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Mason City, Iowa
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Tuesday, December 22, 1936
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NORTH IOWA'S DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS" HOME EDITION VOL. XLII1 h-lVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PHESS LEASED WLKB SJiKVlUJC MASON CITY, IOWA, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1936 THIS-PAPER CONSISTS Oi' TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO. 66 CHARLES CITY SUSPECTS SEIZED KIDNAP THEORY IS DISCARDED IN ROBBERY CHASE Car Wrecked at Boyd and Farmer Forced to Give His to Two Men. CHARLES CITY— A trail which began early Tuesday at Charles City with the robbery o-t the sporting goods shop arid led to near New Hampton where a car was wrecked and ;j farmer robbed ot his auto ended Tuesday afternoon at Viroqua, Wis.. with the arrest of two Charles City'nlen. The two arrested were Frank McCahan and Boyd (Pete) Hayes. At first it w^s- believed that Hayes, employe of 'he sport shop, had been kidnaped. This was one of i many perplexing features of the i case that provided mystery a? ; various clews were checked. ' Officers Await Word. ; Sheriff E. F. Atherton of Floyd i and Sheriff George C. Murray of j Resigns Position House Fires Questions on Job Insurance Bill Still Hopeful of Attaining Fund's Goal Previously Reported Merrill aohnson Roger S. Chevankc . . , St. James Luther League SWX.M l.tiu ,j» ;{.oy 1.00 lu.OO Mill l.lld were awaiting word whether or not the Charles City men would waive extradition. It was believed that prosecution would probably be in Chickasaw esunty. where a charge of robber/ with aggravation could be fi>d. DISTRICT SCOOT CHIEF RESIGNS STt«-t|Knouse Quits Post in North Iowa Area to Re-enter Newspaper Work. Hdijtrs. Company Mess Fund ---F, A. Mill . .......... Lincoln P. T. A ...... _______ H. E. V. ........... Employes of Hardware Mutual Insurance C". . . . ^.Ul Northwestern Sinle.s Portland Cement Co. ............. J'i.lHI A Lucky Friend ............. ;:,ull No Name ....... . Richard, Rojrer and Patsy ...... 1.(M» Mnson City BoAvlinj League . 7."iO Andrew Faaber^ ... . . Primary Department, CongreK tional Church .............. A. D. P. ................... Lund Sales Stables ............. M. J. ..................... . Unnamed Friend .......... j North Central Iowa Rod and Gun Club . . Warren G. JUrdinz P. T, A. , . . Vera. Edna and \Vilma . ... :;.UO I'rom the Campbells . . .",.0(1 Daughters of Union Veteran-. ... t.'.yo Nichols and Green ......... .... ::5.u() New Total Iteceipt^ Needed lo Reach Goal I Charles A. Knouse, scout execu- j live for the North Iowa area .... . | council for the past six and a half The sporting Aop of Mr. Castle, j years, has resigned his position, who is a wel) iCwwn North Iowa ) effective Jan. 1, to re-enter news- sportsman, was robbed about 4 j paper work, from which he en- o'clock Tuesday morning. The loot | t?red the scouting field 10 years included a number- of pistols, shot- ago. guns and rifles and S33.05 from | Mr. Knouse, who will be suc- thc cash registers, besides an un- ceeded by Earl K. Behrend, as- known amount of .sales tax money, i sistant scout executive at Kansas Seen by Officers. i City, Kans.. came to Mason City in Policeman Herman Huxol and i 1930 from Denison, Tex., where he days saw an addition of more than Hermit Binger. saw. two or more j was field executive in scout work S200 to. the total and there is no men, including Hayes, taking the i for the Missouri. Kansas and reason to believe that this year, various items and putting them into r. car belonging to Don Castle, SOP. of the proprietor. The police, seeing Haves and Castle's car.! years, ere not "immediately suspicious. Born in Gower. Mo., where he council -as field executive for four S1IH.10 5-.Ioi.SO E still soy it can be done. Although only txvo da} r s remain • in which to boost the Cheer Fund total to its 81,000 goal, the presence of Christmas in the atmosphere is capable of doing some mi r d*c u 1 o u s things. Last year the final t w o Texas railroad. He served previ- with better conditions, will not see ously. with the Wichita. Kans.;- the neeessary.amount'cdtftrrbtitecir Hayes ordinarily sleeps in the rear of the store. received his grade and high school | education. Mr. Knouse attended After the two had left, police j William Jewell college. Liberty, became suspicious, noting that the Mo.. State Teachers college at rear door ha'd b'cen' Ici't open. Maiyville. Mo., and Culver When policemen put in an ap- | Stockton college at Canton, Mo. pearance, however, Hayes was j Served in France. heard to have remarked": "Here i He was editor for several years come the police." and a nan in the | of the Gower Enterprise which he As in previous years merchants in the final days before Christmas have become interested in the cause. Merchandise—c 1 o t h i n g, foodstuffs, toys and numerous other articles—is being made available to Mrs. Mabel Blaise, adminis- 1 of entering the aimy to service j in the World war. He was with car answered. "Come on and get j sold to his twin ii^er at the time in here." Wrecked Near Boyd. Earlv investigations of the case j the three hundred fourteenth led to'the belief that Hayes had | ammunition train in France. !>ol- been kidnaped. At about 6'o'clock. j lowing the war he served 3s min- authorities learned that the Don ! ister in the Christian church. Castle car, a 1034 Plymouth, with I serving charges in Kansas and a 1937 license 34-522, wrecked near Boyd. had been i Missouri. Later he was a member of the advertising staff of the Daily Kansas at Kansas City. Mr. Knouse entered scouting as a volunteer in 1913 and served as scoutmaster until he went to Wichita as field executive in 1926. dishin* four revolvers, aroused! During the period he served as him from bed. demanding the key | scout executive here a number of to his automobile. i ncv >' phases of program was devel- Alcohol Bottle Found. j °P°d. including the merit badge To throw off pursuit, they .'ore; exposition, the district camporces. Then, according to officers, the two robbed Richard Reineke, farmer near Boyd in Chickasaw county, of his automobile. Reineke told officers the two men. bran- of Uic Cheer t r a t o r Christmas Fund. In this lies one of the principal hopes of going over the objective. Again let it be said—no gift can be too small too large. Either bring it or send it to the Globe- Gazette office. Or if it's material rather than money, call Mrs. Blaise's office, No, 161, and arrange for the delivery. GOMEZ IS GIVEN ONE DAY TO GET DEFENSE READY Cuba Senate Sits as Court After House Votes to Impeach President. HAVANA, (ff>)— The Cuban senate, meeting as a court of justice to try President Miguel Mariano Gomez on impeachment charges, completed its official organization Tuesday and adjourned for 24 hours. The recess was declared officially for one day from the time a copy of the charges, voted by the house of representatives, is delivered to the chief executive. During the interim Gomez will prepare his defense. Early Tuesday, the Cuban house of representatives had voted to impeach President Gomez for vetoing the SI,500,000 sugar tax bill providing funds for army taught rural schools. Vote 111 to 45. The vote was 111 to 45, three more than the necessary two- thirds majority. The house voted its ouster at the close of a session which lasted most of Monday night, and by its unprecedented action showed its support of Cuba's "strong man," Col. Fulgencio Batista, sponsor of the bill. Gomez, in fighting the bill ail down the line, asserted he did so because he thought its passage might result in education., of; Cuban They Upset Special Session Legislative Applecart Above is the Iowa house committee on credentials, which recommended that house members appointed to their places by Gov. Clyde L. Herring for the special session be unseated. The recommen- ation was followed and the appointees, named to fill vacancies caused by deaths and resignations, lost their seats. The committee, left to rip;ht, is as follows: Representative Herman Knudson, Mason City; J. E. Craven, Kellogs; Paul Freeburn, Davenport (in foreground); Gustave Alesth, Marcus, secretary, and B. B, Hickenlooper, Cedar Rapids. (Iowa Daily Press Photo) telephone from the waii ;md wiped all doorknobs to remove fingerprints. In the abandoned car j and roundups, officers found two rifles, a qu;.n- ' tity of ammunition and a partly filled bottle of alcohol. troop court of honor, troop rating plan, index of accomplishments | Descriptions furnished officer: 1 of the two who held up Rc>nekc- tallied with those of Hayes and Is Legion Chaplain. Mr. Knouse has been active in the Church of Christ, was a mem- I ber of the Rotary club and served [ as chaplain of Clausen-Worde:i u __ _ __ post of the American Legion. McCa"han'"and""word was" imme- j e Ml ;- Knouse plans to_leave his diately broadcast for authorities in several sections to be on lookout for them. Had Called Residence. family at their home. 857 Second street northwest, probably until the close of the present school se*.«« ^ inester. He and Mrs. Knouse have It was" stated by Bim Castle j three children, Charles Knouse. that at 3:30 a. m. Hayes had called Jr - who is a Junior in high school the Castle residence, saying he had and a member ol' the school de- gone up the street and on return- ] bating team, an eagle scout in PROPOSAL FROM CHANG REPORTED i To Accept Any Punishment If China Will Resist "Our Foe." STOKY ON PAGE 2 PEIPING, //P)—A reputed offer , from Chang Hsueh-Liang to "sub- j . fo ^. v f' -l he Presidency, would be ° . C* l^rtll-l K™ T^l- Wr\flf\*!r,n T ni.n«3n. Q HI , This, Batista denied. Threatened Reprisals. The impeachment- charges, which alleged specifically that Gomez had threatened political reprisals at those who voted against him, were reported immediately to the ssenate which earlier in the night over-rode Gomez' veto of the bill-26 to 6. The house, by a strange quirk of legislative routine, having voted Gomez" impeachment, still must override his veto in order to make the sugar tax bill law. Conversely, the senate, having overridden the veto, now is called upon to impeach the president. In this manner—with some legislators reported to have drawn pistols during previous sessions on the matter—the bitter struggle of Gomez and his former political ally, Batista, moved to a climax. Had Batista Backing. When Gomez first went into of- ice, May 20, 1936, it was understood he had the backing of Batista—the man behind the presidency since Batista's 1933 coup by which he, a sergeant, gained absolute control of Cuba's army. If Gomez is officially ousted, as seemed virtually certain Tuesday, he would be the first Cuban president to meet such a political fate. His father before him, Gen. Jose Miguel Gomez, held the presidency from 1908. to 1913. With Gomez removed and banned from holding Cuban office ing to the sport shop had found he had lost his key and couldn't get in again. He asked that Don Castle come down and open the door for him. Castle then Sea Scout ship No. 301 .and leader of a group of cubs in his own neighborhood: Ruth, .freshman in high school and glee club and a star scout in the Girl Scouts or- him iie was in 1 "anization, and Shirley, who is bed and for him (Hayes) to go i the sixth grade at the Wilson home. When notified of the rob- school and a member of the or- bery later, Mr. Castle had first ehestra and a second class scout, said he thought the telephone call I Mrs. Knouse is a member of the Girl Scouts council and has had an important part in the decorating of dolls for the Forty and Eight toy repair project. She also has been active in church work. might have been a ruse of kidnapers to get his son to the store and to force him to open the safe. Hayes, who had spent nights at thfc store as a measure o' guarding it, lived with his mother. His father, Cleveland Hayes, works in Akron, Ohio. Boyd is the town featured in the news a week ago as the scene of a Great Western train collision, in which five trainment were fatally injured. Five Children Bum to Death in Home OTTAWA, (Canadian Piess) — Five children wero bu.-ned to death Tuesday when fire destroyed their home in the lower section of the city. Mr. and Mrs. Adelarde Giroux, ttte parents, and two other children escaped the flames by leaping from a second story window. They suffered only minor bruises. mil to any punishment Nanking decrees" if Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek "will only adopt a policy of resistance to our foe" was circulated in his ancient capital early Wednesday. There was no official confirmation. The so-called offer from "Young Marshal" Chang, who is holding the generalissimo prisoner at Sian- fu in an amazing demand for military resistance to Japanese "aggression," was reported contained in a telegram to a group of university chancellors here. The chancellors had telegraphed Chang, urging him to release the generalissimo. held by Dr. Federico Laredo Bru, incumbent vice president. Shortage of Funds for Relief Promises to Speed Congress WASHINGTON, prospective shortage of relief funds "equiring a deficiency appropriation of about a half billion dollars promised to shift 'the new congress into high gear with unusual speed. Relief officials have estimated available funds will be exhausted. between Jan. 20 and Feb. 1. Chairman Buchanan. (D.-Tex.) of the house appropriations committee said hearings on a deficiency bill accordingly will be one of the first major chores on his calendar. I Hicks Condemned to i Death in Chair for Slaying of Miller BROOKVILLE, Ind., (/P)— Found guilty of murder for the second time in 20'years, Heber L. Hicks, 39, Tuesday heard himself condemned to die in the electric chair next April 10 for the "head and hands" slaying of Harry R. Miller, wealthy retired Cincinnati fire captain. .Miller was shot to death in Indiana and his body dismembered in Kentucky after he had been slugged into unconsciousness in his summer, home near New^ Trenton,.-Irid^.-by ,men who represented themselves as whisky salesmen. Slight Possibility Seen in Iowa for White Christmas DES MOINES, (&)— The weatherman saw slight possibility of a white Christmas Tuesday as he forecast "partly cloudy Tuesday night and Wednesday." "Unless there is an unexpected change there will be no snow iu Iowa for Christmas," the weather bureau reported. Temperatures continued vto average around normal, Charles City reporting 12 degrees for I state's low mark during the-last 24 hours. Keokuk's 40 degrees were high for Iowa Monday. Fifteen degree readings in northeast- Iowa were expected tc be - the .coldest in the state -Tuesday night . ... ARCHBISHOP OF YORK IN LETTER Hints Man of Honor Would Not Have Decided as Edward Did. YORK, England, (£>)—The Archbishop of York broke his silence on the abdication of King Edward VIII Tuesday and, in words more outspoken than those which drew; the fire of press and • parliament 1 on"trre~*SySfifil!sh'op"'bf 'Canterbury, implied the monarch's decision would not have been made by a man of honor. "The harm was not done in December, nor even in October when the intention of marriage was announced to the prime minister," York declared In his January letter to his diocese, "but much earlier, s "It has happened that many a man before now has found himself beginning to fall in love with another man's wife. That's'the moment of the critical decision and the right decision is that they should cease to meet before passion is so developed as to create an agonizing conflict between love and duty. "By Men of Honor." "That decision has often been taken by men of honor." The Archbishop of York, who j ranks second only to Canterbury in the Church of England, declared any kind of love which conflicts with duty is "not the love of which the gospel speaks." York described the coming coro- j nation of King' George VI as a ' "rededica.tion of our whole national life and ourselves as citizens." The prelate described the British constitution as strengthened by the crisis which grew out of King Edward's love for Wallis Simpson and added: "We, more deeply than ever, are committed to the democratic principle of the supremacy ot parliament exercised through ministers who have the confidence of the house of commons." Hails King-, Queen. Hailing the new Icing and queen, York said the-country should start LOOK INSIDE FOR- OLIN H. MICHAEL former Iowa Board of Control Member Dies ON PAGE 2 Soil Conferences in Iowa Are Scheduled ON PAGE 10 N'orthwestern Darkhorse of Big Ten Cage Race LEAPS OR FALLS| OUT OF WINDOW 1 Say res, Federal Master in Chancery, Is Killed in Detroit. DETROIT. (/P) — William S. Sayres, Jr., 53, federal master in chancery, jumped or fell from the twenty-eighth floor of a downtown (Book-Cadillac) hotel shortly after 2 p. m.,.Tuesday. Sayres haS'Tieen an invalid for a number of years. He left his office in the federal building this afternoon in a wheel chair, accompanied by an attendant. He was taken to the hotel where he registered and went to 3 room assigned to him. The attendant left him for a few minutes, and returned to find the room empty. ON PAGE 11 *armer Near Rockwell Is Crushed Under Tree ON PAGE 13 Iowa Officers Asked to Aid in Locating o of Manchester Girl MANCHESTER, (IP)— Police officers of Iowa have been asked to the new year by turning away assist in locating Margaret York,. Pope Meditates on His Radio Message for Christmas Eve VATICAN CITY, (&)— Pope Pius meditated Tuesday upon the Christmas eve message he will broadcast to the world. A semi-official Vatican bulletin said his health "continues to improve." Prelates said the holy father, in the radio message he will make at 12:30 p. m., Thursday (5:30 a. m.. centra! standard time) probably will place emphasis on th| grave conditions 'which- afflict the\rorld, and will expound the principles through which humanity may wiu salvation. He also will voice appreciation of the worldwide expressions of sympathy which his current illness has inspired.. In all likelihood the message will be very brief. The pontiff z visitors today were Eugenio Cardinal Pacelli, Monsignor Guiseppe Pizzardo and Giuseppe Momo, Vatican architect. MCCARTHY HAS TEDIOUS JOB IN EXPLAINING ACT Senate Takes Up Study of Drastic Changes Urged in Measure. BULLETIN' DES MOINES, (/?)—A senate republican caucus balked Tuesday afternoon at a compromise agreement worked out by democratic and republican senate leaders which would have brought the unemployment insurance bill to a speedy vote. DES MOINES, dP}—That the unemployment compensation act under consideration by the Iowa legislature in special session essentially contemplates benefits for the intermittently unemployed, was brought.out in the house of representatives- Tuesday by H. L. McCarthy of Chicago. The latter, regional director of the social security board, pointed out under a heavy crossfire of questions that in states where both employer and employe contribute to the compensation fund, benefits might have greater latitude. The act contemplated by the Iowa legislature levies a tax only on the employer on a graduated basis. Time and again as McCarthy continued his explanation of the measure, a proposal submitted by an unofficial subcommittee, he \vas halted with a barrage of inquiries from anxious solons. Quizzed by Republicans. Several times the discussion flared to an interesting stage particularly as a number of republican house members quizzed him closely on administrative features of the plan, and with questions conjecturing upon what congress in the future might do with it. So slow was the procedure, by noorr McCarthy had got through only a half dozen of the scores ot sections and sub-sections. Rep. A. H. Avery (R) of Spencer, at one juncture, drew the attention of the house when he said: "I gather this isn't to take care of a depression period—it's a prosperity law. It wouldn't have helped the working man in times just passed," \VU1 Provide Cushion. This followed McCarthy's statement that a worker was eligible for benefit compensation only for a maximum period of 15 weeks, and that at the end of that period he could not draw further benefits until he had again built up ?. reserve. Continuing his reply to Avery. McCarthy said the act was framed with a view to providing benefits for normal unemployment during • normal times. "To say it can't take care of a situation is something no one can foretell, but it will provide a cushion during cy- Hold Up. Grocery Store. DES MOINES,' (£>)—Three youths, one of them armed with a pistol obtained-$25 in a grocery store holdup here. Hits Patrolman, Fined. . BELLE PLAINE, (ffi)— Mayor ;. fY Snyder fined Don Seydel of Belle TPlaine $100.85 for striking [owa Highway Patrolman E. B. Martin. "from the sad and humiliating story to what we are confident will be a happier future." It was the first time the archbishop had commented on the constitutional crisis although Jiis superior, the Archbishop.of Canterbury, severely criticized Edward in a broadcast just after the abdication. The Canterbury address drew a rebuke from some sections of the house of commons and British newspapers, and for a time threatened to bring into the open the question of separation of and state. 17 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam York of Manchester, who disappeared last Friday after an argument with her family. A postcard was received Friday from the girl staring she had procured employment in Dubuque, bui her parents failed to find a trace of her there. Man Paroled From Anamosa Seized on Counterfeit Charge CEDAR RAPIDS, (£>)—Charles V. Ayers, 27, Los Angeles, Cal., paroled eight months ago from the Iowa reformatoiy, was held in jail here following arrest by federal authorities on a charge, of illegal possession of counterfeit coin moulds. United States Commissioner Edward' J. McPartland set hearing for Dec. 28. Ayers was paroled to H. G. Manuel, Anamosa farmer, and was living at the Manuel home. • SHOPP/NG DAYS LEFT BUY WHAT HAVE YOU FORGOTTfrl Mail Dividend Checks. FORT MADISON, (£>)—The Fort Madison Savings and Loan company announced it mailed dividend checks totaling about SI 1.500, to stockholders. The Weather FORECAST IOWA; Partly cloudy Tuesday night and Wednesday; not so cold Tuesday nigbt and in central and east portions Wednesday. MINNESOTA: Somewhat unsettled Tuesday night and Wednesday; not so cold in east and extreme south portions Tuesday night; somewhat colder Wednes- . day in extreme northwest. ' IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Tuesday morning: Maximum Monday 31 Minimum in Nifht 12 At g A, M, Tuesday 17 Winter was in a smiling mood on its first day, as the above figures reveal. Juvenile Mason City was pulling for a white Christmas but there was nothing in the outlook Tuesday morning to give basis to such a hope. clical depressions." Further questions shot at McCarthy referred to future changes in the Iowa act and the handling of funds collected. Avery Takes Floor. ! Again Avery took the floor tn : ! ask if the federal government I would continue to collect the tax though the Iowa legislature might repeal its law. "Iowa is a part of the nation and under the law, until it is repealed, will continue to levy the tax- whether the state continues to do so or not," McCarthy said. ''Then we have no liberty in thai- respect at all," countered the Clay county solpn. "Iowa is not discriminated against; the terms of the act are broad," fhe director replied. Further questions directed at the speaker referred to administrative costs; the potential size of the Iowa administrative force, and the extent of state organizations now functioning where local laws are already in operation. Would Be Impossible. To these McCarthy advised the' house it would be impossible to determine, administrative costs "until the commission begins to function." The senate started consideration of a series of drastic changes in the bill as drafted by the unofficial committee. Drawn up at. a meeting of republican senators Monday night, the amendments included changing the setup of tbe unemplpy- ment commission from five member group to three members. Instead of receiving per diem pay. as in the committee bill, the commissioners would, get $3,000 a year under the proposals. i The amendments, sponsored bj>

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