The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on January 16, 1936 · Page 6
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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 6

Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, January 16, 1936
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SIX MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, JANUARY 16 1936 PROBE STORY OF RANSOM MONEY Chicago Prisoner Tells of Two Men Who Talked of Lindbergh Case. CHICAGO, Jan. 16. ffl--A. Chicago Bridewell prisoner's story that an "Adolph Blaustein" and a "Fred Menk" whom he met in 1934 claimed they had $22,000 of the Lindbergh baby ransom money was investigated today by representatives of Governor Homer who indicated the questioning was asked by New Jersey officials. Attorney Bernard Finnigan, representing the prisoner, Stephen Spitz, then announced he would communicate immediately with Governor Hoffman, of New Jersey, asking him to have Governor Horner free Spitz to go to Trenton, N. J. Spitz, 52 years old, was sentenced for obtaining money under false pretenses and Ms term expires at 11 a. m. tomorrow. Quizzed' by Sullivan. Questioned by T. p. Sullivan, slate bureau of identification chief, John Landesco, state pardon and parole board member, and Assistant Attorney General Emery Smith, Spitz said that in August, 1934, he met "Blaustein" and "Menk" at a Newark, N. J., hotel. "They stated they had some 'hot money" they wanted to dispose of," Spitz declared, "we drove 50 miles through Monmouth county to a farmhouse on New Jersey state route 33 near Asbury Park. "They went into the farmhouse and came out with two $5 federal reserve bank notes. They told me this was part of the Lindbergh ransom money." Part of Ransom. Spitz's questioners recalled that $5 bills which werejjart of the ransom cash were federal reserve notes. "Adolph and Fred said they had $22,000 of the Lindbergh money," Spitz said, "and would sell me $5,000 of it at 40 cents on the dollar." He said he gave them $1,800 and without taking any of the ransom money went to Chicago to seek more funds. When he returned to Newark three weeks later, he related, he met the pair at the Newark hotel again but they told him their price now was 55 cents on the dollar. He said he demurred and asked for his $1,800 but that after promising to return it they left and he never saw them again. Sheriff Confident Convict Will Face Charge of Murder FORT MADISON, Jan. 16. UP) Sheriff C. E. Harding of Ottumwa left after an interview here with Robert Kennedy, state penitentiary convict, expressing confidence that Kennedy will be charged with the murder of a youth near Ottumwa last November. The Wapello county sheriff interviewed Kennedy, serving a 25 year term for breaking and entering, Council Bluffs Scouts Honor General Dodge's Memory here yesterday, denied he was He said Kennedy implicated in the Ottumwa slaying, or that he knew Al Ross, serving a life sentence in the Illinois penitentiary, who told officers Kennedy was responsible for the crime. The youth's body was found under a pile of driftwood in the Milwaukee yards here nearly two months ago. It has never been iden. tified. Dinner Monday Night. IOWA FALLS, Jan. 16--The annual "coon" dinner, put on every winter by A. J. Struts of this city, will be held at the Legion hall, Monday evening and the Legion Auxiliary ladies will prepare and serve the dinner. Mr. Strutz and his pack of dogs tree the racoons. The affair is s. stag. Dr. J, G* Craven, Dentist Prosthodonist (Practice Limited to Plate Work) MASON CITY, 18 1ST ST. S. E. Phone 1116 SIOUX CITY CEDAR RAPIDS 412 Nebraska St. 117 2nd St., S. E. Phone g-8531 Phone 2-T037 DES MOINES 620 Grand Ave. 408 Locust SL Phone 4-3515 Phone 4-6632 --Io\ra Daily l*rrn(( Photo More than 200 Cnuncil Bluffs Boy Scouts paid tribute to the memory of the lafe Gen. Grenville M. Dodge as taps were blown and the youths stood at attention while- Scout Don Kempster, right, placed » wreath at the base ot the tomb. Council Bluffs scouts annually make a pilgrimage to the tomb of General Dodge, Civil war general, engineer in charge of construction of the Union Facific railroad and city benefactor. Scouts MiU'nn Booth and David Burrows, left, rornipd the guard of honor for Snout Kempster. Iowa Girl Fighting Strange Infection OMAHA, Jan. 16. (.T)--Physicians said Anna Marie Behm. 19, of Logan, Iowa, is waging a successful battle against a rare infectiion, diagnosea as lymphatic poisoning, which she contracted last July as the result of a slight scratch on her hand. 19-21 First Street S. E. Photic 200 Mason City Day in Congress By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Senate- Meets for routine business. Munitions committee hears further J. P. Morgan testimony. Agriculture and farm committee studies AAA replacement and seed loans. Finance sub-committee studies liquor tax collection charges. House-Considers independent offices appropriation bill. Appropriations committee studies war department supply bill. Foreign afafirs committee has executive session -on neutrality.. Naval raff airs, judiciary and labor committees also met. WEDNESDAY Senate--· In recess. Foreign relations committee recommended changes in neutrality bill. Munitions committee heard further World war loan testimony. House-Debated independent offices appropriation bill. Foreign affairs committee continued neutrality study. Helain Ostrum, 19, Succumbs at Algona ALGONA, Jan. 16.--Helain Ostrum, 19, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ostmm, died Wednesday evening- of spinal meningitis. A week ago Wednesday she suffered from a bad throat and on Friday became seriously ill. She had been employed in the office of County Attorney Maurice McMahon. Surviving are her parents, one brother. Edward and her grandmother, Mrs. Lucinda Lyons of Fairbanks. 9 Persons Reported Dead in Plane Crash BOGOTA, Colombia, Jan. 16. Nine persons, including two women, were reported dead today as the result of the jungle crash of a tri-motored plane in the Caqueta, department of Southern Colombia, Two others were believed seriously injured. Seven persons were unhurt. MEN ON CAR TRIPS TO SEE EACH OTHER MEET IN COLLISION FAYETTE, Jan. 16.--Mike Lynch, farmer, figured in a car accident here recently in which his car was quite badly damaged. Tuesday he started for Oelwein with S. E. Campbell, local automobile dealer, and Leon Shepard to meet an insurance man from Waterloo for a conference in connection with his wreck. The insurance man started for Fayette to confer with Mike. They met south of Fayette about three miles on highway No. 11. The result was two badly smashed cars and some badly bruised men. The two cars collided, they said, when one of them attempted to pass a third car. S. E. Campbell was most seriously injured with savers scalp wounds and a cut on one leg. Shepard turned up with a bruised leg and some broken ribs, and Lynch had a bruised knee. The occupants of the other car were reported to be not seriously injured. Campbell was taken to Maynard for x-ray and treatment, of hia injuries and was brought home. Mike says hr forgot, all about talking to the insurance man about his own wreck. Officer in Missouri Says Iowa Sheriff Took Wrong Radio KIRKSVILLE. Mo.. Jan. 16. (/P)-Sheriff Charles A. Novinger put it down as a case of "mistaken identity," but he wants the sheriff from Ottumwa, Iowa, to know that the radio he took from a collection of stolen goods here was his own. The Ottumwa sheriff was one of numerous officers who came here to look over the loot recovered from alleged forays of Homer Fanning and Alfred Schmidt in Iowa, Missouri and Illinois. He erroneously identified Sheriff Novinger's radio as one stolen in his locality. Sheriff Novinge r asked the Iowa sheriff to return it quickly- League Rally Held. DOWS, Jan. 16.--The Epworth league held a rally at the Morgan M. E. church Monday evening. There were representatives from Radcliffe, Ellsworth, P o p e j o y, Alden, Dows and Morgan. Ellsworth again received the cup for the largest attendance and distance traveled. MANY NEVER SUSPECT CAUSE This Old Treatment Often Brings Happy Relief Of Pain Many sufferers relieve nagging backache quicjdy, once they discover that the real cause o£ their trouble may be tired fcidneys. The kidneys are one of Nature's chief ways of taking the acids arid waste out of the blood. If they don't pass 3 pints a day and so get rid, of more than 3 pounds o£ -waste matter, your 15 miles of Sidney tubes may. need flushing. If you have trouble with frequent bladder passages with scanty amount ·n-hich often smart and burn, the 15 miles of kidney tubes may need flushing out This danger signal may b» the beginning- of nagging backache, leg pains, loss of pep and energy, getting up nights, swelling-, puffiness under the eyes and dizziness. Don't wait for serious trouble Ask your druggist for DOAN'S PILLS-which have been used successfully for over 40 years by millions of people. They give bappy relief and. Trill help flush out the 15 miles ot kidney tubes. Get DOAN'S FILLS- LEPPER JEWELRY CO. SPECIAL SALE NOW ON Watehes, Diamonds, Silverware, Clocks and Jewelry AT BIG SAVINGS A WHOLE LOT FOR A LITTLBJ MONEY This is jour chance to "MAKE A KILLING" The Lepper Jewelry Co. 10 First St. S. E. COMPLETE Speedometer and Wiper Central Auto Electric Co. Lcnlrnl Hilllfrv A Elrrlrir. to. NASHUA SCHOOL CONTRACT LET Waterloo Company Awarded General Work on New $80,000 Building. NASHUA. Jan, 16.--Contracts for an $80,000 new school building for Nashua Independent district were let Wednesday to the following contractors: J. E. Currier and Jens Olson, company associated. Waterloo, general contract. $61.234; Wheatland Co., Cedar Rapids, plumbing and heating, 513,130; Erwin Peterson, Charles City, electrical, $4,260. Other contractors were Scott Co., Albert Lea, Minn.: Repholtz Drape, Tripoli, general: Scheuth Bros., Dyersville; Carsten Bros., Ackley, plumbing-; Carsten Bros.. Ackley; Electrical Equipment Co.. Des Moines; Cedar Falls Electrical Equipment Co., electrical. C. W. Ei-win, Waterloo, architect will receive, ?3,500; total contract, 582,133. This contract does not includB any equipment. A PWA grant of $36,000 has been awarded: a bond of $30,000 issued, and the school treasury has $14,000 available cash. Work on the new building will probably not be started until spring. The .building will be built adjoining the old building on the south and will .be of brick and hollow tile outside construction. It will include an auditorium and eight class rooms. January Clearance SUITS OVERCOATS $18-85 $23.85 $2885 Suits and Overcoats are a good buy right now at regular prices. These reductions make the values doubly attractive! GET YOURS NOW! Get to Know NEW SPECIAL RATES on LONG DISTANCE CALLS Effective January 15 ALLDAYi STARTING JANUARY 15, the special rates which have been in effect on station-to-station calls after 7 o'clock each night will now extend to all day Sunday. Special night and Sunday rates apply on station-to-station calls for which the day rate is 40 cents or more. STARTING JANUARY 15, there will also be special rates on person-to-person calls every night after 7 o'clock and all day Sunday. These special night and Sunday rates apply in general on person-to-person calls for which the day rate is 55 cents or more. LOMG DISTANCE SERVICE NOW MORE USEFUL THAN EVER These special rates make long distance telephone service more convenient and useful... They permit still closer and more frequent contact with old friends across the miles... Reassuring, personal words to someone far away... Happy reunions with members of the family back home, with children at school and college... And, if you choose, opportunity to clear up the week's unfinished business or to plan the week ahead. T Y P I C A L T H R E i - M I N U T i RATES Airline Mil«» 100 200 Station-to-Stotion Rates Week Night and Day Sunday 1 .60 ~$ .35~ 1.05 .60 _ _ 300 400^ 500 JL.4_0_ 1.75 2.05" J.OO 1.15 Person-to-Person Rates Week Night and Day Sunday "$ .90 ~$ .65^ _J .40 .95_ _1.80 1.20_ _2.20 1.45_ 2.55 1-65 N O R T H W E S T E R N B E L L T E L E P H O N E C O M P A N Y

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