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Mason City, Iowa
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Saturday, January 16, 1937
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TWO MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, JANUARY 16 • 1937 ords of '.acoma criminal trials, including several sexual perversion cases. The disclosure strengthened a frequently expressed theory the Mattson kidnaping and slaying was the work of a demented person who possibly knew the Mattson family personally, rather 'vhan a well planned abduction by an organized gang or a "big time" criminal. Supporting points included: Odd Ransom Demand. The odd ransom demand—$28,000 instead of a rounded figure such p? $200.000 in the kidnaping of another Tacoma boy, little George Weyerhaeuser. The manner of the kidnaping: Seizure of little Charles Dec. 27 at his home while his brother and sister looked on, rather than abduction from street or playground. (George Weyerhaeuser was kid- naped on a street). The Mattson kidnaper's search of the four children (a visiting girl also was present) for money. The brutality of the slaying: Charles was stabbed in the back, beaten on the head and his unclothed body left to fi-eeze in snow covered brushland near Everett where it was found Monday. Incoherent on Phone. Reports of the father, Dr. W. W. Mattson, that the kidnaper in telephone conversations was incoherent and unable to give clear directions. A statement of Paul Sceva, friend of the family, that he feared Dr. Mattson would have been killed had he actually met the kidnaper during ransom negotiations. Observers predicted the search might be one of the most difficult in kidnaping history, particularly because of the absence of ransom money, often the clew to tracking down kidnapers. Characterized as a "definite suspect" by Chief of Police Fritz Kaminsky," Arthur Madsen, 26. a former insane asylum inmate, \vas held at Sacramento. Cal. lias Handwriting Test. Police identification experts, who gave him a handwriting test, reported he hesitated over the spelling of the name "Mable." used on the kidnaper's instructions in -contact" advertisements while Dr. Mattson was attempting to ransom Charles. Officers checked Madsen's story Inaugural Approach Sharp Contrast to 4 Years Ago Expect Second Roosevelt" Administration to Be as Exciting. By EDWARD 3. DUFFY WASHINGTON, (£>)—The approach of the second Roosevelt inauguration, with debate centered on long time rather than temporary legislation, presented a sharp contrast Saturday to the call for immediate action four years ago. The prospects were, however, that the president's second administration will be as exciting as the first. For the first time in history the pre-inaugural atmosphere at the capitol was of order. Instead of a "lame duck" congress rushing through its bills before adjournment, an expectant quiet prevailed. The legislators speculated iibout how specifically the president would re-define his program next Wednesday—the new inauguration day. Warning to Courts. Three actions by the president in closing his first term intensified the expectancy: The warning to the courts against "narrow" construction of the constitution, the reminder to business that budget balancing depends on re-employment, and the recommendations for a sweeping reorganization of government. The fact that Mr. Roosevelt chose to speak out vigorously before inauguration appeared to some to indicate he may amplify his viewpoint on those questions next week, after studying national reaction, in words as direct as four vears ago. At that time, with banks closing and depression rampant, he said the emergency warranted war powers for the executive. Congress readily granted all he asked in a staccato special session of 100 davs. Nation Off Gold. The nation went off gold. Labor and industry were placed under NRA. Major farm crops came un- he had been in a WPA camp at der AAA con t ro l. Tillamook. Ore., Dec. 27 and ex- j with par t y lines virtually ig- amined carefully a long knife he | norec j con gr es s voted the first of claimed to have purchased or - ' bus for one cent Motivated by the kidnap-murder case. State Senator Warwick C. Lamoreaux introduced a measure in the Utah legislature which would make the death penalty mandatory for ransom kidnapings. MAX RESEMBLING KIDNAPER IS ARRESTED IN KENTUCKY PRESTONBURG. Ky.. (.^—Policeman Arthur Blackburn said Saturday a man answering the description of the kidnaper-killer of Charles Mattson at Tacoma, Wash., was under arrest here. Blackburn estimated the prisoner was about 30 years of age. He said he "wouldn't talk" and "seemed like he was hiding something." The officer declined to disclose details of the arrest. PANSIES BLOOM IN NEW JERSEY Mercury Shoots Up to 65 in New York; Maple Sap Runs. NEW YORK. (.-Pi—In a world where Scotland gradually is moving toward Ireland and snow falls at San Pedro, Cal.. the eastern seaboard kept in step Saturday by exhibiting a full acre of pansies in full bloom in January. At least six weeks of abnormally warm weather, punctuated by not one good snowfall, have brought signs of a premature spring up and down Lie coast. Even New England, normally well blanketed with snow long prior to mid-January, has had to revise its calendar. Crocuses and lilacs bloomed almost everywhere in the metropolitan district of New York, and robins, bluebird? and at least one Maryland yellowthroat sang from the leafless branches of trees. The pansies bloomed on a farm in Clifton, N. J. Friday the mercury shot up to R5 degrees in New York. At St. Johnsbury, Vt., the warm weather has started . : ap flowing in maple trees and a large maole sugar company reported it was boiling the sap. The company described the run as the earliest in northeastern Vermont in memory. Cedar Rapids Minister May Move to Tacoma TACOMA. Wash., (/Pi—Dr. J. Benwick McCullouch o£ Cedar Rapids -vas asked to fill the pulpit in the First Presbyterian church here. Dr. McCullouch appeared before the local congregation recently when he attended a Bible conference here. The church pulpit committee said it believed he would accept the c=ll and arrive before May 1. what was to total $13,000,000,000 in funds for relief, public works and other ways to succor the needy, make jobs and "prime the business pump." Greater control over banks, railroads and stock exchanges, authority for the president to negotiate reciprocal trade treaties, establishment of unemployment insurance and old age pensions, development of the Tennessee valley and other great watersheds for power and conservation, insurance of bank deposits, guarantee of collective bargaining — so the program was translated into law by the last two congresses. National Income Up. National income rose from $38,000,000,000 in 1932 to more than 560,000,000,000 in 1936. The public debt jumped to more than 534,400,000,000, but the actual increase is in controversy because of redeemable assets. Some 6,000,000 unemployed found jobs. Relief rolls stil! carry more than 2,500.000. j Getting much of the program | by the supreme court was another ' matter. The justices ruled unanimously that NRA transgressed states' rights. Invalidation of the AAA, the Guffey coal act and several other major enactments followed. Although Mr. Roosevelt contended no change in the "fundamental law" is needed, Senator Norris (Ind., Nebr.) and others have begun to organize a conference on constitutional amendment. They want either to restrict the supreme court or to enlarge fed- .eral powers. Others In and Out. Still others in and out of congress are working on plan? to re-institute the wage and hour and business practice standards sought under NRA. Secretary Wallace is planning for crop control like that under AAA. Congressional support is widely taken for granted. So the situation stands as between the judiciary and the other two branches. Paralleling that as a prospective subject of contention in the next administration is the dispute over executive and legislative powers. The president wants all independent agencies, many of which now report directly to congress, placed under cabinet departments. Some leading democrats intend to join republicans in opposition. But where in 1933 they talked "action" in terms of days, the leaders now speak of settling these major questions "in two or three years, if then." Huston to Be Sentenced. HAMPTON — Everett Huston was found guilty in district court Wednesday of driving while intoxicated and will be sentenced by Judge Sherwood A. Clock. The jury deliberated five hours. Huston was arrested after his car collided with that of George Molen- camp, night marshal, last month. Gives Himself Up Fred Orrin Haynes, former California convict, sought for Questioning In the Charles Mattson kidnap-nmrder, surrendered to Seattle police and denied all connection with the crime. JUST RECEIVED SHIPMENT OF PRESTONE Henry Thomas Shell Station First Street S. W. and Washington Avenue DIVORCE WILL CLOSE ROMANCE Elaine Charges Barrymore With Calling Her Names and Striking Her. LOS ANGELES, (&)— The Cyclonic romance of Elaine Ariel) Barrie, 21, and John (Caliban) Barrymore, began in a hospital, flared to public view as a cross country chase by plane and train —and Saturday it was in the divorce court. The dark eyed New York girl, ambitious to have a stage career, charged: The actor struck her ("roughed me up a bit" she said at the time) during a New Year's party at a Holt/wood night club. Threatened to "kill or seriously maim" her. Called her "violent, vile, obscene, indecent, profane or opprobrious names." Jealous of Her. And all because he was jealous over her stage aspirations. In filing suit Friday to end her brief career as Barrymore's fourth wife—they were married Nov. 9 at Yuma, Ariz., after an airplane elopement—she also charged their honeymoon was disrupted by his false accusations of her attentions to other men. At the home of his trainer. Ken Kelly, where he has stayed since the separation two weeks ago, Barrymore declined to comment. Asserting she is without funds, Miss Barrie asked for "reasonable alimony." She requested that Barrymore be required to pay $10,000 attorney's fees and $1,000 court costs out of his earnings, which she estimated in excess of $3,000 weekly. Wishes Him Luck. "I do not intend to ask for permanent alimony," she declared. "All I want is funds to tide me over for the present I am sorry it had to happen this way. I wish him all of luck." Expressing concern for community property of securities, cash, contracts, and real estate she said are in Barrymore's .possession, Miss Barrie asked a court order to restrain him from disposing or hypothecating them. She is rehearsing for her new play, "The Return o£ Hannibal," which opens Feb. 1 in San Francisco. The stage aspirations which Miss Barrie charged parted them figured in their first meeting. She visited the actor, ill at a New York hospital, in 1935 and there told him of her dreams. In the room they re-enacted the ShaUe- sperean roles of Ariel and Caliban. On Yacht Cruise. Recovered, Barrymore took her and her mother on-a yacht cruise to Cuba. Back in New York there was a quarrel. Barrymore took a train west. Elaine pursued by plane to Chicago, beat on his train compartment door to no avail. She followed him by train to Kansas City; He eluded her by a taxi dash from one train to another. She sped to a radio, appealed to him to come to her, said she loved him, that others were trying to keep them apart. Later she joined him in Hollywood and they were seen frequently together. But she was in the east when their decision to wed brought her across the country by plane and thence to Yuma. Asked if she planned a second marriage, she shook her brunet locks. "Scarcely," she'said. Then, wearing an expensive fur coat over her stage slacks and a red blouse, she went back to reading her lines. Director of Bank of England N. Y. Bound LONDON, (/P)—Sir Otto Neimeyer, a director of the bank of England, it was learned' Saturday, has sailed for New York on a secret mission. Observers connected the trip with the visit to the United States of Walter Runciman, president of the board of trade in the British cabinet, reportedly to confer with President Roosevelt on the long pending Anglo-American trade I treaty, • |>;. ._•••'-. CAPITAL READY FOR INAUGURAL Congress 'Members Greet Vanguard of Throngs to Attend. WASHINGTON, (/P)—Members of congress turned Saturday from the complexities of government reorganization and finance to welcome the vanguard of the throngs coming for President Rposevelt's second inauguration. Festoons of red, white and blue bunting covered store fronts throughout the business district. Along Pennsylvania avenue workmen completed the last of the temporary stands from which thousands will view the military inaugural parade on Wednesday. The avenue was the scene of another parade • late Friday—a procession .of 2,500 WPA workers, members of the workers alliance of America. Demand More Funds. "WPA must'go on!" they chanted while delegations called on government officials to present demands for more ' work relief funds. At the white house, Secretary Marvin Mclntyre promised their proposals would be considered. Congress has not ye't acted . on President Roosevelt's request for §790,000,000 to meet relief needs until July 1. A house appropriations subcommittee continued hearings Saturday oh the measure, which administration leaders hope to enact within a week or 10 days. Funds are sufficient to last only until about Feb. 1. House in Eecess. The house itself was in recess until Monday, but bills to extend the treasury's stabilization fund and the president's authority to devalue the dollar were ready for senate action. Both were enacted originally as emergency • measures to aid economic recovery. The senate voted continuance Friday of one depression born agency, the Reconstruction Finance corporation, with only Senator Byrd (D-Va.) dissenting. He wanted to curtail its life as an economy measure. The house banking committee has approved extension of the RFC for two years, and final congressional action may come during the next week. Fresh Problems Up. Two fresh problems connected with the president's reorganization plan bobbed up: The agriculture department drafted a crop insurance bill which set up an independent corporation. The measure was ordered changed, however, because Mr. Roosevelt is seeking to put all agencies under regular cabinet departments. « Possibility that a board to decide national electric power policy would be placed under the proposed department of public works was suggested in some quarters. This' proposal was heard simultaneously with reports of an imminent climax to a disagreement between Chairman Arthur E. Morgan and Director David Lilienthal over policies of the Tennessee Valley power project. MEXICAN PLANE WRECKS KILL 12 Discovery of Burned Ship Adds Nine Deaths Week's Total. to Be thankful if junior is dumb. If he were smart, he might become a great success and be a public enemy. — Dubuque Tele- MEXICO CITY, (.^)—The discovery of the burned wreck of a missing Mexican air liner with all its nine occupants apparently killed raised to 12 the weeKs loss of life in Mexican air accidents. The plane carried six passengers and a crew of three. Three persons were found dead previously after a plane crashed near San Cristobal Las Cabas, Chiapas. No United States citizens were aboard either craft. A. L. McCullough, piloting a Pan-American air liner, reported finding the ship "deep in mountains, south of Playa Vicente, totally destroyed and burned." Storm- winds apparently had blown it far off its course. McCullough has been searching five days in the wild :,'ingle country of Vera Cruz state. 2 Keokuk Men Get 5 Year Sentences KEOKUK:, C/P)—George Tender and Josepr Hugenel, Keokuk, were sentenced to five years each at the men's reformatory at Anamosa when they pleaded guilty in district court Friday to county attorney's informations charging lar-. ceny. They admitted the theft of a motorcycle motor and 72 home made butcher knives, the property of William May. Menace of Floods in Mississippi and Ohio Valleys Lessens CHICAGO, (£•)—The menace of dangerous floods in the Ohio and Mississippi valleys subsided Saturday in the face of an advancing cold wave that checked protracted rains. High water still prevented many hundreds of families from reaching their homes in the lowlands and some streams continued to rise but observers said the crisis in most sections had passed. Indiana, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Ohio and Missouri, were the states harassed 'by the week's floods, caused by torrential winter rains. Answers TO QUESTIONS ON PAGE 1 1. 1210. 2. Martin Johnson. 3. Speaker of the Iowa house of representatives. 4. Garner. 5. Found the body of kid- naped-slain Charles Mattson. 10, of Tacoma, Wash. 6. By deserting the republicans in the Iowa house of representatives to help the democrats elect their speaker. 7. That sha "gossiped" that he was paid to let Mrs. -Simpson, affianced of former King Edward, divorce him. 8. Roy J. Sours of Charles City. 9. C. W. Damon. 10. Two. JAIL BROKER AS HIT-RUN DRIVER Actor Basil Rathbone Not Injured as Companion Is Killed. HOLLYWOOD, Cal., (/P)—Police jailed an investment broker on suspicion of negligent homicide Saturday after a hit and run motorist killed John Miltern, stage veteran, and narrowly missed his actor-host, Basil Rathbone. Miltern, 40 of whose 67 years were spent in theatrical prominence, died at the receiving hospital Friday night. Logan F. Metcalf, 45, who said he is the former husband of Madge Bellamy, film actress, surrendered at the police station after officers telephoned him at his Manhattan beach home. Detective Lieut E. W. Smith said Metcalf admitted he had been in the vicinity of the accident but denied having hit Miltern. The windshield of his automobile was broken, the detective said. Miltern and Rathtone were returning from a stroll in Griffith park with Rathbone's pedigreed dogs. One of the oldest members of the Lambs' club. Miltern made his first stage success in December, 1907, as Buck Pan-en in "Deadwood Dick's Last Shot." Correct this sentence: "Even j though strikers defy civil authorities," said the rich conservative, "I don't believe in using force."— Davenport Times. «•""- — T *' ?! 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