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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 6, 1934, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home JTIZ THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XL FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PKESS LEASED WIHE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MARCH 6 1934 THIS PAPEH CONSISTS OK TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 127 MNIDER INGRAHAM IN TRAIN WRECK House Is on Spot Again Senates Action on Economy Program Responsible By HERBERT PLtJMMEK ASHINGTON March 6 The ironical thing about the way the senate pounced on the a d ministrations economy pro gram especially as regards t vet erans is that for the second time in less than a year the house finds itself on the In the special session last June members of the house found t h e m s e Ives in much the sarneTfix The senate had adopted an amendment to the eco nomy bill which the administra tion refused to accept The result was that the house which had signed on the dotted line already was given the difficult and dangerous task of undoing the sen ates action which would have add ed from 150 to 180 million dollars to the federal pension system Presidential Veto Likely As a result of the senates action in adopting the series of amend ments offered by McCarran demo crat of Nevada and Steiwer repub lican of Oregon a presidential veto of the independent offices appro priation bill looms almost as a cer tainty Its up to the house again It forcedacompromise with the sen iaitriuBe Will it Bewillingto Viteickji6isjiresident again1 Or will his performance 7 61 last June and virtually force it intoline All 435 members of the house are Tip for reelection this year as compared with only onethird of the senate The last thing most of them would think of doing would be to risk antagonizing the veterans in their districts A sufficient number already have signed a petition forc ing a vote on payment of the bonus Yet all of them have ahealthy respect for the popularity and pres tige of President Roosevelt back home An Uneasy House Were Franklin D Roosevelt a chief executive merely intent on keeping the federal budget balanced and pointing to the democratic plat form in support of his stand prob ably it would be an entirely differ ent situation He could say to both houses If the independent offices bill is sent to me for my signature carrying as it does the McCarranSteiwer amendments there is nothing left for me to do except veto it The whole responsibility then would be shifted to him Every senator and representative however recognizes the fact that Mr Roosevelt isa politician as well as a statesman His political acu men has made them sit up and take notice before If they knew what he has in the back of his mind on this matter of veterans allowances their rest would be a great deal easier Dillinger Gang Blamed for Sioux Falls Holdup 6 ROBBERS RAID AND LOOT BANK POLICEMANSHOT Man Resembling Outlaw Reported to Have Been Here SIOUX FALLS March 6 daring daylight bandits held up the Security National bank and Trust company here at 10 oclock this morning critically wounded a pa trolman seized tank employes as hostages and fled with currency es timated at between anc Armed with machine guns the bandits headed by a man described by bank officers as resembling John Dillinger notorious outlaw anc killer worked methodically anc quickly in their raid which occupied about 15 minutes Fleeing south INVESTIGATE DILLINGER ESCAPE Man Wanted in Iowa Arrested Out West BELLINGHAM Wash March 6 Wehmeyer 25 wanted at Des Moincs as an alleged parole violator police said was in jail here today Wehmeyer was convicted of grand larceny in 1929 and sentenced to five years in the Iowa peniten tiary later beingparoled authori ties here were advised WeS WEEKLY FORECAST IOWA Probably some snow in north and snow or rain in south beginning Tuesday night or Wednesday not much change in temperature MINNESOTA Probably snow in south generally fair in north portion Tuesday night and Wednesday continued cold LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Slaximum Monday S6 Minimum in Night 20 At 8 A M Tuesday 22 WAS DILLINGER HERE A man who resembled John Dillinger who escaped recently from the Crown Point Ind jail entered the Huxtable drug store Monday evening between and 9 oclock according to three witnesses He left a Negro at the front door of the store which led the witnesses to believe later the man might have been Dillinger The man walked to the rear of the store and asked for 5 cents worth of cloves Burl Sykes clerk at the store waited on the man FrankHuxtable proprie tor was at the rear completing his evening shave Mrs L V Franks another clerk was also in the store According to the three wit nesses the man who resembled Dillinger did not take his hands out of the pockets of a loose gray checkered overcoat at any i time he was in the store except when he paid for the cloves The Negro who did not venture be yond the doorway was well dressed ward they stopped twice once to loose an intimidating volley from behind the shield of their girl hos tages at pursuing machines and again to seize a car from a passing motorist Four Women Released The four women bank employes were released by the bandits about four miles south of the city They were not harmed Nearly 1000 persons watched the progress of the robbery small groups gathering in the street peer ing from doorways behind poles mail boxes and automobiles while others leaned from windows of adja cent buildings An occasional burst of machine gun fire into the air sent some scurrying for cover but others continued to watch without regard for the possible danger of a stray bullet Get back there or Ill blow the daylights out of you shouted one of the bandits standing guard in front of the bank as he swept the muzzle of his machine gun across the path of a small group of pedes trians A companion bandit stood about 100 feet away ready to sweep the street in a cross fire at the first show of resistance Four Others Inside Meanwhile four other bandits were inside the bank where they threatened more than 30 customers Turn to page 2 column fl INSULL ALLOWED TO STAY LONGER Thwarts Greek Attempts to Oust Him Examination by Doctors Set ATHENS March 6 tions that Samuel Insull Sr has again thwarted efforts to expel him from Greece were seen today when the government announced he would be examined by physicians at 12 noon hours after the expiration of the governments 48 hours to leave Greece order At the hour fixed the same phy sicians who examined Insull previ ously will again judge his health Earlier in the day the government had issued a formal order of expul sion but shortly thereafter Insull called a heart specialist to make an examination Philip Lutz Jr attorneygeneral of Indiana is shown confer ring with Robert Estill prosecuting attorney of Lake county Ind dur ing the investigation to fix responsibility for the brazen jail break of John DiUinger Associated Press Mrs Olds to Get Annually From Husband Wins Her Battle n Court for Separate Maintenance CHARtEScrry March Mrs Dorothy J Olds suing her hus band Russell B Olds for separate maintenance was granted for the current year and a year in the future by a decision handed down this morning by Judge A B Lovejoy of the Floyd county district court The Charles City judge held the divorce granted Mr Olds former officer of the Citizens National bank and now a bond salesman in Chicago was null and void on the grounds he was under injunction at the time Mrs Olds was also given the cus tody of their children and title to their large home in Charles City Holds It Was Connived The judge held the defendant could not base a claim for divorce or a defense in a separate main tenance action on a connived adultery It is true ordinarily the judg ment of a court of a sister state cannot be inquired into collaterally either as to jurlsdictional facts or otherwise but it is well recognized that the question whether fraud has been perpetrated upon the court of the sister state may be inquired into and especially is this true in cases where the marital relation ship is involved the judge stated in his 10 page opinion The court finds that at that ime he was not a resident of Chi cago and that his representation to the Chicago court that jurisdiction vested In that tribunal was a gross fraud and that the Iowa courts are not bound by a decree obtained under such circumstances Furnishes No Basis To the charge of her husband that she was guilty of adultery the ilaintiff pleaded that her conduct n Chicago on which the charges are based was the result of cooui and that her offense was con loned and forgiven by the defen dant and therefore according to the judge furnishes no basis of de ense to the present suit The judge quoted from a number of court decisions on this question one of which stated that If a husband makes opportuni ties for his wife to commit adultery arranging to have her detected in such misconduct he is guilty of such connivance as bars him a right to divorce Invited to Drink The facts are the judge con tinued that the defendant became much addicted to the use of intoxi cating liquors while living with his wife and that he invited her to par take of liouor and at times was very insistent that she do so so that her former antipathy to the use of in toxicating liquors was to some ex tent overcome The court is impelled to say at this point that the mari tal troubles being dealt with here are the usual and almost inevitable results of the moral laxity produced by the free use of strong drink On the occasion about which the defendant complains the plaintiff j Tum to 2 column 2 HOUSE DEBATES Plows Through Number of Amendments Rejecting Most of Them DES MOINES March 6 suming its discussion today on the old age pension bill the Iowa house of representatives plowed through a number of amendments the ma jority of which fell by the wayside There remained a motion to re consider the vote by which the members yesterday defeated 44 to 59 an amendment by Representative Zylstra of Sioux levyingan old age pension tax of payable on or be fore July 1 that old age payments may be started Nov 1 to afford emergency relief The bill provides that payment shall not start until July 1 1935 It also is planned to consider an amendment fixing April 1 1935 as the effective date for payment Adopt Amendment By a vote of 4T to 33 the house adopted an amendment providing that any resident who applies for a pension shall not have been absent from the state for more than 18 months in the 10 years preceding the date of application The bill allowed any number of periods of absence provided each did not exceed 18 months The house defeated two proposals by Represen tative Speidel of Washington One would have made payment not due until Jan 1 1936 and the other would have prohibited the state old age pension commission from grant ing pensions in any county which had failed to collect the old age pen sion tax from at least 80 per cent of the persons subject to the tax Record on File The house adopted an amendment by Representative Schrader Ores sen Sours and Hanson of Lyon re quiring the state comptroller to keep on file an itemized record of all receipts and disoursements for each county and publish the record at the end of each year There was hope of the house reaching a final vote on the bill sometime this afternoon but that action is dependent on the time con sumed in the discussion of the re consideration motion Standard Oil Firm of Indiana Reports on 1933 Net Profrit CHICAGO March 6 Standard Oil company of Indiana and its subsidiaries made a net pro fit of in 1933 compared with in 1932 Edward G Seubert president announced Seu sert said yesterday the complete 1933 figures will be ready for the annual meeting of stockholders on April 5 SENATE PASSES NEW 4 PER CENT BEER BILL 3018 Votes to Adjourn Extra Session Wednesday of Next Week DES MOINES March 6 senate today passed the new 1 per cent beer bill by a vote of 30 to IS The new measure legalizes beer having an alcoholic content of 4 per cent by weight The present law permitted 32 per cent by weight The bill now goes back to the house for concurrence in senate amendments chief of which is the provision to allow outdoor advertis ing The house had included in the original a clause prohibiting such signs Nineteen democrats and 1 repub licans voted for the beer bill with 3 democrats and 15 republicans voting against it Beer and Pretzels The senate defeated an amend ment by Senator Tripp which would have stricken out the provision per mitting free pretzels cheese or crackers with sale of beer Tripp expressed the opinion that it was silly to single out any one article of food such as pretzels In reply Senator Joe Frailey told Tripp that he was apparently not a graduate beer drinker or he would recognize the affinity between beer and pretzels Reconsider Vote senate aTscTrecbnsidereaa vote taken yesterday in which it de feated an amendment proposed by Senator Byers and today adopted a compromise amendment The compromise amendment in troduced by Senator Baldwin pro vides that labels on beer containers shall state that the beer contains not more than 4 per cent alcohol by weight A bill passed by the house requires the labels to give specific alcoholic content of beer within threetenths of one per cent toler ance Adjournment Voted Adjournment of the special as sembly session at noon Wednesday March 14 was voted today by the senate at the conclusion of a lengthy parliamentary wrangle The senate resolution was to be messaged over to the house which yesterday adopted its own resolu tion for sine die adjournment on Friday of this week The senate took no action on the house pro posal The March 14 date was approved by a vote of 24 to 20 which adopted an amendment by John K Valen tine Dem of Centerville The orig inal senate motion would have set the date as this Saturday The resolution as amended was adopted by a vote of 47 to 0 The wrangle over the amendment broke out when it was called up by Senator John N Calhoun republi can of Keosauqua one of its spon sors Call of Senate A call of the senate has been filed on the resolution but Senator Cal houn moved to excuse two absen tees whom the senate was told were ill This motion lost and Cal houn for a time insisted that the absentees be brought in however the senate finally agreed by a vote of 37 to 10 to raise the call Senator Valentine said that he was as anxious as anyone to go home but feared the fixing of an adjournment date might leave two important pieces of legislation high and dry He referred to the old age pen sion bill and the new beer bill both of which have been acted upon by one house in the assembly and said that these might go to conference committee and die if the legislature adjourned too soon Senator Joe R Frailey republi can of Lee supported Senator i Valentines stand while the amend ment was opposed by Senator Cal houn republican The house may amend the sen ate resolution or either branch might adopt another resolution to adjourn earlier if the work is fin ished promptly it was pointed out Flat 30 Hour Week in NRA Firms Urged House Group Votes as Critics Attend 5 Hearings WASHINGTON March 6 In line with the administration goal for reemployment of at least 1 000000 more men in private indus try the house labor committee to day voted unanimously for a flat 30 hour week for NRA industries sub ject to modification by a govern mental board in case of labor short age or other emergencies This was done while and some NRA was being received at five separate meetings of code authorities brought here in an effort to improve the recovery administration Before one of the meetings letters written by Representative Fulmer D S Car were read advising South Carolina saw mill operators to work on a common sense basis regardelss of their NRA code Ful mer told reporters he stood by the letters The house committee acted after President Roosevelt in opening the NRA meeting yesterday had called for shorter hours and higher pay in his plan to restore prosperity Although Secretary Perkins NRA Administrator Hugh Johnson and CWA Administrator Harry Hopkins opposed an arbitrary 30 hour week in industry the committee was hopeful the legislation as drafted was sufficiently broad to meet their objections Chairman Connery said he would seek immediate houseconsideratioh 2IOWANS KILLED IN MINE CAVEIN Newton Man and Son Both Die When Slate Falls on Them COLFAX March G Myer about 00 was killed instantly and his son Rex 17 was fatally in jured this morning when a piece of slate fell on them and crushed them in the Barron coal mine two miles east of here where both were work ing Both live in Newton Both were digging coal at the bot tom of the 120foot mine shaft Sev eral workmen who were digging nearby said that the piece of slate measuring seven by fourteen feet and 10 inches thick became dis lodged from the roof of the level Myer died instantly and his son died half an hour later from a broken neck No other workmen were injured in the accident The bodies were recovered im mediately by other miners who re moved the slate block without dif ficulty They were brought to the surface and removed to a funeral some at Newton The accident occurred at a m Besides his son Rex Myer is sur vived by his widow four other sons four daughters thre e stepdaugh ters and three stepsons Mrs Roosevelt Off for Puerto Rico by Plane From Miami NUEVITAS Cuba Via PanAm erican Airways March 6 OP American Clipper bearing Mrs Franklin D Roosevelt and a party of friends to Puerto Rico ar rived hero at p m today half way from Miami to Puerto Prince Haiti where they will spend the night British Will Build Four New Cruisers LONDON March 6 struction of four new cruisers and many other craft is provided for under increased navy estimates for 1934 announced by Great Britain oday Strikes and Threats of Disorders Facing Government in Cuba HAVANA March 6 and threats of disorders plagued Cuba today as the cabinet of Presi dent Carlos Mendieta facing per haps the most serious situation since it was formed considered drastic precautionary measures 1200 Die of Plague LONDON March 6 hundred persons have died within a week in a plague sweeping 20 cities of the united provinces of India said a dispatch from Lucknow to the Daily Mail today IN TRAIN WRECK W F INGRAHAM MacNider Didnt Know of Wreck Stayed in Berth Went to Sleep After Jolt Ingraham Had Moved Car to Rear DUBUQUE March 6 stepped in to save Hanford Jack MacNider Mason City former state and national commander of the American Legion from possible death or serious injury when Mil waukee freight and passenger trains crashed in a headon colli sion 10 miles north of Dubuque about oclock Tuesday morn ing MacNider was a passenger in the private car MacNIDER of W F Ingra ham Milwaukee superintendent at Mason City which was attached to the rear of the passenger train The former Legion commander and later assistant secretary of war and minister to Canada was enroute from Chicago to his home in Mason City MacNider is an air enthusiast and had planned to fly from Chi cago to Mason City At the Chicago airport however it waa found im possible to get the plane under way because of a high wind and MacNider decided to travel by rail after a wing of the plane had been damaged during the efforts of him self and others to get it started Invited to Ride At the railroad station he met Mr Ingraham who invited him to ride to Mason City in his private office coach When MacNider and Ingraham went to board the coach they found that the train crew had placed it next to the engine Ingra ham ordered the coach moved next to the rear of the train This un doubtedly saved MacNider Ingra ham and the several other guests of the railroad superintendent from serious injury and perhaps death MacNider did not know that a wreck had occurred until hours after it had happened he told a TelegraphHerald reporter who met him when he came to Dubuque about 9 oclock for breakfast I was sleeping when it all hap pened and did not know what had happened for several hours Mac Turn to page 2 column 2 WYNEKOOPCASE NEARING JURORS Lawyer for Defense Makes Plea for Not Guilty Verdict Quick CRIMINAL COURTS BUILDING HICAGO March 6 With a plea for a not guilty verdict quick Attorney Milton Smith today con cluded his argument before the jury in behalf of Dr Alice Lindsay Wynekoop whose fate in the oper ating table murder trial is expected to be in the hands of the jury by j nightfall I Smith spoke for two hours He was followed after the noon recess by his associate W W Smith who was to wind up the defense ar gument with a much briefer plea Following a short rebuttal by the prosecutor and the instructions by the judge the case will go to the jury probably In late afternoon TWO LOCAL MEN UNINJURED TWO OTHERS KILLED Failure of Engineer to Obey Orders Cause of of Collision DUBUQUE March 6 of James Crawford engineer on Milwaukee passenger train No 3 to obey orders to stop at a siding at Spechts Ferry to permit a fast meat train to pass was responsible for the collision which cost the lives of two men today railroad au thorities declared this morning fol lowing an investigation The alleged orders were said to have been found in Crawfords pocket by Coroner Al Didesch The passenger train headed for Mason City from Chicago was late in pulling out of DubuqueThe meat train was enroute from Sioux City to Chicago The dead are J L Crawford Dubuque en gineer of he passenger train M B KurT Duhuque fire man on the freight train The seriously injured are Walter Ruprecht Dubuque engineer on the freight train Oeorgo Mehsling McGregor brakenuui on the freight train K F Howe Dubnquc railway mail clerk Hanford MacNider Mason City former national commander of the American Legion and former min ister to Canada was on the train occupying the private coach of W F Ingrahaxn superintendent ol the Milwaukee railroad At Staaoa Glty MacNider Not Hurt MacNider escaped Injury He eald he was sleeping at the time of the crash and did not know what had occurred until several hours later Ingraham was flung against the front of his berth by the impact and received a twisted neck Other guests in the private car were not hurt The time of the accident was de termined almost definitely by the watch carried by Fireman Kurt who was killed The watch stopped at Engineer Crawfords watch was not found immediately only the chain remaining on his clothes Colonel MacNidef said that the dying engineer kept repeating Let me see my orders let me see my orders It was apparent that he had mis understood them Crawford died soon after being taken from the wreck of his engine One Car Derailed One car of the passenger train was derailed and thrown to the west side of the right of way Had it fal len on the east side it would have plunged into the Mississippi river which parallels the right of way at the point of the collision The crew of the passenger train was made up besides the dead en gineer of C A Ross of Marquette conductor Martin Blaster Du buque who saved his life by jump ing and F A Grabow also of Du buque brakeman A E Muir of Du buque was the baggageman The crew of the freight train in cluded Ruprecht engineer Kurt fireman J W Belknap Dubuque conductor Mehsling McGregor brakeman and John Kelly Mar quette brakeman Fish and Seafoods THE selection preparation and service of fish and seafoods is a distinct branch of the culinary arte A timely 21 page booklet available through the GlobeGaz ette Washington Information bu reau offers 50 choice recipes for seafood dishes This compact kit chen aid crammed with scientific data from the United States bureau of fisheries artfully illustrated and carrying many recipes tested by the rigid standards of the U S bureau of home economics will prove an invaluable Lenten addi tion to 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