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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 29, 1937, Mason City, Iowa NORTH SOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLIII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS TOLL LEASED WIRES MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY MAY THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTIONONE NO 200 Cook to Be Vindicated Russian Venture Causes Stewart to Reminisce By CHARLES F STEWART A S H IN GTON CPA Dr F r e d e ick A Cook is prompt to remark that 4he Russian fly ers now at the north pole or t h e r e a b outs will not have been there long before their in vestigations will prove him to have beon the first white man to have set foot on the top of the world to HUNT PLYMOUTH YOUTH CourtA ctions In volve 6 New Dea I La ws JUSTICES HOLD CONFERENCE ON HEARING CASES the proof can be The doctor never professed to have left any marker on the pole in evidence of his supposed visit And if he had it would not be j supreme court justices utilized there now for according to his their weekly conference Saturday own story the northern end of j to Decide whether to hear cases in the earths axis is under many j volving six administration laws fathoms of water and a great nany j They will announce their deci Decisions to Be Announced at Their Final Meeting on Tuesday WASHINGTON nine Tuesday Last Day to File for Homestead Benefits Tuesday is positively the lastday In which applica tions for the benefits of homestead exemption may be filed County Auditor Arthur Harris stated Saturday The law specifically states the applications must be filed with the county auditor on or before June 1 As the courthouse will be closed together with other business and public offices Tuesday remains as the one remaining day in which to take advantage of the homestead feet of drifting ice which must have floated away indefinitely since he says he was in that vi cinity An Interesting Fiffure Nevertheless Doctor Cook inter sion on Tuesday the closing day of the momentous eight months term If reviews are granted the jus tices will hear arguments after re sumption of court in October If reviews are denied the decision of ests me since I was one ol the i jower courts will remain in to first nexvspaper correspondent interview him on his return from the boreal regions many years ago It was on the bridge of the Dan ish governments steamship Hans Egede inward bound from Green land that I talked with him as the Hans steered into Copenhagen har oor I had not a doubt that his trip was bona fide The captain and the crew of the Hans accEjpted his account implicitly So did Dan ish navigators they are specialists in Arctic waters I believed that they were entitled to speak with authority decade later after Doctor Cook had been thoroughly discred ited Captain Hempei of the Dan ishAmerican line assured me At least Cook came as near to the pole as Peary Peary Was Peary had the advantage of offi effect This was the final Saturday con ference for Justice Willis Van De vanter who will retire Wednesday after 26 vears on the bench Holding Company Act i ordered 10 patrons and the bar The cases considered Saturday i tender to stick em up and gei 3 GUNMEN PICK ON WRONG BAR One Dead and Two in Jail as Result of Tangle With Officer Off Duty NEW YORK gunmen picked the wrong bar Sat the wrong beer drink er As a result one was dead and two were in jail The thugs entered a bar and involved 1 Constitutionality of the 1935 act regulating public utility hold ing companies challenged by the Electric Bond and Share company and 26 subsidiaries 2 Validity of government loins and grants from Public Works ad ministration or emergency relief funds for publicly owned power plants The Alabama Power pany and the Iowa City Light and Power company contended they were unconstitutional 3 An appeal by the Tennessee valley authority from a circuit court order for a trial in eastern or the about TO Tennessee to determine TVAs to continue operations in cial backing Cook got off a boat Greenland coast with aooui ou eight states cents in his pocket made Wagner Act Cases with a couple of Eskimos and 4 TwQ cases challenging unquestionably in good faith for the north pole He stitutionality of the Wagnev act on roamed the Arctic for months It was an almost incredible perform ance wherever he got Personally I think he got to the nortn pole I think he thought he At least did He had a marvelous record as an explorer already the ground that it makes no provi sion for a judicial review of na tional labor relations board deci sions as to who shall represent em ployes in collective bargaining 5 A suit by Robert A Taft of Cincinnati son of the late William Howard Taft to collect in terest on a gold liberty bond called LClCOl Jll a ij wmM He was surgeon for the famous thg treasury in advance of the exoedition to uie Ant date thp Belgian expedition arctic That expeditions commander pronounced him its salvation be cause of his medical skill and the good cheer he gave The Belgian decorated him as a I in the back All but one obeyed One of the holdup men stuck a gun in his back Come on you get Let me finish this beer will you please asked the man at the bar Hurry With one hand the man tilted his glass With the other he reached in his pocket and grasped a revolver As he put the glass on the bar he turned and shot the thug in the head The otherbandits became panic stricken and ducked behind the bar Come out or Ill kill both ol said the beer drinker They obeyed He marched them off to police headquarters where they identi fied themselves as George Brock and John Bluewett The dead man they said was Richard Ma honey The man who had had his foot on the rail identified himself as Policeman George off duty and in civilian clothes Mary McCormic Will Divorce 4th Husband Operation at Sea SEA RACE TO SAVE LIFE OF treasury should pay the bond in gold or should be prohibited from calling it before maturity 6 An appeal by Gertrude Kay of New York convicted of violat ing sections of the borne owners i loan act relating to making false statements She contended creation of the Home Owners Loan cor government hero Sounded Like Fake Then he Q o related that he had ascended was nvaM Mount McKmley H There is no denying thtit his tale of that sounded like a fake Next he started after the north pole He claimed to have attained it and clashed with Peary Mount McKinley w s cited against him It was a black item Thrn he was of oil frauds in Texas and get a peni tentiary term Of course that finished him To be sure he was a wonder as a convictdoctor in the Fort Leavenworth prisonhospital Token of Respect Subsequently on his release he was drafted for medical duty dur ing an outbreak of disease at Tam pico and the Mexican government DECIDE m TO APPROVE PLAN A F of L Council Seeks Changes in Wage and Hour Bill CHICAGO Mary McCor mic operatic and concert singer said Saturday she planned to di vorce her fourth husband Homer V Johannsen Chicago attorney because of a clash of tempera CINCINNATI Exec utive council of the American Federation of Labor decided Sat urday it would not approve Pres ident Roosevelts legislation to es votedhim a token of iv respect for tablish maximum hours and min his services there But he still is in common ac ceptance the fraud who did not get to the north pole I knew Doctor Coo Whether he reached the north pole or not he was most lovable The U S weather bureau is in tensely interested in the Soviets north polar observations Weather from the oole pours over into the northern continental areas Weather Is There it meets weather arising from the tropics The mixture makes weather in the northern temperate zone Tropical weather is calculable Arctic weather never has been be cause there never has been any one there to record it for a year on end Now with a polar station in op eration long distance a couple of weeks in advance or be possible Dr Cook as a pioneer does not signify Iowa WPA Program Thought Threatened DBS MOINES that the entire Iowa WPA program is threatened with extnction by at tempts in congressto earmark federal money for ceiain projects was expressed by George J Kel ler Iowa WPA admirlstrator imum wages in ts present form The council in session here all this week would amend the bill to make the and hour standards fixed by any collective bargaining agency in an industry where the annual earnings are less than the standard for the whole industry William Green federation pres ident discussir the Roosevelt bill said his organization would approve the proposed wage and hour boards standards in the in dustries where there is no collec tive bargaining The board would have jurisdic tion in thpse industries where the collective bargaining clause would said He thought the A F of L amendment proposal would pro mote collective bargaining inas much as the bill allows the board to examine employers records He said employers would rather bargain with employes than have government officials studying their private Iowa Woman Killed FAIRFTSLD woman was killed and four persons were seriously injured at noon Friday when an automobile driven by the Rev E W Graham of Woodriver lost a rear wheel and swerved into the path of an ap proaching car nine miles east of here Mrs E W Graham 63 died an hour after the accident LOOK INSIDE FOR PHILIP MURRAY C I O Steel Union Head Tension Is Increased on Entire Steel Front PAGE 2 Medwick and Cronin Hold Lead in Batting PAGE 9 Pupils to Be in Iowa Brain Derby PAGES Nine Injured in Auto Collision Near Ventura PAGE 7 Mason City Awarded Convention of U C T PAGE 16 Yacht Carrying George F Baker on Cruise Docks at Honolulu HONOLULU victorious in a 300 mile race to save the life of George F Baker multimillionaire banker the yacht Viking arrived in Honolulu early Saturday The condition of Baker stricken with peritonitis was described as King George Fought Hard for Brother Efforts to Get Title for Mrs Warfield Blocked by Baldwin LONDON United press was informed Saturday j night by an unimpeachable source that King George VI fought a bit ter but losing battle against for mer Prime Minister Stanley Bald win in an effort to obtain the title her royal highness for Mrs Wallis Warfield The king pledged his brother before Edward VIIIs abdication that he would intervene person ally to obtain the coveted H R H Doctors and nurses rushed IN HOG CALLING Wearin of Iowa to Compete Against Bayou Seller of Louisiana WASHINGTON Repre aboard the yacht as soon as it docked to aid the financier whose battle to overcome peritonitis was aided by doctors of two nations a British nurse and three federal agencies Turn for Dr John A Newell 70 year old Australian eye specialist who left the liner Niagara in midocean to aid in an emergency operation said the New York banker took a the better Friday and will The yacht brought first definite information of the two hour oper ation performed 300 miles south west oJ Honolulu Companion on Cruise Dr Arthur Amblei the 59 yearl old New York bankers personal physician and companion on a south seas cruise performed it with the Australian doctor and a BritiSri Dr Newell said he administered ether Dr Newell was enroute from Sydney to San Francisco to attend an eye specialists conven tion Members of the party said Baker began to feel ill Tuesday morning He was put to bed immediately but his condition steadily grew worse Tuesday night it became critical after the arrival of serums aboard the coast guard cutter Taney letters before her He did his best to fulfill the pledge It was only after members of royal family high dignitaries of the church and a powerful group in parliament had joined with Baldwin that the king was forced to Dukes Enemies Adamant He told the enemies of his brother that he was bound as a brotherly act to fulfill his pledge The Dukes enemies however were adamant So bitter did the quarrel become that members of the royal family finally pleaded with the king that it would be dangerous to attempt Drowning Victim JOHN COLLISTER by Russell sentatives Otha D Wearin D and Bob Mouton up Saturday for a tonsil Iowa tuned tussle on the capitol steps to de cide which is more Iowa hog call or the Louisiana bayou bellow The proposed contest grew out of Wearins deprecation of the southern dawn shout and Mou tons stout defense that it is the great American Tm not anywhere near the best hog caller in ex plained Wearin but I think I can manage a couple of whoops that will get my point Mouton replied he isnt a stand out dawn greeter either but add ed that if pressed hes capable of great vocal volume The date of the of course is all in be decided later but here are some of the preliminary rules 1 Wearins cry wili be Sooie is the way they call hogs So They Herman L Rogers spokesman for the Duke of Windsor The re port that Mrs Warfield had the letters HRH embroidered on her trousseau is an absolutely ridicu lous John Fischer union president of WiJsonville coal miners who voluntarily ended a nine day stay down strike Our immediate strike is merely a re hearsal of the ffreater struggles that loom in the coal Representative Otha D Im not anywhere near the best hog caller in Iowa but I think I can manage a couple of Philip Murray steel strike leader They the companies caul beat Francisca Peraza Maya to his wife just before he was killed and she escaped as a landslide en gulfed Tlalpujajua Mexico Run dear Im going to put on my trous to force the issue longer The entire cabinet finally ad vised King George that it could not acquiesce in any move to confer the dignity which the title of Her Royal Highness would confer upon the beautiful Amer icandivorceefor whom Edward VIII surrendered his throne and went into exile Would Lose Title The specific argument which caused the king to yield was one that pointed out that the abdica tion act specifically deprived Ed ward of the dignity of the H R H title himself This normally would have been an automatic courtesy title but the act eliminated it Consequently when the king is sued letters patent conferring the H R H title on Edward after he had become the Duke of Windsor it was the understanding that Mrs Warfield should be specifically excluded after their marriage One interpretation of this was that the Duke himself would have lost the title had the fight to obtain it for Mrs Warfield been pressed longer Duke Not Upset v At the Chauteau de Cande near Monts France Herman L Rogers spokesman of the duke said of a report published abroad that Mrs Warfield already had embroidered the letters HRH on articles of her trousseau along with the cor onet in anticipation that she would be a royal duchess The report that Mrs Warfield had the letters HRH embroidered on her trousseau is an absolutely ridiculous Though some reports had the duke enraged at the title decision as a matter of fact he slept late and peacefully Saturday and was abed still at 10 a m in Iowa I 2 Moutons should will be Eh la is the greeting used in the Louisiana Cajun country 3 The struggle will be a point match divided points for volume two for musical tone and one for perfection of delivery MAN KILLED IN SEWER BLAST Struck by Manhole Cover Another Injured m Chicago Mishap CHICAGO heavy man hole cover tossed like a tiddledy wink by a subterranean sewer gas explosion arched high in the air plummeted through a skylight of a five story building and killed a man in an elevator Saturday The victim was Alpha C Day 60 William Patterson was injured slightly Manhile covers alon a live on avenue were blown off Reports indicated however that else along mo torists and pedestrians hurrying to work was injured Smoke poured from the man holes for several moments but marshals who rushed to the scene withsix engines and other equipment said there was no fire The Weather FORECAST IOWA Increasing cloudiness I oca thunderstorms Sunday and innorthwest Saturday night warmer in extreme northeast cooler in extreme northwest Saturday night cooler in cen tral and west Sunday Monday mostly cloudy and cooler show ers in extreme east MINNESOTA Cloudy thun dcrshowcrs probable in east portion Saturday night and Sun day and in west Saturday after noon or night wanner along Lake Superior cooler in west Saturday night cooler Sunday Monday fair warmer in north west IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hoar period ending at 8 a m Saturday Maximum Friday 80 Minimum in Night 66 At 8 A M Saturday 74 WEEKLY FORECAST Weather outlook for the period ofMay 31 to June 5 for tne upper Mississippi and lower Missouri valleys Generally fair first of except showers in extreme south showers about Thursday or Friday cool Monday warmer Tuesday and Wednesday cooler Thursday or Friday BURY VICTIMS OF AVALANCHE Mayor of Town in Mexico Estimated 168 Killed by Landslide TLALPUJAJTJA Mexico stunned community buried its dead in rough wooden boxes Saturaay while stalwart miners dug in a mountain of mud and sand seek ing other victims of Thursdays avalanche Mayor Pedro Juarez estimated 168 died when the tons of tailings from tlie Dos Estrellas gold mine engulied this sleeping town of inhabitants Fiftythree bodies had been hauled from the wreckage c5 300 houses and soms authorities said thedeath toll might exceed the mayors estimate Many told of dramatic and near miraculous escapes Raced Before Torrent Concepcion Rodrigo related how she and her father raced before thetorrent to thechurch of Jesus del Monte seeking the safety of the knoll on which it stood As I ran I heard as in a night mare the distant cries of many women and children and saw the enormous wave of mud moving like a serpent pursuing she When I readied the chapel there were more than 150 women and children there weeping and shouting I also began weeping By the explosions I could see that all the houses of our district were cov ered Mad Kept Rising The mud kept and reached the doors of the chapel The walls shook For a moment I thought the building would fan in on us We shut the doors and propped benches against Pablo Posadas a merchant died when he raced back to his store to get his money He had taken his family to safety but forgot his purse Modesty caused another death Francises Peraza Maya said her husband Rafael shouted to her as the avalanche approached their home Run dsar Im going to put on my She escaped he died GRAVE EVENTS NOTED BY POPE Special Blessing Sent to German Catholics by Roman Pontiff CASTEL GANDOLFO Italy Pius sent to German Catholics Saturday a special bless ing in the midst of the very grave events in the third the intense controversy between the nazi state and the church over widespread immorality trials of Catholic priests and lay brothers Thus theholy father sought to fortify the church in Germany against a fierce attack by Dr Paul Joseph Goebbels nazi min ister of propaganda on the Cath olic clergy at home and abroad Goebbels delivered the attack before ardent nazis in Berlins Deutschland Halle Friday night It was his reply to George Cardinal Mundelein of Chicago who accused Germanys govern ment of foisting atrocity propa ganda on the world in the form ol the nazipublicized immorality trials The pope who will years old on Monday sent an encyclica to Germany before Easter in which he accused the Hitler gov ernment of breaking the church state concordat and encouraging pagan movements Have You Read Your Newspaper 1 A strike threw more than men out of work the past week in what industry 2 What baseball playerman ager of what team received a skull fracture when hit by a pitched ball 3 Why was Cerrc Gordp countys new safety flag lowered to half staff as soon ab it was raised on Thursday 4 Who was charged with the murder of Bert Anfinson of Cor with A 5 What prominent democrat member of the state parole board died at Dubuque 6 The stratosphere balloon of what noted Belgian scientist was destroyed by fire 7 What noted pastor had charge of the private funeral services for John D Rockefeller at 8 A third son was born to what famous American couple in London 9 What new deal legislation upheld by the supreme COLLISTER 20 LOSES LIFE IN FLOODED RIVER Officers Firemen Searching Waters of Shell Rock Below WPA Dam By STAFF REPRESENTATIVE PLYMOUTH Every available officer and fireman in Cerro Gor do county aided by Iowa High way Patrolmen Bob Reese and Ed Faber and many eager volunteers continued their efforts Saturday to recover the body of 20 year old John Collister son of Ply mouths Methodist minister from the turgid waters of the usually peaceful Shell Rock river below the WPA dam at the northeast edge of the town Since Friday night shortly after oclock when the youths father the Rev T C Collister and his brother Vannon 18 saw him lose 10 minute battle with the surg ing undertow underneath the dam and go down for the last time Mason City firemen and volun teers aided by men on either side of the dam and below it have been probing the swift currents and tiie rivers bottom in their search for the boys body Powerful Undertow Treacherous eddies in the swirl ing water between the dam and the Milwaukee railroad trestle 50 yards downstream made the searchers work doubly difficult Throughout the night the crews clung to the theory that the back lash of the water after it raced over the same backlash which proved too strong for the youth to overcome after he had jumped downstream trcm the dam pinning his body close to the base of thedam 1 However late Saturday ing after an exhaustive search of more than 12 hours near the base of the dam had failed to reveal thebody a 150 pound live pig was pushed over the dam at the spot where the Collister boy was last seen A buoy was attached to the pig at the end of an eight foot length of rope HogCarried Officers watched the hog plunge beneath the surface apparently pulled down by the sharp under tow but a few seconds later the struggling porker appeared about 20 feet downstream and was car ried several yards further by the current before it was picked up and brought to shore little the worse for the ducking The course taken by the hog supported the searchers belief that John Collisters body was washed on down the river through drag lines and another darn toward Rock Falls Workers dragged lower stretches of the stream Saturday afternoon working north to a point about a mile and a half below the dam where the boy drowned The mile and a half below the dam was dragged Saturday morn ing River Nears Flood Stage Fully four feet higher than its normal level the Shell Rock was pouring over the dam with such force that some of the current flowed over and outside the wing at the side of the asm nearest the town Rescue parties were unable to launch a raft made of inch planks reinforced by stoutcross sections until four large oil druns were obtained and fastened o each corner of the craft In working tbe raft back and forth below the dam the efforts of more than a score of men on each side of were required to manipulate the two ropes and hold the ciafc up into the cur rent Searchlights are Used Large searchlights brought to the scene by theMasonCity fire departments salvage truck played over the muddy foaming current while police and sheriff officers and firemen worked Friday night and before dawn Saturday The Collister boy accompanied by his two brothers Wilbur 14 and Vannon had decided to take e quick swim before eating supper at their home less than three blocks from the dam John and Vannon freshmen at Mason City junior college had been playing tennis after school Friday afternoon and their little brother joined them in the swim After was 10 What famous celebrated third b ANSWERS ON PAGE children Drifts Vannon remained back a John I down toward the and held ;