Hammond 58 Des Moines Mrs G S Adams 70 Iowa City Samuel A Murray 91 FAVORED SPOT farm of Henry Maushund 5 miles north of Rudd was a favored spot Tues day night He said his yard waa under water for a short time Tuesday night about 10 oclock when a rain fell rapidly He was unable to shock oats Wednesday because they were wet The rain quickly soaked in however and adjoining farms had only a lit tle rain Corn was slightly bent by the wind that accompanied the rain No rain was reported here but there was a slight rain two miles north At Osage it rained for about five minutes Its An Old Iowa Custom 1 By Granger Mitchell In Fort Dodge Messenger A Fort Dodger tells of receiving a worried telephone call lost No one was injured from an eastern business house inquiring if it would be a good financial risk to sell some merchandise on credit in Iowa Reports we said the easterner indicate that the drought has been so severe there that you wont have any crops and hence no money to pay for Needless to state the Fort Dodger assured his eastern friend that Iowas crops were still growing even though they had been injured to some extent that hogs were putting on weight despite the heat that cows were still giving milk and that Iowas hens hadnt gone on a strike In short the heat had done damage but Iowa never had had a real crop failure and was pretty confident that it wasnt going to break such a glorious record this year The incident is typical of the way Iowa plays up her ad versities It always has been so We suspect it will keep on that way Its just the nature of lowana When its terribly hot in Iowa everybody lets out a great groan which can be heard from the Atlantic to the Pacific Iowa newspapers one and all run great black streamers when the mercury soars in sum mer or when it dips unseasonably in winter Every summer sees its terrible heat wave and every winter its raging bliz Our storms are something One recalls what happened here some years ago when a rather severe wind storm struck this section of the state Some trees were uprooted and a shed or two blown down but the total property damage wouldnt have exceeded several hundred dollars No lives were None was homeless because of the storm But the press accounts did full justice and then some to what had happened Somewhat dazed after reading the news dispatches Bed Cross officials in Chicago promptly wired to of ficials in Fort Dodge asking if a relief train should be sent to care for the victims of the storm The point is that people in other sections of the country do not have this Iowa viewpoint and dont understand it This is particularly true in California and Florida A California earthquake can do a lot of damage but it gets scant notice in the press out there and Calif ornians admit little or nothing whether on earthquakes insect damage to their crops or an early freeze The reason of course is that Californias main is selling climate and they cant concede there is anything wrong with it anymore than you would expect an automobile salesman to suggest to a prospec tive customer that the rear wheels might drop off if he drove over thirty miles an hour Iowa lives off its crops not its climate although it can be said for the latter that it is the most all around healthful to be found anywhere on the globe despite an occasional uncomfort able period But Iowa can afford to exaggerate what unpleas ant things it has to undergo even if at times there isnt much sense to it We in Iowa are built that way and thats about all there is to it and there isnt much likelihood of a change even though it may cost the state some business at times or lose for some individuals or businesses here the credit rating to which they rightfully are entitled Fort Madison Leonard Brown 50 Brandon James Rasmus 85 Gar ner Mrs Mira Harrington 82 near Muscatine William S Runyon 77 Keokuk Charles W Demargo Dows John Gross 60 New Hamp ton Mrs Carrie Doll 76 Boone Henry Deuhring 62 Ogden Oria Bruner 54 Conway J R Trum bauer 94 WeBster City Ernest S Hammond 57 Dea Moines Anton G Burger 72 Waterloo Henry P Brown 92 Davenport Bob Dough erty 92 Waterloo Charles Hoelzer 60 Elgin J H Junge Rolfe Mrs Martha Gullickson 84 Highland ville Louis P Miller 66 Waterloo Civil War Vet Dies Henry P Brown 92 Civil war vet eran member of the G A R at large in Iowa and an aidedecamp to Oley Nelson national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic died at Davenport Fifteen others who died there were Mrs Josephine Wall Richard Wallace Chicago Ferdinand Clasen Mrs Rose Krejci James Berry John Weise John G Meier Thomas Beck Charles J Gallagher George Miller George Seebode Mrs Kathertne Kruse Antone Buttenob Mrs Kath erine Erps Dubuque had 10 additional heat deaths Mrs Alice Latenser 41 Ferdinand Krug 80 John Decher 68 Miss Rienzi Glynn 96 Mrs Mary A Hart 60 John French 80 Mi chael Mueller 88 Jesse Jellison 68 Miss Theresa Sullivan 78 and Frank Gardner 60 WIND RAKES NEARLY INCH OF RAINFALL ALBERT LEA than 20 telegraph poles were blown down and considerable property and crop damage caused by a severe windstorm that struck Gordonsville 11 miles south of here Tuesday night Nearly an inch of rain fell as the storm coursed southward to North wood Iowa combining with the wind to beat corn to the ground FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Wednes day night and Thursday except local thunderghOwers in extreme east portion Wednesday afternoon or Wednesday night not so warm Wednesday night and in east and south central portions Thursday MINNESOTA Generally fair Wednesday and Thursday except local thundershowers in northeast Wednesday afternoon or night not much change in temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 111 Minimum in Night 72 At 8 A Wednesday 85 The weather man in his forecast of relief for Wednesday hit the edge of the target at least The temper ature was about 10 degrees lower Jian at corresponding hours of pre ioua days Rain was so close Tues day night that Mason City could not only see the lightning but hear he thunder Anything under 100 low seems almost frigid to a sun jaked Mason City Tuesdays max imum of 111 was the highest in weather history here and Charles City with a longer span of readings shows nothing to equal it his unprecedented heat occurred at 3 oclock p m Wednesday the thermometer re corded 102 at 2 p m after a 99 reading at noon SCATTERED RAIN STORMS RELIEVE SEVERAL STATES Added Deaths Send List for Heat Wave Over Mark DROUGHT AT A GLANCE breezes and scattered rain storms end seven days of 100 degree heat in Michi gan with more than 500 dead Seventv two died in single day in Detroit before mercury dropped from 104 to 76 ST scattered ov er central and northwestern Min nesota with a light shower at Minneapolis reduced record breaking temperatures blamed for more than 700 deaths in the state Resettlement Ad ministrator Rexford G Tugwell arriving from Washington by plane boards train for Bismarck N to coordinate resettle ment aid in states hard hit by crop and livestock losses MILWAUKEE Cool winds sent the temperature down to 76 and local showers were promised as Wisconsin figured its heat death total to be upwards of 363 and hail in Clinton a downpour at Spring field and cool breezes at Chicago alleviated torridity which had sent the Illinois death toll past the 400 mark NEW storms damaged property in New York state crippled utilities in Connec ticut and caused the deaths of three persons CHICAGO thun dershowers scored local triumphs over the drought in the central part of the middlewegt and a mass of cool air enveloped the country from the Great Lakes eastward Wednesday but Weather Forecaster J R Lloyd said the victory over 12day heat was far from complete Added deaths in the affected areas sent the list for the period over the mark In the northwest states of Mon iana Wyoming Nebraska and the Dakotas visited early this week by rains temperatures again were soar ing with no indication of additional showers This together with failure of the drought relief generally to mater alize as expected brought a new outburst of buying in the corn and wheat pits Corn jumped up more than three cents a bushel at times and wheat skyrocketing as much as our and a quarter cents a bushel here and the limit of 5 cents at Kan sag City Rye and oats also moved upward Death Toll Mounts Local storms drove down the tem perature in four states where the oss of life was the heaviest but a abulation in these states showed he following deaths Minnesota 707 Michigan 508 Wisconsin 363 and Illinois 401 These states furnished more than lf of the nations total Hot weather continued over the Missouri valley the middle and up er Mississippi and Ohio valleys and he southwest portion of the Great region Maximum temperatures of 100 or higher were general in the middle rest Tuesday Highest recordings at Mt Vernon with degrees at Davenport Iowa with 12 degrees and Peoria Spring ield 111 Dubuque Iowa and Terre Haute each with 110 Inch of Rain Falls Rains totaling 88 of an inch fell t Springfield breaking the eat wave there at Green Bay and in New York City An inch of rain fell in the Fox liver valley and the Door peninsula Wisconsin and a half an inch in north central portion of the tate Light rains fell in the western art To the list of a half dozen cities m which the price paid farmers for milk was boosted because of rought and resultant feed shortage oday was added Pittsburgh with onecent a quart retail price in rease expected to follow The heat and drought continued o dry up rivers and streams The low of the Ohio river was reduced to a comparative trickle Its volume was scarcely oneseventieth of that at flood stage four months ago Elvers Flow Small The rivers flow was estimated Wednesday at cubic feet a second compared to cubic feet record March 28 Agriculture officials in Illinois said privately that to probably would not be an excessive estimate on the dam age to Illinois crops Yesterday the total damage to the country as 9 ;