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TWO MASON 'CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE. JANUARY 16 · 1937 ords of Tacoma 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 than 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 as $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 freeze 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. ' s Observers predicted the search might be one of the most difficult \ in kidnaping historyi particularly because of the absence of ransom money, of ten the clew to tracking Inaugural Approach Sharp Contrast to 4 Years Ago Expect Second Roosevelt* Administration to Be as Exciting. By EDWARD J. 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 Gives Himself Up ago. The prospects were, however, down kidnapers. Characterized suspect" by Chief of Police Fritz Kaminsky, Arthur Madsen, 26, a former insane asylum inmate, was held at Sacramento, Cal. Has Handwriting Test. Police identification experts, who gave him a handwriting test, reported he hesitated over the spelling of trje name "Mable;" used on the kidnaper's ' instructions in "contact" advertisements while Dr. Mattson was attempting to ransom'Charles. - . Officers checked Madsen's story he had been in a WPA camp at Tillamook, Ore., Dec. 27 arid examined carefully a long- knife he claimed t o ' h a v e purchased on a 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. MAN RESEMBLING KIDNAPER is ARRESTED IN KENTUCKY PHESTONBUHG, Ky., (#)--Policeman . Arthur Blackburn said Saturday a man answering the description of the kidnaper-killer of =eharies ^.Mafitess 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. 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 about 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 "definite his viewpoint on those questions next week, after studying national reaction, in words as direct as four years ago. At that time, with banks closing and depression rampant, he said the emergency warranted war powers for the executive. Congress 100 Fred Orrln Haynes, former California convict, sought for 'Questioning in the Charles Mattson kidnap-murder, surrendered to Seattle police and denied all connection wilh the crime. readily, granted all he asked staccato days. special session of Nation Off Gold. The nation went off gold, Labor and industry were placed under NRA. Major farm crops came under AAA control. With party lines virtually ignored, congress voted the first of what was to total 513,000,000,000 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 ; banlt depositsy/kuarantee of col- - lective -I I. i in H PANSIESBLOOM IN NEW JERSEY Mercury Shoots Up to 65 in New York; Maple Sap Runs. NEW YORK, (#·)--In ,a world where Scotland gradually is moving toward Ireland and snow falls at Sari 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 the coast. Even New England, normally well blanketed with snow long prior to mid-January, has had to revise its calendar. Crocuses and lilacs bloomed al- x most everywhere in the metropolitan district of New York, and robins, bluebirds and at least one Maryland yellowthroat sang from- the leafless branches of trees. The pansies bloomed on a farm i n Clifton,.N. J . Friday the mercury shot up to 65 New York. At St Johnsbury, Vt., the warm weather has started sap flowing in maple trees and a large maple sugar company reported it was boiling the sap. The company de- · scribed the run as the earliest in northeastern Vermont in memory. gram was translated into law by the last two congresses. National Income Up. , National income rose from $3B,- 000,000,000 in 1932 to more than 560,000,000,000 in 1936. The public debt jumped to more than $34,400,000,000, but the 'actual increase is in controversy because o£ redeemable assets. Some 6,000,000 unemployed found iobs. Relief rolls still carry more than 2,500,000. Getting much of the program by the supreme court was another matter. The justices ruled unanimously that NRA transgressec states' rights. Invalidation of the AAA, the Guffey coal act and several other major enactments followed. Although Mr. Roosevelt contended no change in the "funda mental law" is needed, Senato Norris (Ind., Nebr.*) and other have begun to organize a confer ence on constitutional amendment They want either to restrict th supreme court or to enlarge fed- DIVORCE WILL CLOSE ROMANCE Elaine Charges Barrymore With Calling Her Names and Striking Her." LOS ANGELES, (fP}~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 Hollywood .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-Mi ey were married Nov. 9 at Yurna, Ariz., after an airplane elopements-she also charged their honeymoon was disrupted by his false accusations of her attentions to other men. At the home of his trainer, Ken Celiy, where he has stayed since he separation two weeks ago, Barrymore declined to comment. Asserting she is without funds, Vliss Barrie asked for "reasonable alimony." She requested that Barrymore be required to pay 510,000 attorney's fees and 51,000 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 1 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 hyppthecating them. CAPITAL READY FOR INAUGURAL Congress Members Greet Vanguard of Throngs *· to Attend. WASHINGTON, (#)--Members of-congress turned-Saturday from the complexities of government reorganization and finance to welcome the vanguard .of the throngs coming for President Roosevelt'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 o. another parade -late Friday--a procession of 2,500 WPA workers members of the workers alliancr of America. Demand More Funds. "WPA must go on!" they chant ed while delegations called 01 government .officials to presen demands for more work relie funds. At the white house, Secretar Marvin Mclntyre promised thei proposals would be considered. - Congress has not yet acted . o President Roosevelt's request fo $790,000,000 to meet relief need until July 1. A house appropria lions subcommittee continue hearings Saturday on the measur which administration leaders hop act within a week or 10 day unds are sufficient to last only ntil about Feb. Iv House in Recess. The house itself was in rficess ntil Monday, but bills to extend \e treasury's stabilization fund nd the president's authority to evalue the dollar were ready for enate action. Both were enacted originally as mei'gency measures to. aid economic recovery. The senate voted continuance 'riday of one depression born gency, the Reconstruction Finance corporation, with only Sentor Byrd (D-Va.) dissenting. He vanted to curtail its life as an iconomy measure. \ The house banking committee las approved extension of the IFC for two years, and final con- jressional action may come dur- ng the next week. Fresh Problems Up. Two fresh problems connected with the president's reorganiza- ion plan bobbed up. The agricul- lure department drafted a crop insurance bill which set up an independent corporation. The measun was ordered changed, however because Mr. Roosevelt is seekini to put all agencies under regula: cabinet departments. Possibility that a board to de cide national electric power polic would be placed under the propos ed department of public work was suggested in some quarters This proposal was heard siirml taneously with reports of an immi nent climax to a disagreement be tween Chairman Arthur E. Mor gan and Director David Lilientha over policies of the Tennessee Va' ley power project. Be thankful if junior is dum If; he, were smart, he might be c o m e ' a great success and be public enemy. -- Dubuque Tele ty of William May. MEXICAN PLANE WRECKS KILL 12 Discovery · of Burned .Ship Adds Nine Deaths to Week's Total. MEXICO CITY, (fP)--The dis- overy 'of the burned wreck o£ a missing Mexican air liner with 11 its nine occupants apparently tilled raised to 12 the week's loss :f life in Mexican air accidents. The plane carried six passengers nd a crew of three. Three persons were found dead previously after a plane crashed near San Cristobal Las Cabas Chiapas. No United States citizens vere 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 jungle coun try of Vera Cruz state. 2 Ke6kuk Men Get 5 Year Sentence, ' KEOKUK, (/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 ..larceny. They admitted the theft of a motorcycle motor 'and 72 home made butcher knives, the proper- Vlenace of Floods in Mississippi and Ohio Valleys Lessens CHICAGO, (/P)--The menace of dangerous floods in the Ohio N and Vlississippi valleys subsided Saturday in the face of an advancing -old wave that checked protracted ·ains. High water still prevented many undreds of families from reading .their homes in the lowlands and some -streams-continued to ·ise but observers said the crisis n 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. 1210. ~" 2. Martin Johnson. 3. Speaker of the Iowa house of representalives. 4. Garner. 5. Found the body of kid- naped-slaih 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 she "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., W--Police ailed an investment broker on iuspicion 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 t were spent in theatrical prominence, died at the receiving hospital Friday night Logan F. Metcalf, 45, wlio said 10 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 Rathbone were re-. turning 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 Parren in "Deadwood Dick's Last Shot." Correct this sentence: "Even though strikers defy civil author-, ities," said the rich conservative, "I don't believe in using force."-Davenport Times. RECENTLY POSED AT THE WHITE HOUSE EXPRESSLY FOR THE-CHICAGO TRIBUNE PORT - PRESIDENT i... Cedar Rapids Minister May Move to Tacoma TACOMA, Wash:, (JP)--Dr. J. Benwick McCullouch of Cedar Rapids was asked'to'fill (he pulpit in the First Presbyterian church here. Dr. McCullouch appeared before the local congregation recently when he attended a Bible con- fagence' here. The church pulpit committee · said it believed he would.accept the call.and arrive before May 1. eral powers. Others In and Out. Still others in and out o£ congress are working on plans 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 o f ' George Molen- camp, night marshal, last month. She is rehearsing for her new play, "The Return of 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 aclor, ill at a New York hospital, in 1935 and there told him of her dreams. In the room they re-enacted the Shake- 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 brunct 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.- With Tomorrow's I Thomas Shell Station First Street S. W. and Washington Avenue Director of .Bank of England N. Y. Bound LONDON, (IP)--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 I pending Anglo-American trade I treaty* · .-· -*if- · ' In commemoration o f . the second inauguration of Pranklin D. Roosevelt as President of the United States, which event takes place next Wednesday, the Chicago Tribune will present with every copy of this Sunday's issue a magnificent, new, life-size portrait of him, in full colors. This portrait will be a memento you will want to keep. It is a natural color photograph of the President recently taken expressly for this occasion by the Chicago Tribune's new and exclusive color camera. It is printed on super-grade paper, large size, 12'/2xI7 inches--and is suitable for framing. Given free with tomorrow's Chicago Sunday Tribune, G E T T O M O R R O W ' S T H E BIG CITY EDITION Same as Delivered in Chicago SOLD HERE W O R L D ' S G R E A T E S T N E W S P A P E R 1 On Sale at All Newsstands Mason City News Agency Wholesale Distributor Chicajto Tribune 5 So. Commercial Phono H.I-J

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