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Mason City, Iowa
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Monday, April 16, 1934
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TWO MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE APRIL 16 I 1934 $550 LOOT TAKEN FROM FINK STORE Thieves Enter Through Skylight; Safe Cracked With Sledge. Loot amounting to approximately $550 was taken from the safe of Fink's Ready-to-Wear store, 15 South Federal avenue, after the store's closing hour Saturday night, according to a check-up Monday morning by Ben Fink, manager. The robbery was discovered about 11 o'clock Sunday morning when Mr. Fink entered the store with his son, Joe, to pick up laundry and a suit left In the store Saturday night Entrance was gained to the store through a skylight. A rope fire escape, believed by police to have been stolen from the Cerro Gordo hotel, was used by the thieves to lower themselves into the store. Racks were moved in ,the store by the thieves so that a clear view into the store from the street was blocked. The rope was thrown back upon a curtain covering the skylight The skylight itself was cut from its frame and removed. A 15 pound sledge hammer, and iron bar were used to batter the door of the safe from its binges. More than 20 blows were counted on the door of the safe by' police and it is believed it took the thieves nearly an hour to complete the job. The door of the office and counter were removed so that the sledge could be swung. Checks found in the safe were left on the desk but all money both in the safe and in the cash register was removed. The cash register was not broken but merely opened in the usual way. One penny was left in the till of the cash register. No merchandise was taken and nothing else was disturbed, according to the check-up of the store Monday. The sledge hammer and bar were left by the thieves at the scene of the robbery and the rope was left hanging from the skylight but was hidden from view by being tossed on to the sun curtain. Police reported that no fingerprints were obtainable and that no other clews were left It is estimated the robbery must have taken place about 4 o'clock Sunday morning. According to Mr. Fink this is the first time that an attempt has ever been made to rob the store, Belmond Man Bound Over to Grand Jury CLARION, April 16.--Fred Ruiter of Belmond, arrested on a statutory charge, was bound over to the April grand jury under a $500 bond by Mayor Hildebrand. BULWINKLE MAKES APOLOGY TO WIRT (Continued From Tnte 1 propriate to the conditions of American life." The testimony tomorrow probably will determine whether the Wirt Inquiry shall end at once or go on and on. To Appear Voluntarily. The six diners will appear voluntarily, without the formality of accepting subpoenaes. Each has a stenographic copy of Dr. Wirt's testimony, sent to them by Chairman Bulwinkle, who hopes that they may be able to complete their testimony in one session. Those who will testify in addition to Miss Barrows, Miss Taylor and Bruere, are Laurence Todd, Washington representative of Tass, the soviet news agency; Miss Hildegarde Kneeland, agriculture department economist: and David Cushman Coyle, architect and engineer with the public works ad- minstration. OFFICERS RELEASE THREE IN PLOT (Continued From Fmce 1) said they were on their way to catch a freight train to the Twin Cities and between them had only 35 cents in money. Denounced Newspaper. Those working on the case were vigorous in their denunciation of an outside newspaper which, by premature identification of the target of the threatening note and by giving other particulars, prejudiced the hope for solving the attempted crime. "The course of this newspaper," said one, "was both anti-social and inconsiderate of Mr. Decker. For the sake of what it believed to be a scoop, this newspaper was willing to cripple our efforts to find the guilty ones. It was willing to put a penalty on a citizen who had courage enough to do his part in putting down the wave of kidnap- ing and extortionism now sweeping the country." Low Interest Record Set in Sale of Bonds on Roads in Hancock GARNER, April 16.--A new low interest rate in the state was set here Saturday with the sale of $80,000 in primary road bonds which were refunded. The firm of Carleton D. Beh of Des Moines purchased the bonds with $6 premium. The bonds will mature in 20 years. We're the home of famous Bostonian Shoes. SUITS TOPCOATS North Iowa's outstanding .5 quality values at :..*20 $ 25 $ 3I Three things count in Clothes . . . their quality, their style, their value. Those who know Sterlingworth don't have to be told that Sterlingworths stand out significantly in all three fields. Our great selection includes every color--every model (including free-swing sport models)-every size for men as well as young men. BEAU BRUMMEL COLLAR ATTACHED SHIRTS Here's the buys of buys--famous Beau Brummel Shirts--plain whites .. . and a great selection of spring's newest patterns. All sizes and sleeve lengths. QUALITY - S E R V I C E · SATISFACTION /·ABEL SON INC.*, t» AT NUMBER SEVEN SOUTH FEDERAL tt IN DAY'S NEWS I'olice Raiding a villa near Paris found Leon Trotsky, exiled Russian revolutionary leader, In hiding there after receiving threats against his Hfe. Floyd Loses Spotlight to Texas Bandit Clyde Barrow Hunted as Crime Scourge of Southwest. KANSAS CITY, April 16. C3R--A year ago the scourge of the southwest plains was Charles (Pretty Boy) Floyd. Today It's the Texas terrorist, Clyde Barrow. Since April 27, 1932, Barrow's name has been linked with 12 murders. Five of them occurred in 1933 and three this year. Less and less of a definite character has been heard of Floyd. Last March 7, Nadine Barrlcklow, a waitress in a Paola, Kans., restaurant, was handed a card by a customer upon which was written "Charles Floyd." She said he fitted the outlaw's description. Contrast* 1 finger Floyd is cool and calculating. On Oct 11,1932, at Sherman. Texas, * man Identified aa Clyde Barrow struck Howard Hall, 67 year old butcher, with a revolver, shot him In the abdomen, then stood and fired three more shots into the dying man's body. Has Bloody Record. Floyd has a bloody record of killing officers while shooting his way out of a trap but, on the other hand, he has been known to enter a place where officers were, been recognized and then walked out Seeing that Floyd had the "draw" the officers held their fire and »o did "Pretty Boy." Barrow is a roamer, Floyd a raider. Barrow within a space of 48 hours often has left a definite trail covering three states. Bewards (or Both. Floyd's tactics have been to rob a bank then swiftly disappear, more often than not into the Cookson hills of Oklahoma which he knows well. Barrow'* companion Is a woman, auburn haired Bonnie Parker, who has been taught by her outlaw asso- NAME ROLES OF BANK ROBBERS (Continued From Fate 1 them a lead by bringing to light new facts. Escaped From Apartment. Then there occurred the escape of Dillinger from a fashionable ipartment in St. Paul after shooting t out with officers and the capture of .Greene. Those developments be;an to bring matters to a head. There followed a conference of Mason City police officers and members of the sheriff's office with authorities at SL Paul. The local men carried the investigation to the Twin Cities and received excellent co-operation from all law enforcement agencies, for which they expressed appreciation. The capture of Greene brought to light corroborative evidence of almost startling importance. Some- low there came to light the information on the whereabouts of Green's lockbox in which there was found 800 55 bills or a total of 54,000. On the person of * Mrs. Greene there had been found ?1,500 n assorted bills, bringing the total to $5,500. Someone Has '-Talked." With money spent the past month, including the possible purchase of an automobile, it can be assumed the Greene holdings might have been one of the seven-way splits of the $52,000 taken from the Mason City bank,- which would have been about $7,500. .;. .-. How the Greene lockbox was found has not been revealed, as is true about other facts connected with the investigation. Mrs. Greene is in a St. Paul jail and has .inferred, if she has not stated it openly that she prefers the protection o"f prison walls to being outside. Just how much was learned in the capture of Greene is also an unrevealed secret. Whether the desperado in his dying moments did some talking, future developments and time alone will tell. The swift course of events tne oast week would indicate that Greene, Mrs. Greene or someone else has done some talking. Are Still Investigating. The fact that DUlinger was forced to replenish his arms leads to speculation as to what weapons may have fallen into the hands of St. Paul authorities. On this and other phases of the spectacular developments officers are silent. None of the First National bank robbery witnesses was taken to St. Paul, although local officers were confident Greene was one of the gang, for the reason that the side of the head of the desperado had been shot away to the extent that his face was beyond recognition. Even those who had known him all his life did not recognize Mm. Investigations still being carried on include the complete study of the bullets and shells picked up at the scene of the robbery by bullet experts at Washington. Local officers are confident that the local robbery was committed by the same gang that held up the Sioux Falls bank. At least the principals were the same in both institutions, they contend. STfttEAlRDS ROAD CONTRACTS Commission Gives Approval to Projects to Cost $198,688.24. AMES, April 16. UP)--The Iowa highwav commission today announced approval of $198,688.24 in road improvement contracts to be financed by the state. An additional group of projects, to be financed through national industrial recovery funds, was submitted to federal officials for approval. The highway commission expects to dispose of these April 24, if federal approval is granted. No north Iowa projects were included in those let. over the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Misouri, Iowa, Kansas, Arkansas, New Mexico and Louisiana--never has been such a vague one. The two desperadoes are a study in criminal contrasts. Barrow has the nervous trigger In one respect, the two desperadoes come under the same heading. They both are wanted badly, dead or alive. Large rewards hang over their heads. The search for them is unrelenting and continuous. Fl MAKES HIS DESIRES KNOWN Will Hand Congress Request for Billion and Half for Relief. WASHINGTON, April 16. (^Pi- President Roosevelt has let congress know in a series of week-end conferences just what he wants It to do, what not to do, and when to go home. He told congressional leaders over Sunday, among other things, that he shortly would hand them a new request for one and a half billion dollars for relief purposes. He told them he wants a stock market regulation measure with teeth, and not the kind of teeth the much modified Fletcher-Rayburn measure now carries. Indicates Willingness. He indicated his willingness to side track, if necessary, some of the less important Hems of the administration program in order to obtain adjournment by mid-May, but that there would be no sidetracking of those things he regards as vital to his program. . Listed in the imperative class are: Reciprocal tariff, general revenue, municipal bankruptcy, federal in- nsurance on bank deposits, and relief measures. The $1,500,000,000 relief bill which was forecast in the president's budget message in January, will include several provisions, namely a housing program and $500,000,000 for Lhe public works program to aid employment. The relief will be made a part of the usual deficiency measure. Strongly Opposed The chief executive was described by house members as strongly opposed to the Connery compulsory thirty-hour week bill, the Lemke- Frazier farm mortgage refinancing- inflation measure and the McLeod proposition for the federal government to pay off depositors in closed banks. Mr. Roosevelt indicated, they said, that he would not insist either upon enactment of permanent airmail legislation or the Wagner bill to eliminate company dominated unions. He was said also to have expressed opposition to measures to create a central monetary authority. The president made clear he was opposed to the tax on Philippine cocoanut, sesame and other oils by the house and senate in'the general revenue bill because he felt it would be unfair to the islands. Americanism: Being horrified when Japan invades Manchuria; getting out of the Philippines so Japan can grob them, too.--Davenport Times. FIND HIDEOUT OF DILLINGER GANG (Continued Kfom Puie It out of a ditch last Saturday night. In the car, he said, were three men and a woman. The machine, a new (Ford) sedan, was believed to be the car Carroll purchased at Mankato nearly two weeks ago, when tie brought a Hudson car to a Mankato garage for alterations which would have made it unrecognizable. The car was seized by federal agenta eight days ago after they waited to trap anyone who called for it. Bequest Tor Money. Department of justice agents went to Winona, it was learned, when it was reported that the gang, through a St. Paul ."connection" telephoned a request that money be sent immediately to Winona. A St. Paul man was reported to have brought the money and met some members of the gang _ at Winona a week ago. The federal agents, it was learned also, were searching for a man named Paddy Ryan, who is said to be well acquainted with the fugitives. H. H. Clegg, department of justice inspector here in charge of government activities in the Dillinger hunt, refused to discuss the developments. Iowa Youth Dies of Kittenball Injuries LE MARS, April 16. (ff)--Martin Bunge, as, son of the Rev. and Mrs. F. Bunge, died in a hospital here last night from injuries received while playing kittenball Sunday afternoon. He was hit in the temple. Jl $1,500,000.00 STATEMENT OF THE CONDITION OF NORTHWEST SAVINGS BANK, MASON CITY, IOWA At the Close of Business April 12, 1934 ASSETS Loans and Discounts Commercial Paper... Interest Earned Not Collected Furniture and Fixtures and Safety- Deposit Vaults Temporary Federal Deposit Insurance U. S. Bonds and Certificates . · · $ 195,941.41 State, County, Mun 1 c i p a 1, Other Bonds and Warrants 240,491.13 Cash and Due from Banks 529,800.02 Total Cash and Bond TOTAL LIABILITIES Capital Undivided Profits . . . Interest Collected Not TOTAL ,$ 387,506:27.. ' · 111,869.55 10,000.00 2,329.26 T70.57 14,212.18 30,582.09 1,144.24 966,232.56 $1,524,646.72 $ 100,000.00 50,000.00 12,991.44 6,005.85 116.24 1,355,533.19 $1,524,646.72, OFFICERS E. H. WAGNER Chairman of the Board C. O. WILKINSON President JAY E. DECKER Vice President C. S. THOMPSON Cashier I. C. JENSEN Assistant Cashier H. C. OVERBECK Manager Sheffield Office DIRECTORS Jay E. Decker Remley J. Glass F. E. Johnson Lee P. Loomis E. S. Selby F. A. Stephenson L. S. Thompson E. H. Wagner C. O. Wilkinson Mier Wolf EMPLOYES Lenore Gulbranson, Note Teller Charles Elder, Teller Nina Hjelm, Bookkeeper Florence Sanberg, Bookkeeper Raymond LaGasse, Bookkeeper Walter Davis, Custodian On August 25, 1933, less than eight months ago, the Northwest Savings bank, Mason City's newest banking institution, announced that its total resources had definitely passed the million dollar mark, that it was in fact and in truth "a million dollar bank." . , . It is no secret to residents of Mason City : and the surrounding territory that since that time this young bank has continued to grow and progress by leaps and bounds. This bank has been so proud of the confidence and friendship of the public thus evidenced that it has perhaps laid itself open to the charge of bragging about it. But even to the officers and directors it is almost startling to realize that this is no longer "a million dollar bank", that instead, its total footings have increased to safely past the million and a half mark. The adjoining statement of the condition of this bank as of the end of business on April 12, is significant reading indeed for those who take an interest in the' welfare of the city's financial institutions. -All this continued and increasing growth has been accomplished, not by any sacrifice of considerations of safety and stability, but by painstaking and earnest efforts to give the best possible service to each and every customer who honors us with his business and his confidence. All who have legitimate banking business to transact, rich or poor, high or low alike, are welcome guests when they approach our counters, entitled to prompt attention, courteous treatment and accommodation if the latter lies within our province or our power. This bank may never be the largest in North Iowa, it may never be the busiest, but it is our hope and intention that its reputation for friendliness and helpfulness shall not be surpassed by any bank, large or small, anywhere. One high we have already achieved beyond the shadow of a doubt. We know that no banking organization can be as grateful for the confidence and enthusiasm of its patrons as are the officers, directors and employes of this bank to those who have in so short a time raised us definitely out of that mere "million dollar class" of which but yesterday we were so justly proud. N O R T H W E S T S A V I N G S B A N K Mason City, Iowa

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