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Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, May 10, 1934
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'URLON E K : " I ' S M E M A A R T D E P T O F I O W A Mn I N E S I * North Iowa's wonn lowas MgjL DAILY PAPER w Edited for the Home ---- HOME ED "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES *'-*·· NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS" VOL. XL FIVE CENTS A COPS ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WUIB SERVICE MASON CITY, IOWA, THURSDAY, MAY 10, 1934 TUIB PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO. Secretary to Coolidge Sanders Takes "Do Not Choose to Run" Stand. By HERBERT PLUMMEB ' A S H I N G T O N , May 10. LT)--Republican politicians in the capital were r a t h e r f o r c e fully reminded of the fact that Everett Sanders was once -secretary to Calvin Coolidge when they read his call for a meeting of the national committee in Chicago on June 5. A parallel to t h e famous '"I do not choose to run" statement is seen in the first paragraph of the committee chairman's announcement of his intention to retire from the party's helm. "I have decided," Sanders wrote to members of the committee, "to tender my resignation to take effect upon the election of my successor." It is the "to take effect upon the election of my successor" which has set them all to guessing. And from all indications they will continue to guess right on up until the morning of June 5. Sanders' Mystery. ||fft As politicians here view it there **lf : is nothing in Sanders' call for a S|i: meeting of the national committee 'i;ri-,l which indicates definitely and de- · cisively that he is determined to relinquish the chairmanship. He will remain in that post until his successor is chosen. i It requires a majority'or 54 votes ' in the committee to name the chair;man. There'is anything but har- jmony now existing in the party. ' The G. 0. P. old guard, the forces 'of Herbert Hoover, and the congressional group which, survived the -i nan *a _....»..n1+ lanHclirla flffl WJIT*- FIRE RUINS $50,000 FEED PLANT Winter Wheat Crop Shows Effect of Drought . · -J QDO Roosevelt landslide are ring amo oi! jhei ;,-theinselvesfor control ·tft^Btere' S i certain to.' he a rfiad scramble with Sanders having the advantage of t-eing "in." Safety Valve. It is known generally that petitions seeking the ouster of San; ders have been circulated around quietly for some time. Who started them or how many names were obtained no one seems to know or will hazard a guess. It is known also that as far back as last October Sanders himself sounded out some of the committeemen on the advisability of calling a session of the committee. It is reliably reported that all except one advised him to "sit tight. This one suggested that it might be a good thing to go ahead and call the committee together and let those who had grievances "blow off steam." That line of strategy may be what's back of the call for Chicago on' June 5. MAY 1 CONDITION CALLED 70.9 PER CENT OF NORMAL Prices Spurt 5 Cents on Chicago Board, Limit for One Day. CHICAGO, May 10. (/PI--Wheat prices spurted sensationally upward 5 cents today, the limit for daily flutuations, on the strength of aggressive commission house buying late in the session. Heavy profit taking appeared after the sudden maximum price rise and a slight reaction occurred, but renewed buying followed and prices closed at their peak. The maximum rise was in the July delivery. Traders apparently centered attention on continuance of widespread drought and severe dust storms in wheat growing territory.. 481 Million Bushels. WASHINGTON, May 10. (^Pi- Winter wheat production this year was forecast today by the department of agriculture at 451,471,000 liushels, compared with 491,793,000 bushels indicated a month ago, 351," 030,000 bushels produced last year, and 632,061,000 bushels, the 1922-31 average production. The forecast was based on the condition of the crop of May 1, which was 70.9 per cent of normal due in large .part to drought condi- ti,Qns.i.conipareo...with..7.^3: per...cent "a month ago, 59.4 a year ago and 79.2, the 1922-31 average; and on the canvass of acreage for harvest. remaining Student Senate at S.U.I. Is Opposed to Compulsory Drill IOWA cr^Y, May 10. (.3?)-- Abolition of compulsory military training at the University of Iowa was v-'-'d in a resolution adopted by the student senate here last night. Offered -by Robert Eush, Dallas Center law student, the resolution passed after brief discussion. It was f first meeting of the senate at which no opposing arguments were given and only three of the 50 attending voted against the proposal. Representatives of the military department will be asked to speak ' at ths r--t' meeting May 23 FORECAST JOWA: Fair Thursday night and Friday; cooler Thursday night. MCTNESOTAr Generally fair Thursday night and Friday; much cooler Thursday night; cooler Friday In northeast portion. LOCAL STATISTICS Globe-Gazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Thursday morning: Maximum Wednesday 88 Minimum in Night 5S At 8 A. M. Thursday 68 Wednesday afternoon brought the season's severest dust storm to Mason City. The dirt laden air gave the appearance of an impending rainstorm.. The community waked Thursday morning to find everything under a thick coating of dust. The wind died, down during the night but was gaining velocity at a rapid rate Thursday forenoon. ,,... i-creage sown last fall was 41Q07,f00 acres, compared with 4- 692 000 for the 1933 harvest and 4o'339,000 for the five year average 1927,31. Remaining for Harvest. The area remaining May !_ for harvest was reported as 34,725,000 acres, compared with 28,420.000 last year, and 40,050,000, the 1927-31 average. Abandonment of acreage amounted to 15.3 per cent, compared with 33.4 per cent last year, and 12.2 per cent, the 1922-31 average. Production of rye this year was forecast at 27,906,000 bushels, compared with 21,184,000 bushels last year and 40,639,000 bushels, in 1932. The condition of rye on May 1 was 67.8 per cent of a normal, compared with 63.8 a month ago, 75.6 a year ago, and 85.2 the 1922-31 average. The area sown to rye last fall was 5,091,000 acres, compared with (Tom lo rase 8, Column 2) PACKlNGlLlT STRIKE TO GO ON Cedar Rapids Workmen Vote to Wait for Written Agreement. CEDAR RAPIDS, May 10. UP)-Members of the local union of butcher workmen and meat cutters voted in a closed session today to continue the strike »fhich was declared Sunday night at the T. M. Sinclair packing plant. The members heard a report of the conference Wednesday afternoon between representatives of the company and of the union, which was presided over by Carl Steffensen, regional labor board reprssen- tative from Chicago. Lewis Clark, president of the local union, declared after the mtet- ing that, while the men were satisfied for the most part with the company's proposals, they wanted them in the form of a written agreement. The company, through J. D. Cooney, vice president of Wilson and company, which operates the local plant, agreed orally at a conference late yesterday to collective bargaining with any committee the union might name. Striking employes of the plant today received a letter from local company officials calling on them to return at their usual working time tomorrow or the company would consider they had resigned and would strike them from the list of employes. The letters contained checks due workers for wages up to the time they quit and reiterated assurance of city officials that those desiring to return to work could do so unmolested. Dust Clouds Again Cover Sun in Iowa Temperature Drops as Cool Breeze Arrives; No Rains Yet. The sun was overcast again in North Iowa Thursday as dust filled the air for a second day straight. A brisk breeze blew and the mercury had dropped considerably. After an 88 degree reading maximum in Mason City Wednesday, the temperature dropped to 58 during the night and then climbed to 63 at 8 o'clock Thursday. While some parts of the state had showers, none had been reported in North Iowa since Tuesday morning. The strong wind blew down a silo on the Reed Lockie farm 2'/i miles southwest of Riceville. Many branches were also blown from trees by the wind. At Emmetsburg the dust storm continued in violence until Wednesday evening, with no rain yet. Dust at Charles City. A severe dust storm at Charles City raised such quantities of matter in the air that it was difficult to see any great distance. About midnight the wind subsided and the temperature dropped considerably. Chief Weather Forecaster Charles D. Reed, however, predicted "fair Thursday night and Friday, couler Thursday night." The state bureau Wednesday recorded almost every variety ex- cept'frost and snow. The day awakened clear and sunshiny after a few brief;Showers;.the_nigh^before. Be. fore the ' Say "ejSfeSyjtowa^had · i touch of heat, 'rain'tall and' dust. Storm Ts General. Sioux City experienced the worst dust storm it has had in years. The storm was general over the state, however. Dust ground through cracks in window frames, swirled under doors, (Tarn to Page 8, Column 7) Stringent Margin Requirements in Stock Bill Seen Prediction Made by Pecora After Close Vote on Speculation Ban. APPEALS COURT REFUSES INSULL WASHINGTON, May 10. The senate's surprisingly close vote on a proposal to outlaw margin trading under the stock maiket control biil brought a prediction today that stringent margin requirements would ensue. This forecast came from Ferdinand Pecora, counsel of the senate oanking committee, as administration leaders pushed the measure toward a final senate vote. Senator Bulkley (D.-Ohio) who offered the drastic margin amendment, had little hope for its approval and was astounded ·· by the strength of the support it obtained. Administration leaders scurried around the chamber as the vote proceeded and showed sentiment almost evenly divided. A shower of last minute "no's" finally sent the proposal down to defeat 48 to 30. An amendment by Senator Costigan (D.-Colo.) to place control of the exchanges in the federal trade commission instead of a special commission today was before the senate as it headed into its fourth session of debate on the bill. Defendant R e m a i n s in Jail Hospital Under Fraud Charges. CHICAGO, May 10. (Xt--Samuel Insull today was refused a reduction of the $200,000 bond under which he is held prisoner in the Cook bounty jail. Judge Will M. Sparks of the U. S. circuit court of appeals said he felt the evidence did not entitle the 74 year old defendant to any lowering of the bond which Insull's attorney, Floyd B. Thompson, asserted was the highest ever demanded of a defendant in any United States court. Thompson had brought his plea before Judge Sparks in a petition for a habeas corpus writ, Insull himself remained in the county jail hospital, where he has rested since Judge John P. Barnes Tuesday fixed the bond on his charges of using the mails fraudulently and violating the bankruptcy act. 100 Millions Fraud. Forest A. Harness, special assistant attorney general, told Judge Sparks the government would show that frauds involving one hundred million dollars were committed in the mail fraud case and that $2,000,000 was involved in the alleged'-anUcipation 6f'-%ani^p^cy^^'^^ ; ^^" v *'''''''' v ''""^ "The" importance' of r these, sums,'' Harness said, "entitles .the government to assurance that Insull will be on hand for his trials." Judge Sparks concluded the hear, ing with the remark: "I do not see how anyone could refuse you a hearing, but I am going to deny your application." Former Chief Justice. Thompson, a former chief justice of the Illinois supreme court, had told Judge Sparks that the erstwhile multimillionaire was wholly without property or funds and that to fix so great a sum for his bond was tantamount to denying him the right to bail. InsuU's son, Samuel, Jr., and his attorney had prepared to supply 5100,000 bond if necessary, and said today they could raise the extra $50,000 the state demands on its indictments of embezzlement. But §200,000, they insisted, was beyond their power. Refused Any Aid. Nevertheless, refused any aic from Judge Sparks, Thompson said that two courses remain open. -He may appeal the habeas corpus proceedings to the circuit court of appeals; since Judge Sparks was sitting today as a judge of the district court, or he may seek to raise more funds. Samuel, Jr., left the court at the j close of" the hearings to tell his father of the adverse decision. Tabernacle Pastor Is Declared Guilty of Disturbing Peace RED OAK, May 10. (J)--On complaint of residents that screams -i3. shouts erjiinated from the Rev. C. Hammil's tabernacle as late as 2 a. m., Mayor Horace H. Cloud found the Rev. Mr. Hammil guilty of dist ' ! ig the peace and issued an order that services in his church be (. ^continued at its present location, U.S, TO ACCEPT PART PAYMENTS War Debtors Not Paying in Full Will Come Under Johnson Act. WASHINGTON, May 10. The United States has informed Eu ropean debtor nations that this gov ernment will accept token payment offered on June 15 but those coun WHERE FIREMEN WON FIGHT WITH FLAMES Above are shown the smoldering ruins ot the plant of the Northwest Distributing company, 426 Second street northeast, destroyed by fire early Thursday morning:. The picture was taken looking to the northwest from the K. G. Morse company building.--Kuyenay 1'hoto and Engraving, Mason City. 2 SENTENCED IN WODEN ROBBERY Anders and Thorsland Given 25 Year Sentences by Judge Beardmore. i--Sentences'of 25 years each were given Estel Anders, 45, Decatur, HI., and Ole Thorsland, 37, Bode, on their pieas of guilty Thursday afternoon to the robbery of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar J. Eisenman, near Woden. The two will serve their sentences in the penitentiary at Fort Madison, according to the ruling of Judge T. A. Beardmore. The two are members of a gang which confessed to a series of torture robberies in North Iowa. Their acts, because of their brutality, were believed first to have besn the work of maniacs. Brought From Emmetsburg. Anders and Thorsland were Drought here from Emmetsburg where they have been kept in jail. They were brought by Sheriff B. F. Montgomery and County Attorney Arthur W. Smith of Emmetsburg. Officers stated that Anders and Thorsland appeared to be impatient with the reading of statements and were anxious to plead guilty. According to plans of officers, the two will probably be taken to Kossuth county court in Algona for pleas, as it is hoped to get as many sentences against the pair as possible. Not Ready to Plead. Meanwhile, Joe Thilges, Whittemore, the third member of the trio, remained in jail at Emmetsburg. He has admitted participation in only the Eisenman robbery and has refused to plead yet. Mr. and Mrs. Eisenman were beaten on May 15, 1933 by bandits who ransacked their house and forced them to reveal the hiding place of their money. They identified Anders, Thorsland and Thilges as the ones who had tortured them. ChancellorDollfussAgain Narrowly Escapes Death High Explosive Bomb' mg. The infernal Found at Airport Station. .: SALZBUTR.GI, Austria, May 10. U?) --CnanceilbrV Engelbert Dolituss again narrowly escaped death today when authorities found a high explosive bomb at the airport station here shortly before he arrived from Vienna for a patriotic front meet- machine contained 11 pounds of ekrasite and was equipped with clockwork. However, the little chancellor appeared unperturbed by the discovery. He and Prince Ernst Von Star- hemberg, the handsome vice chancellor and head of the fascist heim- wehr, were showered with flowers. The two leaders were almost mobbed by buxom peasant girls who swarmed about them, repeatedly holding up their procession through the streets of Salzburg. It was the first joint appearance of the two men as leaders of a patriotic front demonstration. "Brittle Boned Boy" Breaks Leg Again in Wagon Accident BELLAIRE, Ohio, May 10. Billy Neuhart, 18, the "brittle boned boy," has another broken leg. His coaster wagon ran into a tries will not escape the provisions i roadside rock garden, and Billy of the Johnson act, barring financial | went to bed with his right leg in a transactions with defaulting foreign " nations. Envoys of debtor nations, including the French, Belgium and Italian ambassadors, have been informed of that decision by this government during the last few days at the state department. 500 Fight to Hold Back Missouri River MISSOURI VALLEY, May 10. C?P) --Fighting to curb the Missouri river's appetite for farm land, 500 men were at work near here laying riprap in an effort to save the land and a stretch of the Lincoln highway. Lumberjack Doesn't Accept Hearsay on Report of Fortune IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich., May 10. (iP)--Joe Paquette, 45 year old lumberjack, doesn't accept hearsay. Two Chicago lawyers called on Joe to tell him his uncle died In Canada and left him $78,000. "You can't buffalo me," said Joe, and now he is in Chicago--just to make sure it's so. cast. It was the sixty-third major fracture he has received, but the first in more than a year. Doctors have been working to cure his mysterious bone malady. Fifth Grandchild of F. R. Bears Name of "Ruth Chandler" FORT WORTH, Tex., May 10. CT) The fifth grandchild of President "rs. Roosevelt has been named Ruth Chandler Roosevelt. The name given the daughter horn yesterday to Mr. and Mrs. Elliott "----velt, son and daughter- in-law of the president, was selected "somo time ago," the father said. Both the mother and daughter were reported "doing- nicely." BANK ROBBERS BIND 7 PERSONS Wait for Time Lock to Open and Escape With About $14,000 Loot. WEBB CITY, Mo., May 10. Iff)-A gang of men, between six and nine, bound ana gagged seven persons here early today while they waited for the time lock on the Webb City bank to open, and escaped in two cars with approximately ?14,000. Entrance to the bank was gained by cutting through the ceiling from a beauty shop. Two of the men were left on guard in the beauty parlor. Two beauty parlor operators who came to work at 8 a. m. today were bound and gagged. A janitor was the first employe of the bank to report for work. When he entered he was trussed up. Next to arrive was Cashier Lee A. Daugherty. He was held until the time lock on the vault was releaSr ed, then was forced to open the safe, The bandits took all the cash in sight. Three women bookkeepers came to work before 8:30 a. m. and they, too. were bound and gagged. When they had obtained the cash the entire gang went out a rear door, and presumably got into two motor cars and headed southwest toward Oklahoma. CALIFORNIA OIL MAN KIDNAPED Seized by Two Masked Me at His New Estate Near Los Angeles. LOS ANGELES, May 10. i'/D-Two masked men brandishing pis tls Hatched William F. Gettle, 47 wealthy oil man, from his nuwl purchased estate in the foothills dis ;rict of Arcadia at a midnight par ;y, declaring "this is a kidnaping. James Wolfe, a Westwood lur- niture dealer, was left bound, gagged and strapped to a tree on the estate. His wife freed him. Gettle was abducted after a party of 10 entertained at the esta! e by Mr. and Mrs. Gettle, who are residents of Beverly Hills, had left a swimming pool. Eight Enter House. Eight members of the party entered the house, while Gettle and Wolfe stopped in a small summer house to pull on trousers and shirts over their swimming suits. As they bent over they were startled by a voice, which exclaimed: "Stick 'em up and be quick about it!" They glanced up into the faces of two men and the muzzles of two pistols. Wolfe attempted to remonstrate but the men cut him short. "No - soft stuff," one snarled. We're here for business. This is a kidnaping." Working quickly, the two men bound and gagged Gettle and Wolfe, marched them outside the small house and stopped beside a tree. Lashing Wolfe to the tree, they hurried Gettle to an 8 foot wall, pulled him up and over it and sped away down a rear driveway. Starts for PooL Mrs. Wolfe, noting the failure of her husband and Gettle to appear at the house, started for the pool and sooa found her husband. She called Mrs. Gettle and others in the party and upon freeing Wolfe, Arcadia police were notified. By that time the kidnapers and their victim had vanished. Mrs. Gettle, in delicate health, was prostrated and is under the care of a nurse. Gettle, formerly manager .f a chain store in Bakersfield, Cal., later engaged in oil operations there and became wealthy. He had purchased the estate about six months ago. THREATENED TO SPREAD TO EAST SECTION OF CITY Heat Burns 700 Feet of Hose as Firemen Put Up Heroic Fight. The building, plant and equip- ent of the Northwestern Dis- ributing company. Inc., 43G Second treet northeast, were almost to- ally destroyed by fire early Thursay morning at an estimated loss close to ?50,000. The fire, one of the worst the ity has had to battle for years, axed the department equipment nu made it necessary for Chief an Shire again to send to Clear take and Hampton for assistance. The flames, fanned by a north:est wind, threatened business uildings and residences in the vi- inity and threw buming pieces ol ·ood and cardboard over a large ection to the southeast. The terrific leat burned 700 feet of new hose, 'he tumbling to nie ground of an leclric transformer and live wires nterfered with the work of the fire- aen. Studied with Stiireh. Almost from the start the lire Ighters ran into difficulty with part if the equipment, which four days lefore a part of the city council md argued was sufficient for the city's needs. The construction of the building, which was of corrugated steel and the interior which was stocked with heavy starch feeds made the job of coping; with the fire one of the worst for years. Several carloads ' finely grbuSa ^ee3s that exploded like aynamite Inside the structure so that when the department arrived at 4:15 o'clock most of the interior was n. glowing mass. Wine streams of water were played on the structure and surrounding buildings for two hours before the tide of the terrific struggle began to turn. fluttered Walls.. Three lines on the new Ahrens- Fox truck, which is supposed to lave a capacity of two lines, eacn sent a stream of 325 gallons a minute. The force of the streams from this engine made it possible to batter down the corrugated wall to get at the flames. One hose on the recently renovated -old Stoughton did wel 1 for a time, but after a half hour it began to limp with the result that insufficient force was . rovided to battle the fire on the one side of the building. Realizing from the start he had a difficult situation the chief called to the police to ask help from Clear Lake and Hampton. Clear Lake's Ahrens-Fox piston pump handled one hose in an excellent manner, while the No. 4 hose truck was sent to the lake to guard that city in event of a fire there. Hampton in Station. Hampton's truck arrived to take a place in the fire station ready for another call in Mason City. The combined trucks sent streams aggregating more than 2,500 gallons of water a minute on the building until after 6 o'clock before the furnace of burning starch was un- Map of North America Charge of Kidnaping Dismissed as Movie Couple Is Married LOS ANGELES, May 10. (.T)--A charge that R. C. "Pepper Danny" Dowling, movie dance director, kidnaped Marjorie Crawford, flying actress, was ordered dismissed yesterday by District Attorney Buron Pitts after he learned they were married last week. Iowa Town Now Has Bank After 2 Years GRISWOLD, May 10. OB--Aftei two years without a bank, Griswold, a city of 1,139 people has one. The bank, named the Griswolcl State bank, opened today. River Victim Identified. OTTUMWA, May 10. (.T)--The body of a man taken from the DCS Moines river here was identified as that of William Sherman McCoy, 66. Funeral services will be held here Friday with burial at Council Bluffs. Teachers and students who have prized the other maps distributed by our Washington Information bureau should not f--'l to procure a copy of the latest informative map, the "Map of America." This map showt North America in its entirety-from Grecr.'ind to Panama, and from the Parry islands to the West Indies. A condensed atlas will be found on the reverse side. All the figures and statistics are authentic and up-to-date. Inclose 10 cents in coin to cover cost and handling. Use coupon. Mason City Globe-Gazette Information Bureau, Frederic J. 'Haskln, director, Washington, D. C. I enclose herewith 10 cents in coin (carefully wrapped) for the Map of North America. Name Street Citv State (Mail to Washington, D. C..

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