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Thursday, April 12, 1934
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SIX MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE APRIL 12 1934 TELL OF SI 0,000 GIFT TO GANNON Evidence In Bishop's Trial Given Over Objection of Lawyer. WASHINGTON, April 12. Evidence that Joseph S. Frelinghuy- sen former senator from New Jersey, contributed $10,000 to Bishop James Cannon, Jr., for use in efforts to defeat Al E. Smith for president in 1928, was presented today in the trial of the Southern Methodist clergyman. This was testified by Frank C. Ferguson, president of the Hudson County National bank of Jersey City, over the objection of Robert H. McNeill, chief defense counsel, who said: "This can be for one purpoe only--to prejudice the general handling of these funds. Your honor will have to draw a line somewhere or these gentlemen will have to stop with their drag net." The bishop and Miss Ada L. Burroughs are on trial on a charge of violating the federal corrupt practices act by failure to report all of a $65,300 contribution made by E. C. Jameson, New York insurance executive, for the anti-Smith campaign. _ 40 Are Given Work as Rockford Brick, Tile Plant Opens; Sales Up ROCKFORD, April 12.--Employment for 40 local men was given by the re-opening of the Rockford Brick and Tile company factory Thursday. Only local men .are employed and the plant will operate at approximately 60 per cent capacity. The sales of the company for the first quarter of the year exceed their sales for the corresponding period of 1933. G. H. Galvin is general manager of the company. 7,000 Dane Seamen and Firemen Strike COPENHAGEN, Denmark, April 12. W)--Seven thousand seamen and firemen went on strike today, demanding wage increases of 25 per cent and shorter hours. The seamen asked an eight hour day, the firemen a six hour one. St. Louis Police said Jack Neely (above), an ex-convict, admitted writing extortion letters demanding $200,000 from Adolph Bremer of St. Paul, father of Edward G. Bremer, kidnaped banker, but he denied connection with the kidnaping. (Associated Press photo.) State Witness in Trial of Officials Mortally Wounded PASSAIC, N. J:., April 12. Jacob Eistnan, 45, a state witness in the trial of four high police officials who subsequently were found guilty of nonfeasance fa office, was mortally wounded early today as he patrolled as a private detective, an area of small shops in Monroe street. Shot four times, he collapsed after telling a night watchman to call an ambulance. He died after reaching a hospital. Raquel Torres Will Wed Stephen Ames HOLLYWOOD, April 12. JS-Raquel Torres, Spanish actress, who has insisted she never would marry, said today she and Stephen Ames, wealthy broker, would be married "maybe tomorrow or the next day or a few days later." Amea is the former husband of Adrienne Ames, film actress. M'KINNON WILL NOT ENTER RACE Will Support Kraschel for Rehomination; Zylstra Stand Unknown. DBS MOINES, April 12. Representative C. L. McKinnon of Henry county, suggested . for the Lieutenant Governorship at an "opposition" meeting of democrats here, said yesterday he will not be a candidate. McKinnon announced his intention of supporting Lieut. Gov. Nels Kraschel for renomination on the democratic ticket and explained he had attended yesterday's meeting only in response to an invitation. Representative Charles J. Zylstra of Sioux, urged to seek the party gubernatorial nomination, had not announced his intentions. $300,000 Home of A. C. Blumenthal Wrecked by Blaze LARCHMONT, H. Y., April 12. (.3?)-- Fire wrecked the $300,000 home of A. C. Blumenthal, wealthy theatrical producer and real estate man, early today. Servants fled for their lives as flames engulfed the 40 room house, one of the show places along Long Island Sound. Neither Blumenthal nor his wife, Peggv Fears, actress, was at home. The servants were able to save only a few of the valuable paintings and antiques in the mansion. Continue Hearing of Evidence in Contest for District Judge LOGAN, April 12. (SB--Evidence in behalf of J. Murray of Logan to the trial of the action to determine whether John P. Tinley of Council Bluffs or Murray is entitled to the judgship in this district was to be heard today as the trial went into its second day before Judge A. B. Lovejoy of Waterloo. Assistant Attorney General Clair Hamilton called nine witnesses, including former Governor Dan Turner, to the stand yesterday. A motion for dismissal was made by Tinley's attorneys, but ruling was reserved by the court. BIG INCREASE IN INHERITANCE TAX ConUntr From Page I) Philippines importation to the Philippine treasury. As to the income tax boost, Couzens emphasized the bill as it now stands provided much relief for small income tax payers and the additional 10 per cent he proposes would not require a taxpayer to pay more than under existing law until net incomes of $9,000 were reached. Pay $30 Tax. A married man with no dependents and with a net income of 53,000 would pay $20 income tax under the present law. Under the senate and house schedules, which allow a 10 per cent credit for earned income, he would pay only $8 and with the Couzens' amendment only $8.80. The roll call on the Couzens amendment follows: Democrats for: Ashurst, Bone, Brown, Bulkley, Caraway, Clark, Costigan, Dili, Duffy, Erickson, Fletcher, Hatch, Hayden, King, Logan, Long, McCarran, McGill, Murphy, Neely, O'Mahoney, Overton, Pope, Reynolds, Russell, Sheppard, Thomas (Okla), and Thomas (Utah)--28. Dickinson Votes No. Republicans for: Borah, Capper, Couzens. Cutting, Frazier, Johnson, LaFollette, McNary, Norris, Nye, Robinson find.), , Scball, Vandenberg, and White--14. Farmer-Labor for: Shipstead--1. Grand total for 43. D e m o c r a t s against: Adams, Bailey, Bankhead, Barkley, Byrd, Byrnes, Coolidge, Copeland, George, Harrision, Lewis, Lonergan, McAdoo, McKellar, Robinson (Ark.), Thompson, Van Nuys, Wagner and Walsh--19. Republicans against: Austin, Bar- hour, Carey, Davis, Dickinson, Fess, Gibson, Goldsborough, Hastings, Hatfield, Hebert, Keyes, Patterson, Reed, Steiwer, Townsend and Walcott--17. Grand total against 36. Pair of Auto Theft Suspects Will Be Taken to Dubuque CHICAGO, April 12." UP-- Otto Walther, 28, and Richard Neisner, 29, have been turned over to the department of justice to be taken to Dubuque for questioning in connection with an automobile theft ring, it was reported here today. Francis Walther, another suspect held, was released. DON'T GAMBLE ON OLD TIRES! PUT ON NEW GOODYEARS NOW RIGHT "There's a tread with GRIP" Blowout-Protected in EVERY Ply! Supertwict Cord Tires ALL-WEATHER $ 7'u? PATHFINDER SPEEDWAY $ 4'l? TRUCK TIRES S 14'? P5 'Prices subject to change without notice. State laics tax, if any, additional M AYBE thus will surprise you but--you're taking · a double gamble wearing out old tires this Spring--the gamble of a price increase greater than what your present tires may ibe worth, added to the gamble of accident. That's the situation--with tires priced ridiculously low--with rubber, cotton, wages and other costs often as much as doubled --with Goodyear quality at new high peaks. And that's why smart folk are putting on new Goodyears these days--full sets!--at really bargain cost they're protecting their safety for a long time to come. Better get our prices on your size--and let us show you why more people are buying Goodyears than any other tire, for the nineteenth successive year. Play safe on prices, on driving, on quality -- let us equip your car with new Goodyears right now! JOE DANIELS MASTER SERVICE STATION Don't Cuss COO ' Comer First Street S. W. Fone Us . . . DOO and Washington Avenue GOODYEAR WAREHOUSE Corner 2nd St. N. B. and Del. Ave.--S. of New Postofflce Don't Cuss 1 AQC Fone Us ... 1*BOU Joe Daniels is Headquarters for Guaranteed BATTERIES at Money-Saving Prices 13-Plate 15-PIate 12-Volt Exchange Price Exchange Price Exchange Price' $6.95 $7.95 Don't buy until you sec Daniels, tet him show you how he can SAVE you money on a powerful, long-life battery. SUPER-GANG HELD UP LOCAL BANK l'onUnaeil Vrvai 1'age X) Face" Nelson, one of the first to be positively identified with the local robbery; Alvin Karpis, Tulsa; Fred Barker, Tulsa, and "Doc" Barker, brother of Fred. Others on which information was received were Homer Van Meter, alias Wayne, Chicago, and Harry Campbell. Eugene Green was named as the tenth gang member. The information, it was learned, was given federal authorities by persons caught in a roundup here following Dil- llnger's escape. Green Was Quizzed. Green, who fled with the Indiana fugitive and was shot and fatally wounded three days later by federal operatives, contributed some of it. He died in a hospital here yesterday. Beth Green, a woman captured with him and now held on a federal charge of harboring a fugitive from justice, was said to have given addition information. Authorities, however, carefully guarded the names of other informants, to protect them from possible gang vengeance. Karpis and "Doc" Barker have been named by the federal department of justice as suspects in the recent $200,000 kidnaping here of Edward G. Bremer, wealthy St. Paul banker. Occupant of Apartment. Definite'evidence has been found that Hamilton, Dillinger lieutenant, had been, an occupant of the Dillinger apartment in St. Paul while authoritie.s believe Carroll, suspect in several bank robberies, left there shortly before two federal officers and a police detective went there March 31. It also was learned in St. Paul Thursday fingerprints of Evelyn Frechetti, companion of Dillinger, reported under arrest in Chicago, had been found in the Lexington avenue apartment. Other crimes for which the gang or its members are wanted are: Murder near Webster Wis., of George Anderson, alias Cooper, father-in-law of Karpis. Minneapolis Bank Bobbed. The 520,000 holdup of the Third Northwestern National bank, Min- neapolis, Dec. 16,1932, in which two policemen and a passerby as the gang switched cars, were killed. The South St. Paul payroll holdup, Aug. 25, 1933; one policeman killed, one wounded, loot, $30,000. Robbery of the Union State bank, Amery, Wis., Sept. 13, 1933, loot $46,000. Holdup of federal reserve messengers with mail sacks in Chicago Sept. 22, 1933, one Chicago policeman killed, no loot. Holdup in St. Paul of the Railway Express agency, Sept. 11, 1933, loot ?5,000 cash and $75,000 in nonnegotiable securities. Holdup in Bralnerd. Holdup of the First National bank of Brainerd, Minn., Oct. 23, 1933, loot $32,000. Attempted holdup of the Marquette National bank, Minneapolis, Nov. 13, 1933. Kidnaping in St. Paul of Edward i Bremer, Jan. 17, 1934, held 22 days and released on payment of 5200,000 ransom. Holdup of the National Bank and Trust company, Sioux Falls, S. Dak., March 6, 1934, loot ?50,000. Students Tie for First ' in Gordonsville Contest GORDONSVILLE, Mian., April 12.--Gordonsville school held its declamatory contest at the schoolhouse Tuesday evening. In class A, Shirley McQuatters and Millard Hamersley tied for first place. Miss Margaret Senser won in class B. DEFENSE RESTS AFTER BEH TALKS {Continued From Paie 1) that there was one PWA attorney who said he believed that all grants should be accompanied by loans. This, Ben said Cooper told him, was contrary to the supposed general policy that applicants for grants alone would receive first consideration. Saw PWA Counsel. On Aug. 30, Beh said he went to the office of Edward H. Foley, Jr., assistant general counsel of the PWA to whom Cooper referred, to talk over the loan and grant proposition. Then it was, the witness stated, that he lost his temper when Foley told him that it was of little interest to the government what effect PWA financing of bonds would have on Iowa securities. "I asked Foley if there was any protection in Washington against silly and ruthless expenditures by cities with government bonds that might endanger the standing of Iowa bonds." Beh said. Never In Default. "I told him that we had about $110,000,000 worth of Iowa bonds on our books and that not one single issue which we have handled has ever been in default," he said. The witness explained that by "silly ventures" by cities the market might be flooded with 4 pel' cent government bonds, as compared to 5 per cent private bonds. "I told him that our company would not sit idly by and be run out of business and see the value of that tremendous amount of bonds saturated with, a lot of silly ventures and that we would enjoin every town in Iowa where a project like that was unwarranted," he testified. 7 Witnesses Testify. Seven witnesses testified for the investment broker yesterday refuting in part the testimony offered previously by government witnesses. Principal developments of the clay were included in the testimony of Harold M. Cooper of Marshalltown, former chairman of the state PWA advisory board, Senator Roy Stevens of Ottumwa, Frank Hoffman, president of the Ottumwa Chamber of Commerce, and Miss Mable Herrick, former secretary to Beh. Cooper when called to the stand said that at a conference in the office of Col. H. M. Waite in Washington last August, Beh, who was present, limited his remarks to a "few words of greeting." Threatened Injunction. Colonel Waite. a deputy administrator of the PWA, Edward H. Foley, Jr., assistant general PWA counsel, and Harry J. McNerney, PWA attorney, all have testified that Beh threatened to seek an injunction to restrain the government from making loans to Iowa cities when he met with them at the capital- Government witnesses attributed to Beh such phrases as "you can't put me out of business," and "you can't take the bread out of my mouth." BUFFALO CENTER MAN IS BURNED (Continued From l'»K« 1) house, which is about a half block from the barn. Well Known In Community. Mr. and Mrs. Onnen, who live on a farm two miles east and two miles south of Buffalo Center, are well known and highly respected in this vicinity. They have lived here for many years and have been prominent in various activities. They have no children. Hundreds of cars were parked on the roads near the farm this morning by sightseers as word of the tragedy spread. The barn was the only structure destroyed by the fiames. Neighbors poured water on the roof of a corn crib, which was nearest the barn, to keep it from burning. FREE! Talking Pictures TONITE (Thursday) of the De Soto and Plymouth Cars At the Show Booms of the New JEWEL MOTORS, Inc. Delaware and Second St. N. E. PONTIAC"Its an EAUTY 99 Get a PONTIAC! Pontiac is a new car . . . an EIGHT . . . and a BEAUTY . . . with everything you want in a car--and more. Pontiac is the only car at anywhere near its price that gives you all the latest features you haye a right to expect. 8 CYLINDERS AT THEIR SMOOTHEST Eminent engineers agree the Pontiac Eight engine is one of the smoothest, quietest eights in the industry . . . §4 h.p.... 85 miles per hour.... And owners report 16 to 18 miles to the gallon of gasoline. Remarkable economy along with extraordinary freedom from repair costs! Fisher Body and Fisher No Draft Ventilation Modern in style- outstanding in value --is the new Pontiac Eight's Fisher Body. 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