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

Mason City, Iowa
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Wednesday, May 9, 1934
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MAY 1934 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE FIVE lm im 'MEXICAN HELD IN KIDNAPING CASE Unnamed Man Described as "Contact" Who Was to Collect $15,000. .' TUCSON, Ariz.. May 9. (A')-Dc- 1 t.ention of an unnamed man in the kidnaping of June Robles, 6 year . old heiress, was reported to the Associated Press today by an authori- . tative source. From the same source, came information that the man, described as a Mexican, had given officers details of the plot and named a man and a woman, both Mexicans, and another man, whose nationality was unknown, as accomplices in the kid- naping of the girl here April 25. The man, said to have been in custody for a week although not formally under arrest, was described as the "contact" through whom the family of the girl was to deliver $15,000 ransom for her return. HcM Witliout Charge. -It was learned that tue man first came under suspicion during the time official investigation of the case was suspended. He was picked '.·· up and held without charges, the Associated Press was informed. thus forestalling an opportunity for collection of the ransom. The ransom money has been waiting for abductors' call in the home of Bernadfe Robles, reputedly wealthy grandfather of the" girl. Efforts to establish contact w^t-h the kidnapers have failed. Today the man in custody was believed to be with investigators in southern Arizona. His detention clarified the reasons behind the intensive search that was made a few jdays ago in the vicinity of Santa [Cruz, and late yesterday at Canan- -iea, below the border. i Gives Flan Details. "A A document, giving the details of 'jhe plan, was reported to have been . sound. The ransom money, this plan -Disclosed, was to have been obtained rithin the first 12 hours after the jirl was kidnaped on her way home rom school. At the end of that ime, it was planned to spirit the \jild to Cananea, 55 miles south, of -,ife border. DELIVERS NOTE Ten year old Goyo Estrada, a newsboy, was given 25 cents to deliver a note from the kidnapers ot June Kobles to the six- year-old girl's father, Fernando Robles of Tucson, Ariz. It was one of the few contacts with the abductors. (Associated Press Photo). -i The widespread hunt for the girl, iwever, was said to have disrupt:?1 plans for collecting- the ransom. !\-en when the officers announced ; {iey would suspend the search for He victim, the contact man still ·'··'iared to approach the family. ; 'i For several days after the kid- iping, the suspected contact man ' Vas reported seen mingling with 'tacers and searchers in and near '-'3ie courthouse here. He was sup- ; i|)sed to have gained much infor- gi$ation concerning the search. !ontributions to Iowa Age Pension' Fund Pass $5,000 J D E S MOINES, May 9. UP)--Con- Sibutions to the state old age pen- ton fund had passed the 55,000 lark, today, as the state treasurer's Iffice reported receipts from 12 Jounties and about 20 industrial arms J The contributions are scattered, the treasurer pointing out that the JL934 payment of $1 per capita tax is lot due until June 1. Of the 55,021 received, .$2,300 has ome from business firms which .,.,^,«}lave collected from their employes. i'Kpli he returns from the 12 counties ·ere Cherokee $236, Clarke Sll'J. lay $50 Crawford S563, Hancock 100. Ida' $101, Muscatine S612, Palo Atto 539 Pottawattamie 5113, Union 316. Van Eurcn 528. Winnebago 4:2-1. NEW COMMISSION NOT LIKELY MOVE Senate Expected to Place Stock Exchanges Under Trade Board. WASHINGTON, May 9. (S--A move to put the stock exchanges under the federal trade commission gained headway in the senate today despite word from President Roosevelt that he would not object to the creation of a separate commission. Administration leaders conceded that the amendment offered by Senator Costigan (D.-Colo.) to restore the trade commission as the regula- toty body had more chance of adoption than any other of the two score proposed alterations. Even this amendment, designed to strengthen rather than weaken the regulatory measure, was held likely to meet defeat. The president's senate advisors were not greatly concerned, however, whether the senate finally decided to vest authority in the trade commission or a seperate body as proposed by Senator Glass (D.-Va.) and approved by the banking committee. DEBATE PASSES VERBAL STAGE Fists Fly as Mayor, Service Company Manager Argue at Rockford. ROCKFORD, May 9.--Interest is becoming more intense in the special election to be held here May 15 on the proposal to erect a. municipal light plant and the most recent flareup occurred yesterday afternoon in the office of Mayor Jim Wilson when the mayor and J. D. Gulick, local manager of the Iowa Public Service company, engaged in a brief round of fisticuffs. The altercation, according to the mayor, resulted from a statement be considered objectionable. Miss Clara Frenzel, representative of the Iowa Public Service company, who is here making a house to house canvass, stated she was called to the office of the mayor. Manager Gulick accompanied her. Miss Frcnzfll Gives Views. According to Miss Frenzel, the mayor stated he believed the Iowa Public Service company had been guilty of tax evasion. Then, Miss Frenzel stated. Manager Gulick explained that taxes had been paid directly by him until two years ago when a change in the law required that .remittances be made to the state department. "And anyone who says anything different is a liar," Manager Gulick added, according to Miss Frenzel. To this, her statement continued, the mayor got up and said, "You are a liar," and struck him. Beside herself, Marshal Dean Shannon was a witness, she said. Version by Mayor. The mayor in his version of the affair said Wednesday morning that the incident occurred after he called Miss Frenzel to his office and Manager Gulick came along. The mayor said she was misrepresenting the Simmer law by making the assertion that the taxpayers could be called on to pay for the plant if the earnings were insufficient. Manager Gulick. according to Mayor Wilson's statement, called "me a liar and dared me to hit him." It was then, the mayor said, that he struck Gulick. The special election to be held May 15 will be the second on the proposal. In addition to the question approved by the voters previously, the question will include the phrase, "to be paid out of the earnings of the plant." IN DAY'S NEWS Stewart Donnelly, alleged international confidence man, denied swindling charges when he was placed In a police lineup at New York after he was returned from Europe. He previously had denied reports that he was connected with the Lindbergh case. ^Associated Press Fhoto). HOPE OF SHOWERS IN MIDWEST FADES (Continued From Pace 1) Jackson, Native of Iowa, Dies in West LOVELAND, Colo., May 9. UP)--i Can Jackson, 58, who served as head of the federal prohibition service in many western states, died here yesterday of a heart ailment. A native of Red Oak, Iowa, he moved to Wyoming as a young man. He served three terms in the Wyoming state legislature and for a time was sheriff of Laramie county. In order to give remaining rural schools better financial support, the Kansas state board of education favors eliminating 2,000 districts where the attendance is 10 pupils or fewer. · Boy, they're comfortable--these Ev-R-Ups that fit snugly below the calf! The new style top, with covered rubber threads (Lastex) woven in, keep them up smoothly--without binding. In silks or lislcs. They launder perfectly! 50 C PHOiNIX THE ORIGINAL IV-R-UP SOCKS Q U A L I T Y · S E R V I C E · S A T I S F A C T I O N ABEL SON INC. AT NUMBER SEVEN SOUTH F E D E R A L yesterday with a thermometer reading of 99, the highest of any May in the 60 year's records kept there. It was 95 at Kearney, Nebr., 94 at Lincoln and 98 at O'Neill. Walter Wohlers, 23, was overcome while planting corn southeast of Crawford, Nebr. He will recover. Mrs. Ida Kappelkam, 36, election worker at Evansville, Ind., dropped dead yesterday. A coroner said her death was due to heat and excitement. Reduce Fire Hazard. While abating winds and scattered showers reduced forest fire and crop hazards in Wisconsin, a strong, hot wind continued to sweep ever Nebraska, reaching velocities p to 41 miles an hour. More rain as predicted for Wisconsin, but nly possible local showers for Ne- raska. Another all time May heat record as believed established when the nercury hit 38 at Pipestone, Minn argo, N. Dak., reported a high of 2, Grand Forks, N. Dak., 91, St aul and Minneapolis, 83, and Bau laire, Wla., 84. A 15 minute shower at Fargo loistencd the top soil. No rain was jported at Grand Forks. Mississippi Low. Measurements of the Mississipp river at St. Louis have been lowes or the respective months sine eptember or any since 1861 when he goveramcnt began compiling iver level statistics there. While the midwest suffered un er a hot sun and comparativelj ight winds, a tornadic wind swep 'lentywood, Mont., wrecking busi less establishments and damaginj louses. i Wisconsin felt the drought all the more keenly when one of the tales most colorful annual Mother's day fetes was postponed. With dry weather continuing and blossoms light and scattered, officials decided to delay the annual apple jlossom festival at Gays Mills. Meanwhile someone in Sioux City, where the mercury seethed in at 98 happened to recall that just 10 years ago yesterday there was a blizzard there, with a snowfall of two inches, anfi. that most' Iowa residents were engaged in shoveling off their sidewalks. Demand Resignation of Councilmen Who" Opposed Light Plant IOWA CITY, May 9. Off)--An indignation mass meeting here last night attended by 700 persons demanded the resignation of two members of the Iowa City council who voted against an ordinance calling for construction of a municipal electric light plant. Prof. W. Ross Livingston of the University of Iowa history department presented a resolution asking the resignation of Roseoe B. Ayres and James E. Stronks, aldermen, wfto voted against the ordinance. The light plant was voted in a city election April 17, but the city council killed action for at least a year by tabling an ordinance for its construction. EXPENDITURES OVER 6 BILLION Over 3 Billion Emergency Expense and Rest for Routine Cost. WASHINGTON, May 9. (/Si- Federal expenditures today passed $6,000,000,000 for the fiscal year which ends June 30, to represent the first outlay of this size since 1920. The exact expenditure up to May 8, the latest day available, was $6,000,153,779. Of this $3,342,715,5,04 was for emergency purposes and $2,657,438,274 for routine government costs. The deficit on this day was- 53,410,509,129, as compared with $2,710,203,597 a year ago. The expenditures, which included $358,156,400 of sinking- fund, Stil were $5,000,000,000 short of budge stimates for the fiscal year after inking fund adjustments. In 1920 the government spen 6,403,000,000. Not since then ha. .he government spent so much in single year. The 1918 and- 1919 expenditure were swollen by the war to excee respectively the huge figures o 12,000,000,000 and $18,000,000,000 2 INDORSED FOR STftTE OFFICES Eighth District Puts 0. K. on Glenn Gray and Mrs. M. L. Standley. FORT DODGE, May 9.--Glenn ray of Rockwell City, present dc- artment vice commander of the \merican Legion, and Mrs. M. L. tandley of Boone, present depart- lent vice president of the Auxiliary, n-ere indorsed unanimously to head iieir respective organizations in owa next year at an eighth dis- rict convention held here yesterday J. I. Dolltver of Fort Dodge, dis- .rict commander, and Mrs. J. C Underkofler of Britt, district com mltteewoman, presided at the after noon sessions, given over to activity reports and business, and sharec residing honors at the banquet in iotel Warden last night. Speakers included Leo J. Duste of Cedar Rapids, department com mander, Mrs. Winnifred Niggemeye of Fort Madison, department pres ident, Mrs. Myrton Skelley, depart ment secretary, R. J. Laird, depart ment adjutant and Frank Miles, ed tor of the Iowa Legionnaire. Music and entertainment were provided by the Rusty Hinge quartet of Mason City. A dance in the Warden ball room closed the day's festivities. Every county in the eighth district was largely represented. 'edar Rapids Man Pleads Guilty to Charges of Theft | CHICAGO, May 9. l.'l'i--Samuel V. Kopel of Cedar Rapids pleaded uilty before Federal Judge John B. Sanies to charges of stealing and assessing merchandise stolen from nterstate shipments. Kopel with 14 thers was charged with stealing icarly ?200,000 worth of merchandise from freight cars in the mid- west. Jef f ers and Fuller I Three Persons Killed AdjounifC Until Thursday. GARNER, May 9.--Judge T. A. Beardmore of Charles City opened district court here Monday. Court adjourned Tuesday afternoon until Thursday morning. Equity matters re attended to both days. Get Jail Sentences Don Jeff ers was sentenced Tuesday to eight months in the county jail after pleading guilty before Judge M. F. Edwards to larceny of a moter vehicle. The jail sentence, which will date from Feb. 2 when Jeffers confessed to stealing a motorcycle here in 1931, was imposed when it was found that he was unable to pay an $800 fine. Robert Fuller, who plead guilty to petty larceny, was given a SO day jail sentence which was suspended by the court during his good behavior. He was charged with taking some property at the Fleazol cigar store here. Fuller was paroled to Officer Leo Risacher. When Plane Crashes HOISINGTON, Kans.. May 9. UP) --Three persons were killed when an airplane crashed from a height of about 200 feet Into a wheat field adjoining the Holsington airport last night. The victims were Mr. and Mrs. Warren Jessup and W. W. Houghton, all of Coffeyvllle. Kana., who were flying here for a visit. Ashes are Brought. MITCHELL, May 9.--Francis Goddard of Denver, Colo., brought tha ashes of 'his father, Frank Goddard of California here for burial in Oak Grove cemetery Monday. The family were residents here some 40 years ago. jiliiillilifc in*ii ; Self, 66, Formerly of Fredericksburg, Buried FREDERICKSBURG, May 9.-Funeral services for the Rev. 3eorge Self, 66, a former resident lere, who died at Dunkerton, were held in the Dunkerton Methodist church with the Rev. J. Arthur Young, district superintendent, of- icating. Burial was at Mount Vernon. Beside his wife, Mr. Self is survived by the following children: Mrs. Agnes McNeill of Hopkinton, Harold Self of Fredericksburg, Mrs. A. L. Gray of Minneapolis, and Anna and Ruth at Dunkerton. AND THEY NEVER INTERFERE WITH HEALTHY N1RVIS. v:.:NfVSflJIRE YflUfUFASTE ! C O N T I N E N T A L O I L C O M P A N Y P R E S E N T S [NSULL GRANTED HABEAS CORPUS (Continued From Fage 1) ig-ht wool. He cheerfully volunteered that he felt much better. "The doctor told me I must not smoke," he said, and with a gesture and a smile at McNamara, "and I've followed your orders." His shock of white hair had been cut by the jail barber, and Insull recalled with amusement that his last trim had been at Istanbul. He would not discuss the charges against him. ! Not Going to Tell. i "What is the real story back of it all?" someone ventured to ask. "I'm not going to tell it," he said. Then after a moment's reflection, he went on: "Many people seem surprised how a man of my age ;an go through all this. I can go through it, because I know that I have never had a dishonest dollar in my possession. If a man can look himself in the face in his room and know he has done nothing morally wron;, it isn't any trouble for him to face a crowd."" \ 'THIS IS HARRY RICHMAN --brilliant Broadway, motion picture and radio artist, a favorite from Coast to Coast, who sings and entertains as only Harry Richmau can! PLANT ASSURED OF PROTECTION Cedar Rapids Police Ready to Guarantee Safety of Workers. CEDAR RAPIDS, May 9. Wilson and company officials stood assured here today by city officials that protection will be given workmen of their subsidiary packing plant, the T. M. Sinclair company, here who desire to return to work. Dan Kruidenier, commissioner of public safety, declared at a special meeting of the city council and businessmen endeavoring to break the strike, that police would protect the workers. Businessmen fear that if officials close down the plant as they have threatened to do in face of the strike, it would not be reopened and the industry would be lost to the city. Butcher workers. protesting wages and hours, walked out Sunday. "THIS IS J A C K DENNY lack Denny and His Music -outstanding radio and hotel orchestra, playing acw biu and old favorite. _ ,n ita distinctive Denny style! ---* Coinage of Daniel Boone half-dollar coins, which would be sold at a premium, has been proposed for financing Kentucky's bi-centennial celebration in honor of the famous pioneer's arrival in that state. Some 9-17,000 people visited the i Library of Congress in Washington I during the last year. I "THIS IS JOHN B. KENNEDY --famous and popular magazine writer and radio comtnen- tator, wbose vivid word-pictures of places and tvents arc colorful, inleresling and inspiring. -»nd THIS is ihe New ami 1m- p r o v e d Conoco Germ Proce Motor Oil, which gives you Greater Motor Protection ana Lower .Oil C o n s u m p t i o n -- ftrorftt In tht lodinDapoliB Destruction Tcsl! E FOR T.ME OF BROADCAST. SEE RADIO PACE OR TELEPHONE LOCAl CONOCO SERVICE STATION OR DEAlg

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