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Mason City, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 13, 1934
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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE FIRST NATIONAL BANK ROBBED From F»»e 1) from the guns of the bandits and shouts of "hands up" was the first intimation the personnel of the bank had of the robbery. Each bandit shielded himself with one of the persons in the lobby while carrying Waterloo Man Held . a t Des Moines for Postal Violation une i» w«i men took H. C. Fisher, assistant cashier, back to the vault. "Now you open that, give us the money or we'll bore you full of holes," he was told. He passed the money out slowly, taking the bundles of ?5 bills, which were passed through the bars to other bandits in the lobby. While this was going on others cleaned the tills Spotted by Bandits. Tom Walters, the bank's guard, was to his cage overlooking the iinnk lobbv during the proceedings. Th£ wa Spotted by the bandits soon after their entrance and a machine jrun was trained on the snai ter prSof glass. It was struck to a dozen places but no bullet pierced '""Because the lobby was filled when thfbandit* entered, it wa simpos- sible for Mr. Walters to get a fair shot ft any of them without imperiling the'lives of patrons. He there- for! contented himself with firing a °° u ?\£!L£!l?w£^the tear eas'^the bandit who was covering fte Fisher to the vault of the bank kept calling. - Bullet Graze* Chest ' When the bandits entered .the bank Willis G. C. Bagley, president of the bank attempted to reach his O f t t 5 office, A man whom he said DES MOINES, March 13. Lowell Squires of Waterloo was held in the Polk county jail here today in default of $3,000 bond after arraignment before XT. S. Com- mtortone? J. R. Hamilton on -a charge of violating postal regulations. Hearing was set for 2 p. m. next Monday. t Squires was arrested at the Des Motoes postoffice Saturday by city detectives. He is charged with sending threatening letters to Thomas Doherty to Waterloo. Officers of the Northern Iowa Federal district which includes Waterloo are requesting transfer of Squires · to that district. Broken But No Pain. - OSAGE, March 13--A broken wrist of little Patricia, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 'Sam Clay, was set Monday. It waa discovered when taken for medical examination that a blow to the wrist to a fall two weeks since had broken it, though the child had experienced no pain. Limeitone Is Received. NEW HAMPTON, March 13-Farmers around New Hampton Monday received four carloads of limestone. This is the first shipment that has been received here to two years. . . was able to gte inside the room and SSe «£· dford. The «"»f*£ through the «oor and grazed Mr. Bagley's nhest not far below the heart'but the bullet merely brushed VAGRANTS REGRET THEY DIDN'T HEED "TALL, SLIM KID" vvim the firing under way to the bank lobby and to front of the bank, Mr. Bagley spent a bad seven oTeight minutes to his private office, unable to do anything. Had Machine Guns. _ While the codup was under way, two bandits with sub-machine guns covered Federal avenue and Btaie Et The one on Federal avenue was in front of the bank and during the course of his watch, he fired at James Buchanan who was across the street. The bullet chipped off the corner of a rock nearby. Another shot penetrated a wm- dow to the office of Dr. B. R. Wta- aton on the second floor of the bank The State street guard stationed himself to front of the Mulcahy prescription shop squarely across the Street from the bank. Grinning be~ i hind his machine gun, he trained it in all directions. Workers in the bookkeeping department at tja^"^'' *~TM · - "-"-^-^itto jy; lUlLCil *J~- -an* out of hi* »hop and «ii. J. O. V. Bonding. from the hold up scene this guard up ' Federal avenue, this guard moved out into the street and fired a few shots without any particular aim. Some of them hit the I. O. F. building. Another penetrated the glass above the door of the Mason City .hardware store. Lester C. Dibble, attorney, stood not more than 20 feet from the man stationed to the Mulcahy drug store and saw the getaway but believed until, it was nearly over that the whole thing was put on for a movie. He was led to believe this by the fact that news movie men were stationed just around the corner from the bank taking pictures. . The movie- newsman continuec taking pictures of the holdup and 11 is planned to show these pictures at the Cecil theater Wednesday. Van Every Badly Affected. Among those most affected by the tear gas was Harry Van Every of the bookeeptog department After the - bandits had disappeared, he staggered out the alley door of th bank and was started to a doctor' office. Mr. Walters, the guard.Njuffered a cut on his finger as a result of flying glass. For a half hour after the holdup the stifling fumes from the tear gun were still heavy to the bank, causing tears and red eyes. Mr. Walters advanced the theory . that it was a gang of profesionals. "As soon as I released the gas," he said, "each of the five bandits grabbed a hostage for a shield and those with gun* began peppering away at my cage. It waa impossible for me to get a shot at a . robber." Warned Not to Move. R. C. (Butch) Kiester, in his cage when the bandits entered, dropped to the floor on command of a tough looking yegg. While the robber was cleaning out the loose change, he kept assuring Mr. Kiester that he had no desire to kill anybody. "Just don't move if you want to go on living," he instructed. "If we had known we were going to run into this damned tear gas we wouldn't have tried it," Mr. Kiester overheard one of the robbers remark.. A check of the loss waa under way late Tuesday afternoon. The only thing certain was that more had been missed than stolen. "The bandits covering me kept warning me that he was going to 'bore' me if I didn't hurry," said Mr. Fisher. "I moved just as slowly as I could, however." Suffers Broken Ann, LAKOTA, March 13.--Mrs. Herman Gollnow, aged woman who lives with her daughter, Mrs. Wiliam Mabus, west of town, fell and broke her arm. How strange that the-poor who need "government clothes" never need anything made of wool or , rayon.--Midwest Review. NEW. HAMPTON, March 13.-Half of the vagrants being Held ir the Chickasaw county jail here coulc be about their business this week li they had taken the advice of a tail slim kid," wearing a blue zipper The 'latter part of last week, Marshal C. W. Schnurr commenced arresting vagrants in order to senc them to the government camps where the vagrants receive food clothing and 90 cents a week. Tour- teen were held fa the Chickasaw county jail here Monday. Night Marshal G. L. Sheehy Sunday night dropped to to the jail and started a conversation with the men many of whom were angry that thej were no longer able to do as thej wanted but also blaming theroselve. because most of them had been tipped that they should keep out o sight of the "blue coats" by. thi "tall slim kid." CONFERENCE AT ROME TO BEGIN Danubian Delegates Arrive to Discuss Future of Central Europe. ROME, March 13. CSV-Talks expected to have a vital bearing on the future of central Europe began today. Tomorrow they will develop into a Danubian conference to which the leaders of Austria and Hungary will sit down with Premier Mussolini to discuss their problems. Chancellor Erigelbert Dollfuss of Austria sped toward Rome by train. Hungary's premier, Julius Goem- boes, already here, filled his briefcase with Magyar trade statistics in preparation for a meeting with H Duce. Seek Ways and Means. Seeking 1 ways and means of re- lenlshtog the economic larders of Austria and Hungary; the -three- remier conferences actually will egto tomorrow, continuing through 'hursday. . . A meeting between ..'General Goemboes and II Duce was arranged, however, for noon today at the Palazzo Venezia, while Mussolini planned to greet Dollfuss as soon as he arrived. It was announced officially tha' the parley will be based upon three cardinal principles of Italian policy Right to Independence. First, the full right of. Austria and Hungary to independence; Seconds the necessity of helping the conservation of independence bj economic co-operation; Third, the necessity that this col laboration be offered first of all bj Italy in view of the "abundan proof of hostile inactivity by othe countries." As one means of attempting t relieve economic stress to Austri und Hungary, a series of bilateral trade accords will be sought. SENATE DEBATES SEAWAY TREATY (Continued From FMe 1 iers, were firm in their predictions hat the senate will approve it. Bill Loaded Down. Despite its actions o£ yesterday, he house still had a veterans prob- em on its hands today. This is the ndependent offices bill, laden with enate amendments calling for $354,00,000 expenditures for veterans and federal workers. House democrats voted in caucus «, bind their membership to send the measure to a senate-house confer- nce without instructing the con- erees. Without instructions it was ieured a compromise could be obtained suitable to the white house, which frowns on expenditures of liis magnitude. Immediately after the caucus, lowever, more than three score emocrats excused themselves from oeing bound thus. They said they lad previous commitments. Leaders added this number to about 70 members who were absent rom the meeting. Counting possible republican strength, they figured here was an outside chance their ilans might still be overthrown. The majority leadership thus was still undecided as to how the independent offices bill would be brought iip in the house. Consideration was given to instituting a strict rule that would virtually in sure no instructions being given the conferees. lowans voting on the bonus bill were: Democrats for: Gillette, Jacobsen, Wearin and Willford.' Republicans for: Dowell, Gilchrist and Thurston. Democrats against: Blermana. OFFICERS SUED IN IOWA DEATH Short short story complete on this page: Born, breeched, bossed, busted, buried.--Fountain ton Tribune. , They now have schools to teach you everything you'll need in life except the art of saying no.--Davenport Times. Correct this sentence: "We knew one another so well," said she, "that marriage brought no surprise."-Dubuque Telegraph-Herald. Trial of $50,000 Damage Claim Is Started at Oskaloosa. OSKALOOSA, March 13. UB--A. jury of three women and nine men were in their places today as the $50,000 damage suit brought by Mrs. Mary Stanton against three peace officers opened. Th defendants are Sheriff Frank Hook Police Chief Howard Allgood, and Deputy Sheriff Fritz Van Genderen. 700 BILLS TAKEN UP DURING TERM (Continued From PURR 1 Davenport, and W. B. Swaney of Fort Dodge. Defeat of the NRA compliance bill, ast remaining measure, came after day-long partisan struggle. The measure came within one vote of passing, receiving a 25 to 23 vote, when 26 ballots were required for approval. Receive Solid Vote*. It received the solid votes of the democratic membership, who were oined by two republicans, Senators Jomer Hush of Montgomery and Irving H. Knudson of Hamilton. Twenty-three republicans voted against it During the day three proposed amendments all lost by tie votes of 24 to 24, Senator Hush voting with the 23 democrats. One republican and one democratic member were absent. The bill would have placed state enforcement behind the NRA codes insofar as they apply to intrastate business, giving codes filed with the secretary of state the force and effect of law, and providing penalties for violations. A number of other states have adopted such legislation, the senate was told by the bill's proponents who urged support of the NRA as a part of the national recovery program. Its support'also was urged lest federal authorities consider Iowa ungrateful for the federal as slstance it already has received. Sponsors Two Amendments. Senator George Patterson OR) o Kossuth, sponsored two of the de feated amendments and was amon£ those opposing the bill on final passage. Referring to the provisions fo filing codes, he said Iowa "woul have no law at all," because "i would not know what the law was until it arrived to the morning ma" of the secretary of state." The two republican senators wh voted for the bill, spoke for it in th closing debate. As soon as the vote was announc ed the senate dumped its remainin bills back into the sif ting committe and defeated an attempt to take u the measure to permit municipal ties to own and operate telephon systems. Few Remain Over. Most of the 50 senators and 10 representatives left for their home promptly on adjournment but a f e remained over for a day or two. I was one of the few times in recen years that the assembly has not ha to resort to te custom of stotmin Jie clocks to wind up business after etting the adjournment time. Legislators agreed that the ses- on was unusual in many ways with a mass of major legislation to be onsidered. the economic factors to e taken into consideration, and the umerous steps to co-ordinate state aws with the plans of the federal overnment. They directed attention to such ccomplishments as the enactment 1 the $20,000,000 three point tax ill with its resultant shaking up f the state's 87 year old tax laws. ?he liquor control bill, with its state :ore system, also represents a new pproach to the liquor control ques- on with which Iowa has wrestled or several score years. Tax Bill Battle. In addition to these measures, the Id age pension bill and acts of like mportance, the assembly rewrote the gas tax refund law to plug up eaks, provided for the refinancing f the $95,000,000 outstanding primary road bond indebtedness anc upset precedent by cut-ting rates on mall loans. One of the high points in the 127 lay session was the prolonged senate battle over the tax bill. In com mittee of the whole the upper branch worked long and hard or he three point plan of the interim committee but the house promptlj approved the amended version be 'ore the senate had acted finally. Many of the acts passed carriec publication clauses and some of th nore important already are readj :o go to operation, having beer signed by the governor. The three members of the new liquor control commission now ar visiting points in eastern states an in Canada studying governmen store systems before setting up th Iowa organization. Firm Head Killed in Blast at Plan LINCOLN, R. I., March 13. (/Pi- Valentine Cairo, 46, owner of th Rhode Island Fireworks companj was killed and several building wrecked in an explosion at th plant today. Co-Op Will Pay Highest ^ for Butterfat Since '3 NEW HAMPTON, March 13.-Patrons of the New Hampton Farm era Co-operative Creamery associ tion Wednesday will receive 28 cen a pound for butterfat delivered th last half of February, J. F. Bf- cock, secretary announced. This the highest paid here for butterfa since the summer of 1932. /IAY ADD TWO NEW AIRMAIL ROUTES Continued Jfrom Vage J r corps activities at the time last ummcr that the air corps came nder the jurisdiction of the army eenral staff. The commlslon will be authorized o call all witnesses and take any lestimony it may deem necessary. Talk With Lindbergh. Dern began questioning the group ast week, having a three hour dis- ussion with Lindbergh Saturday- he flyer at that time gave the recretary his opinion of the air orps' organization, planes and per- onnel, and was asked to serve on committee. Acceptance from him. Wright and Chamberlin has yet to e received. Meanwhile, the army's high command double checked all safety fac- :ors today before giving the word go" to its mail flyers. The order to resume flying the mails was withheld temporarily, not nly to insure against more fatal crashes, but to await word of personnel shifts. There were some differences in predictions as to when the birdmen -rounded by President Roosevelt's stop order, would take to the air again. Postal officials said "prob ably" before nightfall. Army offi cers indicated tomorrow or the nex day would be a better prediction. Nine Major Routes. Zone commanders had instructions for flying over nine majo routes. Air corps chiefs ordered fly ers to report when "ready" but tolc all to stay on the ground till "re leased" by the war department The new schedule is as follows: Boston to New York; New Tor to San Francisco via Chicago an Salt Lake City; New York to Jack sonville; Washington to Atlanta Chicago to Dallas via Kansas Cit and St. Louis; Salt Lake City t Seattle; Salt Lake to San Diego vi Los Angeles; Cheyenne to Denver and Chicago to St. Paul. Other routes may be added late Will Occupy Pulpit. WHEELERWOOD, March 13.-The Rev. Mr. Merwin of Clear Lak will occupy the pulpit at the churc here next Sunday. The Rev. Mr. Mi ler who is away at quarterly mee ings, will be back the followin Sunday. Preparations are under wa for an Easter program. Conditions are rapidly improvin it is true, but there's still a detou sign at the entrance to Easy stree Atlanta Journal. MRS, ROOSEVELT SETS HARD PACE icnic and Reception High Spots on Day's Tour in Puerto Rico. SAN GERMAN, Puerto Rico, arch 13. IcB--Mrs. Franklin D. oosevelt set a breathless .pace for er companions again today in a our of the Puerto Rico needlework istrict. An 8 a. m. start from San German where she spent the night;.a icnic lunch by a roadside; a con- derable pause at Ponce; a 5 o'clock eception at San Juan--these were mere high spots in the day's full rogram. The first lady of the United States, eralded by Spanish criers, headed /hat had the appearance of a trl- mpbal procession through Arecibo and other points yesterday. Enthusiastic throngs hailed her verywhere. TOUHY HENCHMAN TAKEN FOR RIDE (Continued rrom X'ase 1) Jharles Conners and Eugene Crot- y was 54 j'ears old. Connors had apparently tried to avert identification by growing a mustache that covered a telltalo mole on bis face. It was this that fooled the police as they tried through the morning to identify the slain man. Two of Gang Seen. CHICAGO, March 13. UP)--A report reached the police late today that Frank "Porky" Dillon and Edward "Father Tom" McFadden, two of the Touhy gangsters who survive at liberty, had been seen in Chicago this morning. This led to the expression by Capt Dan Gilbert that they may have been the killers of Charles Connors. Dillon is hunted as one of the kidnapers of John Factor and a participant in the Charlotte, N. Car., mail robbery. McFadden was acquitted by directed verdict in the first trial of the Touhys for the Factor abduction, and now is free under bond while appealing for a habeas corpus writ to prevent extradition to Wisconsin on a gun toting charge. PirJtaps the but fife of machine tver built for moistening takacco. Recently perfected from a model built in our factors and now used in the manufacture of Chesterfield ' rtttcs. JLHIS most modern way of moistening tobacco for stemming-first used in the manufacture of Chesterfields-opens up the pores and puts the tobacco in condition to remove the stems. The tobacco is put into the wire baskets stems down and enters the long steel ovens where the steam comes up from below, softening the stems without -wetting the rest of the leaf. The stems are removed by stemming machines of the latest type. Everything that modern science knows about, or money can buy, that can make a milder cigarette, a cigarette that tastes better, is used in making Chesterfield. thTdJrette that's MILDER . the cigarette that TASTES BETTER © 1934. Lie-cm itaas TOMCCO Co,

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