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North Iowa's DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home TM- !.. I L Q N E R ' I 3 MEM 6 A R T D f . P T O F l O v . t , I «; r '· I · HOME E D I T I O N "TUB NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS" I VOL. XL FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY, IOWA, SATURDAY,.MAY 5, 1934 Tins PAPEK CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO. 179 Speaker Has Lost Power House Has Finished Revolution Begun in 1910. YOUTH HELD IN EXTORTION PLOT By HERBERT PLUMMER A S H I N G T O N , " May 5. Iff)-- Despite criticism of the house lead- e r s h i p of the present cong?3ss, it may be set down that one of the greatest parliamentary revolutions to history has b e e n completed under its regime. T h e seventy- t h i r d congress finished the task begun in 1910-in the sixtieth ; congress -- when ' the movement to strip the speaker of his czaristic powers was launched. Time was when the speaker dominated every function of the house Under Speakers Reed and "Uncle Joe" Cannon the post attained such pre-eminence as almost to overshadow the presidency itself. The late Champ Clark once sak that when he arrived to serve in [ the house he was introduced to 1 Speaker Reed. Clark mentioned the I name of his predecessor, who had I served four years under Reed'- Ispeakership. Reed said he was un lable to recall ever having heard o Ihim. Congressional "High Hat." Former representative V i c t o r -Murdock of Kansas, a member of lithe house when "Uncle Joe" Can- rnon was speaker, once wrote that [ : Cannon held even his party col- I leagues in such slight esteem po- tliUcally that he was accustomed to \-oass them in the corridors and : ( .-iakrooms without so much as ac- '^wledging their greetings. . n ' - i s parliamentary revolution :i in 1910, has proceeded slow- jfeil the .present congress when lanafer .of the control pi party * - ·· Mason City Tops All Winners at Music Contest I'bcratte -.caucus-' snfl obtained adop- I tibn of 'the proposal th'at did the I job. New Members Heard. Rainey's proposal was for the ( election of a steering committee by [ the democratic caucus to which are referred questions of party policy and expediency. Ever since the sixty-sixth congress, through the efforts of James R. Mann of Illinois, the republicans have had such a committee. They have at each succeeding congress re-adopted such a system because it has proved effective and satisfactory. It was not until Rainey became speaker iu the present congress however, that the democrats instituted such a reform. Through these steering committees, elected by party caucuses and subject to recall at will, the newest member of the house is able to express his views and register his ·wishes as effectively in the formulation of party programs as the oldest member or the highest ranking member of its most important committee. Appointed Postmaster. WASHINGTON, May 5. UP)--The · postoffice department announced the appointment of Arthur G. Buchanan as acting postmaster of Lime Springs, Iowa. Jfr Wed FORECAST IOWA: Generally lair Saturday night and Sunday; cooler In northeast portion Saturday night; somewhat warmer Sunday In extreme east. MINNESOTA: Fair in south, increasing cloudiness in north, cooler along Lake Superior and In extreme southeast, rising temperature in northwest Saturday night; Sunday partly cloudy to cloudy, possibly local showers In north, rising temperature in east and extreme south. LOCAL STATISTICS Globe-Gazette weather figures for 84 hour perior ending at 8 o'clock: Maximum 85 Minimum In Night 57 At 8 A. M. 73 WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO, May 5. OB--Weather outlook for the period May 7 to 12: For the upper Mississippi and lower Missouri valleys and the northern and central great plains- no general precipitation indicated but Bom-3 local showers likely, especially in north portions; temperatures mostly above normal. LAKE BAND AND ORCHESTRA ARE HIGH IN CLASS B Mohawk School Only One to Get 15 Superior, Excellent Ranks. IOWA CITX, May 5.--Mason City topped the list of 135 entries in the state high music festival today with six "superior" and nine "excellent" awards. It was the only school to win first or second high ratings in 15 events. Mason City won the highest honors without entering the orchestra or concert band competition, having qualified for the national band competition at Des Moines by winning a "superior" here last year. All of the Des Moines schools automatically qualified for the national band contest because the capital city will be host, so were not represented in band events lere. Iowa City was second on the honor list with 14 superior or cx- :elle1it awards. Start for Home. The last group from Mason City attending the contest left Iowa City early Saturday afternoon and was scheduled to arrive home at about 6 o'clock Saturday evening. Mason City yesterday received superior in bassoon solo with Dorothy Evans as the participant and In the woodwind group Members o£ this ,gftup are Orris Herfindahl end DojrKUtsch, clarinetists; Jack ~" ' L1 "*y, alto clarinetist; Ralston j»«v.r=, 'French' Born player,' and iJorothyBittner, bassoonists Several excellent .ratings were also won by Mason City. .· Other North Iowa high schools also maintained the reputation of that section of the state. Clear Lake garnered three superior rankings, including both band and orchestra in Class B. Two superior rankings each were garnered by Osage, Charles City and Cresco. Calls Band Rehearsal. No sooner had the Mason City instrumental soloists reached Mason City than Carleton L. Stewart, director, called a rehearsal of the band in preparation for the national contest at Des Moines. The orchestra is also preparing for national competition to be held at Ottawa, Kans. In three events Mason City was directly qualified for the national without state competition. These included band and orchestra and clarinet solo, with Orris. Herfindahl as the representative in the latter event. Prominent winners were: Superior Mason City S Roosevelt Des Moines . .6 North Des Moines 4 Iowa City 5 West Waterloo 2 K Abraham Lincoln, Council Bluffs 3 S Clear Lake 3 Central Sioux City 2 S Burlington 1 9 Logan, 1 * East Des Moines 2 2 East Waterloo 2 1 Osage 2 1 Charles City 2 5 Northwood 1 3 Cresco 2 In addition to these, North lowans capturing honors were Eagle Grove with two excellents, EstherviUe with, three and Ricevil!e, Manly and Clarion, each one. Luverne had one superior. Summaries: Excellent 9 6 S Albert "Fat" Riely (above), former mascot of the St. Paul baseball team, was Indicted on a charge that ho accompanied John Dillinger and John Hamilton to a physician for treatment of gunshot wounds. (Associated Press Photo). French horn solo--Superior, James {iraas, Dubuque; excellent, Arlo Knowles. Roosevelt, Des Moines; Maynard Odden, Mason City; Ferdinand Masberg, East Wa- (Tum to Page 2, Column 3) MIDWEST STILL AWAITING RAIN Hope of Showers Held Out ~for-JMost Farm States ExceptTfowa? DES MOINES, May 5. OH-Promised rains that didn't fall kep the midwest farm belt scowling out over sunburnt fields today, wondering: just how much longer the with ering droug'ht will last. Government forecasters foresaw no certainty of rain in Iowa today although they predicted continuec cloudiness. North Iowa was clear and sunny. Minnesota was prom ised possible local showers, and so were South Dakota, Illinois, Mis souri. North Dakota and Wisconsin Nebraska got the disquieting news of "generally fair" for today while Kansas may be partly over cast. Showers Help Little. Scattered showers that fell ye; terday in seven middle western states did little to relieve crop con ditions, although previous rainfal reports indicate that the drough in Nebraska, Kansas and South Da kota has been temporarily broken. Reports from county agents in 4 of the 53 counties in North Dakot show that considerable reseeding o grain will be necessary over larg areas of the state, and that ther will be a marked decrease in acre- j age compared to last year. ; Crop prospects outside of the Red River valley are far from promising, the reports said. ! Replies to Questionnaire. I The reports are replies to a questionnaire sent out by Dr. H. L. Walster, director of the extension division of the North Dakota agricultural, college at Fargo. Wind storm in the state have during the last two or three weeks taken a heavy toll in some areas, blowing seed from the ground or burying it so deep it has no chance to reach the surface. Slight rainfall in almost all sections of Nebraska, moisture ranging downwards from two inches in NO CHANCE SEEN BYAAAHEADSOF FOOD SHORTAGE Wallace Denies Plan of Crop Reduction One of Starvation. WASHINGTON, May 5. (/PI-- ecretary of Agriculture Wallace and his aides cast a sharp weather ye today toward crop damagf vrought by drougth and wind in :he farm belt, but they smiled at alk of a possible food shortage. The agricultural adjustment administration chiefs acknowledged hat they are watching with mere han usual interest for the monthly rop report, due May 10. They are anxious to determine how severe the weather damage vill be and to check on acreage reduction by farmers who signed iroduction control contracts. Tallt ot Shortage. Talk of an actual shortage ol ood has been heard from the mid- vest. Officials declared flatly, in ans- ver, that fears of any "starvation" situation were groundless. Secretary' Wallace asserted: "With a wheat and cotton carryover twice the normal, with total supplies of lard 40 per cent above normal, with cattle numbers ai record levels, and with an abundant supply of fluid milk and manufactured dairy products in prospect for 1934, it can hardly be said that the . adjustment administration is pursuing a starvation policy." Surplus Is Certain. Rexford G Tugwell,-under~secretary of agriculture, said that due to the disappearance of foreign markets EXTORTION LETTER DEMANDED $32,465 Unless f i v e Ucolleclfron you. thirly \WsaNrf four HwcWc/ AN J s/«7j fivf dollAfS (N t e w dolldi- bi//j, Hot so/V/// /y«w P( y £;//j ,n c ~n C D e l i v e r Monty j L 14 , Oo R W E R O F E i t h we v/i // be ex p e C 1 Li'Fe - / O U R F^M/ Add IN P A p e r rn JA/ s t o p C A R ox I N , 6 roo \o Ccmp/y 'F youv-4/uc - c . "Even though every hungry p son in the United States should be well fed, there would still remain a surplus." Dr.'H. R. Tolley, assistant administrator of the agricultural adjustment act, said that even in the eak period of 1928-1929 about 3,- JOO.OOO acres of American farm land were producing surplus products. Normal Production. Using the country's principal bread crop, wheat, as an example, officials pointed out that the nor- m«l domestic production is about 800,000,000 bushels a year, while normal domestic human consumption plus the amount used for feed and seed is about 600,000,000 bushels. During the present marketing year the United States will ship abroad about 35,000,000 bushels of vvheat, 30,000,000 of which will move only because of the subsidized export plan of the North Pacific Emergency Export association. Eight Injured, One r , When Auto PS n e M e D i S o b e y . ^--- -- · -- · -- /-- ^ d $ Q{J ] Awdf'ne Above is a reproduction of the extortion letter written to Jay Decker in which a demand was made for S32.465, which Paul M. Frelund is alleged to have written. No charges have been filed against Ben Kas- r mussen and Melvin Peterson, ^ A b U who were -with Frelund at the time the officers first ook him in custody--- - , ' . , . To the right is a reproduction of the name and address on the envelope which bore a Mason City postoffice stamp of April 9, 1934. J. uldllj' Kansas, and general showers Thursday and yesterday in South Dakota helped "to put .the soil in condition for seeding, but the amount of precipitation was far less than was hoped for and needed. Roosevelts and Cabinet Attend Woodin Funeral NEW YORK. May 5. (iPl--Presi-*the services were held at 3 p, m. Ti-11,4- imCK LINCOLN, Nebr., May 5 Eight persons were injured, one fatally, when an automobile bringing students here for the sate high school music contest collided head- on with a. motor truck eight miles north of Lincoln. Dr. C. C. Telleson, 58, of Wynot, driver of the auot- mobile, died in a hospital here this morning. The other injured also were brought to a hospital here. dent Roosevelt, accompanied by Mrs. Roosevelt and members of his cabinet, arrived today to attend the funeral of his former secretary of the treasury, William H. Woodin. The president and Mrs. Roosevelt posed for a moment for photographers as they emerged from an elevator which brought them from the train to the station. They and other members of the Vast crowds had collected in the vicinity of the Pennsylvania terminal to get a view of the president and members of his party. More than half an hour before the train was due, women and children were standing five deep on the Seventh avenue sidewalks. There were sidewalk crowds also all along the route to the church. One hundred fifty policemen were ^ j «t ».l"" wilG ilw,JV"\-« -'".7 f president's party entered waiting j on duty at the station, 300 along the automobiles for the trip to the Fifth j route, anu an additional 150 at the avenue Presbyterian church, where j church. VACATION ESCAPADE A new and thrilling serial, written by Arthur Shuimvay, begins in this paper soon. The story is a great combination of mystery and romance and finds its setting on the estate of a Florida millionaire, where Sally Gwynne, the heroine, finds enough thrills to last a lifetime. Watch for the opening chapter in THE GLOBE-GAZETTE MONDAY, MAY 7 APPROVE BILLS TO FIGHT CRIME House Passes Senate Acts; Compromise Likely Upon Stock Mart Bill. WASHINGTON, May 5. (if)--A senate approved bill to make it a federal crime to kill or assault a United States officer while on duty, was passed today by the house. The bill, which goes back to the senate for action on amendments, would make it a federal crime to kill or assault a United States marshal or his deputy, special agent of the justice department's division of in! vestigation, postoffice inspector, | secret service operative, coast guard i officer or enlisted man or an em- 1 "'oye of a federal penal institution. Spurred by the bloodshed left behind in the pursuit of John Dillinger, notorious bandit and jail breaker, the house gave up its usual Saturday holiday to act on a series of anti-crime bills proposed by the justice department. Measures in Order. Taking up the nearly dozen measures in order, the house then disposed of a senate measure making it a federal offense punishable by 55,000 fine, or 20 years imprisonment to send kidnap threats, ransom demands and the like across state lines in any manner One of the most drastic of the bills was likewise passed and returned to the seriate for approval ol minor amendments--to permil juries to bring in a death verdict in kidnaping cases. The measure, strengthening the \ Lindbergh kidnaping law, leaves ordinary kidnaping subject to imprisonment determined by court and disallows the death penalty of thfl ·ictim has been returned unharmed. Parents Exempted. A parent kidnaping his or her own child is exempted. The bill also would make failure to return the victim within seven days presumption but not conclusive evidence of transportation over state lines. It also provides punishment for two or more conspiring kidnapers. A swift senate-house compromise on stock market control appeared likely. As the house completed action yesterday with a thumping 280 to 84 passage of the Rayburn exchange regulation measure. democratic leaders advanced steps for revision (Turn to Fuse :, Column 31 BOY ACCUSED OF MAILING LETTER TO JAY DECKER Paul Frelund Released on $2,000 Bond in U. S. Charges. Paul M. Frelund, 328 Twenty- fifth street southwest, was taken into custody Saturday afternoon, charged with mailing the extortion letter demanding ?32,465 from'Jay Decker. The 17 year old youth waived preliminary hearing before Commissioner Charles W. Barlow at 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon and was released on a ,?2,000 bond. Frelund, who continued to maintain that he was innocent while the proceedings were going- on, is charged with violation of what is, known as the Lindbergh kidnaping law, section 2351 of the postal laws and regulations, which makes it a serious crime to send threatening letters for the purpose of extorting payments of money. To Be Witness. Chief witness against Frelund before the grand jury will be W. C. Henning, handwriting expert of Cedar Rapids, who maintains specimens of the handwriting of Frc- lund were identical with those of the letter written to the packing company president. The letter, which was signed "John Dillinger," is reproduced on this page. Frelund was taken into custody by Dewey Patton, local postal inspector, who has been handling the case ever since Mr. Decker was the recipient of the threatening note about a month ago. , ' · - . "Borty,-torBuslneM." ; Helen Kane Loses Claim of $250,000 Court Decides "Boop- Boop-a-Doop" Was Not Stolen. NEW YORK, May 0. UP~--Helen Kane the "boop-boop-a-doop" singer, today lost her suit for 5250,000 against Max Fleischer, cartoonist, the Fleischer Studios, Inc., and the Paramount-Publix corporation. Supreme court Justice Edward J. McGoldrick held that she had failed to prove her contention that the defendants wrongfully appropriated her singing technique in the Betty Boop film cartoons. Miss Kane said she was deeply shocked at the verdict. "I consider it very unfair as all my friends believe the cartoons a deliberate caricature of me," she said. Samuel R. Weltz, her attorney, said an immediate appeal would be filed. The "boop-boop-a-doop" trial began April 17, Miss Kane seeking damages on two grounds, that the defendants had used her picture in violation of the civil rights law and that the cartoons constituted "unfair competition." Justice McGoldrick decided: "The plaintiff has failed to sustain either cause of action by proof of sufficient probative force." Great Britain and Italy Ask Ibn Saudi to State Objective LONDON, May 5. UP)--Great Britain and Italy have demanded that King Ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia, state his ultimate objectives and expectations in his war against the fleeting Yemeni, it was learned authoritatively today. At the same time, it was learned in official quarters, that the British government ridicules reports Italy has a "treaty of defensive sort with the Yemeni and therefore is alarmed because she backed the wrong horse." It was emphatically stated, as reports piled up telling of Ibn Sand's conquering forces' relentless drive toward Sana, capital of Yemen, that the British view Italian interest in the situation as entirely similar to Britain's--protection of her nationals. BEN KASMUSSEX MEM'I-V PETERSON HUNT DILLINGER NEAR KENOSHA Outlaw Reported Hiding Out at Farm Near Illinois- Wisconsin Line. MILWAUKEE. Wis., May 5, .T) --Informed that John Dillinger, America's most wanted killer, is believed hiding in a farmhouse in Kenosha county near the Wisconsin-Illinois line, federal department of justice agents today were concentrating in the area. Under Melv!n Purvis. Chicago, western chief of the department of justice investigation bureau, the agents were moving into Wisconsin and civil officials of Kenosha county, informed of the manhunt, ware prepared to offer aid. The farmhouse suspected as the Dillinger lair is between the cities of Racine and Kenosha in the extreme southeastern part of Wisconsin. Sheriff's deputies we.re patrolling highway intersections and although they did not stop cars, made sharp observations of the occupants. British to Search Liner. LIVERPOOL. May 5. (IP}--Police announced today that they will search the liner Duchess of York upon her arrival Sunday morning to satisfy themselves concerning rumors that John Dillinger, American desperado, is aboard. A high official of the local detective branch said that while no advices had been received from United States authorities, reports here that America's number one gangster is enroute to England could not be ignored. The official announced that detectives will board the liner as soon as she docks. He said no one would be allowed to come ashore until every passenger has boon scrutin izcd and the vessel searched. The Duchess of York sailed from Halifax, N. S., on April 29. paper stHnigv; "he '"-"was ready forv business." Mr. Pecker complied "witH instructions of the alleged extortionist and placed a want ad in the Globe-Gazette, which, although it appeared as though it was a typographical eiTor nevertheless stated "Jay Decker is ready for business.'' A sack, purporting to contain the money wanted in the extortion letter, was thrown out of his car by Mr. Decker at Eighth street and South Delaware avenue, as instructed in the letter. Watched by Officers. One of the largest arrays of federal, state and local law enforcement officers, however, were in the shadows of tlie buildings surrounding the spot in the hopes of capturing the originators of the extortion plot. Two small lads of 10 years of age were first sighted in the vicinity, hut released. Later Frelund and two others were arrested and questioned by officers. Handwriting specimens were taken from all three. Noticing at once the similarity between the writing of Frelund and that of the note Mr. Patton sent the note to the handwriting experts. All three were then released in the custody of their parents. The other two were Melvin Joseph Peterson, 2.1 Eighteenth street southeast, and Ben L. Rasmussen. 410 Twenty- first street southeast. Soldiers Called to End Disorders in Havana HAVANA, May. 5. CT)--Soldier? went into action to end rioting and disorders in Havana today as communists called upon striking students to maintain a "united front against the government." ^./r" 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 the 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 aidresa postpaid for six cents. tr=e coupon. Mason City Globe-Gazette Information Bureau, ii"rederic J. Haskin, director, Washington, D. C. I enclose six cents in coin (carefully wrapped) for the booklet on parliamentary law. Name Street City .. State . (Mail to Washington, D C.)

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