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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 28, 1939, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY THE BRIGHT SPOT THE NEWSPAPIR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLV ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FITLL WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JULY 28 1939 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 249 MASON OTYAN MURDER VICTIM NEWS BEHI By B Dr Will Mayo 78 Dies Watch for Change inF Rs Politics for a quick change in Mr Roosevelts political tactics He has let many of the boys who have been trooping in here lately un derstand he is now deter mined to tie up all the wan dering wings and factions he can get There will be surpris appoint ments like that iaul lUailon of McNutt Also the presidents coming west ern speeches and conferences will be designed in a hundred little different ways to draw in the wayward conservatives laborites liberals and even semirepubli cans if he can get them In fact this rebound from the purge motif may be related as the probable guiding policy of the white house from now pull the party back together under the Roosevelt wing The decision for this broader appeal apparently was inspired by both wisdom and necessity Mr Roosevelt cannot dominate the coming national convention without it Tommy Corcoran can not the Hatch Kill alL One powerful ally whom the president may soon reach for is Mayor LaGuardia of New York LaGuardias friends understand he will not run for a third term as mayor and he is looking around for a spot in whichto alight in January 1042 However he is not looking at a state judgeship His recent remark to the contrary was apparently intended to be only a mal mot against a particular court Others whom the president needs badly include John Lewis Bill Green Farley and Garner and any or all of their friends Mysterious Buzzfest Mr Lewis was called into the white house a few days back for a mysterious buzzfest that was as sumed to include a little politics Undisclosed main subject of dis cussion actually was the CIO drive to organize a meat packing com WAS LAST OF 2 NOTEDDOCTORS AT ROCHESTER Stomach Ailment Is Cause of Death of Medical Leader ROCHESTER Minn AP William James Mayo world renowned surgeon and last of Rochesters two fam ous brothers died at 4 a m Friday from a serious stomach ail ment for which he underwent an operation April 22 He was 78 years old Son of a country doctor who trained him to become one of medical historys greatest sur geons Dr Will as he was known to thousands of patients died in his sleep At the bedside were Mrs Mayo two daughters and their husbands Drs D C Balfour and Dr Walt man Walters both members of the Mayo clinic staff and H J Harwick business manager of the clinic Had Rallied Recently Stricken shortly after he re turned from a winter vacation at Tucson Ariz last spring Dr Will underwent an extensive stomach operation for a serious condition atthe lamed clinichere founded byjiislather his late brother Dri DR WILLIAM J MAYO of operations at the creditable number Born in LeSueur William James Mayo was born in LeSueur Minn June 29 1861 When he was two years old the family moved to Rochester where the father Dr Mayo became William Worrall provost surgeon for southern Minnesota recruiting stations daughter Gertrude and the sec ond son Charles Horace born in Rochester It wasithEIhabit thei senior Mayo ei JAPAN DELAYS ANY MOVE FOR USSHOWDOWN British Will Delay Action Until Close of Present Parleys By UNITED PRESS Japan delayed any move Fri day that might force a quick showdown with the United States on the Tokio governments new order in east Asia While American officials await ed public reaction to determine whether measures other than de nunciation of the 1911 treaty would be taken for protection of United States interests in the far east the Tokio foreign office is sued an official statement inter preting its position as favorable toward negotiating a new treaty with Washington without insist ing on American recognition of Japans claims in China British Wilt Delay At the same time the British foreign by the sud denness of the United States ac tion after Britain had made con cessions to that any move toward denouncing the BritishJapanese trade agreement would bp delayed until conclusion Probe Death of Local Man Duller Identified in Mystery Case at Iowa Capital HAROLD J DREHER than haU a century ago1 v the horse asstst H pany A CIO organizer had spread threats inside the new deal that a nationwide strike would be called if the administration did not bring pressure to make the packer sign a general contract without a general election CIO apparently won elections in 14 plants wanted a contract includ ing nearly a dozen others in which no election had been held Whatever the president found out about it there will be no nation wide strike But the mere dis cussion of the matter illustrates the extent to which all important developments now have a political angle Annoyed by Setup Heres another Mr Lewis is understood to have mentioned to the president a desire to get the U S employment service back under the labor department Both Lewis and Green were annoyed when Mr Roosevelt reorganized it into the new federal security ad ministration now headed by pres idential Candidate Paul McNutt Green wrote the president a letter of complaint An offtherecprd word has also been dropped into Mr McNutts ear about this situation His deci sion may furnish an indication of how strongly he is still running for president in his new job If he gives up the bureau he can make a lot of hay with AFL and CIO both of whom have eyed him doubtfully Purge Drive Results This session of congress has cer tainly given Mr Roosevelt suf ficient cause to regret his purge campaign The house investigation of the national labor relations board was successfully cham pioned by Rep Howard Smith against whom a heavy purge cam paign was waged The adminis tration spent more time and ener gy trying to block this investiga tion than it did on any other single subject of legislation this session It recognizes the critical inquiry is more dangerous to it politically than even the Hatch bill Coprirht Klnr Feiloru Inc Death of Df Will brought to a close a medical career that paral leled that of his equally famous brother who died in Chicago May 26 from pneumonia Declined in July His illness prevented Dr Will from attending the funeral of his brother here but he rallied even resumed visits to his office and went on short automobile trips In July however he had begun to decline in the words of attend ing physicians A third member of as famous a medical family as the world has known Sister Mary Joseph died last March 31 She assisted Dr Will for a quarter of a century and won his praise as the fore most of his splendid assistants Dr William James Mayo was the elder of the worldfamous Mayo brothers whose surgical skill and passion for research made Rochester a city of 25000 in southeastern Minnesota a Mec ca alike for the ailing and the knowledgeseeking surgeons from all sections of the globe Developed 2 Projects Sons of an Englishborn coun try doctor who settled in the val ley of the Minnesota river in 1855 and combined farming with medi cal work when he wasnt fight ing Indians the brothers followed their bents for medical and surgi cal science acquired insatiable thirsts for knowledge and devel oped deep feelings of responsi bility for ailing humanity Working in partnership when they took over their fathers prac tice they early began setting aside part of their earnings and out of this fund grew two enormous projects the Mayo Clinic and the Mayo Foundation for Medical Ed Cication and Research The one cured the ills of hun dreds of thousands of patients The other gave younger men and women technic and knowledge which was spread over the world as the Rochester trained medicos scattered to practice Also Rochester itself was trans formed from a country village in the heart of a rich dairying dis trict into a medical center of capacious hospitals research lab oratories administrative buildings and hotels which handled up wards of 250000 transients a year fully a third of them patients Specialized on Cancer The brothers made themselves worldrenowned as surgeons by constant study at home and abroad and by natural aptitude for their work Each was noted for his ability to operate in almost every field but each too had his specialty While his younger brother preferred to work on eye ear nose and throat the chief in terest of Dr Will was surgery of the abdomen He was credited with valuable contributions to surgery of the stomach and duodenum particu larly in cases of ulcer of those re gions His greatest additions to his science however were in the treatment of cancer of the stom ach and and he developed a tech nic which was used in thousands emergencies and DrvWill got his first taste of medical work while still in knee pants In boyhood too he showed an interest in chemistry and learned to compound prescriptions in a Rochester drug store where In vacation seasons and after school hours he worked as a clerk Will Mayo was graduated from Rochester high school when he was 16 and was then eligible to enter medical school but his father thought he needed better preparation in science and lang uages and he spent three years on those subjects one at a private school and two more at Niles academy In 18SO he entered the medical school of the University of Michigan and was graduated MD in 1883 He practiced with his father but the old doctor encouraged him to further study In 1884 he spent two months at the New York Post graduate Medical school and in 1885 took a course at the New York Poly clinic Patients Numbered Thousands When his brother Dr Charlie joined the family practice in 1888 they started the custom of alter nate weekends at the clinics of Chicago ultimately extended their knowledge seeking excur sions to Europe All the time they were working as the righthand man of their father in conducting St Marys hospital a small insti tution which the old doctor had established in Rochester Even tually their skill became noised abroad and patients flocked to them SL Marys thus became the nucleus of the Mayo clinic and the Mayo foundation The clinic was organized in 1912 and was de signed to accommodate 14000 per sons a year But there were 25000 in 1913 and by 1938 the list had grown to 80000 The foundation was endowed with 51500000 in 1915 and 5500000 was added in 1935 To insure the perpetuity of these institutions the brothers in corporated the Mayo Properties association in 1919 as a holdinj company for the clinic while the foundation was affiliated with the University of Minnesota In Army Service Always working together the brothers went into army medical service in the World war Dr Will had held a commission as lieutenant in the medical reserve corps since 1912 He was made a major in 1917 and colonel in the medical corps of the national army July 15 1918 One or the other bro ther was in the surgeon generals office in Washington all the time that America was fighting Alter nating duty was at Rochester where hundreds of army and navy surgeons were trained After the war the brothers were awarded distinguished service medals and commissioned as brig adier generals in the medical re serve Dr Will was married Nov 20 1884 to Hattic May Damon of Rochester Two daughters were born to them and became the wives of physicians neseVbloekade British con cession at Tientsin In other words Britains action may depend on outcome of the negotiations at Tientsin With the Japanese obviously shocked by the implications of the United States move Fridays clarification by the Tokio for eign office put a new light on Japans attitude Previously a statement issued by the foreign office had said flatly that Japan was willing to negotiate a new treaty in conformity with this new situation in east Asia Wouldnt Demand Recognition But the spokesmans later clar ification said that sentence should be interpreted broadly and that Japan would not demand Ameri can recognition of its dominance over China Behind the hesitation and de sire for further consideration in Tokio was the realization that if desired the United States could wield powerful economic weap ons against the Japanese govern ment by embargo and other eco nomic measures One of these weapons would be levying of countervailing duties against Ja panese imports to America thus cutting into the ability of Tokio to purchase war supplies ROAti PROPOSAL Slashed From Administrations Lending Program WASHINGTON a sud den reversal the senate voted Friday to slash for highway improvement from the administrations 3249 0000000 lending program The senates vote against re taining the highway fund was 42 to 38 This stunning blow to the ad ministration was forced by a co alition of democrats and republi cans on the motion of Senator Byrd The action reversed a 40 to 33 senate vote Thursday against the reduction Just before voting on the Byrd amend ment itself the senate bal loted 42 to 39 to reconsider Thurs days decision LOOK INSIDE FOR WILL HEAR ADAJIIC IOWA CITY of Iowa officials announced Louis Adamic widely known American writer would lead the last of tho writers round tables at the University next month WILL MAKE CRUISE LONDON hqm j begiif acruise 31rput7the a miralty secret Body Was Thrown From Auto on Des Moines Street Positive identification of Harold 3 Dreher Mason City epartment store salesman slain in Des Moines early Thurs ay morning was made at Des Moines Friday noon by Chief if Police Harold E Wolfe and Capt Leo Risacher who iewecl the body in a funeral home there This man positively is Harold J Dreher Chief Wolfe said after seeing the corpse while Captain Risacher stated Its him all right You couldnt miss on that Dreher was thrown from a car on a Des Moines street n the heart of the business district after being shot at close 0 E Burgess an eye witness heard the shot fired hen saw a sedan slow rear door open and the victim roll out into the street as the car sped away Didnt Clear Mystery Burgess was the first to reach the victim and Dreher asked that a doctor be called jut beyond that declined to talk about the affair during his few remaining minutes of life Aside fom the officers other Mason Cityans who identified the body were Drehers brotherin law Elvin Puls Carl Boyd who is a neighbor and H S McGow an a friend Puls viewing the body said instantly Yes thats Harold ail right DeputyCoroner D W Coughlan bers autopsy Friday afternoon An in Leave for Des Moines The Weather FORECAST IOWA Fair Friday night and Saturday somewhat cooler in east and south portions Friday night warmer Saturday MINNESOTA Fair F r id a y and Saturday cooler along Lake Superior not so cool In north west portion late Friday night warmer Saturday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures Maximum Thursday 97 Minjmum Thursday night 65 Rain 55 inch After reaching the highest tem perature of the season here Thurs day afternoon a heavy rainstorm accompanied by thunder and wind dropped the mercury to 65 in the night Clouds in the sky prevented Mason Cityans from getting a look at the planet Mars in its closest approach to the earth YEAR AGO Maximum 84 Minimum 56 Capt Leo Risacher left and Chief Harold E Wolfe of the Mason City police department are shown just before they left for DCS Moines Friday to workon the Dreher murder case Lock piioto Kaycnay engraving earstnined as she o a GlobeGazette reporter re used to believe the slain man was ler male Dont put anything about that n the paper she pleaded as the reporter asked for a history oC Dreher explaining just in case he man turns out to be t was a pathetic scene lor even Elvin Puls Drehers brotherin aw admitted in an asidemanner o the reporter that there was no doubt Dreher was the victim Mrs Drehers daughter Corrine was also obviously distracted and re fused to discuss the matter Recognized by Neighbor First inkling police had that the victim was a local man came early Friday morning when Drehers neighbor Carl Boyd walked into the police station and asserted the shooting victim was Harold Dreh er He had a picture of the man killed in Des Moines and based his assertion on the definite simi larity in appearance Police contacted Elvin Puls a brotherinlaw of Dreher and Puls and Boyd took a picture of the victim to Mrs Dreher Shocked she refused to positively identify the victim although Drehers closest friends madecer tain identification Police checked laundry marks on the dead mans clothing and reported that there was absolute ly no doubt of the identification Initials on the dead mans clothes were H J D The victim also 3 Will File Divorce Suit Against Coogan PAGE 2 National Board Champ at Clear Lake Event PAGE 9 Celebration at Lake Mills Is Aug 12 PAGE 8 Phantom Ranch1 Thrilling New Western Melodrama By Oren Arnold Starts in this issue of the GlobeGazette Turn to Comic Page uest has been delayed pending sult of the police investigation Bought Furniture Younkers department store con acted the Retail Merchants asso ation Friday for a credit fating f Mr Dreher The local man had urchased a bedroom suite at the es Moines store The contract r the furniture was mailed to Irs Dreher This it was believed as an indication that the Mason City man had made the trip with he probable intent of buying the urniture In a highly nervous state Mrs Dreher Friday admitted that she had spent a restless night that she had a premonition something was wrong Despite ttie over ng viotimir was her husband Mrs Harold J Drclier widow of the murdered man Is shown leaving her home at 303 Eighteenth street southeast Friday noon Behind her is a friend Sirs Glenn Lcaman 1121 East State street Mrs Drchcr refused Friday morning to believe that the victim was her husband saying that he had left for Osage St Ansgar and Waterloo She admitted that she had spent 1 restless night and had a premonition that something was Lock photo Kaycnay engraving ;