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" I S MEM i ' " f ' T o r ···· " wo i ;r n Mrffc /voitn lowa « Mpt DAILY PAPER w Edited for the Home ---- HOME EDITION "THE KSm'SPAPBR THAT MAKES ALL MOJITO 10WANS NEIGHBORS" . VOL. XL F1VB CENTS A COPt ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY, IOWA, MONDAY,- APRIL 30, 1934 THIS PAPEH CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO. 174 First Class Feud Begun Mrs. Norton Fails to Get on With Tom Blanton. By HERBERT PLUMMEK. ' A S H I N G T O N , AprU 30. W-For the first time since women have been members of the house of representatives a first- class feud has developed between one of them and a male representative. The principals are Mrs. Mary T. Norton of New Jersey, chairman of the committee on the District of Columbia, sometimes called the "mayor of Washington," and Tom Blanton of Texas. Blanton, a member of the subcommittee on appropriations which controls the purse strings for the district, and Mrs. Norton rarely see eye to eye on questions pertaining to the welfare of the capital. On District days in the house the two all but come to blows at times. The gentlewoman from New Jersey neither asks nor expects favors of the gentleman from Texas. Nor does she get any. She boasts of the fact that she plays the game of politics in practical fashion; that she is the first woman democrat ever elected to congress and the first to be appointed chairman of a major congressional committee. Claims Equal Rights. Especially does re inc her when Blanton, in his most gallant ana chivalrous manner, addresses her in debate as "the lady from New Jersey." ". . . N o matter what the lady says to me," he declared to her one day, "I have to smile and bear it, because I am a gentleman and cannot talk back. I never say anything unkind, to a lady . . . " .This was .too. much for the gentlewoman ' from. New Jersey. With ·eyes-flashing;aad.:her,-. temper, plainly 'aroused;'-she; 1 '.turned oh "Blaatoc with:;f.: : ^:. ! :'':'-;-;',,.'.., ' : ' . ' . - ; "Please:~.d6 : not,, designate ma "as 'the iadjV I am a member of the house, ;with exactly the same credentials as the gentleman from Texas, and I want no concessions because of my sex." · . "Then everything will be lovely," Blanton -shot back. Tend of Long Standing. The differences between Mrs. Norton^ and Blanton are of long standing. "They date back almost from the time she took over the chairmanship of the District of Columbia committee when the democrats recaptured the house in 1930. Earlier in this session the' fiery ZOOK DECLINES PRESIDENCY OF U Three Fire Companies Called to Fight Flames TWO BUILDINGS BURNTOGROUND IN LOCAL BLAZE Hampton and Clear Lake Departments Assist M. C. Firemen. Fires of undetermined origin broke out almost simultaneously at the Pedelty Threshing company building and the E. G. Morse company, 513 Second street northeast, about 10 o'clock Monday morning. The two structures, located on opposite sides of the Minneapolis and St. Louis railroad tracks, had pract- tically burned to the ground before the fire was brought under .control by firemen. Falling wires and debris from the burning buildings set fire to the wooden railroad bridge that crosses Willow creek at this point but firemen succeeded in extinguishing the flames before the bridge was greatly damaged. Vision Obstructed. Considerable smoke arising from the burning structures, made vision difficult in the vicinity of the fire. Streams of water were turned on houses northeast of the threshing company structure so that sparks whipped by the wind would not set fire to the buildings. All trucks- of the Mason City fire department were called to the scene of the fire and calls were placed at Clear Lake and Hampton. The building of the threshing- machine company" wa's^ra^tically' gu.tteti' by the-fire and-'the wooden structure" of the .Morse company "was burned to the ground. "The Morse company building had been used for the storage of egg crates, etc. E. G. Morse, manager of the Morse company, was in Dubuque but employes of the concern estimated that the loss in supplies would be several thousand dollars. The windows on the east side of the main I building of the company were broken out by the heat of the fire. The Clear Lake fire department arrived in time to save the. structure from damage from excessive heat. Hampton Men Here. The Hampton fire department arrived about 11 o'clock and brought AS FIREMEN FOUGHT FLAMES This cut shows firemen battling flames at the E. G. Morse produce company, 513 Second street northeast, Monday morning, when tires broke out simultaneously at the Morse building and the Pedclty Threshing Machine company. " Troops Mobilized in Paris a reduction in the amount of money appropriated by the federal government for the upkeep of the District. In all matters affecting the District he take.s an active and keen interest in the house. He boasts of the fact that much of his career in congress has been devoted to study- Ing these problems. Although not a member of Mrs. Norton's committee, he probably causes her and the residents of the District more anxious moments than any other member of congress. Quiet Ordered for 160 Year Old Zaro AghV Critically 111 ISTANBUL, Turkey, April 30. Iff) --Absolute quiet .was ordered today for-Zaro Agha, who claims to be the oldest.person in the world. The -Turk, who says he is 160, is in the National Children's hospital to which he was taken Saturday suffering from Bright's disease. Doctors · said his condition was grave. All visitors--sava for the patient's 70 .year old grandson--were barred from the room. fireman found, difficulty reaching the flame, of the fire at the Morse building with the ordinary main pressure. The pumper of the Mason City department had been set up to play streams of water on the Pedelty Threshing company and a switch could not be made without risk to the homes northeast of the threshing machine building, according to Chief Dan Shire. Heat in the Pedelty building was so terrific that the door o'f the large vault was sagged and rippled -where it had melted. Practically nothing was saved at either building. Only seven firemen were on duty at the time of the alarm at the Mason City station. All other firemen on off shifts were called to the scene of the fire and with the help of the Hampton and Clear Lake firemen were able to hold the fire to the points of origin. Weai FORECAST IOWA: Cloudy Monday night and Tuesday; possibly showers in east and central portions; cooler In west and north portions Monday; much cooler Tuesday. MINNESOTA: Unsettled and colder Monday night; Tuesday generally fair; coldest in east and south portions. LOCAL STATISTICS Globe-Gazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Monday morning: Maximum Sunday 80 Minimum In Night 6t At 8 A. M. Monday 68 Figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'r'.ock Sunday morning: Maximum Saturday 81 Minimum In Night 47 At.8 A. M. Sunday 69 ROBS 3 COUPLES IN PARKED CARS Young Bandit Forces One of Waterloo Girls to Ride With Him. WATERLOO, April 30. (.W--A young bandit last night stole an automobile, robbed three couples in parked cars in Byrnes park of a total of $5, and forced one of the girls, Miss Nelda Mertens, 19, to ride with him for an hour over country roads before releasing her, unharmed, near the city limits. The car was found this morning. 2 Robbers Hold. Up Special Policeman, Take $14,064 Cash BOSTON, April 30. QB--Two robbers held up a special policeman in the store of Sears, Roebuck and company on Brookline avenue, in the back b - y today, and escaped with 514,064 jn cash and ?2,860 in checks. A police patrol in an automobile picked up the trail of the bandits and was reported pursuing them into the Roxbury district. France Gets Prepared for MayDayRiot 30,000 Police to Be on Duty; Ready in Other Nations. PARIS, April 30. (JB--Tanks rumbled - through · the streets, machine gunners deployed and thou- .sands of soldiers marched about the city today, in a great warlike mobilization of military forces to prevent a May day rebellion: Displaying his strength in his determination to smash all uprisings and break a threatened general strike, Premier Doumergue brought regiments from central France to the capital by daylight. March Through Streeets. With blaring trumpets, the soldiers marched through the streets, impressing upon the populace that the army is backing-, unstintedly the 30,000 policemen who will be on duty -tomorrow. A dozen.tanks, supported by machine guns were massed in Inval- i ides square in front of Napoleon's tomb, ready for movement to the scene of any disorders. Appealing to-the patriotism of his people, the premier warned that a rebellion might lead to a "foreign invasion." He apparently expected to be forced to make use of at least a part of the mobilized forces. Anti-Fascists" Biot. A hint of what might be expected tomorrow was seen at Mantes during the night when 1,000 stone flinging "anti-fascists" battled police for five hours in the streets of that ancient city, about 40 miles from Paris. A dozen police and 30 of the howling manifestants were injured by clubs, feet, fists and stones before forces from Versailles swarmed in to overcome the mobs. READY IN MANY LANDS By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Police and soldiers of many lands were martialed for extraordinary duty Monday as authorities girded for battle in outbreaks feared on May day. New Yo-k laid the most extensive plans in . its history to guard against violence as paraders were announced in which 200,000 marchers are expected to appear. All police leaves were suspended for a period of special police duty from Sunday midnight to noon Wednesday. Communists and their sympathizers will form one parade, while socialists and affiliated groups have planned the other. In Paris alone Tuesday, 18,000 police, 10,000 mobile guards and 3,000 mounted guards will be ready for action if mobs take to the streets during a May day general (Turn to Vnt-li Column .J!).. H. I. 1'RUSIA H. I. Prusia, "6, pioneer railroader and businessman, died at 3:30 o'clock Monday afternoon at his home, 422 Washington avenue northwest, from an attack of heart disease. He had been in failing health for a number of years. Mr. Prusia was a prominent worker in the Church of Christ. Mr. Prusia had resided all his life in Iowa. Surviving are his widow, who is bedfast at present, and four sons, Bay, Mason City clothier, Claude, Ivan and H. I., Jr. CHARGE DISMISSED AS BURZETTE WEDS AT CHARLES CITY CHARLES CITY, April 30.-What started out as a criminal action before Judge T. A. Beardmore Saturday turned into a wedding ceremony performed by Mayor W. K. Carr who married Melvin Burzette and Lois Mather of Rudd. Burzette, who served six years in the penitentiary for being an accomplice of Everett Burzette in the murder of Morris Van Note near Mason City in 1926, was brought into court on a charge filed by Miss Mather. The complaint was withdrawn when the marriage ceremony took place. This was the first wedding ceremony performed by Mayor Carr. Suffers Serious Burns. COUNCIL BLUFFS, April 30. UVi .--Harry Rablin, Sr.. 40, Council Bluffs, was. suffering today from third degree burns received when his clothes caught fire as he was filling ah oil stove. ADMITS HE HAD PARTOF BREMER RANSOM MONEY McLaugblin Admits He Handled $53,000 of Kidnap Loot. PICTURE ON PAGE 2 CHICAGO, April 30. UP)--John J. "Boss" McLaughlin has confessed handling $53,000 of the ransom collected from Edward Bremer, St. Paul banker, the federal bureau of investigation disclosed today. McLaughlin was held hi $100,000 bond Saturday for removal to St. Paul for trial under the "Lindbergh" kidnaping act. His arrest followed the recovery of $2,665 in $5 and $10 bills identified as part of the ransom'money. The "hot" currency was found on William E. Vidler, a gambler, last Thursday. Makes Full Confession. Melvin H. Purvis, chief of the Chicago office of the bureau of investigation, announced that McLaughlin had made a full confession of his part in the disposition of portions of the $200,000 ransom paid for Bremer's freedom after 23 days a captive of kidnapers. Four men are in federal custody --McLaughlin and Vidler already arraigned, and two others awaiting the issuance of warrants charging them also with conspiracy. Iowa Protest Relief Wages Indorse Struggle of Workers as Shown by Strikes. OTTUMWA, April 30. iff)--Pro- testing the "indaequate relief program," condeming the "utterly inadequate wages offered for reliei work" and indorsing the "struggle of the workers all over the nation as evidenced by industrial strikers, 1 ' the state convention of the socialist part of Iowa closed here Sunday night at the Wapello county courthouse. During the session, which lasted practically all day, a limited group of delegates drafted a party platform, amended the state constitution of the party, elected members to their state executive committee and discussed ways and means of furthering the cause of socialism in Iowa. Merely "Recessed." The convention was not adjourned but merely "recessed" until July 15 and will convene again at that time to list a full state ticket. The seven members of the state executive committee were elected by ballot from a list of nine presented to the convention by the nominating committee which was headed" by Mrs. Mary E. Dexter of Grinnell. Those elected are: Sam Thier, Mediapolis farmer; Thomas Johnson of Sioux City, cafe operator and labor leader; H. H. Sprinkel of Ottumwa, harness maker, national convention delegate and chairman of the state convention here; Mrs. L. M. Conard of Grinnell, a member of the faculty of Grinnell college and a candidate for governor on the socialist ticket two years ago; G. R. Figg of Burlington, secretary of the Burlington local and state secretary of the "continental congress;" Dr. Ruth Walcott, practicing physician at Spirit Lake, and Mrs. Arnold gather of Ames. Protest Suggested. Defeated were Theodore Risse of Grinnell, a carpenter, and A. W. Thielbert of Burlington, painter and labor leader. The protest against the relief program was suggested to the organizer for the socialist party and state secretary of the party in- Illinois, who was here for the convention and addressed a meeting Sunday night. After a discussion on the floor, the convention voted to send written protests to E. H. Muiock. chairman of the' Iowa emergency relief committee at Des Moines, against the relief program, the wages and "the practice of certain local relief directors who are insisting relief applicants turn in their automobile license plates." saifl" thV government* hat recovered ?3,400 o f . the . ransom They found $85 of it Saturday, or young Jack McLaughlin, 17 yeai old son 'of the erstwhile wjsst side political boss, Purvis said. Stil more was found in possession of Philip Delaney, whose arrest In McLaughlin's home at the same time the "boss" was seized became known today. Delaney, the fourth accused of conspiring ti the disposition of the ransome, is alleged to have handlec $24,000 of the money that passed through McLaughlin's hands. Hunt 2 Ex-Convicts. The government is hunting two Oklahoma ex-convicts, Arthur Barker and Alvin Karpis, as the actua' abductors of the St. Paul banker. A report that the pair had been in secret custody of Purvis ovei the week-end was denied by the federal officer. A hunted "master mind" was reported to have duped a friend of Bremer out of $50,000. The victim was reported to have been Martin Wunderlich, St. Paul contractor and the man sought, William Elmer Mead, ex-convict. Wunderlich, at his home In Jefferson City, Mo. said he had told federal officers hi, ."Turn to Pase 2. Column 4 i ROBLES COMES BACK TO TUCSON Aged Grandfather Declares Ransom for Child "Will Be Ready." TUCSON, Ariz., April 30. Bernabe Robles, aged grandfather of kidnaped June Robles, returned at noon today from a mysterious errand in the interior of Sonora, Mexico, and spokesmen for the family appealed publicly to the abductors, declaring money to meet the $15,000 ransom demand "will be ready" when a contact is arranged. The grizzled former cattle baron's sudden reappearance after his unexplained Mexico trip of a night and a half day was almost simultaneous with the first public overture to deal with six-year old June's abductors. The circumstances gave impetus to reports that definite arrangements for an exchange were being made on the part of the family, and that final details, including the preparation of the ransom money, had awaited only the grandfather's return. The original instructions, included in the ransom note delivered to Fernando Robles, June's father, two hours after she was spirited away last Wednesday, will be followed, it was indicated, or new arrangement will be made if the kidnapers choose to communicate an amended plan. · S. U. I. ACTING HEAD EUGENE ALLEN GILMORE ADMITS SELLING DILLINGER GUNS Gun Shop Operator Arrested in San Antonio Writes Statement. SAN ANTONIO. Texas, April 30. i!Pi^-In"a."written- statement '.to. department of -justice agents here, H. S. Lehman, gun shop operator, today admitted he had sold machine guns and other deadly weapons to henchmen of John Dillinger, outlaw. Lehman was arraigned before United States Commissioner Paul A. Lockhart on a charge of receiving, concealing and retaining a stolen government pistol. Arrested Saturday. Department of Justice Agent Gus Jones, who supervised Uie search and capture of the kidnapers of Charles F. Urschel, disclosed Lebman was arrested here Saturday night. Government agents asserted the stolen government pistol was found wired to a work bench in Lehman's shop. They claimed it was being converted into a machine gun. Lehman, his hair tousled and his face unshaven, appeared in shirt sleeves in the commissioner's office. He was released on $2,000 temporary bond, returnable at 10 a. m. tomorrow. 5 Machine Guns. In his statement Lehman admitted he had sold five machine guns to a Jimmie Williams, delivering them in St. Paul, Minn. The man named Williams, though not yet known to federal agents, was known to have kept company while In San Antonio last fall with Tommy Carroll, slayer of City Detective H. C. Perrow here last December. Carroll, charged with murder here under the name of J. C. McLarkin, was thought to have been one of several gunmen who shot their way out of a police trap in Little Bohemia, Wis., recently. GILMORE, DEAN OF LAW SCHOOL, IS ACTING HEAD Jessup Will C o n t i n u e in Indirect Charge Until July 1. IOWA CITY, April 30. (.!')--Dr. George F. Zook, federal commissioner of education, today declined an invitation tb succeed Dr. Waltcr A. Jessup as president of the University of Iowa. Dean Eugene A. Gilmorc of this college of law was named acting president of the university effective July 1. Dr. Jessup will remain in indirect charge of the university until July 1. He left Iowa City Saturday to take up his new duties as head oC the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in New York. Announces Refusal. George T. Baker, president of the state board of education, announced Dr. Zook'a refusal of the presidency. He issued this statement: "I have just received from Commissioner Zook the following message which speaks for itself: "I very regretfully decline thn kind invitation of the state board of education to become president of the University of Iowa. I appreciate greatly, however, the honor and possibilities of the position anil the fine spirit and courtesies of Uiu board. "Signed George F. Zook." Gilmorc Accepts. Dean Gilmore, mentioned in. recent weeks as a leading candidate to-succeed .Dr. .Jessup, was_o££etO!i» " ' ' FOUR BATTLE POLICE CHICAGO, April 30. (.T)--Four gunmen fought a running battle with police in suburban Bellwood early today--and the officers said one of the four, all of whom escaped, "looked like" John Dillinger, the hunted killer. Another of them, said Police Lie T tenant Joseph Hagerneister, resembled George "Baby Face" Nelson, the little gunner of the Dillinger gang, and a third bore a likeness to Henry Fox, another Dillinger aide. The chase ended when the hoodlums disarmed the officers. One of the men hit Policeman Harry Whalen over the head with a machine gun before speeding away into the darkness with his companions. Chase In Police Car. Whalen and two other officers, Lieut. Joseph Hagerneister and Policeman Gus Mendze, began the chase in a police car when the gunmen's machine failed to halt at a red light. Shots blazed back and forth as the two cars roared over a two-mile course toward Forest Park. The police caught up when the other machine pulled up at a filling station for gasoline. Two of the gunmen jumped out. One, armed with a machine gun, darn to JPfcge 3, Column l today and anounced his acceptance. Upon his departure Saturday, Dr. Jessup announced his- intention to remain in indirect charge of the school until July 1. "I will be just two minutes from, the university campus by telephone," he said. "During the. njxi. two months 1 will have responsibilities at both ends of the line. "My work with the Carnegie foundation will begin May 1. I will kr-p in touch with the campus, and. I will come out here if it becomes necessary." To Return June 1. Dr. Jessup said before his departure he will return here June 1 for the seventy-fourth commencement activities and to witness the laying of the corner stone of the new fins arts building. Mr. Baker's statement continued: "The board very much regret* that Commissioner Zook will not be able to see his way clear to accepting the presidency of the university. He seemed to be the ideal man., for the place. He is thoroughly ac-' quainted with the situation here, in . Iowa, is thoroughly in -sympathy with the Iowa plan for unified ecu- ; . trol of the state's educational institutions, he is a friend of tho- presidents of our other institutions, which would have made for the continuance! -of. the ideal relations existing between: them, without any break whatsoever. ' · · .- · . Board I s Fortunate. ' - - . ' · "The board is fortunate, however, in having on the campus at Iowa City a man in whom we all have confidence who has wide experience in executive educational positions, having for years been vice governor general of the Philippines (Turn (o T'arc -. Column 3) Parliamentary Law This is a compilation of the established rules of order that govern the proceedings of all deliberative bodies, now available through the Washington Information -bureau of this newspaper. It is in tho most practical form, briefed for ready reference and clarified so that the average person will not get lost in.' ! a maze of technicalities. A copy of "Parliamentary Law" will be sent to any address postpaid for si* cents. Use coupon. Mason City Globe-Gazctto Information Bureau, Frederic J. Haskln, director. Washington, D. C. I enclose six cents in coin (carefully wrapped) .for the booklet on parliamentary law. Name · Street City .. State (Muil

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