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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 2

Mason City, Iowa
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Friday, March 3, 1939
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FIRST LADY HAS BUSY SCHEDULE Finds White House Less of Prison Than She Herself Expected WASHINGTON, (#)--In s i x busy years, Mrs. Franklin D .Roosevelt has prove..! the white house less of a prison than she herself predicted. With a zestful, "I'd love to fly the Atlantic," she accepted an invitation to christen a huge trans- Atlantic plane Friday afternoon and perhaps take a flight in it-although not across the ocean. . On Sunday, starting her seventh year as America's first lady, she will head southwest on her seventh paid lecture tour. She will add more miles to upwards of 200,000 traveled since March 4, 1933, and thus continue making a new pattern for president's wives. Planned to Give Up Much Yet, six years ago, Mrs. Roosevelt arranged to curtail many of her activities preparatory to entering the white house. "I have realized all along," she said a month before her husband's inauguration, "that I shall have to give up a good many things March 4." Among the activities which Mrs. Roosevelt arranged to give up were a teaching position at her Todhunter school for girls, radio talks on a commercial hour, several writing contracts, and much of her public speaking. Reviewed Million Letters She emphasized that she was not curtailing her activities because of criticism. Discussing her critics with unruffled calm, as she since has done in the white house, she said there were more appeals for help than slams in the 200 letters she received daily One could not help, she said, without money. In the white house, Mrs. Roosevelt's mail increased, and presumably her requests for aid mounted. She received nearly 1,000,000 letters last year, of which 10,000 were classed as. personal. Soon after becoming first lady, she undertook new radio contracts, with money paid direct to the American Friends Service committee, a Quaker charity. She has contributed articles to popular magazines, and has written four books, one an autobiography begun on a campaign train. Most of the money she has earned, it is understood, has gone to charity. JJBO BIDE NETWORK . «00 KILOCTC1.E3 FBJDAY EVENING 5:00 Don "Window at the Navy 5:30 Marlowe and Lyon, Piano Euo 5:45 Weather-News 8:00 Music far Men 6:15 Iowa State Chiropractors Association 6:43 Opportunity Knocks 7:00 Warden Lavres 7:45 Jimmy Dorsey's Orchestra 8:00 Plantation Party Musicals 8:30 March of Time 0:00 Kalnan Mann vs. Buddy Knox, 10 Hounds 9:30 Bert Lytell, the Golden Theater Group 10:00 News 10:15 Sterling Young's Orchestra 10:30 Larry Clinton's Orchestra 11:00 Sammy Kayo's Orchestra 11:30 Orrin Tucker's Orchestra MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE Deluge of Checks in McNider Trial * ^ ' ^--^ ----------·...--.--_j_i FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 1939 $250,000 IN DUES INCLUDED Plaintiffs' Attorney Requests More Records of Cement Company The questioning of Peter Anderson, secretary of the Northwestern States Portland Cement company, by F. A. Ontjes, attor- ,,,,.. xumwsun was auesti, ney for claimants in the suit concerning the terms of offirr. against the C. H. McNider estate, stock holdings of vario^Td continued Friday in district court tors of the company over the - - - -- ,,.._ ·~*j*n t Ji+iij \jva Uje DBS! e ^l two decades. Attorneys seen The secretary traced the stock considerable time Fridav morn holdings of Hanford MacNider, ing checking and KsUng exhitJ?," son of C. H. McNider and his Numerous canceled checte con present successor as president of slsting of directors' expenses and the cement company, going par- salaries and salaries and dues to VoicT r l y «. ^f 15 /, 13 durin e toe Portland Cement association 1929 at the request of Mr. Ontjej. were offered in evidence. Checte Shares Were Increased · issued by .the company to fh^ . On Jan. 3 Mr MacNider-s hold- Portland Cement a^ation, ft! ings were boosted to 4,530'shares eluded in the exhibits, totaled an by a stock dividend the company proximately $250,000, This was officer determined by consulting the largest of four batches of his records. On March 18, 3,600 checks introduced by the claim- nf thpcp chariv. iirnra 4««e*^,... «,! *»«+.- J tituin- . , , of these shares were transferred to the First National company and on April 9, 900 shares were trans r IS V W o . ? . ""us- \juisianwng amounts included f erred to the Redmcam corpora- in the group of checks for dues tioiL Both of these firms also were were: $13,030.05, $10 000 $14 - KpaHprf Hv Tuft* ivron^rirfti^ rjnn.ttt «T,e · . - » _ - * -. v _ .',,_»_ r 1 *' , 720;16, $15,156.75, $12,495.05, $11087.45, $15,154.25 and 519,531.25. Second largest, of the four coi- headed by Mr. MacNider. May H. McNider, widow of C. H. McNider, held 700 shares in o C w««i largest 01 tne tour col- June 1921 the secretary testified, lections were the checks paM by Stock dividends increased the the Northwestern State? company number to 2,141% shares on Jan. for salaries and expenses to di- ' Testimony by Mr. Anderson was checks totaled approxiniateiy sg 2 interrupted at 11 o'clock in order 000 for ths periTM from Der 21 that two Nni-thwocforr, St,fo c 10TM L %Vl_ PB . r i oa ."? m JJec - 21 that two Northwestern States stockholders could be called to the stand to testify. Eickhoff Gives Testimony F. P. Eickhoff, Lawler hardware dealer, .testified that he did not know of the claim before the December, 193:, stockholders' neeting, but on cross examination by John Senneff, attorney for the lefense, he also admitted that he :iad never paid E.ny particular at- :ention to the claim even after it was called to his attention. He never has voted with Mr. Ontjes in stockholders' meetings when the matter has been under discussion and he is not a plaintiff in the present suit. He also admitted having given a proxy to the company secretary in 1934. Clerk on Stand Phil Utter, Mason City, remit- ance clerk for the First National bank from February, 1927, to January, 1932, in answer to a question by Mr. Ontjes testified hat Mr. McNider was a man with a very positive and determined character. On-cross examination le admitted, however, that'he had never held a conversation with Mr VIcNider who until his death in 1928 was president of the bank He also testified that from his desk on the balcony at the bank he vas able to see Mr. · McNider vorking in the bank practically every day he was in the city. The bank president was on duty from the time the bank opened until i closed at 3 o'clock, he asserted. (The testimony was seen as bearing on the contention by Mr Ontjes that Mr. McNider devoted very little time to the affairs o the cement company. The claimants assert that he was overpaid.) Uad Private Office On cross examination Mr. Ut'tei admitted that he had no way o knowing what Mr. McNider was doing or talking about while in the bank and that often the banker ants. Checks Listed Outstanding amounts included 1920, to Dec. 16, 1930. Offers Expense Checks The third group consisted of expense checks of the Northwestern States company directors from Dec. 18, 1917 to June 13, 1931. The checks totaled approximately $8,000. The fourth group consisted o£ a-dozen checks which Mr. Ontjes claimed were written by Mr. McNider payable to the Northwestern States company for dividends from stock in the Alpha Cement company. Judge Henry N. Graven an- aounced at the opening of the Friday morning session that the trial would not be resumed again after adjournment until 9:30 o'clock Wednesday morning because it was necessary for him to hold court elsewhere in the district. The case will not be on trial Mondays or Saturdays through the month of March, he said. It was adjourned at 3 o'clock. HOME IS GUTTED IN $2,000 FIRE Defective Furnace Believed Cause of Eagle Grove Blaze KAGLE GROVE--Fire which rutted the house of Tim Thomas late Thursday night caused damage estimated at $2,000. A defec- tixe furnace was believed to have caused the blaze. Mr. Thomas discovered the fire while returning from work, and immediately gave the alarm. Insurance pf $500 was carried on ±ie furniture, but there was no insurance on the home. The house is owned by Lem Thorn. fesse Jones Enjoys Being Confused With Outlaw Jesse James WASHINGTON, (ff)_Chairman Jesse Jones of the reconstruction finance corporation enjoys being confused with Jesse James, the outlaw. Records of the senate agriculture committee showed Friday that Jones opened recent testimony before the group by saying: "My name is Jesse James." Amid laughter. Chairman Smith (D-S. Car.), o b s e r v e d , "that sounds good. I knew you had the same territory, but I did not think you would admit it." FIND BODIES IN CAVE JERUSALEM, (£}_Thc bodies of 12 Arabs believed killed by terrorists were found in a cave by troops searching Arab villages near Tul Karm Friday. AUNT HET By Robert Quitlen "I ain't suspicious, but I notice that bein' rich don't keep you from get tin' help from the government if you're kin to somebody on the inside." Air Ya'Listenin? ·i ' -- * YAr Djzzy Dean, who pitched his heart out to help the Chicago Cubs win the National leaeue pennant, will throw a fast ball packed with gags at Jack Haley when he makes a guest appearance on the Wonder Show over KGLO Friday from 6:30 to 7 p. m. Haley's committee to welcome the famous hurler will include regulars Lucille Ball, Virginia Verrill, Artie Auerbach and Ted _Fio-Rito-and his orchestra. t o Showers * * * * * * * * OFDizonKGLO Dean has just started his Lucille Ball yearly spring training grind with Gabby Hartnett's Chicago Cubs at Catalina island, and will make a special trip from the isthmus for the Wonder S h o w , broadcast. He'll ! toss Haley a few baseball predictions about (he coming season, and then will let go w i t h some fast c o m e d y lines that are [ s c h e d u l e d to send Haley to the showers. Later in the program. Dean will s t a n d by while Haley and c o h o r t s Ball, Vemll, Fio-Rito and Auerbach enact a screwball epic of the Foreign Legion. Virginia Verill will raise considerable protest by singing "I'm Good for Nothing," and Ted FiorKito will lead the orchestra m "Gotta Get Some Shut-Eye." The Wonder Show is presented in the interest of Wonder bread and Hostess cakes. Opening Highlights Another "air picture" of highlights will be given KGLO listeners Saturday from 9:30 to 8:45 a. m. when a broadcast will be presented from the Innes department store in connection with opening of the new store established this weekend. * * * Congress Anniversary President Franklin D. Roosevelt is to be joined by Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes in ceremonies commemorating the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the first meeting of congress. Observance is to take place before a joint session" of the house and senate Saturday, from II to 12 noon. The broadcast is to be heard ovir KGLO via CBS. Other addresses are scheduled by Speaker William B. Bankhead of the House and Key Pitlman, president pro tempore of the senate. Gladys Swarthout and John Charles Thomas, Metropolitan Opera stars, are to he heard in appropriate music from the floor of the house. Note KGLO schedule for shifts in morning programs in order that the broadcast from Washington may be carried. * * * Santa Anita Handicap Joe Hernandez, ace racing announcer, famous as "The Voice of Santa Anita," describes the fifth annual running of the classic .$100,000 added Santa Anita Handicap for Columbia network and KGLO listeners Saturday from 6:30 to 7 p. m. CBS will have two pickup points at Santa Anita park for this richest of all turf classics. There will be a booth atop the grandstand f o r Hernandez's actual calling of the race. Interviews with celebrities at the track and pre-race color will be brought to a Columbia microphone near the track handled by one of CBS' regular announcers. * * * Day's Forum Guest The Kcv. ft. M. Bell, pastor of the Methodist church at Riceville, will address the North Iowa Forum audience over KGLO Friday from 7:05 to 7:15 p. m. Having taken an active part in rural church and Sunday school work since boyhood, in addition lo having served as pastor in various rural charges, the Rev. Mr. Bell's topic will be: "The Problems and Contributions of the Rural or Village Church." NBO RED NETWORK 10W KILOCYCLES 5:13 Dick Tracy 5:30 Jack Arm5tronj; 5:45 Little Orphan Annie 6:00 Song fellows 6:30 News 7:00 Concert 8:00 Waltz Time 8:30 Death Valley Da» 9:00 Guy Lombafdo 9:30 Farmers Fovum 10:00 Amos "n" Andy 10: 15 News 10:45 Fact Crime Sloricj 11:00 Dance Muilc KGLO COLUMBIA BROADCASTING SYSTEM NETWORK 1210 KILOCYCLES DIZZY BEAN Pitches to Haley Friday P. M t 5:15 Singin' Sam, Coca Cola 5:30 The Lone Hanger, Pfaff Baking Company 6:00 News, P. G. and E. 6:05 Sons of the Pioneers, Poultry Tribune 6:15 Jim Woods' Sport Camera 6:30 Wonder Show' With Jack Haley, Wonder Bread CBS 7:00 News, United Home Bank 7:05 The North Iowa Forum 7:15 The Town Crier 7:30 Revelers Quartet 7:45 On With the Dance 8:00 News 8:15 Music for Men, U. E I. 8:30 Musical Workshop 8:45 Organ Reveries 9:00 Moods for Moderns 9:30 'Columbia Concert Orchestra, CBS 10:00 News Roundup, Pat Patterson 10:15 Viking Accordion B a n d Surf 10:30 Wayne King's Orchestra CBS 10:45 Herbie Holmes' Orchestra CBS 11:00 B e n Bernie's Orchestra CBS 11:30 Harry James' Orchestra, CBS Saturday, March 4 6:00 Alarm Clock Hour 6:45 Morning News Roundup with Hank Hook 7:0tt Time and Tunes, First National Bank 7:15 Burroughs' A. Waltrip, Chapel of the Air 7:30 Home Folks Frolic 7:45 Musical Clock, Merkel's 8:DO Console Contrasts, CBS 8:15 Today in Osage, Osage Merchants 8:45 Musical Clock, Nash Coffee Company 9:00 Clear Lake on the Air, Clear Lake Merchants 9:15 Melody Time, Mier Wolf and Sons a:30 Innes Department Store Broadcast 9:45 Morning Concert, Vance Music Company 10:00 Church in the "VVildwood, Marshall and Swift 10:15 Home Town News, Iowa Shoe Brokerage 10:30 Mystery Melody Game 10:45 Markets 11:00 150th Anniversary o£ Congress, President Roosevelt, CBS 12:15 Enoch Light's Orchestra, CBS 12:30 Pat Patterson with Front P a g e News, International Harvester Company 12:45 Hank Hook on the Street, Pritchard Motor Company 1:00 The Town Crier 1:15 National Indoor T e n n i s Championship, CBS 3:15 Widener Challenge C u p , CBS 3:45 Indoor Tennis Continued CBS 4:00 What Price America, CBS .4:30 Mail Bag Hour 5:00 Press News, CBS 5:05 Leighton Noble's Orchestra, CBS 5:30 Jim Woods' Sports Camera 5:45 Sons of the Pioneers, Poultry Tribune 5:55 News, P. G. and E. 6:00 Santa Anita Handicap, CBS 6:30 Joe E. Brown, Post Toast- ies, CBS 7:00 News, United Home Bank 7:05 North Iowa Forum, Senator Earl Dean 7:15 Town Crier 7:30 Studio Party 8:00 News 8:15 Music for Men, U. E. I. 8:30 Concert Hall o£ the Air 9:00 Your Hit Parade, Lucky Strike Cigarets, CBS 9:45 Capitol Opinions. Representative Hamilton Fish, CBS 10:00 Evening News Roundup 10:15 Tiny Little Orchestra, (Surf) 10:30 Charles Baum's Orchestra CBS 11:00 Dick Stable's Orchestra, CBS 11:30 Wayne King's Orchestra, CBS 12:05 Herbie Holmes' Orchestra, CBS 12:30 George Hamilton's Orchestra, CBS 1:(K Rhythm Club 2:00 Sign Off. L Book Claims to Tell of Strange Death of Hitler" Crowds in St. Peter's Hear Announcement Writer Asserts He Has Information on "Doubles" for Leader NEW YORK, (U.R--A fantastic rumor going around Europe that Adolf Hitler is dead appears in wok form Friday .with publication of "The Strange Death of Adolf Hitler." Although evidence to support he rumor is entirely lacking, the Vlacaulay company, publishers of he book, assert in a foreward that he manuscript came from reliable sources and that they made an effort to check its authenticity-presumably without definite re- wits. The volume is anonymous but he publishers state that it is the ranslation of a manuscript writ- en by "Maximilian Bauer," de- icribed as a sgldier of fortune orn near Hitler's Austrian birth- ilace and since 1933 one of four 'impersonators" of the nazi fuehrer. Attributed to "Doubles" Bauer, they state, sent the manuscript by courier to Switzerland and thence to France to be published upon his death, but it fell info other hands and reached the United States in January, when it was decided to publish it immediately. ; · . . · - - . . . The publishers admit"that some of the statements as to Hitler's activities in the book do not check with the known record of the fuehrer's activities, but they attribute these discrepancies to the use of "doubles" for H i t l e r . Throughout the book is an indirect indictment of the nazis although ostensibly written by an ardent follower of Hitler. Closely Resembled Hitler Bauer's story is that he went to Berlin in 1933, and was arrested by German police who thought he was Hitler. His life was in danger, he asserts, until the next day when Hitler was unexpectedly made reich chancellor and the late Capt. Ernst Roehm, breaking in on a conference to decide Bauer's fate, was struck by his resemblance to the fuehrer and took charge of him. Hitler was impressed with the resemblance which was greater than that of three other doubles, Bauer states, and called him "Little Adolf." By disguising himself, he said he served as bodyguard for the fuehrer and, when Hitler feared assassination or was indisposed, took part in ceremonies by impersonating the fuehrer. On some occasions he made speeches for Hitler, the book says. Conversations Described He describes many intimate conversations among Hitler and other nazi leaders, quoting them ·extensively: 1 Heugives details of the_ reichstag'fire,"various' 'attempts' to assassinate Hitler, the occupation of the Hhineland, the purge of the naxi party and other incidents-all written in the \yOrds of an enthusiastic nazi but in a manner to discredit the nazis. On the eve of the "big four" conference in which Hitler, Chamberlain, Mussolini and Daladier participated at Munich in 1938, the book says. Hitler was given a "South American poison" in his food while dining with his principal aides. The book said he tried to rise "and was almost straightened up but with his features scrunched up and his eyes so narrowed they had disappeared. Then with startling suddenness he slumped back on his chair. 'Ach,' he half groaned." Hitler, the book continues, died a few minutes later and the nazi leaders decided they must carry on with one of the doubles. Bauer states that he has been the principal double for the "fuehrer" but that he fears assassination at any moment and may commit suicide. HERE'S THE GREATEST REFRIGERATOR THAT EVER CAME INTO OUR STORE" Bill Tyler Soys : "I Feel I've been in business tang enoagh to knots real value when I see it. And so, I say that the new Qaiet Leonard is the greatest refrigerator ecer to be displayed in oar showroom." TUST lOOK AT WHAT IT HAS! J Leonard is the only refrigerator with the Glacier Scaled Unit of tremendous cold- makingpower. Only Leonard has the famous Master Dial that lets you "tune in" for just the freezing power you need. 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