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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 21, 1934, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XL Five CENTS A COPT ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JULY 21 1934 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 244 REACH TRUCE IN MINNEAPOLIS STRIKE 101 in Mason City Iowa Death Toll Hits 11 MORE THAN 100 MIDWESTERNERS DEADFROMHEAT Woman Prostrated in City No Indication of Relief Iowas heat toll reached 11 dead Saturday and the weather marathon held its 100 degree pace with no sign of weakening Mason City saw Fridays maximum of 99 degrees eclipsed by a 101 degree reading Saturday afternoon From Columbus Ohio to Kansas City and from Chicago to Omaha Moline airport officials said the 100 degree and above temperature waa reported The midwest death toll was over the 100 mark One prostration occurred in Mason City when Mary Stebbins 402 Twentyfourth street southwest collapsed from the heat In the lobby of the First National bank Saturday morning Miss Stebbins had fully recovered from the effects of the heat Saturday afternoon Prostrations Numerous Numerous prostrations were re ported in the state Eldon Flack 49 of Camanche was overcome while WEATHERMAN HOT T A Davenport Belmond weather observer while trying to seek a cool spot on the lawn of his hoine was greeted toy two women dressedin typical Gypsy style They talked witfl him a few minutes and then left Some time afterwards Mr Davenport reached into his pocket to take out his wallet and found it miss ing with The discovery failed to reduce his temperature A search of the town was made for the band of Gypsies but they were not found working on a highway job Several others became ill and work was sus pended Temperatures over the state Sat urday included Des Moines 104 Clinton 99 Charles City 100 Fort Dodge 101 Burlington 100 Ottumwa 108 Council Bluffs 103 Muscatine 99 Waterloo 101 and Cedar Rapids 104 Saturdays fatal heat victims were Mell Riggs 76 farmer of near Udell died in a Centerville hospital He suffered a sun stroke while car rying water on his farm Thursday Decorah Man Dies Matt Cleerf 68 farm hand of near Hardy died while shocking oats The heat induced a heart attack Cameron Watson 91 one of Mon roe countys five surviving civil war veterans died at his home north of Albia LudwigHuer 80 farmer of near Farmersburg at Clayton county was found dead in bed Doctors said he probably suffered prostration while Tarn to Page Z Colnran 8 FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Satur day night and Sunday not so warm Sunday in northwest por tion MINNESOTA Unsettled possibly local showers or thun derstorms Saturday night or Sunday not so warm in west central portion Saturday night and in south portion Sunday LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum Friday 99 Iinimum in Night 75 At 8 A M Saturday 88 Fridays maximum was the high est thus far in July but Saturday surpassed it when the mercury rose tc 101 degrees WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO July 21 weather outlook for the period of July 23 to July 28 In the upper Mississippi valley the lower Missouri valley and the northern and great central plains Not much precipitation with the temperatures mostly high in the south portion and near normal in the north POLICE FIRE SHOTGUNS INTO MOB OF MINNEAPOLIS STRIKERS Shotgun slugs sprayed defiant striking truck drivers in Minneapolis Friday when they tried to block a police convoyed merchandise truck More than three score were shot I several were near death This marked a sharp contrast with the first Minneapolis truck drivers walkout when police were under orders not to fire with the result that they and were outnumbered by club wielding strikers who beat two special deputies to death Associated Press photo HELP ASKED FOR SOUTHERN IOWA AAA Requested to Place 24 Counties in Emergency Drought Area AMES July 21 offi cials today requested the AAA to declare 24 southern counties in the emergency droughtarea R K Bliss Iowa drought relief director wired B W Sheets direc tor of AAA emergency drought re lief asking that the three southern tiers of counties with tie exception of seven counties be declared emer gency drought areas In such counties the government would make cattle purchases to take excess cattle off farmers Turn to Page 2 Column 3 HERMIT SHOOTS AND KILLS TWO MEN AND THEN WOUNDS SELF SCRANTON Pa July 21 M 54 year old hermit shot and killed two men today and then wounded himself perhaps fatally The dead John L Lowry 72 and Benjamin Trasker 52 Police said Henry Most fired the shots and is not expected to live The two slain men lived in Snooks addition a residential section on the mountainside east f Scranton Fort Dodge Man Held on Bad Check Charge FAIRFIELD July 21 Trusty of Fort Dodge held here on a bad check charge was given until Wednesday to plead when arraigned today in district court RoQsevelt Names Men on His New Railroad Boards Names Latimer Chief of Rail Retirement Agency ABOARD U S S HOUSTON WITH PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT July 21 out on the Pa cific waters President Roosevelt early today picked the men to ad minister the newly established rail road agencies While carrying on his official af fairs enroute to Hawaii Roosevelt announced Murray Latimer will be chairman of the new railroad retire ment board He also named three members of the national mediation board to administer rail William M Leiserson of Yellow Springs Ohio James M Carmalt of Washington D C and John Car mody chief engineer of FERA He awaited further word from railroad executives and labor leaders before filling the other two retirement posts As the Houston plunged steadily through the waves for the Ha waiian Islands the president took the opportunity to talk to the crew after the regular morning inspec tion speaking on the cruisers deck under the bright tropical sunshine While keeping a close contact with national affairs and watching the west coast maritime strike nei gotiations he gave over the week end to reading and an inspection of the ship and crew he seemed pleased with progress in the strike situation and reiterated his hope of an early settlement To Start Work on Huge Forest 100 Miles Wide Wallace Says Shelter Belt to Extend From Texas to Canada WASHINGTON July 21 Secretary Wallace announced today that work would begin immediate ly on a project to plant a forest shelter belt 100 miles wide extending from the Canadian border to Texas President Roosevelt in an execu tive order signed July 11 and re leased today allocated of emergency funds to begin work The shelter belt which will ex tend more than 1000 miles through North Dakota South Dakota Ne braska Kansas Oklahoma and into the Texas panhandle will be designed to furnish permanent al leviation of drought conditions through the midwest The area immediately affected will be approximately 20000000 acres of which about 1820000 acres will be planted to trees According to the plans outlined by F A Silcox chief forester windbreaks about seven rods wide running north and south will be planted one mile apart making ap proximately 100 parallel wind breaks across the 100 mile wide belt Key Brothers Aloft on Second Attempt at Endurance Mark MERIDIAN Miss July 21 Fred and Al Key were aloft today in their second attempt to break the worlds endurance flying record They took off yesterday at p m central standard The Keys stayed aloft six days last month before they were forced down Force Used in Senate to Get Quorum AntiLanger Members Dragged to Dakota Extra Session BISMARCK S Dak July 21 JP force was used today to compel attendance of absent state senator to the special legislative session in an attempt by allies of William Langer deposed governor to obtain a quorum A motion waa adopted by the 22 senators present insufficient to con stitute a quorum to name sufficient sergeantsatarms to run up the ab sentees The first senator taken into cus tody by the sergeantatarms was C W Fine considered an antiLan gerite while he was in the office of Acting Governor Ole H Olson The two sergeants took him by the arm despite his verbal and physical pro tests and brought him to the sen ate Langer Makes Speech Langer announced he would ap pear before the house of representa tives when it convened this after noon He was expected to discuss his conviction of defrauding the United States government basis for his re moval and possibly direct the leg islature as to further action Swiftly but calmly acting Gov ernor Olson tightened his grip on North Dakotas state governmental machinery Olson moved forward with new appointments to replace Langer as sociates holding state jobs while the Langerites beat political torn toms that sounded a call to contin ue the fight against their foes Mrs Linger May Run They advanced Mrs Langer as the republican nominee for gover Turn to rage 2 Column Ij MOTHER ADMITS POISONING GIRL Iowa Woman Gets Life Sen tence Following Her Plea of Guilty GUTHRIB CENTER July 21 Frank Hopkins 45 charged with the poison murder of her 17 year old daughter Elma today pleaded guilty in district court and was sentenced to life imprisonment in the Rockwell City womans re formatory The sentence was handed down by District Judge W J Cooper of Winterset Mrs Hopkins was to be taken to the reformatory today to begin her sentence Died on Birthday Elma died July 8 on her birth day after eating a piece of chicken sprinkled with poison She and her 13 year old sister Kathleen were preparing to return to the schoo for the feebleminded at Woodward from which they were on furlough A dog to which Elma had tossed the chicken bone also died Mrs Hopkins admitted poisoning the piece of chicken which her daughter ate She read a written plea of guilty which she had signed last night County Attorney Mary Fagan said Bought Rat Poison At a coroners inquest yesterday Mrs Hopkins remained silent as to how her daughter was poisoned She testified that she had pur chased the poison but declared she bought it to kill rats She also testified that she had learned Elma was considered incur able and that she was gradually getting worse The coroners jury of three Casey businessmen returned a sealed ver dict which pronounced Elmas death the result of criminal poisoning Trucks Will Not Be Moved Until Monday Jemand for Ouster of Police Chief Turned Down by Mayor MINNEAPOLIS July 21 mporary truce until Monday at ast was agreed upon by the em oyera in the Minneapolis truck rivers strike today the Rev Fran is Haas federal mediator an ounced Mayor A G Bainbridge requested hief of Police Michael Johannes ot to order further police guards or trucks today or Sunday The mployers agreed not to attempt to love vehicles during that period Stands by Chief The mayor refused to remove hief Johannes as demanded by R i Cramer labor leader William 3rown head of the general drivers nion and Myles Dunn member of strike committee They declared hey would ask Gov Floyd B Olson o declare martial law Strikers had ample warning the lolice were going to convoy trucks ind that the police would be Erm said the mayor What do you hink the police carry guns lor or naments Town Is Quiet Quiet ruled where yesterday shotguns roared in the Minneapolis truck drivers strike in which 68 persons suffered injuries from buck shot or beatings Deliveries of milk and ice wer made as usual this morning de spite the announcement 12 hour earlier by strike leaders that n such deliveries would be made to day as a protest against the polic shooting of pickets who attacked truck of merchandise Police earlier today stood ready aid in moving trucks but Adj Gen E A Walsh denied assuranc of aid from the national guard ha been promised Chief Johannes convoying vehicles No Aid Promised No such assurance has been ffiv en Chief Johannes said Walsh We will not assign men so tha they may begin the movement o trucks unless it is a matter of mov ing certain trucks loaded with food We have approximately 4000 men encamped in the twin cities area Streetcars operated as usua though taxicab drivers had walkec out in a sympathy strike Pickets halted crosstown busses of the Minneapolis Rapid Transit company in an outlying residentia district for a time early today but no other molestations had been re ported company officials said Truck Drivers Indignant Federal mediators faced with the ultimatum of the strikers that they would defer peace negotiations un til assured they would not be shot down like dogs worked feverish y to stem the rising tide of indig nation among the truck drivers The outbursts of violence followed by labors demands for the removal if Chief of Police Michael Johannes nd Mayor A G Bainbrfdge were blamed by Gov Floyd B Olson up on a broken truce The blood of those wounded and iying is upon the heads of the men who brought about the breaking of promises made to Father Haas Francis Haas federal mediator and me that there would be a truce until Saturday night he said Asks General Strike Dunn chief leader of the strikers asked for a general strike He ap ealed to all men engaged in the ransportation industry here to re use to turn a wheel Governor Olson said I am all prepared to take over the military control of the city any time It it s necessary to assume military con trol I will make the city of Minne apolis as quiet as a Sunday school The convoying of trucks represents ho breaking of promises made to Father Haas and me that there would be a truce until Saturday night The blood of those wounded and Jying is upon the heads of the men who brought about the breaking of that promise Will Convoy Trucks Chief Johannes said he would con voy any trucks whose owners want ed to move goods today If the pickets try to stop well you know what we did yes terday added the chief Yesterday police convoyed a truck of merchandise to its destina tion after a sharp battle with strikers who sought to stop it a few blocka from where the May strike riots cost the lives of two men Blasts from police shotguns drove off the attackers who fled over blood reddened pavements Leaden bullets drilled holes in bodies and at least three strikers were critically wounded They were being given ox Tnrn Jo Fuse 2 Column T FREIGHT TRAINS MOVE AGAIN ON SEATTLE FROM Gasoline Famine Ends in Portland Seamen Continue Walkout By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Freight trains moved again iatur iy on the Seattle waterfront after ayor Charles L Smith led 30 po ce in a tear gas rout of 2000 riking maritime workers and their ympathizers who had placed ties n the rails Portlands gasoline famine ended heavy police guards escorted ank trucks from the strike choked aterfront to filling stations whose anks were dry The Pacific coast maritime strike ill continue leaders announced The end o San Franciscos gen ral strike brought from William Jreen president of the American Federation of Labor the comment hat the workers made a grave mistake when they engaged in a sympathetic strike but they acted visely when they ordered it of icially terminated Carmen of the Market street rail way in San Francisco remained on strike At Parkersburg W Va 550 em ployes of the AmesBaldwinWyom ing tool works walked out ns the result of a dispute over an employes election for collective Twentyfour Albama textile mills remained closed iti the textile work ehs strike Other Alabama mills op erated under guard OFFER PEACE PLAN SAN FRANCISCO July 21 The waterfront employers today announced a plan of arturation to settle the maritime strike provid ing the longshoremens union should vote to submit all differences to mediation by the presidents labor disputes board The proposed plan however did net mention the hiring halls or em ployment agencies which hereto fore have provided a stumbling block to bringing the longshoremen and employers together for arbitra ration After the plan was announced one shipowner said privately that he employers never would agree o submitting the hiring halls ques ion to arbitration For the first time in two months trucks driven by union men rolled along the San Francisco waterfront when the last line of a general strike collapsed with the uncondi tional return to work of teamsters At Los Angeles Hugh Johnson NRA administrator declared he be Turn Pnfrc 2 Column 8 Iowa Child Struck by Auto and Killed LEXINGTON July 21 ville Pransche 7 Dennison Iowa was killed when hit by the automo bile of S H Diggg of Casper Wyo six miles west of here Anyone Can Swim is not a difficult sport Anyone can readily learn to do it fairly well as this new illustrated booklet will inform you To become an expert is of course a different matter but it is not essential to be on expert in order to enjoy the pleasurable and highly beneficial exercise President Roosevelt is a con spicuous example of the benefits to be derived from swimming for tne exercise not only repaired his health several years ago but has kept him in 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