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TWO MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE HOSTAGES TELL ABOUT THREATS Captives on Car Warned of Death at Hands of Desperadoes. "Walt till they come over the hill and then I'll pop them off." That was the answer of the First National bank bandits to efforts on the part of Mason City officers to pursue them as they took a zigzag course out of Mason City. Twelve hostages, taken by the bandits for protection, told the story upon their return to the city of the drive out of the city and of a wild ride in the open country, which included a volley of shots fired at the police, as Detective Leo Risacber, Chief E. J. Patton and other officers followed. * North on Federal. Leaving the bank the car was driven north on Federal avenue to Second street, then west to Adams avenue and south on Adams to First street southwest, where it turned east following the regular route out to Fourth street southwest The bandits took the Clear Lake road westward to beyond the Country club then turned south across the south Clear Lake pavement. A half mile soutn of the pavement another car appeared to be following them, but apparently ran into the tacks and stopped. "If ,the cars don't stop following us we'll kill all of you," one of the bandits stated. The car turned east at the next corner, then south at the next gravel road and then east along the gravel road, crossing No. 65 about four miles south of Mason City. Drop to Floor. Ralph E. Wiley, assistant cashier at the bank, stated that the first he knew something was wrong was when he heard a commotion at the door of the bank. He stepped out of the cage In time to see the men at the front of the' building and he dropped to the floor with Harry C. · Fisher, assistant cashier. - "We remained here until one of the men came around in back of the cage and ordered us out of the cage. Mr. Fisher was taken to the rear of the bank and I was lined up with others in the front of the bank. "The man who ordered us out was short, weighed approximately 160 pounds, was blond and talked tougher than anyone I've ever seen. He was extremely nervous. 'Get out there with the rest of them!' he. ordered. "As We left the bank the ban, \ dit's eyes were filling, with, water from the effect* of tear gas. : aev.er would -.Bay.*. coine 'We of the bandits as they allowed the hostages to get off the car. They scattered tacks in the road and went on. Bill Schmidt, 29, apartment 2, K. of C. building, employe at Killmer drug store, was on his way to the bank building to make a delivery on the fourth floor when the bandits approached. He went into Nichols and Green shoe store but he and others were ordered out by the bandits. "The bandits stood us up," Mr. Schmidt said. "I happened to be near the bandits and was selected as a hostage. After the bandits had completed their work, they told us to get on a car anywhere we could and hang on. The car was on State street. "The bandits drove fairly fast on the straight away." Mr. Schmidt said, "but Blwed down for the bumps. I didn't look at them and couldn't describe them--I didn't think it was wise to look at them as they were going along. They didn't say anything." Lust to Be Released. Mrs. William Clark, 1227 Tenth street northwest, and Mrs.. Frank Graham, 1022 Polk avenue northwest, the last two hostages to be released by the bandits, were left at a point about three and a half miles south and a mile and a half east of Mason City, and the dark blue sedan continued eastward orj the gravel road. The two women related the story of the hectic end of an afternoon's shopping after they were safely returned. At the point where the last of the men were released the robbers forced the young women into the car with them and drove east for approximately a mile before they decided to let them go. "1 sure. Would." Asked if she would be able to recognize any of the men, Mrs. Clark replied, "I sure would; especially the one that winked at me." One of the men referred constantly to a long strip of paper upon which was evidently a detailed description of Mason City and /vicinity, according to Mrs. Clark. /' He directed the driver and cautioned him from time to time, once telling him, "They have been working on the road here. Watch out for loose sand," and on another occasion saying, "Yep; .there's the railroad track." Hope for Larger Car. Another of the party voiced a hope that they could find another automobile, according to Mrs. Clark, evidently ^intending to commandeer a larger car. Mrs. Clark and Mrs. Graham had just come out ofia meat ahop where the former had \made a purchase and were at th^ intersection of State street and the alley right east of the bank building when the bandit described as k "little fellow" ·topped them andjan eldierly^wom- guard, whom he was satisfied was Dillinger. He said that he saw the guard shoot at Jim Buchanan, police officer, who wag behind the monument In the park directly across the street Wore Only Suit. The man believed Dillinger was of medium build, wore a light gray suit and dark overcoat and dark hat, according to Dr. Dietz. He bad the bullets pinned on his vest and reloaded his automatic while he was in front of the bank. Dr. Dietz said that the man told Officer Buchanan to come out in the open and Officer Buchanan called back for him to get away from the crowd and he would fight it out with him. Wflliam Philb, 312 North Federal avenue,' was in the doctor'F office at the same time and saw the holdup. Other patients were in the doctor's office. Officer Buchanan also identified the bandit with whom he was shooting- it out as being Dillinger. Sheriff J. M. Robertson received word from Waterloo about 9 o'clock Tuesday evening that a car with five men and machine guns drove up to an apartment in Waterloo shortly before 7 o'clock. Police officers hurried to the apartment but the car was gone when they arrived there. From Centervllle. Another telegram was received from Centerville, stating that four men and a woman registered at a hotel there late Tuesday night. They were driving a Michigan car. Two of the men left immediately afterward and the man and woman stayed until morning. Sheriff Robertson said that he believed the gang was probably splitting up and heading back for ^ni- cago. "It was lucky no one started shooting," said Sheriff Robertson, "or probably from 15 to 20 persons would have been killed. Officers were helpless with the organization the gang seemed to have." It was believed by the sheriff that the blond bandit might have been Blondie Nelson, who held up the Brainard bank about a year ago. · Sheriff Robertson said that he believed all three cars were used in the holdup, the two cars remaining on side streets in case they were needed. The holdup evidently was planned in every detail. The bandit car drove up State street from the east, stopping at a filling station, where one of the bandits inquired who lived in the first house two blocks east of the bank. The car came on up the street and stopped at the bank. Was "Hot Car." The car in which the bandits left town was a "hot" car having been stolen in Indiana, Oct. 13, 1933, and used the next day in a robbery at Chicago. The car had not been seen since that time. since that time It was the property of Charles Williams, 5201 Congress street, Chicago, m. i Ed Wybourney, Jr., ion of a f aimer residing a 4nifaoaBt of the ' BANK HOLDUP IN SKETCH FORM FEDERAL AVENUE I FIRST z NATIONAL BANK CAGES D ACCOUNTING DEPT. ALLEY To make more graphic the action in Mason City's sensational bank holdup Tuesday afternoon, the Globe-Gazette's artist, Clarence Mellang, has prepared here a sketch of the First National bank and Its environs. A key to the letters in the sketch follows below and will be most helpful if referred to after reading the running story of the robbery under the banner line on this page. A--W. G. C. Bagley office through a door of which a bullet grazed the bank president's body. B--Bullet proof cage of Tom Walter*, bank guard, from which tear gas was released to confuse bandit*. C--Front entrance to the bank where bandit* made both entry and exit, taking a number of bank employes as hostages to protect them on their flight from town. D--Vault where Cashter Harry Fisher wag forced at the point of » gun to hand out packets of currency, mostly In «5 denominations. E--Rear door of bank leading out from part of hollaing used by bookkeeping department. F--Bandit car which awaited robbers an they fled from bank. G--Cross Indicate* where E. L. James, school board secretary, * eU a victim o* machine gun bullet fired from across the street. H--Station of machine gunner In front of Prescription shop managed by Carroll D. Mnlcahy, who was used as a shield during the robbery and as a hostage afterwards. I station of machine gunner in front of bank, fired at by Judge John C. Shipley from his office In bank building above. Bagley Took Bandit for Crazy Man Loose With Gun MARCH 14 1934 Buchanan Lauds Boulder That Served as a Shield tow; time. ' . · · . "Get on There." "I held bacK wnen they ordered me to get on the car and the bandit Before they reached theTcar ,Uie gunmen snatched the package i of meat 'from Mrs. Clark's hands, threw it to the ground and tramped eaid, 'Get on there, you bald-headed upon it, silencing her protests with, ~_ T»II ,q..n« ..m, ' "Vmi'll ppt. n»id nlentv fnr i f ' * , or I'll drop you. "The bandits drove slowly at first, not moving more than 25 miles an hour through the cit;. When they reached the country and got on level road they speeded the car up to 40 miles an hour or more. It was difficult to hang on and I got extremely cold. We could hear the bandits talking,' for the rear window was out of the car and one of the bandits trained his gun on the pursuing car. I was standing on the rear bumper of the car through all this. Shoot at Police. "As we reached the city limits, we" turned south and the police were trailing us. I knew they would not shoot with us on the car but I was afraid the bandits would shoot at the police. They did open fir shortly after this and the shot pierced the police car. "When the police stopped following us the car turned east and we crossed the paving four miles south of town where the schoolhouse stands and continued east on this road until we were about up to the tracks near Hanford. We were released there." "Circle round the car and stand back!" that was the parting remark 'You'll get paid plenty for it.' "One called me twice for looking around," declared one of the, hostages. "There were six men and one woman among the bandits, as nearly as, I could tell. Three were in the back seat Several times they said, 'Turn around or I'll shoot you,' if .we so much as seemed to look in their direction." (LOVE SOOD FOOD AND EAT WHAT) UKE THANKS TO TWIN CITY POLICE ASKED TO ASSIST (Continued From Pace D or we'll kill some of. you people. They ought to know that I kill on sight." Boyd H. Walter, chemist at the Lehigh Portland Cement company, was in the bank at the time of the holdup. He said that he saw two of the bandits in the bank and believed he could recognize them if he saw them again. When the bandits left the bank one of the machine gunners walked at the side of Mr. Walter. As they came out of the door, Mr. Walter said he saw another man in the doorway who looked like Dillinger. He was within a few feet of this man. Dr. Charles V. Dietz, whose office window opens on to Federal avenue but a short distance to the north of the bank entrance said that he stood in the window and saw the bandit ^^^""HTJ rompt nlitf evra n . 1897. Trial is proof-25e. BELL-ANS FOR INDIGESTION M Uc Jin -Stfta «/ Sdm ABCL SON INC. COMING To End RUPTURE Troubles Representatives of Wm. s. Rice, Adams, N. 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Tou owe it to your own personal comfort and safety not to miss the great free demonstration. It is a real opportunity to learn how you may he done with chafing trusses and the dangtr, suffering and trouble your rupture has caused. The hours are ID to 12 a. m., S to 6 p. m. and fvfnlnw 7 to 8. Remember the dates and plncf, M««on City, Iowa, Cerro Gordo Hotrl. eAsoftWCoreer,;T)_. Sng,Grove, _ w~tEiitaiitBts drive \into a gravel jilt near 'the side of the road and switch numbers on their cars. The bandits escaped with two other cars, one a large blue one, and deliberately ran the one in which they left town into the ditch, the car striking a tree as it plunged over the edge of the road. Seen Near Parkersbnrg. Later a blue car, similar in description to the one seen by Wy- bourney was seen near Parkersburg some time . later., The exchange of numbers and loot took place at approximately 4 o'clock in the afternoon. The first man to phone police of the exchange was E. E. Holloway, a neighbor of the Wyboumeys, who lives on Route No. 3. It is believed the blue car is a Plymouth coach bearing a Wisconsin license number. Late in the afternoon, Lloyd Barrett and Stanley MacPeak, took to the air in an airplane in an attempt to locate the bandits. They circled west and south over Thornton but found no trace of the car. Later the two men went up again and circled east of town. At this time they saw a blue car heading east but did not know at the time this might have been the exchanged car. The car was moving slowly and had.no appearance of being other than an ordinary passenger car. After the robbery the bandits disappeared east of Mason City, sheriffs and police of surrounding territory mobilized to spread a cordon on all roads and bridges. Iowa and Wisconsin officers guarded all bridges over the Mississippi river and authorities as far north as St. Paul detailed men .on highways. Hostages Released. The hostages were released at three different points along the road out of the city, a course which first led west, then south and finally back east to a point two miles east of the paved highway No. 65. The bandits took with them as hostages: Emmet Ryan, paying teller. Ralph E. Wney, assistant cashier. Lydia Crosby, clerk in investment department. . Ann Stephens, American Optical company employe. Francis DeSart, teller. Mrs. Jake Leu, bystander. Mrs. Howard Krieger, customer. Fred Avery, customer. Carroll D. Mulcahy, Prescription shop owner. Bob Leewright, wrestler. Bill Schmidt, KiUmer Drug em- ploye. Mrs. William Clark, bystander. Mrs. Frank Graham, bystander. Desperado Fired at Him Through Door of Office. i. wmia a^.'*^^~2^i;s' The First National bank, never' dreamed of « bank robbery when he saw the first, bandit entering the lobby flourishing a gun Tuesday afternoon. . "I was .sitting at my teak talking with Mr. Perry of the Lake Mills Canning company when a man entered yelling like a Comanche Indian and brandishing a gun, said Mr. Bagley. ·It is strange the idea of a bank robbery never entered my mind. I though he was a raving maniac, a crazy man turned loose with a gun. Ban Into Office. "I started to run into my office and he followed me and I shut the door on him catching the barrel of Ms gun in the door jamb. I knew Patrolman I n s i s t s Bandit Looked a Lot Like Notorious Dillinger. "Good old stone-- I've passed you a thousand times but never before have I fully appreciated you." This was the tenor of a little dialog between James Buchanan, city patrolman, and the Central park boulder which stood between him and the bandit guard In front of the First National bank during the holdup Tuesday afternoon. Spotting Mr. Buchanan, wearing plain clothes, this bandit, claimed by many to resemble the notorious John Dillinger, drew a gun from an inside pocket and with his left hand sent a bullet sizzling in the local officer's direction. It chipped a corner of the boulder. Mr. Buchanan emerged unscathed. Thus his gratitude to tho boulder which for many years has borne a memorial tablet to the G. A. R. He Looked Like Dillinger. "I'm not saying that this bandit* was John Dillinger," said Mr. ' Buchanan. "I do say, however, thai there was a striking resemblance, the more remarkable as I study the pictures of Dillinger." The principal facial identification was an upper lip that turned up in a snarl as he talked. And be did talk,, both to Mr. Buchanan and to those he herded about him for his protection. One of these was Douglas Swale, in charge of the bank's investment department A time or two Mr. Buchanan took aim at the bandit but it was evident that the spread of the shot from his sawed-off shotgun-- the only weapon available when hurriedly he- left the courthouse where he had gone as a court witness -- woulo likely bring death or injury to others in the vicinity. They Indulge In Some Repartee. It was on one of these occasions that the bandit caught sight ot Buchanan out of the tail of his eye and quick as a wing fired at him with the pistol drawn from his inside pocket. "Come out from behind there, you so and so," the bandit barked out. Mr. Buchanan talked back In language undertsandable to a yegg- man. "There isn't any question but what that bird was an artist with the revolver," Buchanan observed Tuesday night as he described the experience. Both at the courthouse and at- the police station, the rogue's gallery was a much frequented spot, a numbryat'both places ' " JAMES BUCHANAN Mistaken fo\ Policeman by Bank Robber Bandit Explains Why He Aimed Shot at R. L. James. 1 thought you were a cop °Th*t was the bandit's explanation or firing several shots from a submachine gun at R. L. James, secre- ary of the Mason City school board jvhen the First National bank was teld up Tuesday afternoon. Mr James with a portfolio under his arm was about to enter the bank through the rear door when he heard he firing or a machine gun. Hearing the machine gun h« tepped back. The gunman holding all State street at bay ordered him .0 stop and Immediately fired at u'm. Found No Gun. Jerking the portfolio from under his arm the bandit hastily ransacked it apparently searching for a gun. Finding none he threw it back. ·I thought you were a cop Wild Ride in Bandits' Car Is Described Mulcahy Says Little Robber Was "The Mean One" A wild ride, clinging to "the back of a speeding bandit car--machin guns poking out of a rear windov beside him--his thin pharmacist' coat the only protection against i bitter north Iowa wind that brough sleet with it shortly after the ma dash--was the experience of C. D Mulcahy. Mason City druggist, a armed bandits robbed the First Na tional bank Tuesday afternoon an escaped, taking 12 onlookers as hostages to insure protection against police lire. The whole action, from the tim that a burly, stickup man arme with a machine gun pushed the Ma son Cityan to the car until his re turn to his little Pharmacy Sho that faces the bank, took less than one hour. "Wasn't So Bad." 'The big fellow wasn't so bad, said Mulcahy. "The one that use me and the girl from the ban (Miss Lydia Crosby) for a shield but the little bird that stood at th bank was the mean one. "I was onithe bMftc of the car, m 'OAt ,'OU Tm not a cop," was Mr. James' answer. Then Mr. James, who fell along the south wall of the bank, heard tne bandit across the street yell: 'What's th« matter with that fel- r ?" 'I thought he was a cop," answered the other bandit. An ex-ray of the leg at the Mercy hospital where Mr. James was taken showed two bullets had penetrated his right leg while a third went through his trousers. The lower bullet splintered some of the bone. Physicians and hospital attendants were confident recovery would take place if no complications set in. The fact that Mr. James was forced to wait almost a half hour before given attention increased the seriousness of the situation. He lost considerable blood. He "Acted Craiy." The bandit who held the central position in guarding the State street while one associate stood m the prescription shop-door and another sat in the seat of the car "acted crazy" according to many spectators of the event. He interspersed his sprays of shot with outbursts of laughter, keeping, however, a sharp lookout in all directions. He sent shots straight down East State street, puncturing tires and cutting holes in other parts of automobiles. A large new- Hudson came down the street toward him. "Get Back!" "Get back," shouted the^bandlt and "prrrrrrrrrr" went tt' aged to pull itTM'and the next* thing I knew the gun went off and a bullet came through the door grazing my vest here. "The gun clicked again. I don t know whether this was to cock it or whether it was jammed. I thought he exchanged guns with one of the other fellows, but don't know. He had to watch the other fellows outside and soon left the door. Tried to Telephone. "My plan was to go into the office and telephone the sheriff, but as soon as I got to the telephone they had the telephone girl on the floor and I couldn't get connections. "I didn't know exactly what was taking place until afterwards when I saw people outside lined up with their hands in the air. Then I ducked down and stayed there until it was over." The bandit who fired at Mr. Bagley was the one who later forced Harry C. Fisher, cashier, to open the vault and hand out the packets of currency. Agriculture Supply Measure Receives Senate's Approval WASHINGTON, March 14. The senate today passed the agriculture department bill appropriating approximately $64,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June SO, 1S35. The bill, which passed without a record vote, now goes to conference with the house. LAW BEARS DOWN UPON KIDNAPERS Banghart and Strewl Founc Guilty in Factor and O'Connell Cases. (By THE ASSOCIATED PEESS) In seven states kidnapers within a few hours have found out what i means when the law "bears down.' A Chicago jury quickly founi Basil Hugh (the Owl) Banghar guilty late Tuesday of participation in the John Factor kidnaping an fixed his punishment at 99 year imprisonment Similar sentences fo the same crime have been pro nounced against three other mem bers of the gang including the leac er, Roger Touhy. Two members have met violent death, Charle "Ice Wagon" Connors, having bee found slain Tuesday. Manny Strewl Guilty. At Albany, N. Y., Manny Strew was convicted of the kidnaping o John J. O'Connell, Jr., scion of politically powerful upstate family Because of his criminal record jtrewl, who acted as go-between, will receive a mandatory sentence f 50 years. St. Louis police sought Mrs. Nellie Tipton Muench, a l l e g e d ·brains" of a gang that kidnaped Dr. I. D. Kelley, wealthy physician n 1931. She was indicted Tuesday with five men for the crime. Admits Afller Deal. At Racine, Wis., George Wolf, a heater employe, was seized and ater confessed in Chicago, police said, to participation in the at- .empted kidnaping of B. P. Adler Davenport newspaper publisher. l?wo others are awaiting trial, a fourth committed suicide and a fifth s sought in connection with a plot :o hold the publisher for $100,000 ransom. Delaware saw passage by the state house of representatives of a fidnap law providing death or life mprisonment, at the discretion of a jury, for persons convicted of kidnaping. The senate now has the bill. To Frustrate Dillinger. In Ohio, to frustrate any attempt by friends of John Dillinger, escaped desperado, to kidnap Gov. George White and hold him as a hostage for release to three of Dillinger's pals, armed guards patrolled the executive mansion at Columbus. The governor had no fear for himself but said "there might be a possibility of kidnaping Mary (his daughter.)" California officials arraigned Albert A. Stapp and AI Reinke, automobile race drivers, on charges of kidnaping a reporter for a newspaper which had conducted a campaign against the dangers involved in automobile racing. They are at liberty on 52,500 bail each and will get a hearing Friday. blance to John Dillinger. Fired at by Judge Shipley. Those who watched the outward manifestations of the holdup from Federal avenue were impressed by the utter coolness of the man in front of the bank, who marched back and forth with his sub-machine gun, halting cars and pedestrians alike. When Judge John C. Shipley fired down at him, he made a quick reply with a bullet which pierced a window in the Dr. · B. Raymond Weston office. His calmness' was unperturbed. "You'd almost think," one witness suggested, "that that bozo believed he had the only gun in the world." The bandit guard on the south side of the building was described by members of the bookkeeping staff as "wearing a fiendish grin" as he combed State street with his machine gun, raking the upper floors of the First National bank building occasionally as a possible warning to snipers. _ _ ,, iac'k. One of them told me ^_ p n my coat, but I couldn't let go. 11 have to shoot through there,' e said. 'They let us off in relays. There as still some of the girls in the ar when they put me off. I forgot he name of the farm where they let s off it's about three and one- alf miles south of town. The folks ·ere awfully nice to us. "They Weren't Amateurs." It was suggested that the bandits light be the Dillinger gang-- "Oh, osh, I don't know!" said the Phar- acist. "But they weren't amateurs. t was one of the Heeler farms fhere they let us off." "They scattered long roofing tacks-- sacks full of them-- two or iree times," Mulcs'ay said. "They ad four long distance rifles. Must ave been about 17 of us in the ar and outside. The police cars ame out and brought us bac":. . A bagful of the tacks was scat- ered near a roadhouse west of Maon City and several shots were fir- d as the bandit car slowed before urnlng in its twisting path, it was " - Wife of Associated Press Officer Dies BROOKLYN, March 14. UP-Mrs. Isabel Joyce Elliott, wife of Jackson S. Elfiott, assistant general manager of the Associated Press, died early today after an illness of several months. She was 53 years old and was born in Washington, D. C. GIVES VERSION OF BANK HOLDUP Stephenson Didn't Get Time to Complete Check He Was Writing. The first patron in the First National bank Tuesday afternoon to come under the command of band its who made away with some $50, 000 was F. A. Stephenson, 87 River Heights drive. "I was standing at the first cus tomer's counter writing a check,' he recalled Tuesday night. "I had just set down the F. A, in my nam when I heard a volley of shots be hind me. I turned around to find th leader of the gang holding a gun on me and ordering me to put m" hands up. "This fellow, about 35 years old weighing about 165 pounds and o bad complexion, directed the whol job. When he was attracted by th bank guard in his cage he began asking me questions. "First he wanted to know how many there were in the cage. Then he wanted to know how to get u there. I told him there was a lad der which was moved after tt guard was in place. Then he di reeled fire on the cage. "All the time he was using m as a shield, keeping me between him and the guard's cage. The tea gas began to get in its work and was nearly blinded. So was my cap tor, for that matter. "Finally, when the job was ove he marched me toward the stra and toward the car which wa pointed west on State street, thought he was going to take along and protested that I couldn see. I dropped my hands to reach for my handkerchief. ·"0. K'., he said, 'you've don your stuff. Good bye.'" Tom James, '^.If - - '"school board secretary, was among those who came hurrying down the street. Seeing his father lying on the walk he made an attempt to cross ths street and was fired at by one of the jandits. One of the bullets hit the car in frort of him. Watched Holdup. John Kelroy of the Kelroy Fuel and Furnace company was among he group that stood watching the holdup in the Yelland and Hanea store. "A lot of the fellows kept thinking it was a movie but I told them movie men don't act like that," he said. Curtis Yelland also had the movie idea but when he saw the bandit laughing and joking in the street he knew that was -not the way the movies would have portrayed a bank robbing scene. He was convinced from that that this must be a real robbery. eported or. by the roadhouse opera- SENATE REFUSES SEAWAY TREATY (Continued From Page I) iour Carey, Davis, Dickinson. Joldsborough, Hale, Hastings, Hatield, Hebert, Kean, Keyes, McNary, Metcalf, Patterson, Reed, Steiwer, Townsend, Walcott and White--20. Grand total against--42. The only pair announced was Senators Norbeck (R., S. Dak.) and aurphy (D., Iowa) paired for, with Glass (D.. Va.) against. In voting on a treaty there have to be two senators on one side paired with every senator on the other side of the question. The positions of the remaining five senators--Caraway, Fletcher King, Thomas, Okla., and Trammel --were not announced. Seeks Investigation. After the roll call. Senator Nye (R N. Dak.) who voted for the pact offered a resolution for a committee of nine republican senators to investigate charges by republican senators, including Dickinson of Iowa, that the treaty "betrays American rights and interests to a foreign nation." Nye asked that the committee, to be headed by Dickinson, call former secretaries of State--Charles E. Hughes, Frank B. Kellogg and Henry L. Stimson--for questioning, these being the former cabinet officers who participated in the negotiations leading up to the agreement with Canada. The Nye committee would be composed of Senators Dickinson, Davis, McNary, Hebert, Kean, Walcott, Keyes, Hastings and Hale, all republicans. Honored on Birthday. SWALEDALE--Friends of Mrs, J. p. Benson gave her a surprise party Monday afternoon. It was her birthday. Official Road Map \ ' 1* I. Pictures to Be Shown at Theater Three Days Newsreel pictures of the Mason City banlc robbsry of Tuesday were to be shown on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at the Cecil theater, according to an announcement by the management. H EALTH and adventure now lurk in the open road. Some of the finest highways in the world beckon today to more than 50 famous resort areas of the United States. To aid motorists planning summer tours the Globe-Gazette offers an Official Road Map of the United States. It marks the principal state and federal "highways from coast' to coast, carries a digest of traffic regulations in every commonwealth, and marks in color every national park and historic shrine. Se.tid 15 :ents to cover cost, handling and postage. Use coupon. j Inadvertently on two $ayg last week, the explanation ajs to the price of two booklets, "The Hand Letter Writer" and "Seijoods," was .eft out of the blank which appears daily with the Raskin/ offering. In aoth cases the price' should have been 10 cents. ' Mason City Globe-Gazette Information Bureau, Frederic J. Hasldn, Director, Washington, D: C. I inclose 15 cents in coin carefully wrapped) for the Official Road .Map. Name Street City State (Mall to Washington, D. C.) -'·if-

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