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Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, December 24, 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 FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WlKB MASON CITY, IOWA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS: SECTION ONE NO. 68 G-MEN ARE ATTACKED Criticism Is Now Coming From Many Sources. THREE IOWANS BELIEVED SLAIN By CHARLES P. STEWART A S H I N GTON. ( CP A )— A 1- though Attor- nc/General Homer S. Cumin i r. g s may "p o o h-p o oh" charges against j his G-men, the j f a 11 remains! that feelings of | conside r a b 1 e ! MAN, WIFE AND GIRL 5, FOUND DEAD IN HOUSE Pope Offers Plea to God for Peace Among Men Skulls Thought Crushed by AX, Attempt Made to Burn Home. bureau' of investigation ! exist in the j rank.; of other j police and in- > PELLA. (>?i — Coroner F. M. i"-^^^^^^^^l quisBi.orial or-i Roberts said after a preliminary 4£"~.^BHPHB g a n i 7. a t ions, j examination that Mr. and Mrs. municipal, statewide and national, j Herman Grootveld and their The attorney genera! denies, in-| daughter, Marlyn. 5, whose bodies deed, that he has received com- i were found in their fire damaged plaints concerning the G-men's i home here Thursday, may have methods from "any responsible of- j been the victims of a triple-mur- ficial." i der. However, he must 'nave noticed ! a bitter denunciation from Police Commissioner Lewis J. Valentine of New York City of the G-outfit's recently spectacular fasHon of Enemv Harrv "But we can't be certain until further investigation." the coroner said. He stated there was "some evidence" that the three were battered about their heads. metropolis. It j "We are fairly certain that the capturing Public Brunette in the would seem as if Cor.niissioner • skulls of the mother and daughter Valentine might fairly classify as | were crushed by some kind of a "responsible official"." : blows,"' he said. "In the basement of the home, we found an ax with what may be bloodstains on it." The coroner was called to Pcila Important Testimony. Concurring, too. with Valentine, \\iij Fire Commissioner John J. McElligott. from Knoxville when the tragedy (The G-force. under di'-'jct com-; was discovered. Sheriff Paul J. mand of FBI Director ;. Edgar i Grundman joined him in the in- Hoover. started a fire i.i -A stylish ! vestigation. Manhattan apartment house, in effecting Brunette's c a p t u r c. Neither Valentine nor .McElligolt contended thai the capture was undesirable. What they did ns- ; Seek Definite Decision. i The two officials said they might i reach a definite decision on the cause of the deaths late Thursday. Mrs. Matt Tuinstra, Mrs. Groot- scrt was that trie pyrotechnics j veld - s sistcri and Mrs . William were aangerouvy unnecessary.) i Goosclink, a neighbor, discovered Is the combined testimony of j tne t ra »edv Valentine and McElligott too irre- ; ' They ° w ' em to !he Grootveld sponsible for consideration'.' j home when they f a n e d to notice Violence Protested. j anyone around the house. It will-be recalled that there When no one answered their have been past subdued growls knocking, they peered in a w-.n- from local police chieftains rela- j dow and saw the three bodies ly- tive to what they described as the ing in the fire scorched bedroom. G-operators' needlessly violent i Pella firemen said the blaze ap- system of "bumping off" public \ parently started in the basement, enemies in the:.- various jurisdic- | burned up through a stairway and lions ' then burned out in the bedroom The local police assert, in each ! where the bodies were found, instance, that THEY have done! Two Bodies in Beds. all the preliminary detective work. | Coroner Roberts said the body have "spotted" Me suspect,-; and I o f Mrs. Grootveld was lying on have been just en the point of ;ir- i ;hc bed. Her husband's body was resting them—u hereupon the G- i sprawled on the floor near the .men. getting \\ord of what was! bed. corning and desirous lo grab all ! Their child's body still was in a the credit, have jumped into the ' baby bed. •tspectivc situations with inclis-: The coroner said fire burned erect haste, shooting up neighbor- \ away most of the night clothing hoods, starting fires and raising: and seared the bodies badly, heck generally. ! "It's a mystery," he said, "that's LOOK INSIDE FOR- MRS. DAISY TEGTMEYER "Forgotten Woman" Breaks Her Silence ON PAGE 2 INSURANCE BILL FOR JOBLESS ON STATUTE BOOKS Many Chairs Are Vacant in Iowa Legislature at Final Session. STORY ON PAGE 2 D£5 MOINES. (/?>— The special session of the Iowa legislature adjourned a? 10:40 a. m. Thursday after passing a state unemployment insurance law it was called to adopt. True to tradition, the two chambers failed to finish by the time Cheer Fund Soars Well Over the Toi Previously Reported . ....... Olll Home Town J>on Police Department mid Highway Patrol A Friend Jackie Simon M SanU Kresse Dollar Store , . . Suzanne. .Irvck and Tommy B. C. Beck man Junior Another rrienii Still Anolher Friend . A Lions Club Friend . Employe-, of B. L, Co. Merle Bell Schroder. Gait Bureau of Animal Industry Decker's Lola, Eugene and Ronald Another Lion Friend Tyler-Ryan Furniture Co Pfaff Baking Company Employes Mason City Fire Department . . L, L. Raymond . . . Eddie and Judy . . ,. , Gildner Brothers Clothing Store adjournment 11,,,™ Shoe Broken.^ Prrsbylerian Manner Service V. Nichols. Chlcajjo . Schommer Opposed to Football Rules Changes ON PAGE 1,3 Boxcar Damages Two Structures at Rake ON PAGE 18 Jhnstmas Editorial by Muse Reprinted ON PAGE 4 specified in their resolution, 10 a. m. The clocks in "Please Accept- both chambers were stopped at 9:45 a. m. while the lawmakers waited for the stenographic force to complete typing final drafts of bills passed. Then, when the bills came into the two chambers together with the formal reports of the enrolled bills committees, the two houses adopted the reports and adjourned. Many Vacant Scats. When the senate convened, only i 28 of the 50 members answered the roll call. The house also had I a number of vacant seats. i A merry Christmas resolution j was read and made a part of the legislative record. Harold Gross, of the social se- j curity board general counsel, | said he expects the board to ap- j prove the Iowa law "by Monday ' or Tuesday." '" The governor immediately Where the local functionaries would, they say, have made quiet arrests, they accuse the G-crowd of having, deliberately, staged j battles. More Charges Made. State police have leveled a similar charge against the federals. Federal bureaus of anti-G antecedents have done so likewise. The postoffice inspection service is one of them. In reality postoffice inspectors are detectives. Their story is that they would have fixed responsibility for numerous violations of the postal regulations much sooner but for ;hc G-men's extraneous bungling going to take a lot of thourough investigating to clear up. We can't figure out how it happened to burn out. And we haven't been able to locate anyone who saw the flames, so the fire must have occurred late at night." STATE SUKEATJ SENDS TWO AGENTS TO FELLA DES MOINES, Iff)— The state bureau of investigation dispatched Agents Paul Gruber and Con Ryan to Pella to aid in investigating the deaths of Mr. and Mrs. Hervan Grootveld and their 5 year old daughter, Marlyn. Aid in the investigation was asked by Sheriff Paul J. Gruncl- placed his signature upon the unemployment pay bill, thus oifi- cially completing in less than 4 days, legislation designed to save Iowa some S3,000.000 in taxes collected in 1936. Legislators estimated the cost of the session would not exceed S10.000. Herring- to Leave. ! Governor Herring said he will I leave for Washington Friday j night to take the Iowa law to the | Social Security board. He will ar- I rive in Washington Sunday. j A spirit of Christmas and good i will pervaded the house although i its remaining members were anx- ' ious to take off for home. While they waited the disposal of customary formalities. the house paid rSbute to Speaker John I. Mitchell of Fort Dodge, and wished him well in his new office of attorney general, and then called upon the 91 year old sergeant at arms, Oley Nelson, past national commander of the grand army. < SJJH.dli a 2n.»(i ANTA CLAUS is coming to town. And in a big way too. The Order of Good Fellows will be the sponsor of h i s visit in scores of homes which otherwise might not be on his calling list. The goal of ?!,000 set as the absolute minimum needed for the job was exceeded by the greatest amount that can be recalled in the eleven year .history.. o£i*his venture in the' Christmas spirit. To all who have helped in the raising of this fund, by gift and blessing, those. in charge of the NEW PRESIDENT Cubanpresident F CUBA TAKES OVER HIS TASKS Gomez Denounces Rule by Army as Senate Puts Him Out. By EDMUND A. CHESTER HAVANA, (&)— Dr. Federico Laredo Bru was sworn in at noon Thursday as president of Cuba to succeed Miguel Mariano Gomez, ousted by the army controlled senate for his opposition to the $1,500,000 sugar tax bill. Laredo Bru. who had -been vice president under Gomez 7 regime, took the oath before the chief justice of the supreme court at ceremonies attended by Cuban officialdom. The new president announced his cabinet appointments which included .Jose Bringuier Laredo, | FKEDEK i C O LAREDO BRU nephew of the chief executive, secretary of the presidency, Gomez, the island republic's ninth president in four years, was forced from his position by the senate's decision early Thursday that he was guilty of "interfering with the free functioning of legislative power" in fighting the j tax measure. Col. Batista Winner. Politically, the winner of the congressional controversy over the proposal to extend army training to -rural schools was Col. Fulgen- cioi Batista, Cuba's military Gomez-was-ejected by a '22 to 12 vote of the Cuban senate, sitting as a jury to hear the impeachment charges, after a debate last- solicitation extend their deepest j ' E §,, int 2 l j le ea , rly m ° rnin 2 nours appreciation and thanks. For each' """ '•-'—- J ' naving been identified, the G-men have represented that they did it. ; Departments Clash. It also is of recent record that the treasury's secret service, suspicious of the justice department's, started an investigation of the latter (one bunch of federal investigators investigating another bunch.) We know this because two of the treasury's investigators, caught at it, we-:e demoted. The justice department, forcing demotion of the rival department's investigators, certainly gained a justice departmental victory. Still, the clash doesn't secrn to imply harmony. Justice department disagree- menas with local authority arc 1 shattered. Bad Fast Record. They begin to be centralized ;ind unpleasant when they involve the justice postoffice, treasury ;md maybe other departments together. It likewise has been suggested (not in the present administration, but in the past, when the late William J. Burns was chief justice department investigator) that justice department investigators raided senators' and representatives' correspondence files. Indeed, a criminal charge was said. GARNER WANTS TO QUIT PARTIES President Roosevelt Agrees to Cancelation of Two Annual Dinners. WASHINGTON, (#)—A casual telephone call from Vice President Garner to President Roosevelt shook the capital's social foundations Thursday. There arc a lot of '-must" par- j coln'Tepublican"'' trfc"vcteran tics on the official social calendar firm and loud voice, called upon every winter. Fur instance, '.nc • the next legislature to support the i and every one, an added measure of joy in this Christmas season will be in order. Also a happy and prosperous 1937. The final figures on the campaign will not be available until Saturday. At least a few were known to be planning donations as late as Christmas eve of toys and other materials needed by Mrs. Mabel Blaise and her associates in their mission of Christmastide mercy. Additional gifts were filtering into the Globe-Gazette The before dawn climax of the struggle was precisely what the whole capital expected. As a result sparse crowds accepted the news with an apparent lack of in- j marchers were taken Church of the -Nativity SACRED CITY IS STRANGELY DRAB j Christ's Disciples of Many Creeds Worship in Bethlehem. BETHLEHEM, (/P)—Christ's disciples of many creeds worshipped their Savior Thursday in a sacred city strangely drao. Under sullen sides, through streets where soldiers stood, past shop windows empty of Christmas symbols, the traditional procession from Jerusalem was met at the tomb of Rachel. Led by the Latin patriarch, the Immediately after the dismissal. to bv the the SPEAKS HORROR OF EVIL FORCES OF Nazi Germany Only Major Nation That Refuses to Broadcast Address. By ANDRUE BERDIXG VATICAN CITY, OP)—Stricken Pope Pius XI offered his human suffering Thursday to God for peace among men and for God's own glory, "now more than ever so impiously at- _ tacked." Propped up in ^< bed. his eyes!' shining the Holy' Father in halting j but fervent tones j bespoke to the I whole world his] horror of ''the] evil forces" of I I c ommunism' I which, he cried, have brought in Spain "signs and por^.ents of terrifying reality of whj.t is being prepared for Europe and the whole world, if p op» Pju« XI they do not hasten to adopt the necessary remedies of defense.'' Forcing himself on, he murmured his grief at the "false and fatal" ways of some who fight "communism and atheism," yet portray the church, "as an avowed enemy of national prosperity and progress." Reference to Germany. This was interpreted by Vatican authorities as a reference to nazi Germany, which, alone of the world's ma.iox- nations having diplomatic relations with the Holy See, refused Thursday to re- mayor, the parish priest, and by which Gomez expected and pre- j other church and civic officials. pared for, the retiring president issued a bristling statement denouncing army leaders and charging they sought to arrogate civil authority to themselves. Military Dictatorship. His accusations reflected the is- But there were fe\> grims in either Bethlehem or Jerusalem that other years have brought. Six months of terror, attendant upon the Arab strike against Jewish settlement, had left its mark on -the holy land. broadcast the pontiff's address. It may have been his last Christmas message to Christianity. ., i His Holiness spoke for 29 min- 01 the pil- | u , c , th rough a radio microphone, sue on which his defense staked I From the smouldering aftermath vindication: that a verdict against j ^' a ™ e continuing eruptions^in^he the executive would throw Cuba | into a military dictatorship. form of scattered bandit activities. Only Wednesday, near the scene IT BROKE THE office, too. So the THERMOMETER: table above is nto final. Again—thanks to all who helped make the Christmas Cheer Fund Civil War Vet Talks. j of 1936 the glorious success it now Speaking as an "Abraham Lin- becomes. He was impeached in the house 1 of the Biblical miracle of wine of representatives and brought to j and water, two trucks were loot- trial before the senate after he had opposed a nine-cents-a-bag ed, their drivers beaten. Thursday a subdued throng sugar tax bill to finance an army- j watched the patriarch don the sponsored program of rural edu- costume delivered to him in the market place by members of the Probe Discovery of • Machine Gun Bullets I N D I A N O L A, UP)— Warren county officials and United States army officers investigated the discovery of 3,000 machine gun bullets found by boys skating on the Middle river "near here. The bullets were found under three bridges along the stream. made (on subsequently proved perjured justice department testimony) against Senator Burton K. Wheeler of Montana. Briefly, no secret service's record is any too good, examined under a microscope. lowan Gets Sentence. COLUMBUS, Ohio. OP)—M. J. Farmer, 39, Burlington. Iowa, received an indeterminate sentence in the Ohio penitentiary when he pleaded guilty to participating in a $915 robbery June 6. The Weather FORECAST J O W A: Partly cloudy to cloudy Thursday nijrht and Friday; continued moderate temperatures. MINNESOTA: Possibly snow in north, mostly cloudy In south Thursday night and Friday; coldiT Thursday night, much colder in northeast portion; colder Friday In east. IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 , president gives an annual dinner ! for the vice president, and the vice president gives one in return. Or did. Looking forward glumly to night after night of staying up late with a winged collar poling into his neck, Vice President Garner offered to pass up his dinner to Mr. Roosevelt. The president quickly agreed, and also canceled the white house banquet for Mr. and Mrs. Garner. | Why? Some said it was because the vice president likes to go to bed at 9 p, m. Others pointed out that the approach of Lent is crowding the social calendar. Whether the movement will go further, none would say, but if everybody stopped giving parties because they were expected to, and started holding them only when they fell like having a bunch I of folks in—Well, it caused several j local and national administrations. The aged Grand Army leader referred to himself as "a remnant of the arrny of 2,000,000 men now sleeping under the sod." He was escorted to and from the speaker's dais by Rep. Ole Kringgaak (R) of Lake Mills. Before drawing the final curtain on the forty-sixth legislature, the house extended an official vote of thanks to Louis Shneider of Des Moines. and H. L. McCarthy of Chicago. Shneider assisted the COLD WAVE FOR IOWA FIZZLES cation. His opposition brought into the his smouldering fight with Col. Fulgencio Batista, "stron various religious orders. Here were Bethlehem women held to his lips by the Vatican radio director. Father Soccorsi. Frequently he paused to sip from a cup of water. Afterwards he was tired, but thankful. He was told his words had been heard perfectly in far away Buenos Aires. "Thanks be tu God!'' he cried. Calls for -Union of Good. He called "for a union of all men. of good will against the propaganda of the enemy"—by which he meant c ommu nism—and prayed that God accept his present suffering "for his own glory, for the conversion of all who have gone, astray, for peace and the good of the entire church—and. in in high, medieval headdresses, the 'particular, for Spain." man head of the army, who nas i ever-present British soldiers, Scot- ! In Spain, the holy father cried, been die power behind Cubasju'sh men at arms in kilts, school "propaganda and evil forces have government since 1933. children. Bedouins, Negroes from \ wished to make the supreme ex- the Sudan, silent Arabs in red tar-I pcriment of all the destructive M [NO The senate's decision in remove the president was contained in its vote convicting him. because of his stand on the sugar tax bill, of "in- r C i PI ' terfering with the free functioning tor Oanta LlaUS | of the legislative power." Under-Surface Baltic. In his statement. Gomez attrib- Sleigh and Continued Mild Forecast. DES MOINES, (/P)— Pity poor Santa Claus. There's no snow for his sleigh . , . ,. ,, sub-committee which drafted tha ™nncrs, and whats more the unemployment bill, and McCarthy weatherman said, there isn't go- as regional administrator of the plan, explained its principles to the two houses. o'clock Thursday morning: Maximum Wednesday 51 Minimum In Night 36 At 8 A. M. Thursday 37 Trace of Precipitation Temperatures some 20 degrees above normal and a misty fog were the marks of North Iowa's pre-Christmas weather. Latest reports were that a cold wave headed for these parts Thursday night had been v.-ayJaid somewhere along the route and that unseasonably warm weather was on the Christmas meteorological menu. dowagers to shudder. 2 Charles Cityans Returned to Iowa on Robbery Counts NEW HAMPTON—Frank Mc- Cahen and Boyd Hayes, both of Charles City, were returned here Thursday and were scheduled for a preliminary hearing on charges of robbery with aggravation. The two have admitted taking guns and ammunition from the Eim Castle sports shop at Charles City and holding up a farmer at Boyd and robbing him of his car. Sheriff George C. Murray, State Patrolman Jesse Goetsch and Special Deputy C. D. Schnurr made the trip to Viroqua, Wis., where the two were arrested. Two Injured When Train Hits Truck INDEPENDENCE, (/P)—Albert Frisbce and Francis Wilson, both of Waterloo, 'suffered serious injuries when their truck was struck by an Illinois Central freight train. Frisbee suffered a fractured collarbone and arm and a possible spine injury. Wilson had severe cuts and bruises. ing to be any Thursday night. On top of that, Santa's going to get hot under the collar, for temperatures will be little if any below- freezing. The cold wave that threatened Wednesday to push the mercury [ down towards zero is "petering out," the weatherman explained, and it will be partly cloudy to cloudy Christmas eve and Christmas day with continued moderate temperatures. The lowest minimum expected Thursday night was 25 degrees in northwest Iowa. Thirty degrees was forecast for the northeast and southwest sections and 35 for the southeast. bushes, and a sprinkling of pilgrims from Europe and America. Held on Check Charge. forces scattered throughout the world, which they have at their j command. '"Here is a new menace more threatening than ever before for CLARION—J. J. Haase of Con- | the whole world - and particularly cordia, Mo., who allegedly issued uled his downfall to the long un- j a check to the Woolstock elevator der-surface battle between himself for $309.93 without funds and the military. Within reasonable limits, he maintained, he sought to co-operate with the army "but they, wanted more—to rival the executive power and commajid the palace from Camp Columbia (army headquarters.)" Army leaders. Gomez charged, tried to "invade" the presidential authority "through interferences and inspections designed to intervene and establish vigilance over it; depreciating it and tearing from it functions x x x and treasury in- i have a hearing Dec. 31 before Mayor Halverson of Woolstork. for Europe and its Christian civilization," he said. Voice Continues Trembling. The holy father's voice trembled throughout the whole 29 min- Haase. whose bond is fixed atju'es of his Christmas Eve mes- $750, is in the county jail. [sage. " •• •—— j At times he seemed to be forcing close friend of Batista, ac- himself on ' At several intervals. and cepting all others. In almost routine fashion the Cuban congress ousted a chief executive with whom it had long Jie paused.for a second. He spoke of the "bitter sorrow of our paternal heart, caused by the many great evils which, these been out of sympathy. It was two days from the time the house impeached the president for "interfering with the free functioning of legislative power" ! days, have fallen like a scourge on humanity, civil society and the church." Of his own suffering, the pontiff, ill for more than income over which only the civil j U nw"thc'seWte a^ounVed ilsvcr- NO PAPER FRIDAY There will be no edition of the Globe-Qazett: bearing the date of Christmas day. There will be no mail delivery on that date, a fact that would detract from the value of the paper for more than two* thirds of our subscribers. Incidentally—in fact more than Incidentally—the "80 full time employes of the paper and the several score more who have a part in its daily publication and distribution will appreciate the opportunity thus afforded to oo- serve the year's happiest sinyic day. This edition carries an extra pasre of comics, including those which ordinarily would appear in the Dec. 25 issue, and two chapters of "The Bloodhounds Bay," the Globe-Gazette's serial story. administration has authority." Before vetoing the sugar tax bill, the expelled president contended, he tolerated army demands that were not prejudicial to the people. Says Budget Juggled. But, he added, encroachments by the military became "many and daily," and he felt bound to "detain such dissolving action against the political structure and administrative organizations." To usurp power, he charged, the army juggled the national budget, "all this resulting from a growing preponderance of armed institutions." All members of the Gomez cabinet, in accordance with. custom, immediately tendered their resig-. diet of guilty. Mattel- <» Course. All Havana, even the president, accepted the decision as a matter ol course. Crowds jammed the capitol while the senator-jurors heard the prosecution and defense but when the verdict was returned, only a few hundred undemonstrative persons were there to receive it. The president Wednesday had acknowledged publicly he believed his cause was hopeless and prepared to move from the palatial mansion of Cuban presidents to his own. almost equally luxurious, private home in the heart of the city. He ^sent the treasury a check remittmg the unspent balance of of slight, paralysis and circulatory congestion, told his millions of listeners: Opportunity 1$ Granted. "The Divine Goodness is granting us an opportunity to contribute to the prayers, the work and the sacrifices of all by the personal experience of suffering, and ur.til now has marvelously spared us. "And for Which the same """ivir.e God is most readily and gene::ous- ly recompensing us with a wondrous and touching union of prayers, which lately, from every part of the church are incessantly be- ii:g offered up for the well being of the common Father." His holiness spoke slowly, with an obvious attempt at careful die- tic n. But only scattered passages of his speech came strong and nations. ' '• • his personal expense account and | clear, as it did before his illness. Mysteriously, hovVever. Gomez I announced he would issue his i Tones Arc Faltering. rejected the resignation of Rafael I farewell message ''tonight in my In general his tones were fa!-- i Mentalvo, secretary of defense. I home as a private citizen." f tering, his syllables blurred. At

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