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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 5

Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, April 26, 1934
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APRIL 26 1934 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE F I V K MORE AIRMAIL ROUTES PLANNED Farley to Call for Bids on "Seven or Eight" Routes in Week or So. WASHINGTON. April 26. (if)-Postmaster General Parley said yesterday bids for "even or eight" additional airmail routes, covering 4,092 miles would be sought through advertisements "within a week or 10 days." Farley said awarding of contracts based on the bids received recently for 21 airmail routes would not take place until next week. Officials said several of the bidders for these contracts whose figures were high had challenged the financial and physical responsihility of the lines whose bids were low. All low bidders have been asked to supply information as to their financial backing. Three of the complaining firms were Pennsylvania Air Line and Transport, American Air Lines, Inc., and Northwest Air Lines. Where the new routes will be established was not made known. order from Mrs. Groen to enter her safety deposit box. Numbers Tukeii Down, Numbers of the bills were jotted down by a federal agent and authorities are endeavoring, through this means, to trace the money to ascertain whether it is part of the loot from the Mason City or Sioux Falls, S. Dak., bank robberies or part of the Edward G. Bremer ransom money. F. Manley Brist, attorney for the Minnesota state medical board, this afternoon said there is no state law or city ordinance in Minneapolis or St. Paul requiring physicians to report to police cases in. which they treat gunshot wounds. George "Baby Face" Nelson, named by federal men as the slayer of the federal agent in the Mercer gunfight, is sought by South Dakota authorities for the Sioux Falls holdups. MAINTAIN VIGIL MAY HAVE SHOT DILLINGER HERE (Continued From 1'age 1) Mortensen told authorities he had planned to notify them when the outlaws came to Ms office. Thus Dlllinger, the phantom outlaw whose latest escapade occurred Sunday night when a large force of federal agents trapped his gang in a Mercer, Wis., summer resort, has been shot twice within six weeks. The desperadoes shot their way to freedom, killing Carl W. Baum, a federal agent, and in the gunfight a CCC worker also was slain. Four others were %voundc3. Wounded March 31. Dillinger's other wound was sustained here March 31 when he and at least two associates blasted their way out of a policeand federal trap in a fashionable St. Paul apartment.' Dillinger was shot in the leg and later attended by Dr. Clayton E. May, Minneapolis physician. May and his nurse were seized by federal man last week and now are held on charges of harboring a criminal. One of the Dillinger gang wa.« believed badly wounded several hours after the Mercer escape when three men in a car stolen at that time was fired on by three deputy sheriffs guarding the southern approach to St. Paul. One bullnt rij! ed through the back of the sp| .ding machine and when the car was abandoned two hours later, blood stains were found on the seat cushions. Prominent in legion. l Dr. Mortenson, who is prominent 'v'i American Legion circles and is .^resident of the state board of health, was named city health officer about two months ago. In a statement at the time , of his suspension, Dr. Mortensen said the men, whom he later identified from photographs as Dillinger and Hamilton, were brought to his home by a man he had treated at various times at a St. Paul address. He said he examined the wounds, in each case in the shoulder were he was told were the result of a gunfight in Minneapolis, and found they were not dangerous. Putting back the original dressings, without treating' the injuries he asked his visitors to come to his office the following morning for treatment. One of the men felt faint, he said, but soon recovered, without aid. Sa\v Machine Gun. "I had no thought that these men were criminals or belonged to any gang or underworld group until they were departing," the physician said in his statement. "Then I caught sight of a machine gun under one of the men's coats." It was not until a week or 10 days later, he added, that he had any idea the men were wanted as escaped convicts. He received no fee for his service. "I recognized the picture of Dillinger when I was called to the federal building Friday, April 20," the statement concluded, "anB also recognized another man with him as Hamilton. All this information I have given to federal officials." ·Money in Box. Three days after the Mason City robbery, Beth Green, alias Bessie Moore, who is now held by the department of justice, deposited S4.000--in So. 510 and $20 bills--in a St. Paul safety deposit box. When she was arrested, after the fatal wounding of her reputed husband, Eugene Green, by federal agents, April 2, $1,155 was found in her possession. This money, federal authorities believe, was part of the loot from the Mason City holdup. Federal agents obtained a written BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. The law slammed shut the stable door Thursday, but the horse- John Dillinger--apparently was gone. More than 5,000 peace officers maintained their vigil without result. Citizens of Mercer, Wis., where Dillinger and his mob .shot their way to freedom, charged the federal agents had "bungled." Federal men were massing somewhere in the St. Paul area, believing that a fight to the finish was imminent. From other sections, however, as far south as Virginia, Dillinger was reported. Most of the reports were disproved. Clear Up Kidnaping. Melvin Purvis, head of the Chicago office of the federal bureau of investigation, disclosed that arrest of some of Dillinger's henchmen might clear up the ?200,000 kidnap- ing of Edward G. Bremer, St. Paul banker. Federal operatives believe that Alvin Karpis of Chicago, Fred Barker and the latter's brother, Arthur (Doc) Barker, identified through fingerprints in the Bremer car, were with Dillinger. NEW LIVING ROOM SUITES See the new styles in Living Room Suites--note the Quality --and see how extremely LOW prices are here. If you have furniture to Trade . . . call or sec Joe Goss FURNITURE STORE 212 South Federal Aye. 417 MILLION TAX BILL IS VICTORY (Continued ITrom J*agc 1) lations prescribed by the treasury. Should File Statement. Should 'a taxpayer fail to file such a statement the treasury would do it for him, but would charge 55' for the work. As for the bill as a whole, the $417,000,000 experts estimated the conference draft would raise in the first full year of operation does not take into account the $55,000,000 which the added one-year 10 per cent income levy would bring in. The house conferees won their principal victories on the incdrne tax schedule. Their smaller surtaxes on the lower income brackets--4 to 19 per cent on net incomes from $4,000 to $32,000 in lieu of the senate's 5 to 21 per cent--were agreed to. The maximum surtax is 59 per cent compared with 55 in existing law. Earned Income Credit. The earned income credit provision was compromised, with the 10 per cent^ deduction from net income for tax purposes being allowed on net incomes up to $14,000 instead of $20,000 provided by the senate and ?8,000 by the house. The flat normal income tax of 4 per cent was not in controversy. . The senate estate taxes, ranging from one per cent on net estates of §20,000 to 60 per cent on those above $10,000,000 were accepted. The house group, however, won restoration of the existing §50,000 gross estate exemption as against the senate's $40,000. The senate's provision abolishing the privilege of corporations to file consolidated returns was retained with a modification to permit railroads to continue to file single returns. RAILROADS SOLVE DISPUTE ON PAY (Continued From Page 1) ment of Jan. 31, 1932, as extended. 7% per cent shall be deducted from the pay check of each of the em- ployes covered by this agreement for the period beginning July 1, 1934, and 'ending Dec. 1, 1934. inclusive and said deduction shall be reduced to 5 per cent for the period beginning Jan. 1, 1035, and ending March 31, 1935, inclusive and no further deduction shall be made under this agreement thereafter. "No notices of changes in basic rates of pay shall be served by any party upon any other party prior to May 1, 1935. Continue Discussion. "With respect to employes in the lower paid brackets the foregoing shall not be taken to prevent discussion and adjustment between individual carriers and organizations with respect to spreading employment or of the matter of opportunity or increased earnings of part time employes but changes in basic rates shall in no event be involved. "If, as and when, on or after May ], 1935, notices of changes in basic rates shall be served by any of the organizations or carriers now represented by the railway labor executive association or the conference committee of managers, it is understood that said association and said committee cannot bind any such organization or any such carrier in respect thereto but they do recom- I mend that In the event that general ' wage movements are inaugurated. ! the proceeding under such notices | should bn conducted nationally in | pursuance to the railway labor act." 400 CATTLEMEN SEEK SOLUTION Gather in Washington to Work Out Production Control Plan. CHICAGO, April 2B. UP--The federal government tossed a rescue rope to harassed cattle producers today, but told them they would have tb figure out a way to use it. More than 400 cattlemen from all parts of the country gathered at the invitation of Secretary oE Agri- ture Wallace to work out a cattle production control program made possible by recent legislation naming cattle as a basic commodity. Chester C. Davis, agricultural adjustment administrator, told the cattlemen that any plan agreed upon must be unified and fair to all sections and should have the general support of all groups. Asserting that the processing tax on hogs has sometimes been held before cattlemen as a horrible example antf an argument against any similar levy on cattle, Davis said there was a failure to appreciate that every dollar collect is paid back by the co-operating producers of the taxed commodity. The problem, the administrator said, was not a clear-cut, easy choice between adjustment and no adjustment. Rather it is a choice between orderly adjustment under the act or letting things go until top-heavy production force's prices low enough to precipitate a liquida- j tion of surplus stock breeding. IOWA LEGION ON MARCH-DUSTER (Continued From 1'nKe 3 sextet, recent winner in a nationwide contest held in Chicago. Mr. Miles in his talk refused to the "barrage of untruthful publicity unloosed against the Legion by nationally circulated magazines and metropolitan newspapers" and lauded a recent editorial in the Charles City Press as "one of the finest and fairest statements of the Legion's story I have seen." World War Vets Got One-Sixth. Mr. Laird's talk dealt with legislation with respect to the disabled. Special attention was given to the measure recently passed over presidential veto under which approximately 40 million dollars out of the two hundred and a quarter million involved will be granted to disabled veterans of the World war. John F. Christiansen of the local post had charge of the dance and the floor show program which concluded the banquet program. In the business session of the Auxiliary, Mrs. Hanson was reelected as district committeewoman, with the following staff: Mrs. F. J. ·Siverling, Northwood, vice committeewoman; Mrs. Grayce Larson, Decorah, secretary; Mrs. John Neuenschwander, Fayette, treasurer; Mrs. Dora James, Thornton, historian, Mrs. Beraice Rust of Nashua, department membership chairman, was indorsed by the district for department historian next year. District Chairmen Heard. On the afternoon program of the Legion, reports were heard from the following: Community service, Arnold D. Tilton, Mason City; employment, L. L. Lowery, Cresco; highway safety, Stanley Seaborn, Charles City; marksmanship, Les Clubinc, Independence. Officers of the district, besides Thomsen, are Fred Logeman, Manly, Paul Kehoe, Manchester, and Herman Thompson, Waukon, vice commanders and Frank Christen, Decorah. adjutant. County Commanders. The fourth district county commanders include the following: Allamakee, Herman Healleran, Waukon. Buchanan, Les Clubine, Independence. Cerro Gordo, Harry Sondergaard, Thornton. Chickasaw, J. O. Woodruff, New Hampton. Clayton, R. T. O'Brien, McGregor. Delaware, G. M. Cramer, Delhi Fayette, L. B. Carter, Elgin. Floyd, Henry Lucas, Nora Springs. Howard, L. L. Lowery, Cresco. Mitchell, Adolph R. Mueller, St. Ansgar. Winneshiek, Joseph Martmek. Ft. Atkinson. Worth, Pedar Skram, Grafton. Congress Completes Action on Measure for Sugar Control WASHINGTON, April 2G. UP)-The house late yesterday completed congressional action on the Jooes- Costigan sugar control bill, accepting a senate amendment relative to disposition of existing surplus sugar stocks. Signature of the bill by Speaker Rainey and Vice President Garner will send it to President Roosevelt. Resolution Adopted Upholding Thurston WASHINGTON, April 26. (.·!-- The house yesterday adopted a resolution holding that Representative Lloyd Thurston of the fifth Iowa district was properly elected to this congress. Mayor Madden Dies in Danville, Illinois DANVILLE, 111., April 2«. (fl'J-- Claude P. Madden, OS, mayor of Danville, died early today of injuries received Monday in an automobile accident. He was serving his fourth term as mayor. He wap injured when an automobile he was driving struck a truck parked on the street. (Senate Puts Home Loan Bill Through Over Norris Protest WASHINGTON, April 26. (.I 1 )-The senate overrode the protests of Senator Norris (R., Nebr.) yesterday to complete congressional action on the home loan bill without the Nebraskan's amendment to bar politics from the home owners loan corporation. I House Saved Before ; by Flyer Bums Down SHKNANDOAH, April 2U. i.Vi. . The home of Clyde Spooncr, farmer of near here, which recently was saved from burning when an Omaha-Kansas City airmail flyer aroused the neighborhood, was destroyed by I'ire. It caught this time from a burning; hedge vow across thf road. POLICE HUNT FOR I KIDNAPING GANG (Continued 1'roni I'agC 1» to an automobile parking lot near the store of the father. When the boy returned with the answer the man .was gone. Ray Orcutt. operator of the parking stand, later told police the man was an American about 30 years old and was dressed in dirty grey suit and brown slouch hat. His face, Orcutt said, was heavily tanned. Members of the girl's family discounted any possibility that June entered the kidnaper's ear voluntarily, saying she was afraid of kidnapers and only recently remarked "children have to be careful." They described her as shy. Ask §15,000 Kansom. The ransom note ordered Robles to pay the 515,000 in S20, ?10 and S5 bills and instructed him to drive along an outlying road until he received a signal, then toss the money out and keep going. He was to continue the routine on successive nights if the signal was not given at first. The note added it might be two or three days between receipt oi the ransom and the release of liis daughter. Because of the army of scarchei? abroad last nieht Cobles made no attempt to follow out the instructions READY AT ALL STANDARD OIL STATIONS AT NO EXTRA COST TO YOU By new adjustments in the control room, Standard's refining engineers have let this already great gasoline out another notch. Slower, heavy parts are now converted into lighter, f a s t e r - a c t i n g units. In other words, they're c h a n g e d i n t o more-quickly responsive energy Ready for you, yes, and eager to show you what its added Live Power can do far your motor, is Standard's improved Superfuel for this Spring and Summer. 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