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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 16, 1933, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Edited for the Home HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XXXIX FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY FEBRUARY 16 1933 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 115 CERMAK EXPECTED HARTZELL HELD FOR MAIL FRAUD IN DRAKE CASE Arrested at Quarantine on His Arrival From England By MORIUS WATSON NEW YORK Feb 16 Merrill Hartzell deported from England as an undesirable alien1 was arrested at Quarantine on a mail fraud charge as he arrived to day on the liner Champlain A reception committee consisting of a district attorney three post office inspectors and a deputy Uni ted States Marshal rode down the bay to meet Hartzell and serve a warrant which charged him with using the mails to defraud and con spiracy In Pursers Office The officers found him in the chief pursers office where he was virtually being detained He had been accompanied across the ocean by G W Ray of Birmingham Ala who is vice consul for the United States in London Hartzell waa taxen from the boat to the federal building to be ar raigned before United States Com missioner Frances A ONeil who signed the warrant for his arrest On the boat liartzell refused to give an interview but Assistanl United States Attorney Alvin Syl pester quoted him as saying tha irything is 100 per cent above Senate Adopts Elaine Dry Repeal Resolution Congressman Killed in Fall FromWindow Death of Goodwin of Minnesota Called Accidental WASHINGTON Feb 16 Sergeant at Arms Kenneth Romney of the house today announced that verdict of death by accident had been rendered after an inquest into he death of Representative God frey G Goodwin of Minnesota Goodwin waa found dead of in uries received early today in a fall rom the window of his room at a ocal hotel Police said they did not know vhether he had fallen or jumped from the window Goodwin a republican was first elected to the sixtyninth congress e was not reelected last Novem er Block From Capitol Goodwin was a member of the banking and currency and patents committees Only a month ago Representa tive Kendall of Pennsylvania shot tiimself to death in his quarters in the house office building The Driscoll hotel at which Good win was stopping is at the foot of Capitol Hill only a block from the capitol building Hotel employes said Goodwin came there about two weeks ago and that he had stopped there in termittently ipr the last two years 1 The hddywas found shortly after GARNER CLAIMS HOUSE WILL PUT IT OVER MONDAY Bill for Ratification by Conventions Passes 63 to 23 WASHINGTON Feb 16 senate today adopted the Blaine resolution for repeal of the prohibi tion amendment with protection for dry states from liquor importations ratification to be by state conven tions The vote on the Blaine resolution was 63 to 23 Bv 46 to 38 it turned down Glass1 endeavor to substitute the whole of the Blaine resolution with one by him to make the federal government and the states concurrently respon sible for outlawing the saloon It now goes to the house This morning Speaker Garner pre dicted that if tfie resolution were adopted by the senate in the form that it finally was it would be ap proved by the house under suspen sion of the rules on Monday The senate vote on the 13 year old eighteenth amendment was marked by tension the floor being crowded by members of the house of representatives who stood behind the many senators seated so quiet ly in their chairs answering their names sallowed to Will Rogers SANTA MONICA Cal Feb depression must have finally hit the senate They are investigating it If they want to know what is holding back relief measures all they got to do is look in the mirror Papers stated that Mr Hoov er is going to issue a denuncia tion of congress and the senate Denounce em everybody is sur prised he hasnt shot em Yours WILL ROGERS Copyright 1933 McNaught Syndicate House Defeats Bill on Board in County Jails Dean Speaks for Measure Claims Cerro Gordo Would Save MRS ROOSEVELT ESCORTED FROM PATH OF TRAIN Fails to See Oncoming Cars Until Policeman Warns Her ITHACA N Y Feb 16 Mrs Franklin D Roosevelt wife of the presidentelect today was escorted by a policeman out of the way of an oncoming string of rail road cars that had come within 20 feet of her at the Lohigh Val ley station short ly after her ar rival here this morning She had just allghted fromher special train and was standing on inV the V describihi himself astbe rightful heir to an al leged mythical estate of Sir Franci Drake the estate amounting ac cording to Hartzells description t more than Postof flee inspectors said he promised t return the money of the investors a thousandfold Sylvester suid he asked him abou the estate and that Hartzell re plied The estate is 100 per cen okay and Ill prove it Would Tel Nothing Sylvester said Hartzcll would tell him rothing more of importance He indicated however that he would waive hearing on removal changes furnish a bond and go to Iowa with out custody The arresting officer was Deputy Marshal George J Oetzel He did not sorve the warrant until Hartzell had been interviewed by Sylvester and three postal inspectors O B Williamson of Washington H M Graham of New York and John Sparks of Sioux City Forgot Own Brother As Hartzell was being led down the gangplank by federal officers a man walked up to him and said hello Hartzell gave tiie man a blank stare Dont you remember me in quiredthe man your broth er Oh said Hartzell I didnt rec ognize you The man was identified as Can tield Hartzell of New York a bro ther of the federal prisoner The brother said he would endeav or to ruise bail money for a hear ing before United States Commis sioner ONeil adjoining that in which Goodwill was living Clad in Pajamas Looking down from the window Amos saw beneath in the areaway six floors below the pajama clad body of the representative The window of the room in which j lette R WIs posals subje ct ord er that all who wished to express their views could be heard at least briefly before the 3 oclock voting hour The senate then took up the un employment relief question in ans wer to a motion of Senator LaFo Goodwin lived was wide and low and police considered that he might have become dizzy while jjxercising in front of the window and fallen to the pavement below There were no notes found in the iom His eyeglasses were on a table beside the window Hotel employes said no noise had been reported from the room Police said they found two bottles of a sedative in his pajama pock ets Family at Home ADMITS TOSSING BODY OFF BRIDGE Rock Island Man Claims Rose Gendler Fell and Struck Head ROCK ISLAND 111 Feb 16 Goodwins family was understood Meyer 25 in a signed to be at Cambridge Minn his statement confessed last night that he bound and gagged Miss Rose Gendler of Rock Island a clerk in a Davenport department store and dropped Jier from the Moline bridge River the night of home He is survived by his wife three daughters Margery Anne Lois Geneva Eleanore Elaine and a son Alden N Goodwin Goodwin was born in Nicollet county Minn in 1873 He was K graduate of Minnesota university and for 20 years was Isanti county attorney and prominent in civic and educational affairs at Cambridge He was first elected to the sixty ninth congress and served continu ously since He was defeated for the republican nomination as con gressman at large last summer in Minnesota Funeral arrangements have not been made pending advices from his family across Rock Dec 21 BULLETIN DES MOINES Feb 16 The senate today voted to scat L T Siiangle D of Oshuloosn as senator from the fourteenth senatorial district Shangles election was contested by War ren A CaldxveU of OahalooGa DES MOINES Feb 16 an vote ot 36 to 68 the1 Iowa houBertixlay the whicti would have made it mandatory for boards of supervisors in counties 20000 or over to board and care for county prisoners and in coun ties under 20000 optional with the supervisors Efforts of Representative Wolf of Franklin to make the bill ap j pticable to counties of 40000 and of the judiciary committee requir ing boards of supervisors to appoint a jail cook were voted down with out record votes Representative Dean of Cerro Gordo said he saw a chance for much saving in the bill declaring he believed it would amount to as much as 25 per cent He stated that it would probably save Cerro Gordo county alone 52000 a year Study Election Contest A large group of sheriffs was in the rear of the chamber as the bill was being considered The state senate this afternoon resumed consideration of the ShangleCaldwcll election contest after having spent the morning without reaching a decision In an executive session the sen ate heard arguments of attorneys and the report of a contest com mittee which has considered the Mrs Frnnklin D Roosevult one of the tracks with members of her party and with Mayor Her nia n Bergholtz and Miss Flora Rose director of Cornell universitys college of home economics Neither Mrs Roosevelt nor any of the other members of the party noticed thi string of cars being backed in thel direction until Motorcycle Police man Edward J Moore took Mrs and moved her off the ifrabits j v BUTLER GETS CALL NEW YORK Feb 16 whitefaced nervous household on East Sixtyfifth street heard with out hysterics last night the news o the shooting in Miami in which sev eral persons in the party of Presi dentElect Roosevelt were wounded The presidentelects butler Rey nolds got the first call from newspaper He turned to Mi Roosevelts daughter Mrs Curti Cermak Glad It Was Me and Not PresidentElect hicago Mayor According to the confession Miss Gendler called Meyer at I elected The contest was brought by AUNT NET By Robert Quillcn I used to be scared of tramps with a threeday beard but now its got so the slickest lookin men are the ones to watch out for FARMERS MAKE RELIEF DEMANDS 3000 Take Part in Parade to Nebraska Statehouse at Lincoln LINCOLN Nebr Feb 16 Nebraska farmers clad in overalls marched on the state house here this afternoon and short ly after 2 oclock entered the build ing to present their demands for relief to the legislature Capitol of ficials estimated 3000 men took part in the march To the tune of Hail Hail the Gangs AH Here with the Malmo Nebr band supplying the music the farmers marched from the fair grounds led by A O Rosenberg The band was dressed in overalls Rosenberg previously had esti mated 20000 to 25000 farmers would take part in the march Marching ten abreast the farm ers joked and talked A number of women were marching with their husbands and everyone was in good spirits oclock the night of the crime and asked him to take her home He said he told her he was not feeling well and was going to his home Wanted to See Picture Later he said he went to a down town cigar store and upon leaving recognized Miss Gendler on a street car When she stepped from the car Meyer picked her up in his truck The girl told Meyer that she wanted to see a picture he had in his clean ing shop in Moline and they drove there about 10 p m Meyer said he drove the truck to the rear of the plant and went to the front of the shop for the picture and his watch which he had left there Returning to the rear of the place he told of finding Miss Gend ler unconscious on the ground where she had fallen after she slipped on the ice striking her head against the building Failed to Revive Her I I tried to revive her Meyer confessed I carried her into the back of the shop and tried to re vive her there but failed I became panicky and frightened so I bound and gagged her id rutted I didnt know whether shp was unconscious or dead Sheriff Schlucter said today he douhts that part of Meyers story which tells of Miss Gendlers falling against the building Six marks on her head indicated she was struck The sheriff said Meyer would be further questioned on this phase the case and as to a more complete motive for the murder R of Oska Shangle D Accept Voluntary Cut BOONE Feb 16 city council today accepted the volun tary per cent reduction in light rates offered by the Iowa Electric Light and Power corporation Warren A Caldwell loosa against L T who had received the majority of votes on the basis of the official canvass in the fourteenth senatorial district Had Seated Shangle At the opening of its session the senate had seated Shangle on the basis that he liad received a ma jority vote as shown by the official canvass The senate took up the election contest as a special order of busi ness at this morning and re convened at 1 p m after a noon hour recess The house by a vote of 34 to 67 also killed the Hopp measure pro viding that 20 per cent instead of 10 per cent of the cost of public works be withheld on monthly esti mates and on the final estimate for further checking Two Bills Passed Two measures sponsored by the tax reduction committee found fa vor with the lower branch today One would change the method of computing taxes by making com putation on assessed Instead of tax able values which would eliminate one set of books It provides that the taxes will be figured on onefourth of the mill age rate instead of onefourth of the assessed value The other tax reduction bill pro vides that court fees unclaimed within five years shall be returned to the county treasurer Other bills passed were ijlatribute Profits By Husted requiring that rents and profit from mortgaged proper ty by distributed on the basts of the priority lien on mortgage hold Tum to Zt column Z Dall and said your fathers been J shot at five times By the time Mrs Roosevelt ar rived reporters were there with the tidings that the presidentelect had not been hit Mrs Dall went to the door and gave her mother the brief facts available at that time Her Hands Trembling Mrs Roosevelt her face blanched and her hands trembling walked into the room and sat on the edge of a chair Phew she said Louis Howe the presidentelects confidential secretary was telling reporters Mr Roosevelts mail has been especially free of any crank mail or threats of any kind James A Farley democratic na tional chairman also said he thought the presidentelect might not have been the intended target Mrs Roosevelt put in a call for licr husband and soon was talking with him by long distance Tells His Mother She told each of the Roosevelt servants personally about the inci dent and sent a wire to her two sons Franklin Jr and John who are attending Groton school at Groton Mass There was some debate about whether the presidentelects moth er Mrs James D Roosevelt should be aroused Mrs Roosevelt finally decided that it would be best not to take the chance that some outsider might notify her first and went next door where she broke the news as gently as I could The police guard which has been stationed in front of the Roosevelt home since Mr Roosevelt was nom inated was increased from two to three patrolmen Roosevelt to Be Careful MIAMI Fla Feb 16 ritically wounded from an assas ius shot intended for President lect Roosevelt Mayor Anton Cer nak of Chicago said to Mr Roose elt at the hospital here last night I am mighty glad it was me in tead of you A deep expression of agony bowed in the sun tanned face of residentelect Roosevelt as he bent iver the bed I wish you would be careful rmak continued the country needs you Held Mayor in Lap We need you and men like you Mr Roosevelt who had held the mayor In his lap entoute o the hospital He spoke words f encouragement and sympathy as ic left About midnight physicians de cided upon an operation but a sec ond consultation resulted in a con trary decision The physicians early oday issued the following state ment The condition of Mayor Cermak at 2 a m was as follows Pulse 88 temperature986 respira tion 24 His condition is regarded as dangerous but not immediately critical The bullet evidently tra versed the diaphragm and margin of the liver and lodged in the body of the eleventh dorsal vertebra Surgical intervention Is deemed un wise unless his condition becomes i Sigh ed by Doctors The bulletin was signed by Dr John W Snyder Dr Thomas H Hutson and Dr E S Nichol Later this morning the mayor was reported to have an even chance for recovery and at G oclock his condition was said to have improved considerably More than a hundred telegrams and longdistance calls from all parts of the country were received at the hospital expressing hope for Mayor Cermalts recovery Among the telegrams was one from Presi dent Hoover Restaurant Bandit Has to Help Himself on Cafeteria System CHICAGO Feb 16 in the cafe where she is employed Miss Barbara Chick was nonchal ant when two gunmen demanded the money from the cash register Get it yourself she said This place is cafeteria style for rob beries The intruders helped themselves to as Miss Chick went ahead with the business of filling sugar j bowls ROOSEVELT Off FOR IY AFTER VISIT TO INJURED Chicago Mayor Better Bui Miami Woman Is Losing Ground BULLETIN MIAMI Diu Feb 10 Four Informations charging as sault with intent to murder will be filed lute today Giuseppe assassin who fired at PresidentElect Roose velt last night County Solici tor Churles A Morelicad 1111 nounced ENROUTE WITH PRESIDENT ELECT ROOSEVELT TO NEW YORK Feb 16 away from Miami the scone of an attempt to assassinate him Presi dentElect Roosevelt today sent the allowing message Tie had promised o President Hoover about the con Itlon of the five victims of the hooting Have just visited hospital ami seen the patients The mayor had a fair night as did Mrs Gill The other three are on rapid road to re covery Talking over the incident with members ot his party on the train Mr Roosevelt said he round Tony Cermak rtill talking business pt the hospital today and very concern ed about the pay for the school teachers The presidentelect seemed un concerned about himself and the nye shots fired at hirniHes ftyas deeply IKES I DENTELECT ROOSEVELT HAS NO REGRETS ProfessorRaympriafjfipleyjvwar debts expert accompanied Mr Roosevelt on the train northward CALLS AT HOSPITAL Pope Expresses Joy That Attempt Failed VATICAN CITY Feb 16 Pope Pius informed of the attempt on the life of PresidentElect Roosevelt expressed regret that the incident had occurred but sincere joy that the attempt had failed He awaited dispatches from the apos tolic delegation at Washington be fore telegraphing Mr Roosevelt Streetcar Conductor Throws Away Money at Sight of Officers CINCINNATI Feb 6 streetcar conductor took one look at the determined expressions on the ftces of four men who boarded his car today decided they were bandits and threw his money out the window A moment Inter the eral a passenger on a narcotics charge The conduc tor hastily halted the car and spent some minutes scrambling for his money PATROL ROADS IN WISCONSIN Cheese Factories Close as Milk Pool Strike Tightens APPLETON WIs Feb 16 About 20 cheese factories closed down and 300 farmers patrolled highways in Outagamle county to day as the Wisconsin cooperative milk pool sales strike tightened its hold on the community Elsewhere In the state a survey rhowed that the strike has not yet materially reduced shipments of milk The pools membership Is con centrated in Outagamle county Truck drivers were being stopped at Apple Creek Black Creek Lib erty and other communities in the county striking farmers joining hands and blocking roads Zangara Speaks in Broken English Wants to Keel All Presidents MIAMI Fla Feb 16 ppe Zangara his bulging eyes di lating as he talked with severe in terrogators high up in the Dade county jail today stud he had no regrets for his attack on President Elect Roosevelt Speaking in broken English the prisoner answered questions read ily Sheriff Hardic something of a linguist helped carry the conversa tion Here is Hardies account of the examination Why do you want to kill Did yon want to kill the policeman who caught you Keel All Presidents I no care to keel police he re lied They work for leeving As a man I like Meester Roosevcll As president I want to keel him I want to keel all presidents In Italy 10 years ago want to keel the king but cannot get to heem Are you an anarchist I do nol belong to any society am not an anarchist Sometimes I get beeg pain in the stomach ton and then I want to keel these presi dents who oppress the working men Scnr on Abdomen There is a deep scar on the abdo men of the assassin He speaks to he officers without apparent real ization of what he did Occasionally he grows bitter He said he came to Miami about two months ago because they tell me it will help these pains in my stomach He has been in America for about nine years and is under stood to be a naturalized citizen He is caged in a little steel barred cell 21 floors above the ground in the Dade county jail MIAMI Fla r eo 16 and intent PresidentElect Roose velt called by the Jackson Memorial hospital here today to say goodbye and to encourage the five victims of the assassin who sought his life last He found Mayor Cermak of Chi cago one of the wounded in a very critical condition but improved Mrs Joe Gill of Miami was fas losing ground She underwent a transfusion just before MJ Roosevelt arrived The others were declared on the road to recovery Flrcrt Into Croud The diminutive Imter of govern ment officials Giuseppe Zangara who fired Into the crowd about Mr Roosevelts car last night remained in police care high up in the Dade county jail just across the street from the train Mr Roosevelt boarded to go to New York Dr Joel T Boone physician of President Hoover called by tele phone while the presidentelect was ut the hospital Marvin Mclntyre the Hoosevelt secretary gave him n report Entering the room of Mayor Cer inak the president elect suid You are looking fine The first thing you now you will be back on youi feet Voice Is Faint Cermak in a fainl voice replied I hope so I hope it will be in time for the inauguration Before you came I visited here with Jim Farley and Mac and we had a good time The following bulletin on Mayor Cermalts condition was issued at the hospital at noon Mayor Cermak is resting much caslei Has slept part of the morn ing pulse 08 temperature 99 res piration 14 No unfavorable devel Tum 1o fund 2 Column 81 IOWA WEATHER Mostly cloudy Thursday nlglil and Friday Possibly rain or flnow in extremeeast Thurfl dny night Slightly colder In the northwest Thursday night nml In ennt imd iiouth portions Fri day LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period endingat 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday SB Minimum In Night 23 At 8 A M 2t Wednesday brought Mason City the highest temperature accorded since the final day January   

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