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,.; .1P ; - a O N E N · "' I 3 M E M s A R T ': ' T O F 1 0 / / A ' North Iowa's DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home «Si "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS" HOME EDITION VOL. XL FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY, IOWA, SATUKDAY, MAY 12,1934 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OK TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO. 185 Seek Favor of Donkey Demo Nomination Is More Sought for Than Usual. By HERBERT PLUMMEK · A S H I N G T O N , May 12. (/B--Ifs been a long time since the democratic d o n k e y has seen such a m a d scramble among politicians to win its favor as is now going o n throughout the country. In almost every state determined contests are being waged to obtain demo| cratic nomina- i tions. Candidates i apparently a r e _ ' convinced t h a t another democratic victory is in the cards for November and they want to be on the bandwagon. Take the state of Pennsylvania, for example. Outside of a few districts, until this year a democratic nomination was considered about as valuable as a republican nomination in Georgia. It is a different story this year. Prospects of victory are so rosy that the democrats are engaged in uu old fashioned tilt for nominations as United States senator, representatives and governor. Joseph E. Guffey, national committeeman, and Roland S. Morris, ambassador to Japan under the Wilson administration, are in a nip- nnd-tuck struggle to see which one will run against either Senator Reed or Governor Pinchot, republicans, for. the senate. "Doubtful" States. A similar situation prevails in Ohio. Governor White, former Governor Donahey and Representative Truax are campaigning to see which one "will oppose Fess for the gonate. Ohio was preponderately republican until Senator Bulkley crashed through with a democratic victory in 1930'and the G. O. P. still is confident it 'will ·..be republican this year . -.- . c . ·:'.,,·'·. - ' . . , . - -'.··Other 'stafes"^usuaiiy"'"considered; as safe for the republicans'in·'elec- tion years are marked down as "doubtful" at the present. Democrats, in such states .as Indiana. Michigan, Wisconsin, Nebraska and West Virginia are split wide open in their contests for state and'con- gressional nominations. Bryan and Mullen. Democratic prophets are loud in their predictions that an additional senate seat will be picked up in West Virginia this year. Senator Hatfleld, republican, is regarded as certain to be renominated. Two democrats are campaigning for the chance 1 of opposing him in November. In Indiana a half-dozen or more democrats want the privilege of opposing Senator Arthur Robinson, republican. R. Earl Peters, democratic state chairman in 1932 and (Ttmi to Pace 2, Column 3 \Vea 'FORECAST IOWA: Unsettled and occasional showers Saturday night · and in east and south central portions Sunday. Warmer in east and cooler In extreme northwest portions Saturday night. MINNESOTA: Cloudy and cooler In west, showers in east, warmer along Lake Superior Saturday night; Sunday fair in west, mostly cloudy in east portion; cooler in east and south portions, LOCAL STATISTICS Globe-Gazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Saturday morning: Maximum Friday 69 Minimum in Night 49 At 8 A. M., Saturday 51 In keeping with the weatherman's forecast of showers Saturday, a few drops of rain, driven by a brisk southwest wind, fell on Mason City between 8 and 8:30 o'clock Saturday morning. A similar brief shower occurred between 9:45 and 10 o'clock in the forenoon and the low hanging clouds contained a promise of further moisture to wash off some of North Iowa's deep accumulation of dust. WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO, May 12. fcB-- Weather outlook for the period May 14 to May 19: For the upper Mississippi and lower Missouri valleys--fair first of veek, cold east and south portions Monday, followed by rising temper- iture with loca! showers middle of week and cooler near close. For the northern and central great plains--generally fair and warmer Monday. local showers about Tuesday or Wednesday followed by generally fair; cooler middle of week, warmer again at close. SENATE PASSES STOCK MART ACT Mrs. Worth Renominated for Head of B. P. W. 200 DELEGATES REGISTERED AT STATE SESSION Davenport, Sioux City Women Nominated for Vice President. Mrs. Goldie Worth of Centerville was nominated for a second term as president of the Iowa Federation of Business and Professional Women's clubs at the Saturday morning session of the federation convention at the Hotel Hanford. Blythe Bonnett of Davenport and Dr. Ethel Griffin of Sioux City were nominated for first vice president; Cornelia Hodges of Keosauqua and Blanche Maytag of Newton, second vice president; Sibyl Bowman of Humboldt and Jessie Young of Shenandoah, recording secretary; Helen Irwin of Des Moincs and Kate Paddock of Clinton, treasurer. Bryson Gives Talk. "Where Do We Go From Here?" was the topic of the address given by Dr. Lyman Bryson of Des Homes at the Saturday afternoon luncheon at the Hanford. This was the only open meeting of the con- THE PROGRAM SATURDAY 6:45 o'clock--Dinner, Marion ·McClench, speaker, midnight mo- · -yle- 1 at Cecil, theater..- -· -'·....', :-.·".,*., '···vv-^;:j^'.--:;.'»St!inATr-'--'' 11 '-^ ;:1 :'-''* 1 8:30 -o'clock--.'Clear Lake Country club, emblem breakfast, installation of officers. HELD FOR $75,000 RANSOM William F. Celtic (lett), 47 years old, millionaire oil operator, \vlio was kidnaped by two masked gunmen early Thursday on his newly acquired country estate at Arcadia, at 1hc base of the Sierra Mailrc moxmtains near Los Angeles, Cal. He is held for S75,000 ransom. O» the right is James r. Wolf, furniture dealer of Wratwood, Cal., who witnessed the kidnaping. Lawyer Sure Kidnaped Oil vention and Miss Maytag presided. W. S. Wilcox led assembly singing. Miss Vesta Knierem was in ] charge of arrangements. The afternoon session began with a public affairs conference with Mrs. Cunningham, national legislation chairman, presiding. Leaders of discussion were Dr. Theresa Bums of Creston, state international relations chairman, and Bess Nichols: of Waterloo, state public relations chairman. History Presented. The history of the Iowa federation which has been compiled by Mrs. Elizabeth Kenney of Waterloo was presented to the federation and Helen Martin, president of the Council Bluffs club, made-the response. Two hundred delegates had registered by Saturday noon for the convention which will be concluded Sunday morning at a breakfast at the Clear Lake Country club. Delegates to the convention arose Officer* Agreed to Halt Hunt Until Monday Noon, LOS ANGELES, May 12. J)-Confidence that William F. Gettle. kidnaped oil millionaire, was still alive, was expressed today by Ernest E. Noon, attorney for the family who is acting as intermediary. The attorney also said an agreement had been reached with the investigating officers to call off the manhunt for the kidnapers until Monday noon. Noon said he had received num- i erous telephone calls, since the kid- naping at the Arcadia country estate last Wednesday midnight, when the 47 year old man was seized by two masked gunmen as a climax to a party given by Gettle in celebration of the completion of improvements to his new country home. The reasons for this assurance thit Gettle had not been harmed were not divulged by Noon. He did say, however, he had no knowledge that a friend of the millionaire had received a letter in Gettle's handwriting since the kidnaping, urging that the demands of the kidnapers be met. Robles Family SHU Wails. TUCSON, Ariz., May 12. liD--The family and the public watched and indication early to attend the club mechanics breakfasts which were held from 7:30 to 8:45 o'clock. Mrs. W. R. Hamilton presided at the program breakfast, Mrs. Julia Shipley Potts, _,,__, r ., the presidents; Miss Lenore Gul-1 waited today for some branson, membership, and Miss Joy j £j, e abductors of June Robles. 6 year, old heiress, were moving to- i ward her release. By request of the Robles family, STUDENTS DIE IN "SUICIDE PACT" Bodies pfSYouh and- {iifl College Campus. JAMESTOWN, N. Dak., May 12. LVl -- Missing for three days, Alma Marie Johnson and Jack Gotham, students at Jamestown college, were found- dead today at the edge of the college campus. Authorities advanced a "suicide pact" theory. Children playing on the campus discovered the bodies at 11 a. m. The students had been close friends and were last seen Wednesday morning. The bodies were close together, the boy's head in the girl's lap. A revolver was clasped in the right hand of the hoy. E. D. Willett, Stutsman county coroner, was summoned to the scene. College authorities had notified relatives immediately after the students' disappearance was noticed, and city and county authorities instituted a search. Miss Johnson, 19, was a freshman. Gotham, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Gotham of Hankinson, was a sophomore. FORMER FRENCH PREMIER FEARS "CERTAIN WAR" League Scores Sale of Arms in Report on Chaco War. CLERMONT-FBRRAND, May 12. OB--Edouard Daladier, former premier declared before the radical socialist convention today that the present arms race in Europe was leading to "certain war" unless a disarmament treaty is signed. He declared the French military superiority over Germany must be guaranteed by all signatories of such a convention. "Since Jan. 1, 1934," said Dala- dier, "Germany's armaments have been so increased that they are now greater than ours. "There is no reason for panic, however. Although Germany's military budget is now eight million francs, although the reichswehr (German army) be doubled, and although Germany has semi-military foundations, -we must not forget that France has a well trained army of nearly 600,000 men and a war budget of twelve billion francs." Defending his resignation of the premiership after the Feb. 6 riots, Daladier revealed that one reason he resigned was "to avoid the necessity of forbidding the exportation .of .gold which would -have, permitted foreign-.'speculatbra:.to redouble ;the AERIAL WARFARE (Turn to Page 3» Column 3) SEES U. S, FIGHT FOR WORLD MART Wallace Says America Will Not Be Hurt by Wheat Parley Failure. ATHENS, Ga., May 11. UB--Sec- retary of Agriculture Wallace warned today that unless the international wheat conference in London can be patched together the United States may virtually remove domestic wheat control and compete vigorously with other nations for the world's markets. Collapse of the London conference will not have serious effect on American growers but other exporting wheat nations will feel it greatly, he said. Here for a speech before the University of Georgia institute of public affairs, the agricultural secretary told newspapermen: "I was exceedingly disappointed in the collapse of the conference. I think it is a very serious matter from a worldwide point of view but from the standpoint of the American wheat farmer I do not think the matter is altogether serious because we happen to have the mechanism of the agricultural adjustment administration to enable us to survive a collapse of this sort perhaps better than any other of the exporting wheat nations." authorities remained out of the case, leaving Fernando Robles, father of the victim, to bargain for her release, unmolested. There was nothing early today to indicate he had made any contact with the kidnapers, who seized June as she returned home from school here April '25. Although an original ransom note demanded 515,000 as the price of June's safe return. Robles announced Wednesday he had been able to raise but 510,000, which,, however, was awaiting call of the captors. Because those who furnished the money had demanded release of the child when the money was paid, Robles indicated he had not been able to contact the abductors, supposedly because they laid down different plans for freeing the child. Believed Kidnaped by Father. CHARLESTON, Tenn.. May 12. UP)--A widespread police search was made today for 10 year old Percy Lamar Armstrong, grandson of the late Gov. Austin Peay. The sandy haired. freckled youngster was taken from school yesterday by a man who greeted him with an embrace, then drove away with him and a second man in a green sedan. The child's mother's family believed one of the men was his father. The latter, P. L. Armstrong, and Mrs. Amaryllis Peay Armstrong were divorced several years ago. Chief of Police J. E. Robertson said custody of the child was given by the court to the mother. IMPLICATED BY MEMBER OF GANG Sankey's Widow Had Part in Kidnaping of Boettcher, Says Alcorn. PIERRE, S. Dak., May 12. UP)-Mrs. Fern Sankey, widow of the late Verne Sankey, kidnap gang leader, was implicated in the abduction of Charles Boettcher II, young Denver broker, by Gordon Alcorn, a member of the gang, who testified in federal court here today as the government's star witness. Mrs. Alvina Kohler, on trial with Mrs. Sankey on charges of conspiracy in connection with the kidnap- . . , ing, was identified by Alcorn as ! f s . sl TM W " C «, ~ , . being present one evening when the i tom(gl ? t mto ^e Chaco itselr. Its re- ° port is expected to be a complete summing up of the situation on a scale rarely seen before in the history of warfare. That commission failed, however, (Copyright, 1934, by the Aisoclated Press) GENEVA, May 12. CT)--Fears of ruthless international aerial warfare and accusations that members of the league of nations have sold arms to belligerents were expected to be forthcoming tonight when the Chaco commission of the league of nations makes public its report on the war between Paraguay and Bolivia. It was understood the commission's report insists that the border conflict between the two South American nations has been continued over a period of more than two years with the deaths and maim- ings of thousands of soldiers and non-combattants only because it has been possible to purchase arms from abroad. Threaten Bombardment. Force to the weight of the commission's report has been lent by the fact that Bolivia yesterday threatened an air bombardment of Asuncion, the capital of Paraguay. Bolivia announced that Asuncion would be bombarded if it was able to confirm reports that Bolivian soldiers, captured by the Paraguayans, had been mistreated. This fact, related closely to the war in the Chaco Boreal in the interior of South America, was construed as a reason for Great Britain's asserted desire to get at least an agreement on limitations of air forces coupled perhaps with the system of security from attack demanded by France. Kefer to Resolution. Members of the league today referred to a resolution presented by Great Britain and France to the league council in February, 1933, which held that a baa on arms shipments to Paraguay and Bolivia "might be effective if all states joined in its application." The league s^nt the special com- Iowa Rains Give Farmers Hope That Crops Will Be Spared Any More Damage .. ' abduction was discussed. Appearing nervous and having difficulty making himself heard in the courtroom because he recently lost his teeth, Alcorn related in detail the events which preceded the actual seizure of Boettcher. Court was recessed until Monday before Alcorn had opportunity' to complete his testimony. in " s e « ort = to the belli « er - Forest City Company Gets U. S. Contract WASHINGTON. May 12. (.«-- The Gjellefold Construction company, Forest City, Iowa, was awarded a contract for a water filtration plant and intake at the Fort- Peck, Mont., project, with a bid of S162,- S57, the war department announced. Shorcy of Davenport Dies. DAVENPORT. May 12. /P)-Joseph Shorey, 64, well known Davenport attorney, di^d at his home here last evening. Death terminated an extended illness. ents to lay down the arms. Planes Drop Bombs. ASUNCION, Paraguay, May 12. (/P)--Paraguayan bombing planes swooped low over the Bolivian outposts on the Vanguardia front today and subjected them to a concentrated bombardment. This followed closely upon a protest against bombardment by Bolivian planes of the Paraguayan cities of Guarani and Mihanovich. An official announcement today said Paraguayan troops turned an attempted Bolivian advance along the Bolivian front into a Paraguayan victory. Many of the attacking troops were captured after they had been allowed to penetrate into the Paraguayan lines, the statement declared, and a large supply of machine guns and rifles was taken. Showers Move Across* State From West; Wind Strong. A drought breaking rain, beginning in western Iowa early in the morning, moved eastward across the state Saturday, giving farmers new hope that their crops would be spared further damage. Mason City had several brief showers, the first at 8 o'clock Saturday morning. Skies were cloudy and the air was cool with a strong southwest wind which did some damage to trees. Rain fell over the western half of 'the state during the morning, Charles D. Reed, chief of the Iowa weather bureau, said, and later spread east. SteflUy Drizzle. A steady rain began falling at Iowa City about noon. Light showers fell at Ottumwa and a steady drizzle came down at Waterloo. Dubuquc and Burlington reported precipitation. Rain began falling at Clinton at 2 p. m. About half an inch came down in Des Moines and vicinity in a nteady drizzle. Lamoni reported a substantial precipitation. High winds added further to the damage of dust and drought at Spencer, when a gale which struck the area early Saturday inflicted damage on a number of farms. A large barn and a silo on the farm of Herman Jordan, six miles southwest of Spencer, was wrecked. Loss was -estimated at .$2,000. IN DEMOCRATIC SPLIT . , - , . , , , , . ^ , u _ , . . In South Dakota brisk wroas swept- across the state, lowering temperatures. From one-third to three-fourths of an inch fell in the Yankton area and showers were predicted for other parts of the state. A heavy rain of l.OD inches fell Alta. inch; early Saturday morning at Carroll received .37 of an Sioux City .30: Council Bluffs .26: Atlantic .24; and Fort Dodge received a heavy soaking rain. Saturday's rains brought the first important relief to Iowa crops Reed said, but he added the drought is not yet broken--"and won't be until we receive a half dozen good showers at intervals of a few days." Individualistic Economy Nears End, Says Group Commission of Historical Association Reports on 5 Year Study. NEW YORK, May 12. U 1 )--From the smoke of academic argument there finally emerged today the first excerpt of the much contro- verted report of the American Historical association's social studies commission. After five years ol research and reflection,, the commission in its first report finds evidence to support this conclusion:. Laissez faire and individualism in government and economy is nearing an end, and a new age of collectivism is emerging. Majority Accept Report. A member of tne commission who desired that his name be withheld explained the schism that developed among the many savants engaged in assembling the findings. A majority finally accepted the report, but four members of the commission did not. They were Frank W. Ballou, superintendent of schools of the District of Columbia; Edmund E. Day, director of social science, Rockefeller foundation; Ernest Horn, professor of education at the University o Iowa, and Charles E. Merriam, political' scientist of the University of Chicago. Dissension Developed. The commission began its work five years ago. It was to have made its report the first of this year. At a meeting of the commission in Princeton, N. J., last December, called for the purpose of formally accepting the report and dissolving the body, dissension developed. Several of the members felt that the commission had gone too far-had taken too definite stands, the commission member said. The report was not accepted. So the report--the result of such long labor--was an orphan. The 'Turn 1o rase 2, Cpltimn ?» It. Earl Peters (above), aspirant for the democratic nomination 1o the United States senate from Indiana, is opposed by forces ol Gov. Paul V. McNutt, also a democrat, although McNutt is not seeking the post. ^Jftc^niitmlneejjs^itp ;lbo.;seliBctl; t . at a state convention'in June. (Associated Tress photo.) VOTES 62 T013; REJECTS SERIES OF AMENDMENTS 2 Iowa S e n a t o r s Vote Yes; Measure Sent to Conference. % NATHAN ROBERTSON- WASHINGTON, May 12. (.IV- The Fletcher-Rayburn stock market control bill was passed by the senate today and sent to conference with the house for adjustment of differences. The senate's action was the culmination of years of agitation for regulation of the exchanges and assured final approval of a bill satisfactory to those demanding it. Shortly before the bill passed, the senate adopted the administration amendment to modify the securities act of 1933, and rejected a series of more liberal proposals. Amendments Rejected. Amendments to modify the stock bill all had been shouted down as fast as they were offered and the ll went through as recommended the senate banking committee. As the senate voted on the bill, ·"erdinaud Pecora. counsel for the nanking- committee, and Roland Redmond, counsel for the New York stock exchange, watched from seats together in the gallery. The vote on final passage was 62 to 13. Only one democrat, Gore o£ Oklahoma, voted against the bill. Murphy and Dickinson. The roll call on .final passage: Democrats for: Adarat, AtthWcet, "*--- '-·--«-- REVENGE MOTIVE IN KIDNAP CASE Wife of Policeman Under Armed Guard After Her Release. MARSHFIELD, Wls., May 12. -·? --Kidnaped by two men who had revenge as their motive, Mrs. George Fyksen, 36, wife of a Marsh-field policeman, was recovering from shock here- today while authorities kept an armed guard at her home. Mrs. Fyksen was kidnaped on a downtown street shortly before 5 i p. m. yesterday and held captive' for several hours. She was forced to drive out of the city at pistol point in her own car and was released near Westboro, about GO miles nortli of here by two CCC workers who found her with her eyes taped and her hands bound. Her auto had run oul of gasoline. One of the kidnapers went in search of gasoline while the other guarded Mrs. Fyksen. When the CCC men approached the guard fled into a. woods. Authorities were searching for the two men on the theory that they were friends of Joseph Webster, alias "Bucktooth" Hogan. who is now serving a 25 year term in the state prison at Waupun. The woman's husband identified Webster as one of the robbers who held 1 up the Marshfield brewery here the night of Aug. 5, 1933, when policeman Fred Beell was slain. During the ride Mrs. Fyksen said she asked one of her captors why they were kidnaping her. "They got my pal and I'm going to get revenge if it takes trie the rest of my life," she said the man replied. . . . i Bird, Byrnes. Clark;' Commlly, Coolidge, Dill, Duffy, Erickson, Fletcher, George, Glass, Harrison, Hatch, Hayden, King, Lewis, Logan, Lonergan, McCarran, McGill, McKellar, Murphy, Neely, O'Mahoney, Over- toh, Reynolds, Robinson (Ark.), Sheppard, Stephens, Thomas (Oklal, ·Thomas (Utah). Thompson. Ty- diugs, Van Nuys, Wagner, Walsh and Wheeler--47. Republicans for: Borah, Capper, Couzens, Dickinson, Frazier, Gibson, Johnson, La- Follatte, McNary, Norbeck, Norris. Nye, Schall, Steiwer and Vandenberg--15. Total for--62. Democrats against: Gore--1. Republicans against: Austin. Barbour, Carey, Fess. Goldsborough, Hale, Hastings, Hatfield, Hebert, Kean, Metcalf, and Patterson---12. Total against--13. Faired for Bill. Those announced as paired for the bill included Brown, Costigan, and Welch Drops Out of Race for Congress LOGAN, May 12. M'i--William P. Welch. Logan "attorney, announced his withdrawal as a candidate for the democratic nomination for congressman in the seventh district in favor of Representative Otba D. Wearin. Everybody's Song Book Boone Lumber Yard Destroyed by Blaze With $40,000 Loss BOONE. May 12. (/D--Fire destroyed the Hansen lumber yard here last night at an estimated loss of $40,000. The flames threatened the surrounding residential district for more than an hour while local firemen, volunteers and members of a CCC camp near here fought to bring them under control. The blaze was discovered after the lumber yard had closed, and gained headway in linseed oil stored near the milling room. All the stock was covered by insurance, and the building was partially covered, officials of the lumber yard said. One of America's favorite folk songs was written in Ireland more than 125 years ago. Another was composed in London by Robert Burns before the American Revolution. "The Last Rose of Summer.' and- "Comin' Thro' the Rye" are bui two of the old favorites collected ir "Everybody's Song Book," a nev. service booklet available through the Globe-Gazette Washington Information burea"u. This book carries 205 famous songs complete with words and music. Every era of American history is represented. Send for this 144 page book today. Inclose 20 cents in coin to cover cost, postage and handling. Mason City Globe-Gazette Information Bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, Director, Washington, D. C. I inclose 20 cents in coin (care- Cully wrapped) for "Everybody's Song Book." Name Street City State (Mail to Washington. D. C. ·

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