Mason City Globe Gazette, February 2, 1934

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 2, 1934, Mason City, Iowa TWO 4 STOLEN BY FOUR BANDITS Two Employes Held Up at Entrance of Bank in New Jersey PENNSGROVE K J Feb 2 men stole 5130000 from two bankemployes today as they were entering the Pennsgrove National bank with the money in three pack ages and a mail bag The cash was to be used to meet the damands of the employes of E I du Pont de Nemoura and com pany which pays its men by check The bank gong and fire siren were sounded and within five min utes fifty automobiles carrying residents of the town and vicinity started in search of the robbera Snow Covers Jload Snow covered the roads making travel difficult and no trace of the car could be found The money was in bills of differ ent small denominations sent by the Philadelphia Federal Reserve bank to Pennsgrove last night Shortly before 9 a m Harold Anderson bank teller and W H bank runner walked to the poatoffice and obtained the money Fourth Man In Car As they reached the sidewalk in front of the bank an automobile drove up and three men all with pis tols got out while a fourth man stayed at the wheel of the car The bags were seized and tossed into the back of the car which quickly aped away The license tags of the robbers car were stolen two days ago in Camden from the car of Mrs Ber tha Jones while it was parked in front of her home Named Acting Postmaster WASHINGTON Feb 2 Herman J Schroeder was named acting postmaster at Fort Madison by Postmaster General James Farley MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE Will Rogers WASHINGTON Feb the snow Is knee deep and still a falling California here I come The airplanes are awful fine but the old trains come to mighty handy And they are getting their rates down now where lots of folks are riding on the trains In the senate this afternoon was the St Lawrence river canal bill It will be the first presiden tial measure that may meet de feat it will be mighty close Was in the vice presidents office when he was visited by the Rus sian ambassador he and hie wife He seemed an awful nice fellow I asked about war with Japan Said It had been delayed indefinitely on account of bad weather Yours WILL Copyright 1831 McNaujht Syndicate SENATE PASSES REFUNDING LAW Measure to Return Money on Auto Licenses Sent to Governor DES MOINESFeb 2 aw authorizing payment of refunds o auto owners who have already mrchased licenses was passed by he senate 46 to 0 Thursday It jaased the house yesterday and now oes to Gov Clyde Herring It instructs the7 motor vehicle department to compile a list of motorizts who have refunds due and their amounts The refunds will be paid from the primary road imd The bill previously passed pro viding for a reduction In license ees contained no provision for re unds to those who bought licenses efore the law became operative the values of all values suts and overcoats Into February We With These Great Values 25 You save a garment Its the greatest savings opportunity on quality Sterlingworth clothes of our entire history The supreme values and the vast varied choice are creating intense interest especially as this event comes right at the time of skyrocketing wholesale costs Its indeed the value of values QUALITY SERVICE SATISFACTION ABEL SON INC AT NUMBER SEVEN SOUTH FEDERAL DOLLAR KEEPS GOING UPWARD Movement of Gold From Abroad Fails to Depress U S Currency NEW YORK Feb 2 gold movement from abroad failed to keep the dollar from rising in terms of foreign currencies today Important Wall street banking quarters said they were convinced that the high premium commanded by the dollar over the French gold franc and the sterling gold price in London would eventually attract enough gold to bring the dollar down to its new parity Owing to limited number of fast steamer sailings however and caution on the part of New York banks it was felt that the adjust ment of foreign currencies to the neiv rates might take time Closes 6 Cents Better LONDON Feb 2 Unit ed States dollar closed today nearly 5 cents to the pound better than yesterday with a quotation of 492 to the pound as compared M 5ri the ovcraekt figure of President Roosevelts devaluation of the dollar and his offer to buy jold from the world market created a record scramble for gold and gold shares The early effect in London was a heavy demand for French francs with which to buy gold at the cur rent price of the Bank of France and to resell in the United States thereby netting a big profit for the operators Japan Not to Follow Roosevelt Example on Money Matters TOKIO Feb 2 will not follow President Roosevelts monetary example and give the yen a new gold content until leading financial powers stabilize theirmon etary systems and exchanges Fi nance Minister Koreklyo Takahashi said today Replying to a questioner in the house of representatives Takahashi said We shall be guided largely by the agreement America and Britain are likely to reach kidnapers Maintain Silence in Bremer Case for 17th Day ST PAUL Feb 2 rs maintained their silence for the eventeeuth consecutive day the Vdolph Bremer family anxiously waited word from the gang which eized Edward G Bremer wealthy anker for ransom Jan T Conjecture persisted in some quarters as to whether he had been killed by his captors although the family remained hopeful some com munication would be received soon KARfjOHNSON OFOSAGEDIES Continued From Page 1 dinner sepaker For many years he sang in the choir of the Methodist church and for several years he was in a well known male quartet Surviving are his wife formerly Julie Brush a daughter Mrs Arthur Altlck a grandson and two sisters Miss Cora Johnson of Osage and Mrs Thomas Hudson of Beach S Dak A daughter Catherine pre ceded him in death five years ago Iowa Republicans May Meet Feb 12 DES MOINES Feb 2 meeting of Iowa republicans may be held here Feb 12 Lincolns birthday it was learned today Al though party lenders declined to discuss plans for the gathering it Is understood they have been given considerable thought IN DAYS NEWS Father Joseph L Wcbcr 69 year old priest of Indianapolis as defense witness In the Touhy kidnaping trial In Chicago tea tilled his conversations with Roger Touhy had convinced him that Touhy did not kidnap John Factor Associated Press HOLD ANOTHER JOINT SESSION Senate and House Groups Discuss Ways to Get Relief Fund DES MOINE3 Feb 2 Senate and house waya and means committees planned a second joint session late today to discuss meth ods for obtaining the ap propriated for relief of the unem ployed and needy A new proposal FEBRUARY 2 950 MILLION FOR CWA AND RELIEF sponsored by COLFLESH TO RUN FOR GOVERNOR Continued From Page 1 ie has become one of the well known younger attorneys of the state Lived In Mason City Until he had finished his first year n high school he was cared for at he Odd Fellows home in Mason City He then returned to Des WCotnes and worked his way through high school from which he gradu ated in February 1918 Upon graduation Coljlesh Joined he army and saw active service Jn Trance Fighting as a corporal in the seventh infantry he was wounded at the battle of Belleau Vood and also while fighting near Chateau Thierry His courageous action won him the distinguished ervice medal and the Crolx de Suerre Lost Left Leg His wounds cost Colflesh his left leg and after his discharge from the hospital at Fort Des Moines he went to Washington where he com pleted George a seven year Washington course at university while working as a clerk to a con gressional committee Colflesh has been active in the af fairs of the republican party and In the American Legion He was com mander of Argonne Post in Des Molnea in 1928 and state com mander In 1831 Heserved as state chairman of the Republic Service league in 1932 and was also district supervisor of the census In 1931 He is a member of the law firm of Paris Cohen Guthrie and Waters of Des Moines Colflesh is married and has two children The This Week Colflesh announcement Is Urges Preparedness During Peace Time DES MOINES Feb 2 cating compulsory military training during peace time Col C E Stod ter Fort Des Moines commandant urged a system of army post universal preparedness of a years preliminary training and three years service for all men over 18 Seven Baby Rabbits Adopted by Pullet PATRICK Feb 2 pullet belongingto Mrs Albert E Brown has adopted seven baby rabbits Where they came from no body knows but Mrs Brown found the bunnies in the nest under the chickens wings Robert Forke Dies in Winnipeg at 73 WINNIPEG Man Feb 2 Robert Forke senator and former leader of the progressive party in the house of commons died at a hospital here early today after a ongIllness He was 73 U S Shows Nearly 2 Billions Deficit WASHINGTON Feb 2 government ended seven months o the fiscal year with a cash outlay of 53602449624 and a deficit of 51922598173 Large Variety Spring Hats With and without brims Mullaney Shop the third In state political circles this week former Governor Turner being the first to throw his hat in the ring Next G C Greenwalt of Des Moines former secretary of state announced his intention of seeking the republican nomination for reelection Whether a number of other prominent republicans who have been mentioned as potential candi dates for the governorship now will step out of the picture and leave the party contest to Turner and Colflesh is problematical MANNING WONDERS OTTUMWA Feb 2 read the announcement of Robert W Colflcsh United States district attorney for southern Iowa that he would be a candidate for the repub lican gubernatorial nomination Mayor Edwin C Manning of Ot tumwa declined to say whether he would or would not be a candi date I like to attend county fairs and watch the races the mayor said Sometimes I like a match race and sometimes I like a free for all Both arc Interesting Right now I am just wondering To date the mayor has never an nounced his candidacy publicly al though considerable missionary work has been undertaken by his friends in his favor as a candidate for the governors race Representative Zylstra of Sioux was in the hands of the joint commit tee The measure provides for the imposition of cent additional mo tor vehicle fuel tax with a balance of the 3000000 to be taken from the first revenue raised under tax revision Another proposal which has been given very serious committee con sideration is the Jensen bill increas ing the motor vehicle fuel tax by one cent for raising of the money and payment of the Interest on an ticipatory warrants Proponents of the Jensen mea sure point out that revenues would be accrued more speedily and could be allocated each month aa the needs demand The committees hope to have a billready for presentation not later than the first of next week STATE CONTROL OF AERONAUTICS Continue From Pme 1 son Peet Porter Sheridan and Stlmpson The shatter proof glass measure was sponsored by Senators Schmidt and Doze and was amended in some particulars In the debate on the senate floor One amendment struck out the term laminated and broad ened the bill to provide for use of other kinds of shatterproof glass Senator Paul Schmidt of Iowa City In urging passage said that seven other states have adopted a similar law The deferment of tax revision was at the suggestion of Senator Chris Reese of Marshalltown and was taken because of the absence of several senators for sickness or other causes Pass Minor Bills The senate passed several minor bills and also approved a measure by Senator E J Wenner relating to the probate power of the cterk of district court It would grant au thority to fix the bond of trustees in minors estates Five new measures were Intro duced In the upper branch Includ ing the cities and towns commit tees bill to revise the police and firemens pension system Thehouse passed 83 to 2 ricultural committee bill revamp ing the present bread law to over come unconstitutional objections The new bill permits reasonable tol erancea in the weight fixes the minimum standard weight loaf at one pound and provides that when outside bread is weighed for in spection It must be weighed at the state line or at the first point of stop for sale or delivery within the From Tint 1 would necessarily throw those same people back on your relief rolls Quit During Summer That is right Hopkins replied We might extend civil works a lit tle longer My own thought would be however with a fund of this size you could not possibly keep this running all the time between now and next winter that you would either diminish It sharply dur ing the summer time or demobilize it entirely during the summer time It will reach a marked decrease In the numbers We have not yet reached any ad ministrative decision as to precisely the method that will be adopted It will be done on a realistic basis and if the Interest of the whole national economy Hopkins said that many people who needed relief had been ashamed to ask for It until the CWA was created last November by President Roosevelt All Wanted Work In describing the situation he said A strange thing happened in connection with work relief We had been taught to believe In the study of the poor laws that the way to get people off the relief rolls Is to offer them a job because if you give them work they will duck and run and they will not want any relief Well just the opposite hap pened We found that when we started work relief many people fine people who could not come to us for direct relief would come for work relief because they said it was a job Only Brief Mention Hopkins made only brief mention before the committee of the diffi culties encountered In administer ing the huge civil works program and touched lightly on the ava lanche of letters that reached CWA headquarters following drastic re ductlons of hours and Jobs In orde to make funds last as Jong a possible Speaking of charges of polltica interference and graft in some cases of which prosecution has been ordered he said the number of per sons whohave been implicated In graft Is Very small although I 1934 very large In the publics state Other Bills Passed Mrs Geishecker 64 Dies of Pneumonia at Luverne Farm Home LUVERNE Feb Henry Geishecker 64 long time resident on a farm near hero died Thursday morning following a weeks illness ivith pneumonia Funeral services will be held at the St Josephs Saturday Catholic church Mrs Geishecker is survived by her husband and two daughters Miss Irene Gcishecker teacher in a con solidated school near Rolfe and Mrs Frank Hllbert who lives on a farm near here Farm Holiday Group Plans Its Program ST PAUL Feb 2 of the national Farm Holiday as sociation including John Chalmers of Iowa decided to oppose farm mortgage foreclosures as they mapped a program of revival of act vitles Other bills passed by the house Included Permitting building and loan associations to accept bonds of the home owners loan corporation at par In exchange for notes and mortgages giving city councils su pervision over all dining and danc ing places within thecity limits Permitting the state auditor to appoint a chief examiner of build ing and loan associations at a maxi mum salary of a year and traveling expenses and increasing from to the cost of filing annual building and loan state ments with the state auditor Permitting the boards of super visors to extend time for payment of anticipatory drainage bonds au thorizing them to extend the time for any unpaid assessment and giv ing them the right to Issue refund ing bonds Representative Gallagher of Iowa filed an amendment to the house rules to curb the power of the steering committee Under his amendment a majority vote of house memberspresent could place a bill on the calendar and the steering committee would be required to take a record vote on all bills considered by It 2 Amendments Rejected Yesterdays work In which the upper branch of the assembly re jected two attempts to rewrite the allocation provision and defeated an effort to boost the net personal in come tax rates on larger Incomes brought the senate near the end of the long list of proposed amend ments Both of the allocation amend ments rejected by the senate were sponsored by Senator E J Wenner cjf Black Hawk Urban vs rural lines were drawn in the debate and the final vote One proposal defeated by a 14 to 32 vote proposed that instead of being allocated back to the coun ties on a basis of assessed valua tions the revenue used for pay ment of state expenses and fixed county expenditures and that the remainder go to school districts on a per pupil basis The second amendment under which the revenue would be allo cated back to the counties and In turn credited back to the property tax payers on the basis of taxes paid was rejected by a 14 to 35 count The house defeated by a vote of 44 to 53 a bill to noxious weeds and deferred action on a measure changing bread loaf stand ard weight looms mind I may have made a mistake in kicking a lot of this stuff outdoors But I do not like it when people volunteers working for us finagle around on a project out of which they are making money through the back door Should Get Out Saying he did not think the fed eral government should be encour aged to stay in the relief picture forever Hopkins added We have done nothing and will do nothing to encourage the setup of a permanent relief machinery of this kind in the United States I think it would be a very serious intstake to do it This is not the way to take care of the unem ployed But in an emergency like this something like this has to be done and I think It has been done reasonably well Admits Mistakes We have not permitted people to starve We have made some mis takes but we have tried to give re lief reasonable and adequately and promptly He explained Mr Roosevelt told him to put 4000000 men to work and he took 2000000 from the re lief rolls and 2000000 from self sustaining unemployed At present he said about 400000 projects were being worked on by the CWA Hopkins did express the belief that not less than 500000000 of the money asked should be spent for relief for the unemployed as sertuig that any sum less than that Is going to endanger the emergency structure which we have to maintain during the coming year Cannot Predict It Is Impossible he said for me to tell you how many families are going to be on relief next July August or September or next Oc tober or November 1 do not know I think that we can on a min imum basis conclude we are going to have an average of close to 3000000 families on the relief rolls during the coming year x x x be cause no matter what the pickup Is in I think It has been substantial and will be sub have got large num bers of unemployables chronics old people and the least competent on our list Some way must be found by which to care for them 3 MAD CONVICTS STILL AT LARGE Only One of Four Who Made Escape in Missouri Recaptured SPRINGFIELD Mo Feb 2 Three of four insane convicts who escaped from the United States department of justice medical cen ter here were still at large today Ctly homes andcabins and farm houses in this Ozarks country were barred against possible entrance of the three one a life termer George John Standish one of the quartet which used a hacksaw blade and a volleyball net to gain free dom was recaptured by a hospital guard scon after last nights break Others who fled were Norvln Roark 41 serving life term for murder former World war soldier Albert Devan 34 serving two years for counterfeiting Joseph G Watts 25 serving 10 years for escape and robbery from Fort Sam Houston Tex SANKEY HELD IN SIOUX FALLS JAIL called Americas public enem number one played the tinseled honkytonks the gambling places and even the fashionable resorts The cards and the dice were right for him then Lady Luck smiled and the Sankey pockets were lined with gold Then she sulked and then the days of bootlegging robbery and kidnaping Life of Farmer As a youth coming to Wllmont S Dak from Oakland Nebr where he was born in 1881 Sankey led the drab life of a farmer brJghtenec however by the pampering of two older brothers Frank and Floyd At 19 steam and shovel tracks beckoned even as they had drawn his father who was a railroad man Thwarted because of his youth in his efforts to become a railroad en gineer the boy set out for Canada There he found a place with the Canadian National railways al Winnipeg There too he heeded the call of the gaming tables He was lucky He made money easily he spent It quickly The urge for the gold that glitters edged him Into the bootlegging racket Gambled and Won Fresh money flowed to him from his bootlegging activities directed from Winnipeg and centered In the United States Lady Luck cavorted by his side ana he dallied about fashionable resorts In the summers He won He was arrested in Detroit Lakes Minn In 1925 on a liquor trans portation charge He posted bond and forfeited it In 1928 the easy money tide turned A Canadian bank was looted By Sankey Canadian police wondered Jut Sankey had fled back across the border Appears in Denver He appeared In Denver bootleg ging the authorities heard Money however was not as easy aa be fore In 1930 he reappeared In South Dakota buying a ranch Two years later at St Paul there occurred the kidnaping of Haskcu Bonn one of the first of the widely publicized snatch eases Chicago police say Sankey has admitted this crime Last year was the kid naping of Charles Boettcher second of Denver The hunt for Sankey was Intensified Hunt Goes On A bank was robbed in Wayland S Dak Sankey The hunt went on A Denver grand jury Indicted him in the Boettcher case At St Paul his wife was tried and acquitted In connection with the Bohn kidnaping Later she began divorce proceedings The mortgage on the Sankey ranch was foreclosed The law struck Sankey was ar rested in Chicago In South Dakota he faces trial for kidnaping Lady Luck has fled The is safe m people have faith in the dollar and merely cuss merchants for charging GHOSTWRITER TO GETS10000 Verdict Obtained in Court Against Arthur Cutten Grain Trader CHICAGO Feb 2 10 000 award against Arthur W Cutten veteran board of trade operator SM today a Jurv trvlns the 550000 suit by John R Mauff for services rendered as Cuttens ghost writer Cutten had conducted a Ion campaign of lobbying and publicity to have the governments regula tions of grain trading amended in favor of the grain buyer The articles that published the letters written to high govern ment officials the radio script pur porting to come from Cuttens hand were mostly written by Mauff He demanded 50000 compensa tion for propaganda job Cutten admitting the grain fu tures act of 1922 cramped his style and smothered futures trading to his detriment as a speculator said m defense that he and Mauff were bosom friends with common inter ests and opinions and they were partners In propaganda He said he never promised Mauff any com pensation but worked with him to ward an end they both desired Bank at Knierim Robbed of by Two Bandits Pistol Carried by One Youth and Submachine Gun by Companion KNIERIM Feb 2 Two youthful bandits robbed the State Savings bank here of shortly efore 3 p m yesterday One of the bandits carried a pistol and the other a submachine gun They also robbed Chris George Cnierim garage man who walked nto the bank during the holdup of 35 While one of the pair held a gun n Cashier Albert Arenson and two ither employes the other scooped up the available currency They es aped in a light sedan driven by a hird man Authorities at Fort Dodge and Rockwell City were notified of the obbery The bandits neither of whom was were described as being about 23 year old Knierim Is In Calhoun county about 15 miles west of Fort Dodpe ts population i the 1930 census urnish a fairly accurate method of measuring the opposition to Roose so Times Ohio News Smarter Styles Better Quality for 1920 The Newest Most Becoming We Have Ever Shown They know she has good taste They think shes extravagant The truth is she wears De Kaye frocks hun dreds in all sizes and colors Prints and Plain Silks Priced Others to SEE YOU TOMORROW ;

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