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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 23, 1934, Mason City, Iowa                                TWO MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE JANUARY 23 1934 TWO SENTENCED FOR ABDUCTION Get Life Terms in Prison on Convictions in Hackett Kidnaping Case CHICAGO Jan 23 con viction for kidnaping with sen tences fixed at life imprisonment for two reputed members of a col legiate band of abductors was hailed by officials today as a se vere blow to the kidnap racket in Illinois The defendants Gall Swolley 30 Peorla and Frank Souder 31 Ben ion 111 heard the verdict convict ing them in criminal court last night of the abduction for ransom of James Hackett Blue Island 111 gambler without show of emotion It took the jury but two hours to reach a decision after taking four ballots But their alleged victim who sat in the courtroom under heavy po lice guard with his wife expressed himself as highly elated and the state said it was satisfied even though it did not win its plea for a death penalty The convictions of Swolley and Souder trie authorities asserted j sounded the dejjth knell for the gang called collegiate by of ficials because its reputed leader Theodore Handsome Jack Klu tas was a former University of Il linois student He was shot down and killed sev eral days ago when police traced him to his suburban hideout and at tempted to arrest him Free Movies to Be Shown at Chevrolet Free movies are to be shown Tuesday evening at the S and R Chevrolet company 18 South Washington avenue The showing will be continuous throughout the evening and those wishing to attend may come at any time and see the full show The pictures portray in an interesting fashion the many new developments being featured in the new 1934 Chevrolet which is now on display in the Chevrolet showrooms Features of the film in clude detailed descriptions of the knee action principal on the front wheels and the BlueStreak en gine Flock of professors are v experi menting with monkeys trying to give them an education It ought to be easy to get them go through the higher Fla limesUnion THE DIFFERENCE These pictures are taken from the records of hundreds of exhaustive tests to show you how the new patented EASY Spiralator Washer will save your money and your clothes These tests proved that the EASY Spiralator TRIPLES the washing life of clothes yet INCREASES washing SPEED V What was left of three Turkish Towels thai were washed in an ordinary washer Identical towels that were washed nearly twice as long in the EASY Spiralatorf Let us show you TODAY how the new EASY Spiralator will increase the life ollyoui clothes budget And at a very reasonable cost SENATE REJECTS TAX SUBSTITUTE Continued From Page 1 lave filed in an effort to place their ill in satisfactory shape Would Reduce Revenue Opposition also was voiced by Senator E R Hicklin of Wapello sponsor of S F 272 who said it would reduce the possible revenue o far below the point necessary to effect a reduction of the property ax burden or bring tax revision Senator Roy Stevens of Wapello raised the question of whether re jection oE the amendment would kill the subject matter preventing it from again being considered Suggestion that the sponsors with draw the amendment to avoid a parliamentary tangle was made by Senator E J Wenner of Black Hawk Lieut Gov Nels Kraschel an nounced the chairs ruling to be that rejection would not preclude the consideration of the substitute provisions in connection with iny bill other than S F 272 Likewise the provisions of 272 still could be proposed as a substitute for an other bill if the amendment was adopted Ready to Decide Senator Claude Stanley of Corn ing urged the senate to reach a de cision on the amendment asserting that we should be ready to de cide some time between these two bills We cant go two ways he said and I for one am ready now to decide the question Following several other speak ers Senators Hill and Calhoun de livered their closing arguments Senator Calhoun warned that if the amendment were defeated he would not support SF 1 as he objected to the tactics being followed In its work on SF 1 the house adopted one amendment refused a second and prepared for what is expected to prove the hardest fight on the measure in that branch consideration of a motion by Rep resentative Arch McFarlane of Black Hawk to substitute the flat rate gross bill for the interim measure 9 Amendments Left Nine amendments were still to be acted upon by the house before the McFarlane proposal is reached and it was considered possible that decision of the question will go over until tomorrow The amendment adopted at tne morning session was sponsored by Representative McKinnon and it raised the rates of the net income tax section of the bill The rate on incomes of was advanced from 5 to 6 per cent that on incomes of 57000 from 5 to 7 per cent and on incomes of or over from 5 to 8 per cent McKinnon first sought to make the rate on all incomes of 58000 or over 10 per cent but the house ac cepted an amendment to this of fered by Representative Rice The vote on the Rice proposal was 55 to 46 and on the McKinnon amend Goode Proposal Defeated representative Goode of Davis roposed an amendment to tax the nterest from all tax exempt secur ies 5 per cent a year Opposed by members of the interim committee Jid by Representative Elmer John on of Linn it was defeated 59 to An amendment by Representative E Malone of Casa to put all ansportatlon business done in the ate under the provisions the 2 er cent retail sales tax ran into trong opposition and action was eferred Numerous amendments rewriting revisions of the gross Income tax 11 sponsored by Representative iinningham of Polk have been fil d Chief among these is one to nake the tax onehalf of one per ent Instead of one per cent nnd to emove from the original hill a ause which sought to make the ew levy a complete replacement ax in lieu of the present property axes IN DAYS NEWS S GAS AND ELECTRIC If the government keeps on say ng it with initials another thing that the country will need will be n auxiliary nion James Quinehiw n milk de livery mnn Is the only known witness of the kidnaping of Ed ward G Bremor St Paul bank er Qulnehan saiv Bremers car moving rapidly away from the spot where the kidnapers over powered Bremer Centra Tress uRATTAN TELLS BOYHOOD STORY Continued From Page 1 ron and lucky He ran the Vicks jurg batteries almost unscathed with the Mound City more fortun ate than Dewey whose boat the Mississippi was sunk by land bat teries Dewey then a lieutenant commander was picked up by the Hartford with some of his men This was Admiral Farraguts flag ship Some swam to other ships some drowned and those reaching shore were taken prisoners Wilson with his new boat maintained his repu tation asking and given the lead attack on Fort Trinity with five boats commanded by Admiral Thomas Selfridge then ranking as a captain The Ouichita was struck more than 30 times by steel pointed shell and temporarily disabled England Boss or Enemy My station was at a 30 pounc Parrot rifle under the port forward casemate A vivid spectacle was Wilson red hair and whiskers fly ing cap gone as he rushed down the gangway to correct the eleva tion of our gun He was shown that the port hole was too small for more elevation a fault that endurec In our navy many years England always trylngtrybpss wlieri trying to whip us pro testedbur enlargement of port holes as it would give our guns greater range which was just what we needed Not able to conquer us in war she has beaten our statesmen until at last our remodeled ships despite her protests have adequate Mrt holes for elevation TO BE CONTINUED In the next installment of this autobiography Mr Grattan recalls some of his experiences some high ly humorous on the Mississippi river during the Civil war One lit tle tale has to do with a man frightened to death by the booming voice of an PATROL ROADS TO DESHOMES leport Kansas Convict Seen in Iowa Brady Slain by Posse DES MOINES Jan 23 uty sheriffs and city detectives were latrolling highways leading into es Molncs early today after leani ng that Jim Clark escaped Kansas enitentiary convict had been seen n Atlantic yesterday afternoon He s believed to be headed east The officers all heavily armed iegan patrolling the roads shortly after 11 p m last night when Sher ff A Dick Odem of Cass county lOtlfiecl detectives here that Clark ad been Identified as one of three nen who stopped at a restaurant n the outskirts of Atlantic yester lay at 5 p m Brady started his journey to the Cansas penitentiary from DCS iloines in December 1D32 He was arrested here Dec 19 1932 under he alias of Leonard Gray He has een sought by Liberal Kans offfc ers for robbery kidnaping and au o larceny Two days after his arrest he vaived extradition and was return d to Liberal He was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment as an habitual criminal Death Ends Career LANSING Kans Jan 22 Death at the hands of hard shoot ing possemen has ended the crimi nal career of Bob Big Boy Brady vho led six other Kansas peniten tiary convicts over the wall last Fri day morning Brady a life termer who thrice las escaped from prison was shot o death late yesterday near Paola Kansjafter he had made a futile effort to rally his three companions with a cry of Lets fight as a posse of peace officers approached His three McMahan Fred Cody and Benjamin recaptured and re urned here They were placed in No 2 cellhouse from which they es caped after overpowering a guard and constructing a ladder with which to scale the wall Their return and the death of their leader accounted for five of the seven fugitives Charles Clifton ifcArthur was taken into custody at Kansas City Sunday Jim Clark and Frank Delmar who made their way into Oklahoma after kidnaping Lewis Dresser a rural school teach ers and using his car in their flight still are at large Dresser was re leased unharmed near Pawhuska and allowed to keep his car The tire manufacturers at any rate think well of rubber dollars Norfolk VirginianPilot ALMOST WELL CHICAGO Jan 23 Alice Lindsay Wynekoop whose plea of sickness yesterday caused a mistrial to be declared in the murder proceedings against her today said she felt almost well She arose early and breakfasted immediately on rolls and coffee 2500 CASH PRIZES For NEIGHBORLY CHATS obdut the Sensational New EASY Spiralator The washing principle differ ent and better in 31 patented ways SEE IT DEMONSTRATED WHITE A LETTER last you would your nextdoor neighbor cbont thU amailnglr different NEW THAT 1ETTER MAY BE WORTH PHONE US NOW OR COME IH AT ONCT TO 1EABN DETAILS fiat PriisS500 S Second oach 100 Third 10 each 100 Fourth PrizeS 5 each In case of Ue duplicate prixas will be awarded Checks will be mailed direct from CONTEST EDITOR Easy Washing Machlno Corp N Y Contest ClojeB February 2B AIRPLANE CRASHES IN FOG bv Pillm ntiil This shows the airplane of Charles McKee just ufter It crushed nenr the county Inrra during the fog Sunday afternoon The machine landed on its left wing and turned over McKee suffered theloss of IS teeth and other Injuries GROUP SETS LIMIT ON STABILIZATION Continued From rate 1 present but did not vote and Conz sns R Mich and Carey R Wyo were absent Vote Cast by Proxy Norbecks vote for the bill was cast by proxy by Fletcher The ayes were Glass Bulkley McAdoo Adams Walcott Steiwer Kean Wagner Barkley Costigan Reynolds Byrnes Bankhead Norbeck and Fletcher The committee voted to strike out a house provision requiring a report on the stabilization fund to congress in three years Fletcher author of this proposal said such a report could be called for by congress at any time By oral vote the committee ac cepted treasury amendments to per mit the government to issue an ad ditional of treasury notes to liberalize regulations for treasury borrowing clever arrangement by which every one pays for the fools mistakes ex cept the fool Cedar Itapids Ga zette IN THE RADIO WORLD HEOPLES GAS AND ELECTRIC COMMNY TUESDAY 53 NnCWEAF NETWORK Bachelors Sketch only Goldbergs Serial Act Relsmans Orch Kings Orch BernCe and the Lads Wynn and to c Parker c c Stmmons Tenor B Kennedys Talk Kings Jesters Trio Whlteman Orch Rudy valec Orch Freddie Martin Orch cnsWAnc NETWORK Knight Dixie Memory anil only Louts PanEco PJnln The Canadians Panlco treat Texas Cook Buck for mtdwest Carter Between the to c C Five Dixie Piano to c to c c c Gray to c e Hnrlem Myrt and for west Campo to c Nelson to c Lopei to c and His c NnCWJZ NETWORK small The Slng for wgn Orphan Annie to midwest n only In c Phil Harris ond Orch Clews Dramatic Health Adventures Talk Memories and Poet Duchin Orch Variety Leaders Male Amo n for west Poet Madrlguera Orch slssles Orch SnsntfH Orch a and Iowa items Shop and Bool Club tl With Ruth CHI Division of Horn Economics a Elizabeth Fuller Child Study Club Fact and Properly p a C Department of Music p Review Radio Forum Subs ence Homesteads SEE VANCE IN ADVANCE EVERYTHING IN MUSIC VANCE MUSIC CO 124 North Federal Phone 798 ABOUT IOWANS IN WASHINGTON Continued Krtm FftffB 1 said It should have extremely de sirable results Some Iowa democrats hailed t privately as a bold stroke and one which would increase Rooseveltian popularity among those who under stand stringpulling more clearly than gold revaluation Wenrln and Gllchrlst Noticeable In congress from haberdashery angle are Represen tative Otha A Wearins red neck ties and Representative Fred Gil christs ensembles Not once since the special session convened has Wearin been seen on the house floor without a red tie Gilchrist has a penchant for brown suits brown ties brown hats and brown shoes Sometimes he varies the scheme with a nottoosubdued green ar rangement Dr Schmidt 62 Postville Dies FuneralThursday rominent Northeast Iowa Physician Leaves Wife Two Daughters POSTVILLE Jan Ar thur A Schmidt prominent physl an and surgeon of norfJneBfit ecu owa for many years died here yes erday afternoon from a throat Iri ection with which he had been suf ering more than a week Dr chmidt was 62 years of age on le day of his death He was born t Guttenberg His parents later moved to Rich mon Minn where he spent his hildhood He was a graduate of t Johns university St Cloud linn and later studied at Iowa rniversity medical school Established FirstHospital Dr Schmidt was married to Miss Ottilia Brandt June 13 1895 and eaves his wife and two daughters liss Leila Schmidt of Postville nd Dr Joyce Schmidt who has icen associated with him at the ostville hospital since her gradua ion from Iowa University medical ichool in 1929 His mother Mrs Catherine Schmidt preceded tim in eath in February 1933 Following his graduation he iracticed in Garnavillo for 13 years and in 1907 came to Postville where e practiced until his death He es ablished the Postville hospital in 1909 it being the first hospital in Allamakee county Hcnded Medlcnl Society Dr Schmidt has been prominent n medical circles of northeastern Iowa At one time he was president of the Allamakee medical society He was a member of the American medical association and had pre pared papers at different times for various medical meetings Dr Schmidt was an untiring worker for the community and his activity was in a large way respon sible for surfacing of many roads m this part Iowa At the time of lis death he was health officer for Lhe town of Postville and medica officer for the C R I and P rail road The funeral will be licld Thurs day afternoon at the Community Presbyterian church The Rev Mar vin Brandt pastor of the First Con gregational church of Alcron Ohio will be the officiating clergyman Mr Brandt is Mrs Schmidts brother He will be assisted by the Rev R F Gallocay of tho Com munity Presbyterian church with Masonic services Dr Schmidt was a member of Brotherly Love lodge A F and A M No 204 and O E S No 238 Burial will be In the Garnavillo cemetery Last week Ambrose OConnell who used to carry papers and deliv er packages for the dime store in Ottumwa was sworn in as execu tive assistant to Postmaster Gener al Farley Ranking close to Farley in genial ity OConnell has an office adjoin ing the postmaster generals Just what his new position entails Is not clear to OConnell himself They put the babies on my door step if they arent sure who ought to have them he explains Those babies are important matters of the postoffice depart nent and OConnells position is rec ognized as one of the top jobs in he governments biggest business Born in Wapello county Iowa the executive assistant says he still has weakness for tall corn Sentiment among Iowa democrats here is predominantly favorable to he early resignation of Richard F Mitchell as democratic national ommittceman for Iowa Some have luggested it to Mitchell himself Their feeling is that Mitchells losition as a justice the Iowa supreme court is incompatible with lis membership on the committee They attribute some of their pat ronage difficulties to his dual po sition President Roosevelts interest in he jobs of national committeemen s expected in some quarters to en courage Mitchells resignation as Iowa committeeman lozva Senate Passes Auto Fee Cut Bill DES MOINES Jan 23 state senate Monday passed a house Dill reducing motor vehicle registra tion fees The vote was 45 to 1 Minimum fees are reduced from to annually and provision is made for reduction of fees after a car has been registered three times Senator Lafe Hill Nora Springs who called the hill from committee spoke for the measure before the final vote Senator Ora Husted of Truro cast the opposing vote The bill to be effectivve on pub lication will be retroactive how ever to include those autoists who already have purchased licenses The difference between the old and new fees will he refunded In such cases The measure be published probably this week before license penalty charges become effective Feb 1 FIREWORKS ON POLITICS FRONT Unusual Conflicts Seen as Likely in Forthcoming Elections By CECIL B DICKSON WASHINGTON Jan 23 JP Sufficient political fireworks to light up the national picture star red by unusual conflicts between well recognized political figures were foreseen today as likely in the forthcoming senatorial and congres sional primary and general elec tions Gossip already is thick on Capitol Hill about contests involving indivi duals seeking to jump from the house to the senate and some for mer senators who may try to beat back on the political path through the congressional route Committee Sleets The democratic congressional committee tonight steps into the middle of the picture A meeting has been called to reorganize for the campaign la awaiting further developments on the Roosevelt pro gram on which to base Issues for the campaign All of the 435 house and a third or 32 senate seats are to be filled In November Few of the candidates thus far have formally announced Others are maneuvering before committing themselves But the preliminaries of many forthcoming contests are definitely on Nationwide Interest Almost nationwide interest al ready centers in the campaign be tween Senator Connally and Rep resentative Bailey for the Texas democratic senatorial nomination which is tantamount to election In Missouri Representative Jlilli gan is being urged by friends to seek the democratic nomination Senator Patterson republican is ip for reelection There Is talk thai he former democratic senator Jim Reed fiery orator and critic of he Roosevelt administration may enter the primary Ohio democrats may furnish H threecornered senatorial nomina tion contest Gov George White has mnounced his candidacy Represen tative Truaf and former Gov A Vic Donahey arc expected by friends to enter Senator Fcss of Ohio former chairman of the republican national committee is understood to be plan ning to seek reelection Three Representatives From Indiana comes talk that three Virginia Jenckes Louis Ludlow and Samuel B contest for the democratic nomination to face Sen ator Robinson republican Senator Johnson progressive re publican of California probably vfcs runas sjijsjcR ed President Rooseveltin 1932but under California law registered democrats cannot vote in a repub lican primary Dr Walter Dexter president of Whittle college in southern California plans to op pose Johnson for the republican nomination Ashurst aiid Osborn Senator Ashurst DAriz prob ably will seek to succeed himself Indications are that Sidney P Os born of Phoenix chairman of the Arizona democratic committee will oppose him for the democratic nom ination Senator Key Pittman democrat of Nevada and president pro tern of the senate probablywill be un opposed for his partys nomination The name of George W llalone state engineer has been mentioned as the possible republican nominee In Alabama former Senator Tom Heflin is campaigning against Rep resentative Allgood for the demo cratic nomination Htll Not Committed Although Representative Samuel B Hill D Wash has not com mitted himself either way many of his friends are urging him to seek the democratic nomination from Senator Dill democrat There is talk that Gov Charles Bryan of Nebraska may seek to come to the senate to succeed Sen ator Thompson democrat whom he appointed Representative Burke is also mentioned as a possible demo cratic candidate Former Senator Simmons of North Carolina is being discussed as a probable opponent to Repre sentative Abernethy of the third North Carolina district Simmons fought Alfred B Smith in 1028 and lost his democratic seat When a mlddleagetl screen star is being discussed this question Is usually pertinent Will he marry again or has he stopped kidding himself StateJournal SANTA CUTS 5000 Men to Get Work This Summer on State Highways DES MOINES Jan 23 Highway construction work during the summer will give work to ap proximately 5000 Iowa men the state highway commission has an nounced Contracts for In highway work have been let under the federal program Con struction of 35 miles of paving 188 miles of treated graveling 31 miles of graveling 247 miles of grading 25 railroad crossing eliminations and 10 bridges s called for in the projects for detallsi J C BATJMM Eta Agent SANTA FE IIY GOl Equitable QaUdlnr DKS M01NE3 IOWA Phono lES ARIZONA NEW MEXICO TEXAS COLORADO and other weirern Iihei iurcharge in Pultmani Dally between all These cult ara drastic Re duction run as high as They bring Santa Fe rail travel at its jure com the lawost cost in a generation   

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