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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 24, 1934, Mason City, Iowa c n US MEM 4 ART OEPT OF I if I M c i i JVorfft Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home TUB NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XL FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WlllE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THUKSDAY MAY 24 1934 T1I1S PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 195 TROOPS OPEN FIRE IN TOLEDO STRIKE WHITLOCK WAR AMBASSADOR 10 BELGIUM DIES Noted Diplomat Writer Succumbs Following Operation CANNES France May 24 Brand Whitlock former United States ambassador to Belgium died here today Mr Whitlock who was 65 years oldfdied at noon He had been ill for some months He was taken to the Sunnybank EnglishAmerican hospital March 5 and underwent a serious bladder op i eration at that time He had been improving slowly and friends said they thought he was on the way to recovery A second operation was performed yesterday for the bladder ailment and the famous diplomat appeared afterward to be doing excellently However today his heart failed Mrs Whitlock was with him throughout his illness and beside him when he died Funeral on Saturday Funeral services will be Saturday at Holy Trinity church and the burial will be in Cannes While these plans are incomplete it was expected that the Belgian government will be represented Mrs Whitlock said after her hus bands death Mr Whitlock underwent a second operation and appeared to be doing excellently but unfortunately his heart was unable to stand the strain and gave way Thebperation was performed by a specialist from Paris Brand Whitlock who in March 4 1869 s In recent years he had been in poor health spending much of his time abroad He was seriously ill of pleurisy in 1931 but recovered only to be stricken the following year with an attack of shingles Calamity The death in February of King Albert of the Belgians a close friend of the American for 20 years was described by Mr Whitlock as a grievous calamity Because of his repeated appeals to Germany in the early days of the war on behalf of those condemned to prison or death he became known in Belgium as Le Ministre Protec teur By prevailing on authorities not to attempt to defend the city against advancing German forces he was credited with saving Brussels and the king later thanked him for that action Numerous honors were showered upon him by the grateful Belgians and a bbulevard in Brussels was named for him Scattered Showers in Iowa Do Little to Aid Crops on Farms DES MOINES May 24 Light scattered showers fell in Iowa today but they were of small agricultural importance the weath er bureau reported Fair weather was forecast by the bureau today and rising tempera tures are expected in the northwest portion of the state tonight and the state generally tomorrow The heaviest amount of rainfall came down at Dubuque where 18 of an inch fell Davenport received 16 Atlantic 13 and Iowa City 14 Wea FORECAST IOWA Fair Thursday night and Frii ay except possibly un settled LJ extreme west portion Friday Rising temperatures Friday and in extreme north west portions Thursday night MINNESOTA Fair Thursday night and probably Friday pos sibly frost Thursday night ta northeast portion mostly light rising temperature Friday and in west portion Thursday night LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at S oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday 0 Minimum in Night 42 At 8 A M Thursday oi M inch Governor Herring Addresses May Day Crowd PARADE STARTS MAY DAY FESTIVITIES Hundreds crowded into Federal jivwnue at oclock Thursday to witness the parade that set the wheels of Mason Citys May Day Play Day in motiun The picture is looking north from the State street corner In the foreground is shown the Decker band in a truck Kirk Photo and Kayenay Engraving BLAZE DESTROYS FRAME BUILDING by Fire of Unknown Cause in Railroad Yards Fire of unknown origin destroyed the one story frame building used as a foremans office and tool shop at the Chicago and North Western railroad yards shortly after oclock Thursday morning and damaged the carpenters shop and three box cars The building was a mass of flames when the fire department arrived the explosion of an acety lene tank having spread the flames rapidly Companys Tank Used Workmen in the yards and at the Chicago and North Western round house had attempted to lay a line of hose of the companys fire de partment but gave up the attempt when the city department rolled in with two pumper engines The en gines were hooked in relays to the two hydrants of the companys ele vated tank and thepressure of the companys 4 inch mains was boost ed to fire fighting power Before streams could be directed on the burning building the roof of the foremans shop had cavea in The heat was so terrific that fire men had difficulty in getting near the building A slight breeze car ried the flames to the carpenters shop south of the foremans office and the heat became so terrific that firemen handling the south east line of hose were forced out of position Fireman Injured Acting Lieut Leland A Fine tripped on the rails in retreating from the flames and severely sprained his left wrist in attempt ing to gain control of the hose Three boxcars near the foremans office also caught fire but thecar penters shop and cars were saved with slight damage The north wall of the carpenters shop was burned and the damage on the cars was estimated at about 560 each The damage of the fire was estimated at between and how ever since most of the companys tools used in the repairing of track cars etc were in the building known as the foremans office OH Shift on Duty The off shift of the city fire de partment was called into service and firemen worked from oclock until oclock when en gine No 2 returned to the station Switchmen and workmen of the yards were in and out of the build ing throughout the night the of fice being used as headquarters But no one was known to be near the building at the time the fire start ed Capt Thomas Keenan directed the fighting of the fire in the ab sence of Chief Dan Shire Chief Shire and Capt James Kelly and Lieut Lester Lindsay are attending the firemens school of instruction at Iowa State college Ames this week Surgeons Await Arrival of Ship at Tagus Cove Wll I Peritonitis Feared as Is Postponed LOS ANGELES May 24 Naval surgeons who made a 1000 ftnile emergency flight to aid Wil liam Albert Robinson stricken sea adventurer waited today in lonely Tagus cove in the Galapagos islands for the arrival of the U S destroyer Hale After examining Robinson as soon as they arrived alongside his small ketch Svaat late yesterday Lieut Commander Rollo W Hutchinson and Lieut Oscar D Yarbrough ex pressed the opinion the adventurers appendix had broken spreading peritonitis May Operate Enroute In wireless messages relayed here they said they considered an imme diate operation inadvisable and would await the arrive of the Hale which left the canal zone about the same time their two naval seaplanes took off for the islands The Surgeons planned to put the adventurer aboard the war craft and speed him back to Balboa oper ating enroute if necessary The Hale expected to reach Tagus Cove about 6 a m Pacific standard time to day Relief to Bride Since wireless messages first car ried medical advice from Los An geles to Robinsons bride the for mer Florence Crane Chicago heiress the fishing trawler Santa Cruz has been standing by the tiny honeymoon boat supplying ice packs to the adventurer The arrival of the naval surgeons spelled welcome relief to the bride of the Cambridge Mass textile en gineer She and her cousin Donald West had been the only immediate companions of the adventurer since he began the cruise last June from New York in the 32 foot boat in which he once sailed around the world The craft was reported to be the smallest ever to circumnavi gate the globe Council Bluffs May Lose Federal Relief COUNCIL BLUFFS May 24 UP pay may be withdrawn from 600 Council Bluffs families un less city officials provide funds for materials immediately C H Lehm kuhl state FERA engineer for Pottawattamie county said Sales Tax Added to Price Listed on Tag DES MOINES May 24 A rule requiring merchants to col lect sales tax in addition to the price of goods listed either on sales tags or in advertisements was adopted by the state board of as sessment and review 46 HANGS SELF Despondency Thought Rea son for Suicide of Local Bath Operator Ole A Overland 46 who re sided at 21 Twentysecond street southeast committed suicide about 3 oclock Thursday morning by hanging himself to a bedpost with his necktie according to Dr J E McDonald coroner who examined the body Thursday morning Mr Overland was found by his son shortly after 7 oclock Thursday morning Sheriff J M Robertson was called about oclock De spondency was given as the reason for the suicide Mr Overland who was formerly connected with the baths in the basement of the I O F building now operated by Mrs May J Over land was born in Norway He came to the United States when 14 years of age and has resided in Mason City for the past 20 years having served on the local fire department for a number of years Mr Overland is survived by his wife two sons Mandell 19 and LeRoy IS of Mason City and his father and mother Mr and Mrs Andrews Overland and a brother Louis of Norway Funeral services will be held Sat urday afternoon at 2 oclock at the Trinity Lutheran church The Rev O L N Wigdahl pastor of the church will be in charge of the services The body was taSen to the Patterson funeral home 2 FLYERS REACH CARDIFF WALES Arrive With Engine Knock ing and Smoking General Repairs Planned CARDIFF Wales May 24 Capt George Pond formerly of Bel mond Iowa and Lieut Cesare Sabelli arrived at the airdrpme here today with the engine of their transAtlantic plane Leonardo da Vinci knocking and smoking They had flown from Port Tal bot Wales where they were forced 3own earlier in the day on an at tempted nonstop flight from Dub lin to Rome The motor that failed them just as they reached land after flying the Atlantic cut out again at Port Talbot disappointing the two fly ers once more They made emergency repairs at Port Talbot and reached Cardiff without mishap General repairs will be effected here before they start out N IOWA CONTINUES TO IMPROVE HE TELLS AUDIENCE Coming Back to Give His Accounting of Past 16 Months He Says Adding the dignity of state rec ognition to the Mason City May Day Play Day celebration Gov Clyde L Herring Thursday after noon addressed a large crowd in Central park The governors address was a part of an all day program which began with a parade at oclock in the morning and was to come to a conclusion with a pave ment dance at 9 oclock 141 the ev ening Stating that he knew the crowd which included hundreds school children who had been released from school for the afternoon the governor stated he would not give a lengthy talk Is Coming Buck I know you would rather see this show that is to be staged here than hear me talk he said But I am coming back some time to tell you of the things that are on my heart I came here today rather to add the recognition of the state of Iowa to this excellent effort to show that things are coming back I am glad to see you have thecourage to say with this celebration that condi tions are on the upgrade And dont let anyone tell you things are hot getting better Con ditidnaare better in Iowa Y they havebeen bad But whateveryou do dont lis ten to the politician who has some panacea I am not going to talk about those things now I am going to come back some time and tell you what this state has done in the 16 months under the new deal Iara going to give an accounting of those months Used Like Flag Today I just want to extend my best wishes People have got so they use the governor like they do the flag When they are giving some celebration they bring him out and wave him The governor was introduced hv Willis G C Bagley president 01 the Chamber of Commerce who in behalf of the junior chamber or ganization sponsoring the May Day celebration welcomed the visitors The governor spoke from a plat form in the northeast corner of the park On this platform and another in the southwest section of the park vaudeville shows were given throughout the afternoon Many See Parade Paced by the diminutive members of the junior drum corps the parade which opened the May Day Play Day program at oclock was witnessed by hundreds of North lowans including apparently every boy and girl of school age in Mason City as schools were dismissed at 11 oclock for the remainder of the day Forming at Third street on North Federal avenue the parade moved between tiers of persons in the hol iday throng south on Federal to Fifth street southeast east on the latter street to Delaware avenue where it turned north disbanding at Second street northeast The large red coach of the Harper Pony circus followed the junior drum corps while behind tie coach were several Dalmatian coach dogst a small mule drawing a cart and driven by a clown the circus band grotesque and fantastic figures of Indians and clowns local Boy Scouts leading ponies Deckers band automobiles and local trucks Cart Before Horse Although the cart should not be placed before the horse according to the axiom there was no objec tion from any of the parties con cerned as one of the clowns in the parade was pushed along in a cart by a small mule with a shingled tail A large group of children main tained a position beside the cast platform throughout the noon hour awaiting the first performance on the afternoon program after the governors speech The program included another parade at 8 oclock Thursday eve ning acts of vaudeville at and a pavement dance at 9 p m Several blocks in the downtown section of the city were roped off to give more space to the pedestri ans MAY DAY SPEAKER GOV CLYDE L HEKRING Herring Puts Off Sending Message on Corn and Hogs Waits to Learn Outcome oi Des Moines Meeting on Contracts Gov Clyde L Herring arrived here shortly after noon Thursday to deliver the address at the May Day Play Day celebration f stated hewould await his return to Des Moinea to learn the outcome of the conference between cornhog allotment chair men and the state board of review before sending his message to Sec retary of Agriculture Wallace ask ing him to push cornhog contracts through the AAA as they are sent from the counties and not to wait for adjustment Lieut Gov N G Kraschel was representing him at the conference the governor said They should have asked for the assessors rolls when they were first making up the contracts and not now when the farmers should be getting their money Governor Herring declared The governor stopped for a short visit at the Bernard Manley cottage at Clear Lake on the way to Mason City arriving here at oclock Hewas met by a delegation of Jun ior Chamber of Commerce mem bers headed by Leo Sweesy at the Hotel Hanford I am not talking politics to day he told visitors at the hotel PROTESTS ADJUSTED DES MOINES May 24 tests of county allotment commit teemen against the cornhog quotas established by the state cornhog board of review were believed to be adjusted here today by members of the state board When a meeting of allotment committee chairman and members recessed R M Evans chairman of the state cornhog committee and a member of the board of review said a fine spirit of cooperation is being shown at the meeting and I believe our misunderstandings will be ironed out with no diffi culty The meeting held behind closed doors was attended by more than 100 farmers Raymond Sayre chair man of the meeting said Refuses to Comment He refused to comment however on what transpired during the morning session declaring that there would be a statement when the meeting adjourned It was learned unofficially that Evans and Leslie M Carl chair man of the board of review defend ed the boards establishment of county quotas Carl was said to Turn to Vage C Column 2 MARTIN INSULL MOTION DENIED CHICAGO May 24 Insulls motion to quash the indict ment charging him with embezzle ment and larceny was overruled to day by Judge James E Fardy In superior court and the trial of the charges was set for July 16 Refuses to Delay Trial of Governor Judge Declares Case Should Be Wound Up Before Election BISMARCK N Dak May 24 LP motion to continue the trial of Gov William Langer and seven of eight other defendants on charges of conspiring to solicit political contributions from federal employes was denied by Judge Andrew Mil ler in federal court today In denying the motion Judge Miller called attention to the state political campaign declaring that since some of the defendants are involved in the campaign it is im portant the case be disposed of as rapidly as possible The court declared it is essen tial that these charges be cleared away at the earliest opportunity so that if the defendants are not guilty they should be given a clean bill of health and go before the public without any handicap It Is also of unusual importance Judge Miller said that the case be trid now for if the defendants are guilty the public has a right to know before they vote for these candidates Defense counsel yesterday moved for postponement of the trial be cause of the inability of State Sen ator Oscar E Erickson the ninth defendant to be present He has been confined in a hospital since April 27 suffering from Brights disease BEDDOWBREAKS SIOUX CITY JAIL Convicted Forger Awaiting Federal Court Ruling on Appeal SIOUX CITY May 24 Frank R Beddow whose adventures in shady finance have kept him in trouble with the law for the last 10 years escaped from the Wood bury county jail early last night News of the escape of the prison er was withheld by the sheriffs of fice until United States Marshal John B Keefe this morning re quested Chief of Police John Mc Kenna to begin a search for Bed dow Held for Government Beddow was being held in jail here for the federal government pending a ruling of the circuit court of appeals on his application for a rehearing of his appeal on a con viction of forging government se curities Although he had been at liberty under bond during the ap peal he was surrendered by his bondsmen when he became involved with the law in Des Moines because of some alleged worthless checks Beddow escaped from the jail about p m last night William Keane night jailer said that when he made his rounds to the cells in the evening Beddow complained of being sick He asked the jailer if he could take a bath so Keane took Beddow to the old jailers quarters on the fourth floor where Beddow bathed Asks for Paper Having finished his bath Beddow asked for some writing paper stat ing that he wanted to write a let ter to his mother The jailer com plied with the request and Beddow began to write At that time the elevator bell began to ring and Keane answered it He found a girl who sought admission to the jail to sell candy bars to the prisoners Keane said when he returned to the fourth floor he found that Bed dow had disappeared An open win dow and a fire escape leading to the ground showed the manner of making the escape Norman Thomas Will Deliver 3 Addresses in Iowa Next Sunday OTTUMWA May 24 man Thomas natnonal leader of the sociaist party will be in three Iowa cities next Sunday May 27 and will deliver addresses at each stop He will be in Grinnell from 11 a m until 12 oclock noon at Ottumwa from p m until early evening and will complete his round of speaking engagements with an ad dress at Burlington at 8 p m it was announced here today by H H Sprinkel of Ottumwa state chair man of the socialist party of Iowa ULTIMATUM TO DRIVERS ISSUED IN MINNEAPOLIS Chief of Police Tells Strikers Trucks to Start Moving TOLEDO May 24 Three men were reported dead as gunfire of national guard troops continued at the strike ridden plant of the Electric AutoLite company The possibility that rioters also were using guns was seen as a guardsman was inpluded in the wounded brought to St Vincents He had been shot belpw the ear Casualties from the gunfire mounted rapidly as ambulances and private cars carried the wounded to hospitals One man killed had been shot four times One Lying in Street At p m Coroner Frank G Kreft said he had been informed that three had been killed Police officials also were in formed that three had been killed One was reported dead in each of the two hospitals while the body of the third was reported to be ly ing in the street in the battle zone The first volleys were fired over the heads of the crowd which had bombarded the soldiers with bricks and rocks since 10 oclock this morning Tear and knockout gas had been used previously to disperse a throng estimated at nearly 3000 which congregated around the deadline area established about the plant Bricks and The second outburst from tie troopers guns came nandto hand bricks and fists were used by sol diers and rioters followed thfe first volley which temporarily drove the crowd back At that time it waa estimated that nearly a score of persons had been injured by rocks or tear gaa projectiles including several guards men Bricks fists and rifle butts were used as the mob battled with the soldiers Other militiamen were waiting with loaded machine guns mounted in emplacements a few hundred feet from the scene of the battle DEADLINE IS SET MINNEAPOLIS May 24 ultimatum to striking truck drivers Jiat truck momemeut would start at p m today regardless of settlement of differences between employes and employers was issued today by Chief of Police Michael Johannes A blanket of quiet shrouded strik ers activities while the national guard mobilized yesterday by Gov Floyd B Olsons order to prevent fresh disorders and riots feared be cause of a new lawless element in the city were alert for signs of trou ble They remained off the streets however No Truce Extension No extension of the 24 hour truce expiring at 9 p m today will be per mitted even if the regional labor Turn to Page 5 Column 2 Official Road Map Broad ribbons of the finest roads beckon tourists to Americas famous resorts and havens Plan your va cation now As a special aid to tourists the GlobeGazette offers an official road map of the United States showing 50 celebrated resort areas in color North South East and city has a play ground within easy driving distance This map tells where to go and what to see The folder is packed with time ly hints on economical travel A copy of the Official Road map will be sent to any address for 15 cents to cover cost postage and handling Use coupon Mason City GlobeGazette Information bureau Frederic J Haskin director Washington U C I inclose herewith 15 cents in coin carefully wrapped for a copy of the Official Road Map j Name Street City State Mail to Washington D Ci ;