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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 16

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SIXTEEN MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE MARCH 15 · 1934 Mason Citys Calendar TWO MEN RECOVERING FROM MACHINE GUNWOUNgS March 11 to 17--National Business and Professional Women's week. March 15--Clausen-Worden post Legion birthday party at armory. ' ·March 18--Junior class play, "The Banshee," high school auditorium. March 19--Public hearing on city budget. Marel, i8_wUliam Whltfleld Wood, president of Institute of American Meat Packers, to address Rotary- Chamber of Commerce dinner. March JO--Y. W. C. A. nationwide business girls' banquet at 6:30 o'clock. April 1--Easter Sunday. April 8--Senegalese drum and bugle corps cake-walk under sponsorship of Legion auxiliary. Here in Mason City Floyd Fraier, trombone teacher. Good dead coal at »7.00. Allison Coal. Ph. 43L Local offices of the bureau of internal revenue will remain open until 9 "o'clock Thursday evening to accommodate those who have put off filing their 'income tax returns until the last day. After Thursday ·penalties will be levied on persons who have not filed their returns for 1933. Factory demonstration of Interior home decorating. F r e e advice. Thurs., Fri., Sat. Currie-Van Ness Co. : Dance Clear take Country Club. Sat., Sun., March 17, 18. Each 40c. · A rrass fire broke out In the 1500 block on Hampshire avenue northeast Thursday morning. It was extinguished easily by the fire department. This Is the time to build the foundation for a weedless lawn. We carrv a complete line of bulk lawn and garden seed and fertilizer. Mason City Hardware. Harding lodge, A. F. and A. M, ·will confer a first degree at 7:30 o'clock Friday evening in the Ma- .sonic temple. Outstanding line of Hats! Not only correct style, but a higher standard of quality than ever before at the price. Mullaney Shop. Warning was issued Thursday by local postoffice authorities to business houses which have been using the 30 day return card on C. O. U. parcels mailed out to customers Sat, beginning July 1 of this year, the collection of demurrage on domestic C. 0. D. mail, either registered or .unregistered, will be re- tered or . u n r e g s e , sumed^and the old 15 day rule will THEIR CONDITION STILL WATCHED ANXIOUSLY HERE R. L. James and Clarence McGowanTell How They Were Hurt. Two victims of bandit machine gun bullets were still in the hospital Thursday, apparently making a recovery from the deadly traces left by the gang which escaped ·with $52,000 Tuesday afternoon. While business at the bank has returned to normal, with losses covered by insurance and other damages being repaired, the condition of the gun victims was still of some concern to the physicians in charge. R. L. James, secretary of the school board, who was shot down while walking eastward 'on the south side of the bank, is at the Mercy hospital with two large bullet holes in his right leg. Shot WWUng Driving. Clarence McGowan, shot while he was driving up toward the bandit car to see what the heavy load ol people was, was at the Story hospital recovering from wounds inflicted by a splintered bullet. Unless infection sets in there'is no danger about recovery on the pan of both victims. Mr. James had just reached the southwest corner of the First Nation bank building on his way to the front entrance when he heard the machine gun firing and started back east on State street. By that time the shooting in tht bank sounded like a cannonade. Kept Below Window. · "I thought they were killing every one in the bank," he said. "1 crouched down to keep below the level of the windows, holding my portfolio under my arm." Mr. James said he heard no one yelling "stop," but that when he goi | about half way back a bandit standing in front Of the Laird shoe store shot him. It was some time after that the bandit came over, grabbed the portfolio and said: "You're a cop you -- -- " "It never occurred to me that there would be a bandit at the back," said Mr. James. "I thought they were just guarding the front door." Looks Like Demonstration. "It's a dynamite cap!" That was Clarence McGowan'n first thought when shot by the escaping .bank Taken on Bandit Ride * * » » Bank Robbers Master at Profanity--Number Hostages Brought to 15--One Man Used Water Pitcher for Gun. of Brand new shoes for a ride with bandits--that was the experience of Marjorie Smith, 13, Charles City, taken on the hostage car with the robbers who held .up the First National bank Tuesday. Mrs. Emll Smith and her daughter, Marjorie, were in Nichols and Green shoe store when the bandits entered and ordered them out. John Russell Wishard, salesman, had been waiting on them. They had just decided to take a certain pair'of shoes for Marjorie when they were told by the bandits to get out of the shoe store. Mrs. Smith and her daughter stood for a short time outside the store, with the bandit brandishing his gun at them and others, and then were ordered on to the hostage car. Then came the wild ride. After they had returned to Mason City from this expedition, they paid for the shoes. HOSTAGES NOW NUMBER 15. Identification of Mrs. Smith and her daughter as among the hostages, together with the information that Mrs. Jake Leu, 116 Thirteentn street northeast, was a hostage, brought the number of hostages up to 15. Counting seven *andits in the car, according to mo»t of the testimony that was presented to officers, that made a total of 22 in the car--a real carload. an excited young man rushed into the cafe and asked J. J. Manusos, proprietor, if he had a gun. Mr. Manusos said "No' 1 and the young man rushed back through the cafe, picking up a water pitcher enroute. He stood in the alley with his intended weapon for a short time, realized that any effort at attack would be futile, if not fatal, and returned the pitcher to the cafe. THEY DIDN'T HAVE SECURITY "It's a funny proposition," said Dad A. J. Parsons, shortly after the bank holdup, "but I couldn't borrow a 5100. without security, and seven strangers walk in there and borrow 552,000 with no security whatever. It kind of looks as though I'm not very persuasive any more." The Globe-Gazette Wednesday night was called upon to refute radio reports that several or all of the bandits in the Mason City bank holdup, were killed in an automobile accident. Mrs. Smith was forced to sit on the lap of her daughter in the bandit car, as four other bandits were in the rear seat. Still another bandit entered the car and sat on Mrs. Smith's lap--that made it three deep. From hostages and witnesses who heard words from the bandits there seemed to be one thing in agreement. That was that the bandits had complete and instantaneous control of the English vocabulary as far as cursing goes. Consequently, the emphasis on orders provided by cuss words, guns and shooting, as well as stern shouts, was sufficient to make those nearby quickly and humbly obey. ESCAPED BANDIT BIDE Mrs. Nellie Tobta, 635 Georgia avenue southeast, by her reluctance to get on the car designated by the bandits as a hostage car, escaped going on the wild ride with the other bandits. When: Mrs. Tobin, . . m. to Factory demonstration of interior home decorating. F r e e advice Thurs., Fri., Sat. Cume-Van Ness Co. when shot py tne escaping. Dan* 5 the j bandits. When: Mrs. Tobin, robbers, following_the-h6ldup of tae '-^^"^3 walking down the street First National fcaflJC^Tuesday after- with Mrs? William Clark and Mrs. Frank Graham, was told to get on the bandit car, she saw the other two women climb on the auto but hesitated. At that moment, apparently, the bandit's attention was di- FIRE EXTINGUISHED. A grass fire was extinguished at 229 Second street northeast about 1:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon by the fire department ADMIRAL BYRO'S PLANE IN CRASH No One Seriously Injured as Ship Cracks Up Near Camp. LITTLE AMERICA, VIA MACKAY RADIO, March 14.--Delayed-- CZB--Admiral Richard E. Byrd's monoplane, carrying Lt. Com. Isaac Schlossbach, TJ. S. navy retired and three passengers, crashed at 12:30 p. m., today. No one was seriously injured. The plane cracked up oOO yards south of the expedition 'camp here. In the plane besides Lieutenant Commander Schlossbach were Arthur A. Zuhn, Mount Pleasant, Iowa, Fred J. Dustin, Remere, Mass., and Harry Young, New Zealand. All suffered slight cuts and were severely shaken up, but otherwise unhurt. The plane itself, a single engine Fokker, was drecked. The engine and instruments can be salvaged, however. The plane had just taken otf on a test flight preparatory to a flight toward the South Pole in company with the other expedition monoplane. The two planes were to have acted as transports to a depot being established 100 miles south of here. Natlbnal fctaJC^Tuesday after noon.' . .-· · As he reclined on his hospital bed Thursday he recounted the story of the shooting, which took place when he followed the bad bandit car, with his wife and 5 year'old daughter. "I had turned on to Fourth street near the Mason City Millworks .and was easing along to the west. We saw the car turn on to Fourth street and my wife said, 'That appears like a car demdnstration of some kind.' The car was heavily loaded and ooe of the men standing on the 1 bumper, crouched dcv.*^ -- low when the car went around the corner he almost touched the paving. Stepped On It. "I said that I would step on it and see what was going on. I never thought of a holdup and did not until some time after I was shot. I believed a dynamite cap had got into the car some way. We use them often anyway. "My wife thought something had exploded in the car, but I knew .ST. PATRICK'S DANCE SATURDAY, MARCH 17 I. O. O. F. Hall at Rockwell Music By Wayne Campbell's Cardinals Generally fair Thursday night and Friday. Slightly ·colder Thursday night Considerably colder Friday. Economy Chunks, ton-- W.G. BLOCK CO. PHONE 588 this was practically- impossible. I stopped the car and then I saw a man standing at the side of the street with a rifle. The bandit car was moving on and then it occurred to me that there had probably been a stick-up around there somewhere. I thought at first the citizen with the rifle might have shot me but a checkup proved this was impossible." The bullet fired at Mr. McGowan pierced the car in the rear of the hood. The bullet splintered, part of it entering his one knee and part the other. Another section of the bullet entered the flesh of his abdomen. A large part of the bullet was still imbedded in the car. Mr. McGowan stated that he went to the police station for first aid and then went to his office. After he had been there for some time he decided to go downtown again to have a physician examine him. It was late in the evening when he went to the hospital, where he was resting easily Thursday. Telephone Exchange Is Returned, to SwaJedale SWALEDALE, March 15.--The telephone central office which has been in Thornton for the last year has been moved back to Swaledals. Mrs. Wilmiua Redlngton has charge of it and her brother, Gerald Bender, is running it for her. , rected elsewhere. She escaped. C. A. Parker, vice president of the First National bank, suffered a temporary attack of amnesia immediately after the machine gun attack on the bank. He had just taken down the receiver of the telephone to talk to W A Westfall when the bombard- ment'started and he and others in the bank were ordered to "stick em up." Later when the telephone conversation was called to his attention he did not recall it. The next day, however, the details of the situation came back to mind. Roy B. Johnson, local Legion post commander and assistant cashier of the bank, started for the back door when the holdup gang entered, 'when the shooting started he dropped- to the floor. He and Miss Alice F. Kolar, stenographer, who FARM PROJECT SET UP IN IOWA $100,000 Loan to Be Made at Granger by Subsistence Corporation. WASHINGTON, March 15. OR-Secretary Ickes announced today establishment of a subsistence homestead project at Granger, Dallas county, Iowa where a loan of $100,000 will be made to a local corporation by the federal subsistence homesteads corporation. The project is' being developed under the supervision of M. L. Wilson, director of the division of subsistence homesteads. The Granger project, Ickes said is to be located in the heart of the coal fields of central Iowa, and the homesteaders will for the most part be chosen from among the coal miners of that region. The purpose of the project will be to demonstrate how the subsistence homestead plan may advantageously be adopted to the needs of part time workers, by aiding them to achieve a more satisfactory standard of living on a small, part time wage. Ickes said- approximately.. 1,500 miners work- in the nine "mines which lie within a 15 mile radius ot the proposed homestead site. During 1933 these men averaged 165 net working days for the whole year, and earned an average wage of $445.40. Included in this project will also be a small number ol stranded farmers of the district who have lost their farms during the depression and have been forced to find intermittent employment at various jobs in town or on the farms. Completed homesteads will cost in the neighborhood of $2,000 and will be sold on a long term loan basis. · · . · COUNTY SCHOOL IAD INTERPRETS CERTIFICATE LAW New Measure Sets Up Two Bases Upon Which They May Be Issued. Mrs. Pearl M. Tannar, county superintendent of schools, Thursday called attention to the provision of the new teachers' certificate law. The holders of state certificates are to be provided for first, she stated, pointing out that at a meet- iog of the board of educational examiners held Feb. 16, it was decided that holders of state certificates might apply for new type certificates upon their records of training or examination as follows: Certificates Issued. 1. Holders of first grade atate certificates issued on a. Graduation from four-year cur- cicula in arts or science, and education, or on examination may, at the expiration of their certificates or at any time before expiration, he issued standard secondary certificates If the first grade state certificates were based upon training, the standard secondary certificates will show training. b. Degree from a' four-year elementary teacher training curriculum may, at the expiration of their certificates or at any time before expiration, be issued advanced elementary certificates 2. Holders of second grade state certificates and holders of third grade state certificates issued on diplomas from two-year teacher train- Ing curricula may, at the expiration of their certificates or at any time before expiration, be issued standard elementary certificates. If the state certificates were issued on diplomas from two-year teacher training curicula, the standard elementary certificates will show training. Expires July 1« The issuance of the new type certificates upon experience expires July 1 of this year, Mrs. Tannar states, explaining that the new certificate law sets up two bases upon which certificates are to be issued. The permanent basis is upon a record of training as per standards previously distributed. The temporary .basis is upon five years of experience. Section 3872-el3 provides the following conditions for the transfer of certificates on the basis of experience: i.. - 1. Five .years of successful experience. 2. Iowa certificate in force June 30,1933: , ,, 3. Application filed before July 1, 1934. 4. Kind of certificate to be issued upon experience depends upon holder's last employment. Other Applications. This applies also to high school normal training and uniform certi- ricates as well as to state certificates. Attention is called to the fact that the expiration date is July 1, 1934. It may be that the holders of state certificates will be more interested in the provisions made for ':heir procuring certificates on their records of training as per the fol- "owing information than in exchanging their state certificates on the experience basis. No state certificates can be issued or renewed after July 1, 1935, but all state certificates issued prior to that date will remain in force until their date of expiration beyond July 1, 1935. State certificates validated for life will continue in force unless the holder thereof allows it to lapse by not teaching for a period of five years. Melvin Fisk, 83, Iowa Pioneer, Is Dead After Stroke in Des Moines Melvin Fisk, 83, Iowa pioneer and prominent banker and auctioneer whose home was in Curlew up to 10 years ago, died about 1 o'clock Thursday morning in Des Moines. He had been ill for the last 10 days after a paralytic stroke. Mr. Fisk, who was born in Penn sylvania in 1851, settled in Palo Alto county in 1888. He lived there until 1924 when he moved to Des Moines where he had made his home since that time. He is survived bv his wife. Jennie, two daughters, Mrs. J. E. Williams 169 Crescent drive, Mason City, and Mrs. M. A. Brennan of Des Moines and two sons, 0. B. Fisk of Fort Dodge and V. W. Fisk of Omaha. Mr. and Mrs. Williams will attend the funeral Friday in Des Moines. MATZEN GIVES AUTO TESTIMONY Defendant Appears in Car Crash Case in Local Court. Lawrence Matzen. co-defendant Witt bis brother, Alvin in the retrial of William Studer's $8,822.10 damage suit for injuries received in an automobile collision last Oct. 1, testified Thursday in his own behalf relating his version of the accident. According to the witness, he and his brother with Ann and Alice Golbuff, were returning from a dance at a roadhouse near Clear Lake when their car developed motor trouble, finally causing them to stop just a few feet west of the Central Heights grocery store. He then testified that with his brother, Alvin helping him by usinj the starter with the car in gear he pushed the automobile to a point where it was several feet south of the south edge of the pavement. Lawrence said that shortly after that he went to town to get some Baseline, and that when he returned Lhe accident had already occurred. Except for minor details Lawrence's testimony was substantially Correct this sentence: "The more of this country I own," said the capitalist, "the more patriotic I be come."--Davenport Times. the same as he gave when h« was on the stand during the first trial about three weeks ago. Diamond Brothers to Open New Store- Here on Saturday Saturday, March 17, has been set as the opening date of the new Diamond Brothers grocery store, located at 205 North Federal avenue, former location of the Schulman Furniture Co. The Diamond Brothers store will handle a complete line of groceries, vegetables and fruits, as well as meats. W. J. Wallace, a local man, is to manage the store, and Mr. Wallace stated that only local persons would be employed. The store has been redecorated and a convenient system of shelving has been installed. It is easy to make the best peo- . pie call on you. Just get a cold and | don't shave for three days.--MW- we»t Kevlew. Cash Registers SCFFIJES . . · REPAIRS Cash Register Sales, Service Phone 1712 ERIN GO BRAUGH ST PATRICK'S DAY DANCE AT THE ARMORY FEATURING CLARANCE CRAVEN AND HIS BAND MODERN MELODIES AS YOU 1IKE THEM SATURDAY, MARCH 17 MAKE UP A PARTY 25c WARDS VALUES/ FLOOR SAMPLES ran back from her desk, were huddled behind the door leading to the bank room during the entire episode. HAMPTON BANK OFFICERS HEBE Officers of the First National bank of Hampton were in Mason City at the time of the local robbery. They did not stay to watch the entire event, however, but hurried home to instruct their employes on what to do in event the bandits moved on the Hampton institution next. Sweet of Portland Hurt by Pulley at Elevator PORTLAND, March 15.--C. E. Sweet, assistant to the manager of the Portland elevator, was injured while operating the gasolne engine which elevates the grain to the upper bins. He got too close to the engine and his coat was caught in a revolving belt pulley. Mr. Sweet was roughly hurled against the side. walls of the building. The coat was not of sufficient strength- to hold the strain and freed him. He was quite severely bruised, but the coat was torn completely to shreds. Mrs. E. M. Ferleman and her daughter, Dora, 7 Louisiana avenue southeast, stated that they believed the man in front of the bank was Dillinger. They were coming down Federal avenue at the time of the holdup and saw the man crouched behind two hostages. They said he had a high forehead, wore a dark overcoat, and appeared to be ot smooth face. 7 Solons Sued for Armentrout Arrest LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 15. UF --Vance Armentrout, associate editor of the Louisville Courier-Journal, today file da ?50,000 damage suit against the seven members of the house lobby investigation committee who sent him to jail for refusing to tell who wrote a letter to his paper. The suit charged illegal arrest The mysterious piece, of glass held by a man who stood in the alley in back of the bank during the holdup was not part of an intricate system of signals, but a water pitcher from the Olympia cafe. At the beginning of the holdup. Watch Tower CAN THE WORLD BE RECOVERED? Speaker, 3. C. Rainbow ot Brooklyn, N. Y. Y. W. C. A., FRIDAY, 8 P. M. Seats Free No Collection Larger Stock of Furniture At this location, first door north of Buehler Meat Market, we have lots more room and much larger stock of quality furniture, rugs, refrigerators and stoves. If you like to SAVE money, shop here before you buy. 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