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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 7, 1937, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IQWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASONCITY JUNE THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTORS SECTION ONE NO 207 VOL XLIIIASSOCIATED PRESS JSp UlfeED PRESS FUU LEASED JEAN HARLOW SCREEN STAR DIES BLOND ACTRESS FAILS TO RALLY FROM ILLNESS Swelling of Brain Followed Uremic Poisoning Her Physician Says LOS ANGELES low the platinum blond film star actress died at p m C S T Monday at the Good Samaritan hospital Dr E C Fishbaugh her cian said a cerebral edema fol lowed acute uremic poisoning He said the Los Angeles fire de partment had used an inhalator to restore her flagging respiration Every known method of elim inating the poison was Dr Fishbaugh said Dr L S Chap man and I worked incessantly for hours on her She had two blood transfusions and intravenous solu tions were administered She had been placed in an oxy gen Swelling of Brain Dr Fishbaugh said the compli cation of cerebral edema was a swelling of the brain He said the film star had been unconscious for several hours The actress was 26 years old With her mother Mrs Jean Bel lo at the bedsde was William Powell screen actor who was Miss Harlows constant companion at social events in recent months Stunned by the sudden end the mother and PoweJ were together when they left thhospital Miss Harlow who flashed to in 1930 as th si veens plati num was ill May 29 She had been work g on a picture in which she was iarred with Clark Gable Her illness generally became known June 3 when her motHer Mrs Jean Bello said rhe was suf fering from inflammation of the all bladder at that time although an attending physician said Miss Harlow had a cola Powell Faithful Visitor Powell had been a vrvy faith ful and wonderful visitor at the home during her illness ths moth er disclosed The actress was not taken to a hospital at first Mrs Bello said because it was considered too wearing on her to be moved illness was Mrs Bello recalled Saturday morning May 29 before going to the studio she complained of feel ing miserable and in pain but she incicturl nn working as long as Platinum Blond Labor Holiday Ties MORE THAN 100 REGISTERED FOR POSTAL SESSION Supervisors arid Members of Auxiliary From Several States Convene Mrs John H Cochran president of the auxiliary to the National Association erf Postal Supervisors and W L Noah inspector in charge St Louis headed tne Monday afternoon speaking pro gram before the N A P S con clave of IowaMinnesota branches at the Hotel The fifth annual auxiliary meeting of the Iowa branch is also being held in conjunction with the A P S convention More than 100 from Iowa Minnesota South Dakota Illinois and Missouri have regis tered for the convention Postmaster J W Feller of Ro chester was among the speakers on the opening session program Monday morning In his talk Mr Feller urged cooperation of supervisors and postmasters pointing out that it would be equally beneficial to both Mr Feller also mentioned several fed eral agencies which have become affiliated in part with the post TT L I ML T office department namely the so Tiny Heart or Aibia Infant cial securities b0ard Mason Gity Welcomes IowaMinnesota Postal Officials Up EVACUATION OF CHICAGO STEEL PLANT DELAYED JEAN HARLOW MITE BABY DIES AFTER 70 DAYS Visiting and local officials welcomed some Hotel Hanford Left to right above are William dent of the Iowa branch H J assistant of the outoftown speakers here for the Per Stillwatcr pi csictcnt of tlie JVLi r at Mason Cily E H Mahler mail service Mrs J H president of rhS1 GUARDS CIRCLE Fails Him in Fight for Life ALEIA Peter Johnson Albias mite baby died about 11 p m Sunday in his new incubator at the Miners hos pital here The tiny heart failed after the baby who weighed t about 12 ounces when he Was born pre maturely March 30 had seemed winning his 70 day fight for life He was believed to have the worlds tiniest infant Dr R A Smith attending phy sician said the babys heart failed Weander in Charge In charge of the first session was H 0 Weander president of the Iowa branch of the N A P S ofthe various committees were submitted John H Cpdiran of Fairfield district organizer of the N A P gave a brief talk as did Enoch Nelsonof Minneapolis member of the executive committee of N A P S and Postmaster J A Crow ley of Sioux Falls S who spoke in behalf of the South Da kota delegation Mr Crowley stressed the importance of the the examination The ex pervisors1 meetings asserting it amination revealed the skeleton 9TH VICTIM OF TORSOSLAYER Slcull and Bones Found in Sack Beneath Bridge at Cleveland CLEVELAND The skull and bones found in a burlap sack under a Cuyahpga river bridge late Sunday were definitely deter mined police be the ninth victim of the Cleve land mad torso slayer The announcement came follow ing a microscopic examination of the skeleton by Dr T Wingate Todd professor of anatomy at Western Reserve university who assisted Coroner S R Gerber in 30 lowans Meet Violent Deaths in Single Weak Mason City Man Held Death of Dr Dram in Auto Crash DBS MOINES Thirty ss extremely essential that these gatherings be held Unable to Attend insisted on working as I can stay on my She want to delay the picture in which she was playing with Mr Clark Gable However when she told me later in the day have not yet been completed over the telephone that she feltj no better I went to the studio and brought her Her Third Illness It had been her third illness this year Returning from a personal appearance tour in the east she had Buffered an attack of influ enza last February Early in April to develop as rapidly as the rest of its body and was unable to stand the strain of pumping blood for the growing child The baby had seemed normal scheduled to address the all day Sunday but developed a to atte swelling in the hands and feet about 10 p m The child weighed three pounds and six ounces at the time of death The infant is survived by his parents Mr and Mrs Henry was that oi a Negro woman Detectives pointed out it was I the first time the Kingsbury Hun J M Donaldson deputy first j slayer had used quicklime to hide assistant postmaster g e n e r a 1 the identity of his victim assisian j portions of eight mutiiated bod here was unable to attend detained in Washington because its have been found Cleveland within the in greater past three of labor difficulties fn Ohio Also years Authorities said cxamina unable to attend was H Ressler tion indicated one she had been in the hospital after Johnson Funeral arrangements ve not yet been completed SO THEY President Eugene A Gilmore of the University of Iowa addressing the graduating class at commence ment exercises The four contri haying several wisdom teeth ex tracted The thrice married actress j butions society has a right to ex whosc real name penter was born She assumed a variation of her j optimism and constructive leader mothers maiden dame Jean Harj ship of Kansas City president of the National Association of Postal Supervisors prevented from ap pearing because of illness Following the reception and reg istration of delegates in the Hotel Hanford lobby Monday morning the opening session was held It was a joint meeting of supervisors and members of the auxiliary and was called to order by H J Stem berg assistant postmaster of Mason m ri A i C i responsible in all the slayings Fourteen year old Russell Lauer discovered the skeleton with arm and leg bones missing in a burlap bag which had been covered with lime Police traced a scrap of newspapertaken from the bag and estimated the body had been dis posed of subsequent to June 5 1936 CityThe Rev Alexander S Carl i D J son of the First Congregational I DUf neQ LO church gave the invocation Welcomed by Schanke The delegates were welcomed by Postmaster A M Schanke Among the early arrivals Monday lowe for her film career Accom panied by her mother tne beauti ful blond made her first Holly wood trip at the agr of 10 years but homesickness soon drove the two back to their home n Kansas City Later Miss Harlow returned to attendthe Hollywood school for girls and still later to make her first attempt in motion pictures Talkies Gave Her Chance Miss Harlow burst into prom with one picture in 1930 It was Hells Howard Hughes oil millionaire who turned movie producer two million dollars making Angels as a silent picture Greta Nissen had the leading feminine role in that Then came the talkie revolut on and it was necessary to juik much of the picture and u over with dialogue and Missv Nissen had a pronounced Swedish accent and the girl tie was portraying was English r Hughes cast about for a sucrej He selected Jean Harlow girl with little experience She had played a small part in one Clara Bow picture and had done some extra work The part exact ing An Oyernifht Sensation Miss Harlow became an over night sensation as a result of that film Her platinum hued hairdress was copied from coast to coast Misr Harlow was a star After divorce had dissolved one marriage before she was 21 Miss Harlow married Paul Bern movie executive who committed was Harlean of you are dis Mrs Cochran pres n March 3 1911 crjminatingjserspcdive intelligent jdent of the N A P S auxiliary nf hfM f 1nitcm inH VP leader or T insDCctor in St Louis Charles C Lohman I treasurer of the N A P Chi cago and H O AVeander of Sioux City president of the Iowa branch of the N A P S The womans auxiliary session opening at 11 oclock included the reading of the Litany used by the Federation of Womens clubs Visiting Minne sota headed by Mrs Enoch Nelson Mrs Will Healey wife of one of the men who found letters that led to the discovery of the lorig lost transport plane wreck age in Utah on the division of reward money We sure ly fee that Will and Frank Frank Bateiaan Healeys search partner ought to have some Russell Hanson president of j the American Gas Machine com pany at Albert Lea after em ployes voted in favor of union af filiation with the American Fed eration of Labor Our problem was not so much a battle between the American Federation of Labor and the Committee for Industrial Organization as it was between the radical and conservative elements among our employes We are en tirely pleased with the and 8 Injured When Bus Truck Collide ORION ff One man passenger bus and a truck on the crest of a mil near here Monday The bus plowed intoa roadside ditch and burst into flames its gas oline tank broken open by the im pact The truck demolished Maurice G Greenville driver of truck was thrown into the flaming wreckage and burned fatally of Minneapolis were introduced j The bus carried 29 passengers Short Business Session i Following a short business ses sion Mrs L L Bruce of Des Moines gave the annual presi dents address She spoke of the sisterhood of women of their op portunities for service both as suicide Her Hal Rosson third husband was a cameraman but divorce also ended this marriage Her youthful marriage to Charles F McGrew wealthy Chicagoan was terminated prior to her screen career Married in 1927 The 5 foot 2 inch actress was educated in the Barstow school Kansas City and Ferry Hall Lake Forest 111 Her first marriage to McGrew was in 1927 In 1932 she married Paul Bern movie director and executive who ended his life in their Beverly Hills home 5 1932 Her entry into theatrical work began while she was in school members of the auxiliary and in other walks of life and of the sat isfaction and happiness that comes as result of a duty well done Mrs Rob Roy Cerney speaker at the morning session showed native costumes of southern Eur opean women and told of their way of living Mrs John H Cochran president of the national auxiliary told of the rapid growth of the organiza tion the past few years to a mem bership of and covering states 20 Ross Pleads Guilty to Hammer Killing of Girl Violinist NEW YORK Mischa Ross pleaded guilty Monday to second degree murder in connec tion with the death of pretty Ta nia Lubova nightclub violinist who was killed with a hammer in a Times Square April 18 He will be sentenced June 21 The 31 year old Broadway booking agent who kept afternoon tryst with the 24 year old violinist and beat her to death when she resisted his advances faces a sentence of 20 years to life in prison lowans perished of violent deaths last week one of the highest tolls the state has suffered this Ten the op ening raise the toll while nine died of injuries suffered in auto mobile accidents bringing the states traffic death list to 186 for the year 30 more thanduring a similar period last year Three fell victims of gunshot wounds Train accidents and farm accidents each claimed two lives One died in a fall and there were three suicides Only weekend automobile ac cident was Dr Charles L Dram 42 director of the bureau of dental hygiene at the University of Iowa whodied in a car crash near Iowa City Weekend drowning victims in cluded Richard Budreau 15 drowned in a sandpit at Iowa City Hollis Daniels 5 who fell off a dock in East Okoboji Lake ana Carl Lunsbad 25 and Barney Lar Odebolt men who drowned when their fishing boat capsized in Storm Lake SORLIEN HELD FUNERAL FOE DR DRAIN PLANNED IOWA u n e r a 1 services for Dr Charles director of the University of Iowa bureau of dental hygiene who was killed in an automobile accident late Saturday willbe held Tues day afternoon at Logan according to tentative arrangements an nounced Monday Dr Drain who was 42 years old was killed when his car collided a machine driven by O C City insurance Che crash occurred five northofhereon a curve in highway Dram and his wife were driving toCedar Rap ids None ofthe others was in seriously Coroner George Callahan Sun day night said an inquest into Drains death wouldbe held Mon day at 4 p m Sorlien who was taken into custody after the acci dent for investigation was held in jail Dr Drain a graduate of the University of Iowa dental college in 1917 joined the university fac ulty in 1924 He was the author of several textbooks and was a rec oruzed authority on child hy giene Surviving arc his widow and father C B Drain of Iowa City Sorliens Mason City address is 416 Georgia avenue LOOK INSIDE FOR Miss Earhart Lands j Report That Former Her Plane in Africa ST LOUIS SENEGAL Earhart completing the southern transAtlantic cross Kaiser Is III Denied DOORN The Former KaiserWilhelms hold there wasno ine oi ner ingni arounu to reports thathe was arfivednhere Mondayat p m HI The exkaiser had Greenwich time p m CST the Air France service announced walk in the garden Sunday and suffered no ill effects DR EUGENE A GILMORE S U I Commencement Speaker iExpects Contributions to Society by Grads PAGE 16 Operating Costs for Towns in Iowa Studied PAGE 8 McLemore Changes His Mind About Racehorse PAGE 9 Fire Tragedy at Omaha Fails to Halt Race Meet PAGE2 AIRLINER WRECK Ordered to Shoot Souvenir Hunters Dispute About Reward Develops ALPINE Utan withorders toshoot on crews scraped together Monday pitifully strewnwreckage ofa huge sky then dug into glaciated snow for the bodies of its seven occupants Four men who attempted carry away souvenirs said they were shot at three times Alarge shipment of jewelry lav exposed to the gaze of the fust M G Wenger postal inspector told a reporter adding I could give you a rea story about that I Half Mile Area Closed Wenger said tht half mile are over which the wreckage is scat tered was closed to unapproved He said guards have or ders to shoot on sight at souvenir hunters Four men almost simultaneous ly came upon the shattered air plane Sunday they scrambled over a ridge orbleak cliffclut tered Lone 25 miles from Salt Lake City goal of the transport when it crashed Dec 15 No trace of bodies was visible said the plane finders who hope to claim a reward offered by the airline Western Air Ex press The discovery was made about two miles above a camp set up five days ago after two Alpine na Governor Galls Meefinf to Settle Controversy in Michigan Capital LANSING ff Gov Frank Murphy Monday ordered a conference of labor leaders arid county and city authorities to set le a general labor holiday of several thousand automobile work ers in protest against the arrest of pickets Murphy arriving at the capitol from Detroit looked over the crowd massed by the United Auto mobile Workers of America in downtown Lansingand asserted The situation in Lansing must be cleared up at He told newsmen he wanted to determine first how eight persons six men and two women were ar rested in the early morning hours by sheriffs officers on warrants charging them with interfering with operations of the Capitol City Wrecking company Wants to Get Facts I want first to get the facts what happened last governor said I wantjto know on whose complaint the arrests of these men and women were made and whether it was an abridge ment of civil I want to know under what circumstances Mrs Washburn was taken from her home and placed in tester whose wrfe was referred to by Murphy called the alx automotive plants here Virtually all stores in the business section had closed because of picketing and police protection There was hot a city pbEceman in sight all of them being fated at the citycounty building in the jail of which five pickets still were held for Mayor Murphy sent for Mayor Max Templeton Thomas O Bailey prosecuting attorney city and county officials Washburn and other U A W A leaders to meet in his which overlooks the scene of the demonstration It was reported that Homer Mar tin president of the U A was enroute here for the confer tives picked upletters from the planes cargo Airmail Is Scattered ence Previously Washburn had an nounced that an agreement had been reached for release of the pickets Three were released on bond each Washburn talking through a loud speaker system set up in front of the state capitol building told the crowd that negotiations toward final settlement of the wrecking company strike would be undertaken at once Union Men Direct Traffic The workers remained in fh e business district and on the cap One shoe lay near the crest of the ridge where the ship Andrews continued Airmail lay scattered everywhere with tiny broken bits of wood metal and itol lawn to await the actual re lease of the prisoners held in the i basement of the citycounty build The Weather Man Killed and Four Others Injured in Factory Explosion WHITING man was killed and four others admit ted to ahospital with injuries suffered Monday in an explosion at the Carbide and cal corporation plant The deadman was identified as Ed Kemp a pipe setter of Elm hurst 111 AfSt Elizabeths hospital wherethe injured were taken at taches said there was an unde termined of first aid cases FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday sligrhtly cool er in southeast Monday MINNESOTA Partly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday continued cool Monday night probably local light frost in north portion not so cool Tues dav in west and south portions IN MASON CITY weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 a m Maximum Sunday bi Minimum in night 40 At8 a m Monday Rainfall Trace For similar period ending at 8 a m Sunday Maximum Saturday 67 Minimum in night 46 At 8 A M Sunday 48 Kainfall Trace The sun shone again and the mercury began to rise in North Iowa Monday after a weekend that a return of March weather winds and Seven sacks weve taken up to the camp was no way of telling however when the bodies could be recovered Most bitterly ironic note of the tragedy was the location of the wreckage itself only 20 feet from the ridgetop over which the plane would have had clear sailing down to its goal Lost in fog and rain the transport was 35 miles east of the regular Los AngelesSalt Lake ing Union directed traffic on Main street intersections as the milling crowd demoristratedin the shadow of the capitol and paraded throughthe citycounty building course A struggle over the re ward loomed Monoay as a sequel to the discovery oi the long lost transport Four Discover Plane The four men wlio came upon the wreckage Sunday almost si multaneously are Rex Mpyle Em ery Andrews and Melvin Devey farmers and Reed Carter 18 civ ilian conservation corps enrollee More than a week ago two griz zled older natives of this moun tainous region found the letters that led to concentration of the search here Monday Will Healy wife of sought to hide her disap pointment as she said We surely feel Will and Frank Frank Bateman HeaJeys search partner ought to Healy and Bateman were among the first to reach the tragedy scene Sunday and regained guards complicating picturevone of the four finders was K All automotive plants in the city vere closed as workers left their obs to join the sympathy strike Washburn called the strike and shortly afterwards went with ott er union leaders to a balcony of the capitol and told the crowd to your We can stay here a month if Washburn shouted Washburn previously had indi cated that the demonstration would last only oneday V Bus Service Halted Other craft unionsdid not join immediately in the demonstration but bus service and some other work was abandoned as the con gestion became acutei The six men and two women were arrested in surprise raids early in the morning on war rants charging them with ing and disturbing laborers who wanted to enter the wrecking company where a been ib progress several Washburn whose wife among those arrested that they were not on was lines when but their beds in the warrants were from temperatures freezing nottoo far above described as eager to yye and Will a with the others uncommitted CHICAGO of employes of Re ;