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North Iowa's DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home JT-IZ "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS" H O M E E D I T I O N VOL. XL FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PKESS LEASED WIHE SERVICE MASON CITY, IOWA, TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 1934 THIS PAPEH CONSISTS OK TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO. 127 M'NIDER, INGRAHAM IN TRAIN WRECK House Is "on Spot" Again Senate's Action on Economy Program Responsible. By HERBERT PLtJMMEK A S H I N G T O N , March 6. UP)-The ironical thing about the way t h e s e n a t e pounced on t h e a d ministration's - e c o n o m y program, especially as regards t veterans, is that for the second time in less than a year the house finds itself "on the spot.^ In the special session last June members of the house f o u n d t h e m s e Ives in much the sarneTfix. The senate had adopted an amendment to the economy bill which the administration refused to accept. · The result was that the house, which had signed on the dotted line already, was given the difficult and dangerous task of undoing the senate's action which would have added from 150 to 180 million dollars to the federal pension system. Presidential Veto Likely. As a result of the senate's action in adopting the series of amendments offered by McCarran, democrat of Nevada, and Steiwer, republican of Oregon, a presidential veto of the independent offices appropriation bill looms almost as a certainty. It's up to the house again. It . forced'a..compromise with the .sen- .'·- ate. iait r ,iuBe. 'Will' it Be'willing'.to .Vi-teickji6is?jiresident again1 .Or will · ^eiprMident-repeat his performance 7 61 last June and virtually force it into'.line? All "435 members of the house are Tip for re-election this year as compared with only one-third of the senate. The last thing most of them would think of doing would be to risk antagonizing the veterans in their districts. A sufficient number already have signed a petition forcing a vote on payment of the bonus. Yet all of them have a'healthy respect for the popularity and prestige of President Roosevelt back home. An Uneasy House. Were Franklin D. Roosevelt a chief executive merely intent on keeping the federal budget balanced and pointing to the democratic platform in support of his stand, probably it would be an entirely different situation. He could say to both houses: "If the independent offices bill is sent to me for my signature, carrying as it does the McCarran-Steiwer amendments, there is nothing left for me to do except veto it." The whole responsibility then would be shifted to him. Every senator and representative, however, recognizes the fact that Mr. Roosevelt is.a .politician as well as a statesman. His political acumen has made them sit up and take notice before. If they knew what he has in the back of his mind on this matter of veterans' allowances their rest would be a great deal easier. Dillinger Gang Blamed for Sioux Falls Holdup 6 ROBBERS RAID AND LOOT BANK; POLICEMANSHOT Man Resembling Outlaw Reported to Have Been Here. SIOUX FALLS, March 6. (Jet--Six. daring daylight bandits held up the Security National bank and Trust company here at 10 o'clock this morning;, critically wounded a patrolman, seized tank employes as hostages and fled with currency estimated at between $10,000 anc $20,000. Armed with machine guns, the bandits headed by a man described by bank officers as resembling John Dillinger, notorious outlaw anc killer, worked methodically anc quickly in their raid which occupied about 15 minutes. Fleeing south' INVESTIGATE DILLINGER ESCAPE Man Wanted in Iowa Arrested Out West BELLINGHAM, Wash., March 6. UP}--August Wehmeyer, 25, wanted at Des Moincs as an alleged parole violator, police said, was in jail here today. Wehmeyer was convicted of grand larceny in 1929 and sentenced to five years in the Iowa penitentiary, later being- paroled, authorities here were advised. WeS WEEKLY FORECAST IOWA: Probably some snow in north and snow or rain in south beginning Tuesday night or Wednesday, not much change in temperature. MINNESOTA: Probably snow in south, generally fair in north portion Tuesday night and Wednesday; continued cold. LOCAL STATISTICS Globe-Gazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Tuesday morning: Slaximum Monday S6 Minimum in Night 20 At 8 A. M, Tuesday 22 WAS DILLINGER HERE? A man who resembled John Dillinger, who escaped recently from the Crown Point, Ind., jail, entered the Huxtable drug store Monday evening between 8:30 and 9 o'clock, according to three witnesses. He left a Negro at the front door of the store, which led the witnesses to believe later the man might have been Dillinger. The man walked to the rear of the store and asked for 5 cents worth of cloves. Burl Sykes, clerk at the store, .waited on the · man.-. Frank--Huxtable, . proprietor, was at the rear completing his evening' shave. Mrs; L. V. Franks, another clerk, was also in the store. According to the three witnesses the man who resembled Dillinger did not take his hands out of the pockets of a loose gray checkered overcoat at any i time he was in the store except when he paid for the cloves. The Negro, who did not venture beyond the doorway, was well dressed. ward, they stopped twice, once to loose an intimidating volley from behind the shield of their girl hostages at pursuing machines and again to seize a car from a passing motorist. Four Women Released. The four women bank employes were released by the bandits about four miles south of the city. They were not harmed. Nearly 1,000 persons watched the progress of the robbery, small groups gathering in the street, peering from doorways, behind poles, mail boxes and automobiles, while others leaned from windows of adjacent buildings. An occasional burst of machine gun fire into the air sent some scurrying for cover, but others continued to watch without regard for the possible danger of a stray bullet. "Get back there or I'll blow the daylights out of you," shouted one of the bandits standing guard in front of the bank as he swept the muzzle of his machine gun across the path of a small group of pedestrians. A companion bandit stood about 100 feet away, ready to sweep the street in a cross fire at the first show of resistance. Four Others Inside. Meanwhile, four other bandits were inside the bank where they threatened more than 30 customers (Turn to page 2, column fl) INSULL ALLOWED TO STAY LONGER Thwarts Greek Attempts to Oust Him; Examination by Doctors Set. ATHENS, March 6. UP--.Indications that Samuel Insull, Sr., has again thwarted efforts to expel him from Greece were seen today when the government announced he would be examined by physicians at 12 noon, Thursday--2 hours after the expiration of the government's "48 hours to leave Greece" order. At the hour fixed, the same physicians who examined Insull previously will .again judge his health. Earlier in the day the government had issued a formal order of expulsion, but shortly thereafter Insull called a heart specialist to make an examination. Philip Lutz, Jr., (left), attorney-general of Indiana, is shown conferring with Robert Estill, prosecuting attorney of Lake county, Ind., during the investigation to fix responsibility for the brazen jail break of John DiUinger. (Associated Press Photo). Mrs. Olds to Get $6,000 Annually From Husband Wins Her Battle n Court for Separate Maintenance. CHARtES.crry, -March' 6.-- Mrs- Dorothy J. Olds, suing -her- '.husband, Russell B. Olds, for separate maintenance, was granted $7,000 for the current year and $6,000 a year in the future by a decision handed down this morning by Judge A. B. Lovejoy of the Floyd county district court. The Charles City judge held the divorce granted Mr. Olds, former officer of the Citizens' National bank and now a bond salesman, in Chicago was null and void on the grounds he was under injunction at the time. Mrs. Olds was also given the custody of their children and title to their large home in Charles City. Holds It Was "Connived." The judge held the defendant could not base a claim for divorce or a defense in a separate maintenance action on a "connived" adultery. 'It is true ordinarily the judgment of a court of a sister state cannot be inquired into collaterally either as to jurlsdictional facts or otherwise, but it is well recognized that the question whether fraud has been perpetrated upon the court of the sister state may be inquired into and especially is this true in cases where the marital relationship is involved," the judge stated in his 10 page opinion. "The court finds that at that :ime he was not a resident of Chicago and that his representation to the Chicago court that jurisdiction vested In that tribunal was a gross fraud and that the Iowa courts are not bound by a decree obtained under such circumstances." Furnishes No Basis. To the charge of her husband that she was guilty of adultery, the ilaintiff pleaded that her conduct n Chicago, on which the charges are based, was the result of cooui- ·ance and that her offense was con- loned and forgiven by the defendant and "therefore," according to the judge "furnishes no basis of de- ense to the present suit." The judge quoted from a number of court decisions on this question, one of which stated that: "If a husband makes opportunities for his wife to commit adultery, arranging to have her detected in such misconduct, he is guilty of such connivance as bars him a right to divorce." Invited to Drink. "The facts are," the judge continued, "that the defendant became much addicted to the use of intoxicating liquors while living with his wife, and that he invited her to partake of liouor and at times was very insistent that she do so, so that her former antipathy to the use of intoxicating liquors was to some extent overcome. The court is impelled to say at this point that the marital troubles being dealt with here are the usual and almost inevitable results of the moral laxity produced by the free use of strong drink. "On the occasion about which the defendant complains the plaintiff j Tum to 2, column 2) HOUSE DEBATES Plows Through Number of Amendments, Rejecting Most of Them. DES MOINES, March 6. OP)--Resuming its discussion today, on the old age pension bill, the Iowa house of representatives plowed through a number of amendments, the majority of which fell by the wayside. There remained a motion to reconsider the vote by which the members yesterday defeated 44 to 59 an amendment by Representative Zylstra of Sioux levying- an old age pension tax of $1 payable on or before July 1 that old age payments may be started Nov. 1 to afford emergency relief. The bill provides that payment shall not start until July 1, 1935. It also is planned to consider an amendment fixing April 1, 1935 as the effective date for payment. Adopt Amendment. By a vote of 4T to 33, the house adopted an amendment providing that any resident who applies for a pension shall not have been absent from the state for more than 18 months in the 10 years preceding the date of application. The bill allowed any number of periods of absence provided each did not exceed 18 months. The house defeated two proposals by Representative Speidel of Washington. One would have made payment not due until Jan. 1, 1936 and the other would have prohibited the state old age pension commission from granting pensions in any county which had failed to collect the old age pension tax from at least 80 per cent of the persons subject to the tax. Record on File. The house adopted an amendment by Representative Schrader, Ores- sen, Sours and Hanson of Lyon, requiring the state comptroller to keep on file an itemized record of all receipts and disoursements for each county and publish the record at the end of each year. There was hope of the house reaching a final vote on the bill sometime this afternoon, but that action is dependent on the time consumed in the discussion of the reconsideration motion. Standard Oil Firm of Indiana Reports on 1933 Net Profrit CHICAGO, March 6. (.W--The Standard Oil company of Indiana and its subsidiaries made a net profit of $17,600,000 in 1933, compared with $16,558,281 in 1932, Edward G. Seubert, president, announced. Seu- sert said yesterday the complete 1933 figures will be ready for the annual -meeting of stockholders on April 5. SENATE PASSES NEW 4 PER CENT BEER BILL 30-18 Votes to Adjourn Extra Session Wednesday of Next Week. DES MOINES, March 6. Lf'l--The senate today passed the new 1 per cent beer bill by a vote of 30 to IS. The new measure legalizes beer having an alcoholic content of 4 per cent by weight. The present law permitted 3.2 per cent by weight. The bill now goes back to the house for concurrence in senate amendments, chief of which is the provision to allow outdoor advertising. The house had included in the original a clause prohibiting such signs. Nineteen democrats and 1 republicans voted for the beer bill, with 3 democrats and 15 republicans voting against it. Beer and Pretzels. The senate defeated an amendment by Senator Tripp which would have stricken out the provision permitting free pretzels, cheese or crackers with sale of beer. Tripp expressed the opinion that it was silly to single out any one article of food such as pretzels. In reply, Senator Joe Frailey told Tripp that he was apparently not a graduate beer drinker or he would recognize the affinity between beer and pretzels. Reconsider Vote. "~Tfie' senate "aTscT're'cbnsiderea'a vote taken yesterday in which it defeated an amendment proposed by Senator Byers, and today adopted a compromise amendment. The compromise amendment introduced by Senator Baldwin provides that labels on beer containers shall state that the beer contains not more than 4 per cent alcohol by weight. A bill passed by the house requires the labels to give specific alcoholic content of beer within three-tenths of one per cent tolerance. Adjournment Voted. Adjournment of the special assembly session at noon Wednesday, March 14, was voted today by the senate at the conclusion of a lengthy parliamentary wrangle. The senate resolution was to be messaged over to the house which yesterday adopted its own resolution for sine die adjournment on Friday of this week. The senate took no action on the house proposal. The March 14 date was approved by a vote of 24 to 20 which adopted an amendment by John K. Valentine (Dem.) of Centerville. The original senate motion would have set the date as this Saturday. The resolution as amended was adopted by a vote of 47 to 0. The wrangle over the amendment broke out when it was called up by Senator John N. Calhoun, republican, of Keosauqua, one of its sponsors. Call of Senate. A call of the senate has been filed on the resolution, but Senator Calhoun moved to excuse two absentees whom the senate was told were ill. This motion lost and Calhoun for a time insisted that the absentees be brought in, however the senate finally agreed by a vote of 37 to 10 to raise the call. Senator Valentine said that he was "as anxious as anyone to go home," but feared the fixing of an adjournment date might leave two important pieces of legislation "high and dry." He referred to the old age pension bill and the new beer bill, both of which have been acted upon by one house in the assembly, and said that these might go to conference committee and die if the legislature adjourned too soon. Senator Joe R. Frailey, republican of Lee, supported Senator i Valentine's stand, while the amend-' ment was opposed by Senator Calhoun, republican. The house may amend the senate resolution or either branch might adopt another resolution to adjourn earlier if the work is finished promptly, it was pointed out. Flat 30 Hour Week in NRA Firms Urged House Group Votes as Critics Attend 5 Hearings. WASHINGTON, March 6. Ll)~ In line with the administration goal for re-employment of at least 1,| 000,000 more men in private industry, the house labor committee today voted unanimously for a flat 30 hour week for NRA industries subject to modification by a governmental board in case of labor shortage or "other emergencies." This was done while criticism-and some praise--of NRA was being received at five separate meetings of code authorities brought here in an effort to improve the recovery administration. Before one of the meetings letters written by Representative Fulmer (D. S. Car.) were read, advising South Carolina saw mill operators to work on a "common sense basis" regardelss of their NRA code. Fulmer told reporters he stood by the letters. The house committee acted, after President Roosevelt in opening the NRA meeting yesterday, had called for shorter hours and higher pay in his plan to restore prosperity. Although Secretary Perkins, NRA Administrator Hugh Johnson and CWA Administrator Harry Hopkins opposed an arbitrary 30 hour week in industry, the committee was hopeful the legislation as drafted was sufficiently broad to meet their objections. Chairman Connery said he would seek immediate house'consideratioh; 2IOWANS KILLED IN MINE CAVEIN Newton Man and Son Both Die When Slate Falls on Them. COLFAX, March G. OP)--Charles Myer, about 00, was killed instantly and his son, Rex, 17, was fatally injured this morning when a piece of slate fell on them and crushed them in the Barron coal mine two miles east of here where both were working. Both live in Newton. Both were digging coal at the bottom of the 120-foot mine shaft. Several workmen who were digging nearby said that the piece of slate measuring seven by fourteen feet and 10 inches thick became dislodged from the roof of the level. Myer died instantly and his son died half an hour later from a broken neck. No other workmen were injured in the accident. The bodies were recovered immediately by other miners who removed the slate block without difficulty. They were brought to the surface and removed to a funeral some at Newton. The accident occurred at 9:30 a. m. Besides his son, Rex, Myer is survived by his widow, four other sons, four daughters, thre e stepdaughters, and three stepsons. Mrs. Roosevelt Off for Puerto Rico by Plane From Miami NUEVITAS, Cuba (Via Pan-American Airways Radio), March 6. OP) --The American Clipper bearing Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt and a party of friends to Puerto Rico, arrived hero at 12:35 p. m., today, half way from Miami to Puerto Prince, Haiti, where they will spend the night. British Will Build Four New Cruisers LONDON, March 6. OP)--Construction of four new cruisers and many other craft is provided for under increased navy estimates for 1934 announced by Great Britain .oday. Strikes and Threats of Disorders Facing Government in Cuba HAVANA, March 6. OT)--Strikes and threats of disorders plagued Cuba today as the cabinet of President Carlos Mendieta. facing perhaps the most serious situation since it was formed, considered drastic precautionary measures. 1,200 Die of Plague. LONDON, March 6. OT)--Twelve hundred persons have died within a week in a plague sweeping 20 cities of the united provinces of India, said a. dispatch from Lucknow to the Daily Mail today. IN TRAIN WRECK W. F. INGRAHAM MacNider Didn't Know of Wreck; Stayed in Berth Went to Sleep After Jolt; Ingraham Had Moved Car to Rear. DUBUQUE, March 6. GB--Fate stepped in to save Hanford (Jack) MacNider, Mason City, former state and national commander of the American Legion, f r o m possible death or serious injury when Milwaukee freight . a n d passenger trains crashed in a headon collision 10 m i l e s north of Dubuque about 4::30 o'clock Tuesday morning. MacNider was a passenger in the private car MacNIDER. of W. F. Ingraham, Milwaukee superintendent at Mason City, which was attached to the rear of the passenger train. The former Legion commander and later assistant secretary of war and minister to Canada was enroute from Chicago to his home in Mason City. MacNider is an air enthusiast and had planned to fly from Chicago to Mason City. At the Chicago airport, however, it waa found impossible to get the plane under way because of a high wind, and MacNider decided to travel by rail after a wing of the plane had been damaged during the efforts of himself and others to get it started. Invited to Ride. At the railroad station he met Mr. Ingraham who invited him to ride to Mason City in his private office coach. When MacNider and Ingraham went to board the coach they found that the train crew had placed it next to the engine. Ingraham ordered the coach moved next to the rear of the train. This undoubtedly saved MacNider, Ingraham and the several other guests of the railroad superintendent from serious injury and perhaps death. MacNider did not know that a wreck had occurred until hours after it had happened, he told a Telegraph-Herald reporter who met him when he came to Dubuque about 9 o'clock for breakfast. "I was sleeping when it all happened, and did not know what had happened for several hours," Mac- (Turn to page 2, column 2) WYNEKOOPCASE NEARING JURORS Lawyer for Defense Makes Plea for "Not Guilty Verdict Quick." CRIMINAL COURTS BUILDING, HICAGO, March 6. (fP]-- With a plea for a "not guilty verdict quick" Attorney Milton Smith today concluded his argument before the jury in behalf of Dr. Alice Lindsay Wynekoop, whose fate in the operating table murder trial is expected to be in the hands of the jury by j nightfall. I Smith spoke for two hours. H e ' was followed after the noon recess by his associate, W. W. Smith, who was to wind up the defense argument with a much briefer plea. Following a short rebuttal by the prosecutor and the instructions by the judge, the case will go to the jury, probably In late afternoon, TWO LOCAL MEN UNINJURED; TWO OTHERS KILLED Failure of Engineer to Obey Orders Cause of of Collision. DUBUQUE, March 6. OP)--Failure of James Crawford, engineer on Milwaukee passenger train No. 3, to obey orders to stop at a siding at Spechts Ferry to permit a fast meat train to pass was responsible for the collision which cost the lives of two men today, railroad authorities declared this morning following an investigation. The alleged orders were said to have been found in Crawford's pocket by Coroner Al Didesch. The passenger train, headed for Mason City from Chicago, was late in pulling out of Dubuque.'The meat train was enroute from Sioux City to Chicago. The dead are: J. L. Crawford, Dubuque, engineer of (he passenger train. M. B. KurT, Duhuque, fireman on the freight train. The seriously injured are: Walter Ruprecht, Dubuque, engineer on the freight train. Oeorgo Mehsling, McGregor, brakenuui on the freight train. K. F. Howe, Dubnquc, railway mail clerk. Hanford MacNider, Mason City, former national commander of the American Legion and former minister to Canada, was on the train, occupying the private coach of W. F. Ingrahaxn, superintendent ol the -Milwaukee railroad, At Staaoa: Glty, - MacNider Not Hurt. MacNider escaped Injury, He eald he was sleeping: at the time of the crash and did not know what had occurred until several hours later. Ingraham was flung against the front of his berth by the impact and received a twisted neck. Other guests in the private car were not hurt. The time of the accident was determined almost definitely by the watch carried by Fireman Kurt who was killed. The watch stopped at 4:38. Engineer Crawford's watch was not found immediately, only the chain remaining on his clothes. Colonel MacNidef said that the dying engineer kept repeating, "Let me see my orders; let me see my orders." It was apparent that he had misunderstood them. Crawford died soon after being taken from the wreck of his engine. One Car Derailed. One car of the passenger train was derailed and thrown to the west side of the right of way. Had it fallen on the east side it would have plunged into the Mississippi river, which parallels the right of way at the point of the collision. The crew of the passenger train was made up, besides the dead engineer, of C. A. Ross of Marquette, conductor; Martin Blaster, Dubuque, who saved his life by jumping, and F. A. Grabow, also of Dubuque, brakeman. A. E. Muir of Dubuque, was the baggageman. The crew of the freight train included Ruprecht, engineer; Kurt, fireman; J. W. Belknap, Dubuque, conductor; Mehsling, McGregor, brakeman; and John Kelly, Marquette, brakeman. Fish and Seafoods THE selection, preparation and ·I service of fish and seafoods is a distinct branch of the culinary arte. A timely 2-1 page booklet available through the Globe-Gazette Washington Information bureau offers 50 choice recipes for seafood dishes. This compact kitchen aid, crammed with scientific data from the United States bureau of fisheries, artfully illustrated and carrying many recipes tested by the rigid standards of the U. S. bureau of home economics, will prove an invaluable Lenten addition to your pantry library. Use :oupon. Mason City Globe-Gazette Information Bureau, Frederic J. Haskln, Director, Washington, I. C. 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