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FOUR FENTONMANIS HELD IN THEFT Large Quantify of Goods Is Identified by Clerk From Rodman. SMMETSBin?G, Feb. 22--Charles Wolz, 42, Feriton, was arrested early Thursday by .Deputy Sheriff Harvey Strout of Palo Alto county after goods claimed to have been stolen from the store of Ida Ballenbach of Rodman last fail were found in tho Wolz home. The goods were valued at several hundred dollars. A clerk from the Rodman store identified the gobda, officers said. Wolz, who formerly farmed in Palo Alto county, is being held In the ICossuth county jail. Goods found included a large quantity of groceries, Including sacks of flour, women's wearing apparel and dress goods, axle grease and lard and other merchandise, which officers said was extensive enough to start a store. Bodies of 4 Miners Killed in Blast Found by Rescue Workers CHARLESTON, W. Va., Feb. 22. *?)--Rescue workers today recovered the bodies of four miners killed last night m an explosion in the Glen Rogers mine of the Raleigh Wyoming Mining company in Wyoming county, about 60 miles from Charleston. About 100 men were at work in the shaft mine at tha time of the explosion but the state deparment of mines reported all but the four escaped. First reports were :that only two men were missing but rescue crews found bodies of four. Mine inspectors said .they believed the Wast, local in nature, originated from gas. MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE WHITNEY PLANS TO PROPOSE BILL (Continued From Page l Harriss had been summoned for tomorrow to follow up the charge yesterday by Chairman Fletcher that the exchange was conducting a nationwide campaign of propaganda against his bill to regulate the markets. At the same time, Pecora announced a number of business leaders including Walter C. Teaglo and Harry F. Sinclair had been called for tomorrow to inquire into call loans by big corporations to finance speculation. 34 Page Statement. Testifying on the message at his own request, the carefully groomed head of the biggest stock exchange in the country, read a 34 page printed statement giving of his views and served notice that other exchange witnesses would appear "Through the activity of exchanges, securities have remained Jiquid throughout the entire depression," Whitney said. "It ia true that they have declined tremendously In value, but in spite of declines securities have remained marketable. "Real estate on the other hand, became practically unsalable and at times it was impossible to find a buyer for mortgages or other forms of real estate investment. Able to Sell. "Holders of listed securities, however, have been able to sell them whenever it was necessary to raise money, "The interest of these security owners in the hill to regulate stock exchanges is, therefore, very direct and real. To the extent that this bill seeks to regulate exchanges to the point where it will destroy the free and open market for securities, the liquidity of the one form of investment that has remained liquid throughout the depression, will certainly be Impaired if not entirely destroyed." A noted physician says very fat people may pass- away in their sleep. Especially if they have bedfellows who hate snoring.--Ke- wnnce Star-Courier, MILLER FARMER HANGS HIMSELF Body Is Found by Wife; No Inquest Will Be Held, Officials State. GARNEK, Feb. 22 Curtis Corwin, 39, Wednesday hanged himself at the farm he was occupying northeast of Garner, about 2y, miles east of Miller on the Alex Ross farm. When he failed to return to the house, his wife investigated and found his body in the conicrib. It was believed he had-tied a rope around his neck and then jumped from a wagon. He leaves no children. Coroner F; W. Zeiger and Deputy Sheriff Leslie Brower were called and investigated. No inquest will be held as authorities stated it was clearly a case of suicide. The victim of the suicide came to this vicinity about five years ago from Clarion. Homage Is Paid to George Washington in National Capital WASHINGTON, Feb. 22. OP)--In ways George Washington never envisaged, the national capital paid homage today to his two hundred second birthday anniversary. President Roosevelt hoped to get away from his desk long enough to visit Mount Vernon, one time home and present resting place of the first chief executive. Most of the government departments were closed. Postofflce em- ployes throughout the nation were given a day off if they could be spared. 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He was rushed before the state's attorney, who then sent for Mayo to confront hm. At 10:55 a, m. the lockup keeper at the Marquette station discovered the inert body. Mayo had given his name variously as Charlefl or Fred Mayo and Charles Clyde Phillips of Birmingham, Ala. Lacy meanwhile was identified positively as one of the tivo men who bought the big; trunk found in room 538 of the Morrison hotel, adjoining that of Adler. It was punctured to provide air, and Mayo admitted he and Lacy planned to knock Adler senseless, tape him up thoroughly and then cart him away for ransom. Bought Old Suit. David Swesnik, the South State street pawnbroker, identified Lacy as one of the buyers of the trunk. He said they paid $7 and an old suit for the five foot sample cp.se on Tuesday, the day before tie Iowa publisher was slugged, but broke away. Mayo had tied a scarf around his neck, stood up on ths wooden cell bench and knotted the other end around the bars at the top of the cell. Then he jumped off. Ten minutes before, the turnkey had visited every cell and served coffee to.each prisoner. Mayo had sipped his, and chatted a few minutes with the policeman. Before locking him up, the desk sergeant had removed his belt, necktie and the contents of his pockets. - It was cold, and he was allowed to keep his overcoat. In one pocket was the scarf that gave him a way out. Single $1 Bill. Mayo's belongings--his worn billfold held but a single '51 bill- were sent to the coroner's office. He wore a large cameo ring, a black overcoat of good quality, blue silk shirt and silk underwear. Several articles of clothing bore Newark, N. J., labels. It was the Juicy ransom paid to the kidnapers of Edward Bremer of St. Paul recently that finally decided the pair on a ransom job, Lacy told the officers. Sergeant Kelly said Lacy credited the idea of packing Adler in the trunk to Mayo. He was bitter against his, confederate for failing to snatch the publisher when they were- trailing him last week In Davenport. Lacy had wanted, Kelly said, to nab Adler then, aring- him here and start the collection busin'esa; but Mayo held out for doing the whole kidnap act in Chicago. To Hell With "G." "If you had taken Adler In Iowa," the sergeant aald he reminded Lacy, "you would have run into trouble with the government." "To hell with the 'G,'" Kelly quoted the prisoner. "If Mayo had taken my advice we would each have had 525,000 in our kick right now." Mayo's objection to carrying out :he plot In Davenport, Sergeant Kelly related, was based on fear that Adler or his chauffeur might recognize him. Both, Mayo said, had seen him in the shoe store where Mayo worked from September to January. . Last Sunday, according to Lacy's story, they telephoned the Adler home at Davenport. A maid answered, saying her employer was out o£ town. Pressed for further information, she told them Mr. Adler was in St. Paul and would arrive in Chicago Wednesday morning. Coming to Chicago, the pair took Up sentry duty at the Union and Northwestern stations, watching every train arriving from the Twin Cities. Mayo saw Adler come in on a Northwestern train, trailed him to the Morrison and then called Lacv in. A pair of dark glasses was found in Lacy's pocket. Kelly said he explained that Mayo used them to avoid recognition by Adler. Met Month Ago. "I met Mayo a month ago at the Y. Af. C. A. hotel," was Lacy's story as retold by the detective sergeant while Lacy waa still undergoing examination. "He was rooming there. We were both broke and out of jobs. We had read a lot about the Bremer kidnap- ing in St. Paul, and 'discussed the possibility of a 'snatch' as a means of getting quick money. We decided we could pull a good one, and improve on the Bremer case. Mayo, as I knew him, had worked in Des Moines and Davenport, and suggested Adler." He told of the preliminary preparations for .he job, and of tracking the publisher to Chicago. Suggested Big Trunlt. "It was Mayo who suggested that we get a big trunk, and put him in it to remove him from the hotel. I objected to the trunk. I told him that even if we did chloroform and gag him, he could still groan, and those removing the trunk wouW hear it. "Mayo said no, that we'd put blankets and pillows in it, to muffle the sound, and that it would be the best way. I wanted to hold Adler in the room until night, and walk him out after he was scared and cowed. But Mayo insisted his plan was best and we decided on that." It was his first "job" In the snatch racket, Phillips told police, and It failed because Adler fought off his two assailants, and summoned help despite the /act he had been blackjacked. First Says Robbery Motive. Phillips vvas seized when he returned to his hotel room close to one in which Ailler was staying. He gave his home as Birmingham, Ma., and for hours insisted rob- FEBRUARY 22 M 1934 hery and not kidnaping was the motive. Asked why he had denied the plot he said: "The whole country is dead sei against kidnapers and when I was caught I thought I would not have a chance to escape the death penalty. The whole thing got on my nerves and finally I decided to tell everything." He said he met Wyman in Des Moines, where both were out of work, and that they decided there to snatch Adler, who is the owner of the Davenport Times, president of the Davenport Savings bank and trust company and head of the Lee syndicate of newspapers. Returned to Room. "Wyman said that he did not doubt that Adler's relatives would pay big money to get him back if we assured them that he would not be hurt," the prisoner said. "We went to the Adler home last Thursday and learned there that he was in St. Paul, but would be in Chicago this week to attend a meeting of the Inland Press association. We came on and watched for his arrival. Then I rented a room in the hotel In which we planned to put him In the box, "We waited and when we saw Adler leave his room I ran out nnd slugged him but my aim was bad and he 3'elled and ran. Wyman fled. I ran but made the mistake of go- in e back to the room. That bum rap I gave him was what killed the scheme." Gags, a gun, sponge and the trunk, the paraphernalia of the snatches, were found in Phillips' room. Adler Returns to Office. DAVENPORT, Feb. 22. US')--E. P. Adler, newspaper executive and bank president, who yesterday was slugged by two men in a Chicago hotel In an apparent kidnap plot, returned to his office here today "feeling like a million dollars," he said. Throughout the day Mr. Adler was kept busy receiving friends and business associates who offered congratulations on his narrow escape from the plotters. Aside from bandages on his left ear aud the top of bis head, he seemed none the worse for his hectic experience. Mr. Adler said that the man who had warned him at the railroad station when he left here for St. Paul Sunday night, that he was being followed, had visited his office today and explained that there were three men involved instead of two. "I wish the Chicago officers would question Lacy in an effort to learn who the third man was," Mr. Adler said. IOWA'S EXHIBIT WAS SECOND HAND (Continued From Page 1) stitute an amendment to set the adjournment date for March 15, The house steering committee introduced a bill to Batrnit Iowa savings banks to invest in -bonds of Home Owners Loan corporation and in class A stocks of the Federal Deposit Insurance corporation. An emergency legislation committee bill which was introduced in the lower branch, would extend until Dec. 3, 1934, the law prohibiting delinquent tax sales of realty. The special session previously had deferred the sales until April 2. The highway patrol bill was made a special order of business in the house for 10:30 a. m. next Monday. PWft FUNDS FOR UTILITY PLANTS Bill to Clear Way Passed by Senate 46 to 3, Sent Over to House. DES MOINES, Feb. 22. UP]-Legislation seeking to clear the way for use of federal PWA funds in constructing public utility plants in Iowa cities and towns today had the approval of the state senate. Passed by the upper branch by a vote of 46 to 3 and sent over to the house for further consideration, the bill amends the present Simmer law so as to permit the Issuance by municipalities of revenue bonds to finance construction of municipal plants. The bonds, which would be payable from earnings of the plant, might be turned over to the federal government as security for a PWA loan, or the bonds instead might be sold or turned over to the contractor. Under the present law the cities and towns had authority in this connection only to Issue pledge warrants and the failure of the state law to allow' for issuance of acceptable securities led to the withholding of federal funds for Iowa public utility projects. Senator Vincent Harrington of Sioux City, sponsor of the measure, estimated that several hundred thousand dollars in federal loans and an additional sum in grants will be made to Iowa municipalities if the bill becomes a law. Before passing the measure the senate defeated an amendment by Senator John K. ValeiUlne of Centerville which would have required the registering of the bonds with the state securities department. Dies in Memphis of Sleeping Sickness MEMPHIS, Tenn., Feb. 22. (.!)-Melvin Haynes, 17 year old son of Ralph Haynes of Keiser, Ark., died n a Memphis hospital here shortly before last midnight of encephalitis, or "sleeping sickness" --the third victim hero within the Irutt three weeks. SEES TRADITIONS OF WASHINGTON Dern Claims Roosevelt Has Avoided Both Fascism and Communism, WASHINGTON, Feb 22 (/Pi- Secretary Dern declared on this, the 202nd anniversary of George Washington's birth, that President Roosevelt had turned the country's path from "communism or fascism" back to traditions of the first president. The war secretary, addressing a gathering of patriotic organizations mingled praise of the present chief executive with a suggestion for ' reasonable preparedness" as the best insurance for peace, A S for the past, said Dern, it does no one any good to call names at a time like this." · Have Outgrown System. "What has happened," he continued, "is that we have outgrown a system that worked pretty well in its day, and under which the American people rose to the highest average of prosperity ever known In the world. "A year ago we were rushing headlong toward communism or fascism, 1 don't know which. Conditions had grown intolerable and were getting worse. But a change of policy averted chaos, and now the American people again have faith in the American system. "In so doing, we are getting back to the traditions and ideals of George Washington." Talks of Preparation. In his talk of preparation against war, Dern counseled a careful shaping of public opinion against conflict. "Our six major wars," he said, "were ail started by the people, for whenever congress has declared vyar it has been in response to public opinion." He added also that "public opinion is molded largely by the ne\vs- papers," and called upon the "owners and editors of newspapers, not only of the United States but of the whole world to choose which they Will be. war makers or peacemakers." The war secretary said he personally was opposed to too large an army establishment, even though believing that sufficient military strength should exist for reasonable preparedness. . Conscription Repugnant. "Conscription or compulsory military service despite 'the physical and moral value of the training and discipline to the soldier," Dern said, "is repugnant to American ideals. A large standing army is likewise objectionable, not from the standpoint of cost alone, but also because of the danger that It might usurp the functions of the civil government. "As one who has never favored an overgrown military establishment on account of its potential dangers I am happy to assure my fellow citizens that in the American army this danger is remote indeed. Every clay in every way the army, from top to bottom, is indoctrinated with the duty pf subservience and obedience to civil authority." Empower Doumergue ,to Reduce Expenses PARIS, Feb. 22. .-P)--The chamber of deputies today granted Premier Gaston Doumergue power to slash government expenses by decree, after he had threatened to resign If the authority was not given him. PHILLIP LOFING DEATH PROBED Succumbs to Skull Fracture in Mason City Hospital. Phillip Lofing, 51, who resided with his son, Phillip Lofing, Jr., at 1408 Pennsylvania avenue northeast, died at a local hospital about 3:45 o'clock Thursday morning from a skull fracture. Mr. Lofing was found in an unconscious condition last Friday night nnd failed to regain consciousness. According- to the attending physician and Coroner J. 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