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Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 11

Mason City, Iowa
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Wednesday, March 14, 1934
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MARCH 14 1934 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE ELEVEN BANK GOES BACK TO WORK AFTER $52,000 ROBBERY Loss Completely Covered by Insurance, MacNider Announces. With the echoes of machine gun fire still thumping in their ears of. fleers and employes resumed banking 'operations at the First National bank Wednesday following the robbery of .$52,000 Tuesday afternoon. That loss suffered by the bank was completely covered by insurance was announced by Col. Hanford MacNider, chairman of the board of directors of the institution. Colonel MacNider, who did not learn of the robbery until the ben- Uits were almost ready to pull out, stated Wednesday he thought all in ch apart. the gts bomba saved us from having more money taken," tald Colonel MacNMer. "There was nothing more that could have been done," he added. "The crowd that inevitably gather* where there is any excitement made it impossible to do any shooting: at the bandits." At the bank, the small retiring assistant cashier, H. C. Fisher, was credited by hia associates with playing an important part in holding down the amount of loot taken by the mobsters. · WM Singled Out. Mr. Fisher had apparently been singled out as the man who knew the combination of the safe and was taken to the vault by one of the bandits. He allowed the gate to swing shut on him, locking itself, making it impossible for him to open it from the inside. "I can't open it," he told the bandit, who saw immediately the locking of the gate was going to slow up the process. Mr. Fisher had to break the bands on the currency and hand it out in smaller amounts between the bars which are about an employes acquitted themselves "magnificently." Securities Intact. The announcement also was made that securities held for other banks and for individuals were Intact and could not have been reached by the desperado gang. "There is no question but what RHEUMATISM GONE; ABLE TO DO HEAVY FARM WORK AGAIN Local Farmer Enjoying Good Health After Being Clear Down, U n a b l e to Get Around; "Gly-Cas Wonderful," He Declares. "I understand now why so many people are talking about and praising this Gly-Cas," said Mr. Philip Pitzenberger, Route No. 1, Swale- dale, Iowa, well known local farmer who has lived in this vicinity all his life. "And because of this Gly- W . -- 4, MR. PHILIP PITZENBEKGEB " ; * - rooiCas I am today enjoying good r-,f health. I had been in a miserable , '· condition with rheumatism.-I was clear down for three weeks unable ·o do any work at all. And regardless of what I tried I could get no better. My feet, hands and knees were the most affected and the pains, constant aching and misery I endured at times were almost unbearable. But Gly-Cas came to my rescue and today I feel I am entirely well, able to do a full hard day's heavy farm work and suffer no ill effects afterwards. I am free of that rheumatism and actually like a new man. It is with pleasure I tell others about Gly-Cas and if anyone wishes first hand information just call at my home, 5 miles northwest of Swaledale, southwest -, of Mason City." And so it goes --· another case right here in this section, is it any v.-onder Gly-Cas has become the most highly praised and indorsed medicine ever introduced in this section -- while it was just introduced here a few short weeks ago. Gly-Cas is sold and recommended by Michael Drug Co., 5 South Federal Ave., Mason City, Iowa. Mr. Fisher connects his identification by the robbers with a visit to his home a week or two ago by a man who asked where 1302 North President was. Had Mysterioiu Visitor. Mr. Fisher, who lives at 1212 North Federal avenue, attempted to tell his caller that 1302 was just a few houses up the street. The visitor answered Incoherently, asked whether it was over on another street, but all the time kept eyeing Mr. Fisher as if he wanted to be sure that he would recognize him next time. The First National bank and other institutions affiliated with the Northwest Bancorporation were warned by the parent company to reduce their cash reserves and to be on the lookout for robbers. This warning was received here immediately after the Sioux Falls, S. Dak., robbery a week ago. "We were informed that the Ban- corporation officials expected other bank robberies would be committed in the middle west and wanted to do what they could to reduce losses," one of the officers of the bank stated! MEN ATTEND DEBT MEETING 1,400 Counties Using Plan, Delegates Here Are Informed. At least 100 men gathered at the Y. M..C. A. on Wednesday to listen to and discuss the work of farm debt conciliation work which is being stated and is in use in 38 states. A total of 1,400 counties are actively using this plan and representatives of the 14 counties in this district listened closely to the outline of the plan and to some of the results as told by Alvin T. Anders"on of Washington, D. C. One point he stressed repeatedly that this plan is not cancellation but conciliation and that it is successful in many cases to the betterment of both creditor and debtor. Briefly the plan is for each party to lay its cards on the table and find the best way out of the mess where each side was partly to blame --the creditor in lending too much and the debtor in attempting the impossible in view of present day farm income. Band at Bristow Elects Henry C. Newbury Head BRISTOW, March 14.--The Bristow band met Monday evening foi organization. Henry C. Newbury was elected president; Harry L. Searle, secretary; George Conger treasurer; Orville Harlau, director The band was organized as a Modern Woodman band 25 years ago. victims wanted TO GET RELIEF IN A DAY THE PROVEN HILL'S WAY Don't let a cold hang on. Treat it the scientific way and you'll get rid of it in a day as many thousands of folks will tell you. They know just how much faster you can stop colds with a couple of HILL'S tablets and water now and then. This improved compound of cascara with quinine and other important medicinal agents checks fever, clears away infectious -poisons, tones up the system and drives out colds-without upsetting the stomach or making your head ring. Now, instead of taking doubtful, untried remedies, get rid of your cold-quick -with HILL'S. Start today and your cold will be gone by tomorrow, and you'll feel like a new person. There's no substitute for the faster relief that HILL'S gives. So demand the GENUINE HILL'S CASCARA QUININE in the red tin box. \ LIONS ARE TOLD OF BANK HOLDUP BY 4 WHO SAW IT B*fley, Patton, Shipley, Nichols AH Give Eye Witness Accounts. Four eye witness accounts of the First National bank holdup provided entertainment of the Lions club at its weekly luncheon Wednesday. Chief E. J. Patton, Willis G. C. Bagley, Judge John C. Shipley were called upon by President W. L. Nichols and he concluded the assignment himself by presenting the spectacle as viewed from his establishment next door. Chief. Patton told of being attracted by the noise of machine gun fire as he drew up in front of the station following a trip to an outlying part of town. He proceeded at once to the Wier building but found it utterly impossible to fire upon the outside bandit guards because of the crowd about them. Then followed a description of the pursuit; presented elsewhere in' this edition. Thought It Was a Crazy Man. That he was being accosted by a "crazy man'V rather than by a bandit was Mr. Bagley's impression when he darted from his outside desk to his private office. Mr. Bagley's version of the experience appears elsewhere in this paper too. Mr. Shipley was the one most reluctant to talk about the incident He told of hearing the commotion of the machine gun · fire below, which he said "sounded like someone beating on sheet iron." "Then," he added, "I leaned out my window; and extended an invitation to 'Mr.' Dlllinger to come up and see me some time." Mr. Nichols told how one of the bandits came into the Nichols ana Green store and gruffly commanded everybody to follow him out on to Federal avenue. About a dozen complied. Others retreated to the back of the store, some to the basement of the store. Those who obeyed were lined up along the bank as protection for the bandits against the possibility of a barrage from across the street. Hampton Pastor Speaks. The regular program was an address by the Rev. William C. Cleworth of the Hampton First M. E. church, whose subject was "We Do Our Part." Quoting from "hardheaded business authorities," he concluded that the prime need of the day is a 0 "revlval of old-fashioned religion." Mr. Cleworth was introduced by Fulton Potter, a former parishionei at Tama. W. J. Colford of Chicago a representative of Lloyd's Insurance company, here in connection with Tuesday's bank robbery, was a guest of Mr. Bagley. President Nichols announced a Lions club meeting-in Garner on the night of Thursday, March 22, at which the local club will provide the program TALKSWAYlT OF HOSTAGE RIDE Dorothy Ransom Makes Plea With First National Bank Bandits. Mrs. Tod Ransom, 234 Sixth street northwest, and her daughter, Dorothy, were saved from taking a wild ride as hostages with the first National bank robbers by the quick thinking and effective talking by Dorothy. Just after Mrs. Ransom and her daughter drove out of the alley near Laird's shoe store aad turned west the robbers' car drove up. The robbers jumped out and told Mrs. Ransome and her daughter to get out Mrs. Ransom did get out anc climbed on the running board oi the bandit car. . Dorothy, however said, "I can't get out. I'm lame." The bandit again demanded that she get out and she repeated what sh« had previously said. As the bandit seemed'to hesitate, she triec to think of a reason to save her mother from some fate of which she did not know. Then she got out of the car but walked with exaggerated lameness She also told the bandit, "don't take my mother. I need her to take care of me." The bandit told both of them to get into their own car but to staj there. They then watched the whole State street proceedings. They saw Mr. James lying wounded on the street. The bandits fired when anyone threatened to disobey their orders. . ' Both commented on the desperate appearance of the bandit who stood in the Prescription shop doorway. That bandit laughed as he fired his gun in various directions. Bygness Funeral Rites AreHeldinGoldfield GOLDFIELD, March 14.--E. E. Bygness, a pioneer resident of Humboldt county, who resided five miles northwest of Goldfield, passed away at his farm home Sunday afternoon after being in poor health for some time. He is survived by his widow and four children, Eddie L., Ole S. and Jeffrey, all of this vicinity and one daughter, Miss Evelyn Bygness of Des Moines. Funeral services were held at the home Wednesday afternoon and at 2 o'clock at the Lake Lutheran church. Who should pay for the sandwiches on which the bank robbers munched as they departed from Mason City Tuesday afternoon? Ralph Willis, to whom they were being consigned, insists that he doesn't owe for them. And Al Killmer, from whose store they were Jurchased, stands on the claim that sandwiches were in good condition when they left his establishment. Bill Schmidt, Klllmer clerk, was one of the Federal avenue pedestrians who found a temporary haven in the Nichols and Greea shoe store. When he was routed out' by the oandit believed to be John Dillinger, he still had the sack of sandwiches under his arm. And he retained possession of them when he v.-as forced into the bandit car. It was during the ride that he was relieved of them by one of the robbers. Before the last of the captives had been released, the lunch on the sandwiches prepared for Mr. Willis, who offices in the First National bank building, was under way. Late Wednesday negotiations were under way looking to a compromise under which Mr. Killmer and Mr. Willis could share the cost of the bandit's lunch. WHO SHALL PAY FOR SANDWICHES EATEN BY THOSE BANDITS? The A. A. A., agricultural adjustment act, has been held constitutional. Now, for the remainder of the alphabet.--Seattle Times. CROWDS JAMMED STREETS DURING HOLDUP OF BANK Chief of Police Surveyed Progress of Robbery From Pine's. A large number watched the First National bank robbery from the offices of the C. L. Pine company. Police Chief E. J. Patton, as soon as police were callec, came to the Pine establishment to look over the situation. "The street was pretty well jammed before the robbers started their operations," said G. E. Albee of the Pine company, who turned in the alarm to the police. "People were watching a movie man taking pictures. "Officer Dunton cleared the traffic temporarily but by the time things began happening at the bank the crowd was back jamming the streets. Started Shooting. "Then the first thing we knew someone started shooting off a gun at the entrance of the First National bank. He was using what looked to me like a cap pistol in his right hand and then he took out a revolver from his vest pocket and shot with liis right hand." Mr. Allbee and others in the building also watched the bandit leader reload his machine gun. Hold- Ing his automatic pistol with his left hand ready for action he reloaded the machine gun with his right hand. Brought Money Out. 'While this one man was walking back and forth in front of the bank another was in the doorway." said Mr. Allbee. "They got a bunch lined up in front of them for protection and later brought out the money, using bank employes and customers as guards. "The men carried the two sacks of money surrounded by a protecting cordon of men and women. They walked to the corner and started down toward the rear of the bank. The parked- car there then pulled up and met them about half way. We saw them load the car and pull out." Bourbon Prince Dies in Paris at Age of 67 j PARIS, March 14. UP)--Prince Sixte de Bourbon-Panne, brother of the former Empress 2ita of Hungary and who negotiated for world peace in the spring of 1917 died today. He was 67 years old. JOHN NUTTALL, 78, DIES HERE Succumbs Following; Illness of Two Years; Services Not Arranged. John Nuttall, 78, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. L. J. Bailey, 836 East State street, about 11:10 o'clock Wednesday morning following a lingering illness of two years. He had resided in Mason City for many years, having been a gardener here for more than 23 years. Mr. Nuttal was born at Janesville, WIs., Dec. 1, 1855. He was married to Miss Evelyn Simerson at Bradford April 9,' 1881. Five children were born to the union but three of them preceded Mr. Nuttall in death. His wife also preceded him in death many years ago. One son, Hugh, survives Mr. Nuttall besides the daughter, Mrs. Bailey, with whom Mr. Nuttall resided. A 100 S. S. Officers Meet. WESLEY, March 14.--About 100 Sunday school officers and teachers of the three chcurches, at Wesley. Britt and Upper Flat, were entertained at the home of Jim Jensen in the Upper Flat territory at a 7 o'clock dinner. A program of talks and music was given after the dinner. Do You Need A TONIC? Mrs. Emma Ryan of 1724 G r i n t St.. Bcttcndorf, Iowa, said: "I hive taken Dr. .Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery as a general tonfc and blood medicine and it Is a pleasure to ine to recommend it and to say that there is no cxag- _- gcratlon in the advertisements about this remedy. It will do all that Is claimed for it " Write to Dr. Pierce's Clinic, Buffalo, N. Y. New slle, tablets 50 cu., liquid 51.00. Large Bite, tabs, or liquid, $1.33. "We Do Our Pin." cousin, Mrs. Cordelia Bray, Mason City, also survives him. Funeral services Lad not been arranged Wednesday afternoon. The body was taken to the Randall fu-. neral home. Hostess at Luncheon. OTRANTO--Mrs. W. F. 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