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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 16, 1934, Mason City, Iowa                                K 111 M 5 f H r OF i North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home HOME EDITION NBWSrAPJBU THAT MAKES ALL NORTII IOWANS NKIGUBOItS VOL XL FIVE CENTS A COPV ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY MONDAY APRIL 16 1934 THIS PAfEB CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 162 STUART BANK ROBBED OF CASH Officers Name Roles Taken by Bandits in BankRobbery FIVE POSITIVELY IDENTIFIED 6TH NEARLY CERTAIN Mason City Police and Sheriff in Vigorous Investigation Having succeeded in the positive identification of five and almost cer tain of a slxm or the seven des peradoes who held up the First Na tional bank of Mason City March 13 police and members of the sheriffs office were continuing vigorous in vestigation of the robbery this week Not only have the local officers established that the robbery was committed by John Dillinger and a group of hard hitting assistants al most as notorious as the Indiana wooden gun artist but Sunday night they revealed what they be lieved was the role taken by each bandit in the robbery Following are the desperadoes who took part in the Mason City robbery as reconstructed by information gathered by officers Dillinger had the leading role standing in front of the bank in timidating the crowd showing his prowess with submachine gun and automatic Nelson Shot James Baby Face Nelson also armed with a submachine gun held the place in front of the Laird shoe store It washe who shot school board through the leg Tommy Carroll tall lanky gang ster occupied the strategic doorway of the Prescription shop using C D Mulcahy the proprietor as a shield John Hamilton Dillinger assist ant was the one who took the 52 DOO from the vault It was he who chased Willis G C Bagley presi dent into his private office and fired through the door Killed in St Paul Eugene Greene who was shot in St Paul was the second man in the bank guarding the operations of Hamilton It was he who fired at the glass in the bullet proof cage occupied by Tom Walters over the presidents office in the bank Homer Van Meter Dillingers companion in the Warsaw Ind po lice station holdup is believed to be the sixth man who sat at th wheel of the bandit car The seventh the mobster who acted as the connecting link be tween the outside guards and the gangsters inside being seen part of the tune outside the doorway of the bank and at times inside is the only one of the gangsters yet un identified by the officers Watch Other Developments Not only new revelations that have come to light with events in other cities but intense study of the history and specific talents and modus operanfll of the bandit sus pects have been a part of the work carried on by officers ever since tha robbery 1 Although handicapped by the limitation of their field of opera tions the officers were satisified shortly after the robbery that in a comparatively short time they would be able to point their fingers on the members of the gang They kept on working and watched every occurrence that came to light in other cities confident that sometime and somewhere there would occur a break that would give fTnrn to Pane 2 Column 3 BABY FACE NELSON Shot R L James EUGENE GREENE Fired at Tom Walters JOHN DILLINGER Guarded Front of Bank TOMMY CARROLL At Prescription Shop 3Rt Find Hideout of Henchmen of Dillinger Believe 3 Men and Woman Have Been at Winona ST PAUL April 16 members of the John Dillinger mob were believed to have been hiding in Winona Minn and vicinity the past five days at least it was learned as department of justice agents early today took in custody a former oootlaf questioned a Wino beauty operator Six department of justice agents who moved into Winona Sunday night equipped with a machine gun arrested George Fockens who owns a cottage near Alma Wis 25 miles from Winona and brought him here Cottage Owner Held Fockens was arrested at the home of Gertrude Wineski a beauty operator early today Miss Wineski was taken to the Winona police sta tion and questioned but released shortly afterward The Dillinger gang members be lieved to have stayed at a Winona hotel last Tuesday night and in Fockens cottage at Alma the sub sequent days and nights are Tommy Carroll Homer Van Meter George Baby Face Nelson and a woman known as Opal A hotel register on which Fock ens is alleged by federal agents to have entered the names of three persons last Tuesday night was seized by the investigators Could Not Recall Fockens it was learned told agents he could not recall enter ing the names of anyone on the hotel register Fockens was convicted in 1928 for bootlegging and served a term in jail Agents believe alleged Dillinger associates used Fockins cottage at Alma as a hideout at various times since the notorious outlaw and a companion shot their way out of an apartment here March 31 Pulled Out of Ditch A farmer in the Alma Wis vi cinity told agents he pulled a car Turn to Page 2 Column 8 TROLLEY STRIKE OPENS IN OMAHA Union Employes Walk Out So Company Keeps All Cars in Barns OMAHA April 16 workers walked to work today or stood on Corners and thumbed rides as the city awoke to find its street car system disrupted by a strike of union employes of the Omaha and Council Bluffs Street Railway company Not a streetean moved although some of the employes areaotvunion members The train company ord ered that no cars leave the barns The union is seeking recognition reinstatement of 10 discharged em ployes and pay increases of from 5 to 20 cents an hour The company contends it cannot accede to the closed shop and can not grant the pay increases and continue to operate The union led in its actions by J M Parker international vice president of the organization re fused to grant the request of R L Blume secretary of the regional labor board at Kansas City that the strike order be withheld until Wednesday to permit conferences Union workers congregated around the car bams this morning Bulwinkle Apologizes for Prison Story About Wirt Dinner Guest Brands Educators Charges Wea FORECAST IOWA Fair with light frost Monday night Tuesday gener ally fair slightly warmer In west and south portions MINNESOTA Generally fair Monday night and Tuesday warmer in extreme west por tion Tuesday LOCAL STATISTICS Weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morn ing Maximum Sunday oG Minimum in Nitrht 29 At 8 A M Monday 38 Figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday GO Minimum In Night 37 FORMER ENVOY TO BRAZIL DIES Edwin Vernon Morgan 69 Had Served Nation All Over World RIO DE JANEIRO April 16 UP Vernon Morgan 69 former United States ambassador to Brazil died suddenly at a m today at his residence in Petrololis the Bra zilian summer capital Mr Morgan had served his coun try throughout the world He had been American consul at Dalny and minister to Korea Cuba Paraguay truguay and Portugal His home town was Aurora N Y His 20 years as ambassador to Brazil set a record for American diplomats Morgan was noted for his Interest in Brazilian affairs and history In 1915 he presented 600 volumes of Brazilian history and literature to the Widener library at Harvard uni versity His career included about every experience diplomats know Officers Release Three Youths in Extortion Probe Handwriting Is Being Com pared With Note Sent to Jay Decker The three 18 year old youths ar rested in connection with the Jay Decker extortion plot were released by officers Saturday night after being questioned Specimens of the handwriting of all three were taken by Dewey Pat ton postoffice inspector who planned to take or send them to a tiandwriting expert at Chicago Monday The handwriting of one of the Jiree youths appeared identical with that of the communication sent to the president of the Decker concern demanding 32000 be dropped off in the street at Eighth street and Delaware avenue southeast Friday night Words Misspelled This boy misspelled eighth and several other words he was ordered to write His and other charac teristics highly individual appeared to be identical with that of the Decker communication The names of the three boys were withheld by officers Monday pending the outcome of the hand writing investigation Capt Harold Wolfe of the police department acted in the absence of Chief E J Patton in setting the stage for the capture of the extor tionists who had signed the name cf John Dillinger in their com inunication to the packing plant head Stood in Shadows Three federal men four state agents two deputy sheriffs and four police officers were stationec in the shadows about Eighth street and Delaware avenue Friday eve ning at 9 oclock the hour set b the writer of the extortion letter The three beys heavily dressed in overalls over their regular suits Turn to Inge J Column as Unfair WASHINGTON April 16 a speech to the house Representa tive Bulwinkle D N Car today retracted and apologized for his previous statement that Dr William Wirt author of the brain trust rev olution allegations had been con fined to jail during the war be cause of proGerman activities Meanwhile Robert W Bruere a guest at the Virginia dinner at which Wirt has testified he obtained his views as to what he termed the revolution told reporters the In diana educators account of the party was fantastic and unfaiK Committee Chairman Bulwinkle is chairman of the spe cial house committee that is inves igating Wirts statements Tomor row it will hear six persons who ttended the dinner last Sept 1 Bulwinkle quoted this remark vhich he made on the floor last eek He Dr Wirt vas not here to be investigated If he had been I would have gone into his private character If he had been I would lave brought out from him the fact hat during the war on account of his proGerman activities he was confined to jail at Gary Ind Then he added Report Not True After a thorough investigation of the report which came to me by what anyone would consider reliable sources I am convinced that the report is not true and therefore as a man and a member of this house after ascertaining that the report was untrue and unfounded and in order that no injustice might be done to Dr Wirt it is my duty to correct such statements made by me on the floor of the house on April 11 And I therefore tender my apology to Dr Wirt I make this statement here to day for Uie purpose also of show ing that the committee was nol prosecuting Dr Wirt It was simply investigating whether or not the statements made by Dr Wirt and read to the committee on inter state and foreign commerce by Mr Rand were true Denials by Five With Brueres statement five of the six persons who will appear be fore the committee to tell what went on at the party last Septem ber at the Virginia farm home of Miss Alice Barrows an interior de partment emplove have deciec flatly Dr Wirts testimony that there was talk of a revolution Friends of the Marj Taylor editor of a farm adminstra tion publication who has remained her to join with the others Bruere whose statement broke the silence he had maintained since being named by Dr Wirt as one o the guests at the dinner accuse the Gary Ind educator of unfair ly impairing confidence which essential to the success of the re covery program Has No Recollection He said he had no recollection o any reference at Miss Barrows din ner to Secretary of Agricultur Wallace or to his assistant Rex ford Guy Tugwell both of whom figured prominently in Wirts tes timony Asked if it was true that he one was a member of the socialist partj Bruere said he had been a membc for about two and 191 had withdrawn because became convinced that the Marxia revolutionary theory was not ap Tum to Tage 2 Column 11 YEAR OLD TWIN SISTERS ATTACKED BY DREAD DISEASE JOHN HAMILTON Took Money Fired at Baglcy HOMER VAN METER At Wheel of Car PHILADELPHIA April 16 he dread ossification rtiich lays hold of its victims by radually turning their muscles to tonelike said by ihysicians today to have struck ittle Katherine and Margaret Ma guire 11 year old twin sisters Already the girls have developed a marked rigidity in their neck and ihoulder muscles and their arms are stiffening No cure has been developed for the is caused by Im proper deposits of calcium by the lood men explain that if it reaches a vital spot the victim dies Peter Maguire father of the jirls however insists his daughters are not victims of the disease Des lite diagnosis of physicians he naintains their trouble is arthritis When physicians examined Kath erine Maguire in the time she first showed symptoms of muscle too were nclined to the belief she suffered rom arthritis But knowing arth ritis did not strike victims so oung they probed further A few days ago Margaret showed signs of the same trouble Hospital physicians and the family doctor agreed on the belief she also is a victim of the disease CANNON NOT TO SEEK WARRANT Solon Says Auto Accident Incident Closed as Far as Hes Concerned WASHINGTON April 16 CD Representative Raymond J Cannon of Wisconsin said today he woulr not ask for a warrant for the arrest of a taxicab driver whose car col lided with Cannons automobile ear ly Sunday in an accident which in jured three members of the New York stock exchange The representative said so far ae be was concerned the incident was closed He said he had declined to request a warrant after Washington police had asked him if he cared to charge the cab driver with reckless driving Cannon said the cab swung in fron of him while both machines were proceeding in the same direction Cannon expressed indignation tha police would make such a hulaba loo about not being able to find the driver of the automobile He said he remained at the scene of the ac cident about 20 minutes and tha when he reported at the police sta tion Sunday he discovered the po lice report which he said was writ ten a half hour after the accident carried his name and address Urge Amendment to Provide for Tax on Exempt Securities WASHINGTON April 16 The Ashurst resolution to amen the constitution to permit taxinj securities now tax exempt was ap proved today by the senate judiciary committee subject to a poll of ab sent member1 The resolution wa introduced by Charman Ashurst o the committee early in the last ses siou of congress TROTZKYFLEES FRENCH HIDEOUT Fears Attack on His Life by White Russians After Police Raid BARBIZON France April 16 UP Leon Trotzky fearing an attack n his life by white Russians fled oday from his newly uncovered iding place in Earbizon Neighbors said the communist eader an exile from soviet Russia and his wife left their secluded villa here where they had been in hiding orthzeemonths shortly after day jreak in a black automobile Theii destination was not revealed Behind Heavy Locks Trotzky toiling behind heavj ocks and barbed wire with two guns in easy reach and polic ogs menacing passersby was re today as the sponsor of a fourth international whose guid ng principle is permanent revolu ion The exiled Russian revolutionist as discovered yesterday when gendarmes expecting to find spies ounterfeiters Stavisky gangsters r gun smugglers raided his villa n the edge of the forest of Fontai nebleau Threats on Life Trotzky said he hid himself be hind the high wire fence with its two locked gates because of re newed threats on his life He sus pects white Russians As a result cf the threats Trotzky was grant ed secret permission by France to come here four months ago un tnown to local authorities Here in the secluded villa Trotz kys spectacular defense against detection attracted so much com ment that the place finally war raided The raiders found a little old man wiih beady eyes seated nervously at his desk in an upstairs room stroking his goatee Two pistols la within inches of his hand He shift ed uneasily He forced a smile You Are Trotzky I am Monsieur Sodroff thi man said No flashed the magistral who headed the searching party recognizing him immediately You are The former bead of the red arm of Russia admitted his identity He told the authorities he wa preparing a new party along com munistic lines He calls it th fourth international In his recent history of the Rus sian revolution Trotzky reveale hat he clung to the idea that worlc evolution is necessary before com munism can be a success in anj iingle in Russia President Signs Act to Provide Funds to Prohe Electric Rate WASHINGTON April 16 CD President Roosevelt today signe the bill authorizing funds to can on the federal power commissio investigation of electric rat charges The president also approved th bill authorizing the government employ Frank Nebeker former a slstant attorney general as sped counsel in the case against Weirto Steel company Legislation was required because Nebeker has represented firms hav ing claims against the government Mr Roosevelt last week approv ed the electric rate inquiry propos ed by Senator Norris R Nebr and Representative Rankin D Rain Forces Postponing of Ball Game toosevelt Says Hell Keep Throwing Arm in Shape By EDWARD J NEILL WASHINGTON April 10 flV Rain forced the postponement today of the opening game of the major eague baseball season between the Washington Senators and the Bos tonRed Sox The game and all its festivities including the throwing out of the first ball by President Roosevelt were abandoned shortly after noon after a steady downfall through the morning had soaked the American eague ball park The Senators and Red Sox imme diately packed up to leave for Bos ton where another opener is sched uled for tomorrow along with the start of the remainder of the teams n the National and American eagues No other games were sched uled for today President Roosevelt who received s annual league pass this morn ng and observing that his throwing arm was in perfect condition said le would keep in trim to be ready to lurl the first ball when the Sena ors return here April 24 The convenience of the president was considered by Clark Griffith owner of the Senators in postpon ng the game after the showers pre dicted by the weather bureau turned o steady rain and failed to let up Turning Point in BoliviaParaguay Warfare Is Seen Death Estimates Rise After Major Engagement in Gran Chaco ASUNCION Paraguay April 16 estimates mounted today with reports of a major engagement that may prove the turning point in the long Gran Chaco warfare be tween Bolivia and Paraguay Reports of the casualties conflict ed At La Paz capital of Bolivia army leaders said Chaco advices in dicated Paraguayan losses at 1500 men They added that a Paraguayan regimenthad been surrounded with enormous losses Fierce lighting developed several days ago when Paraguayan forces moved from three angles upon Fort Ballivian on the shore of the Pil comayo river This is Bolivias most southerly outpost Before todays reports it had been estimated that 75000 men have been slain or wounded in the per iod of both unofficial and officia war since August 1932 Board of Education to Name Successor to Jessup at Meet DES MOINES April 1G state board of education will con sider appointment of a successor to President Walter A Jessup of the University of Iowa when it meets April 21 and 25 at Iowa City Dr Jessup will leave the university in May to become president of the Carnegie Foundation of the Ad vancement of Teachinsr TWO BANDITS IN SEDAN GO EAST AFTER ROBBERY Neither of Pair Named as John Dillinger by Employes STUART April 16 First National Stuarts only bank was robbed of an estimated S200D by two young men shortly after 9 a m today The men with a woman compan ion were believed headed toward Dexter east nf here They drove a black sedan Pontiac with a silver body stripe It boro an Iowa li cense 131234 The two men carrying revolvers entered the bank about They were extremely nervous Miss Lu cille Lyddon bank employe said Threaten Employe Dont mind us one admonish ed We wont hurt you if youre quiet They threatened the assistant cashier H C Cronkhitt when in formed the time lock on the vault was set Miss Lyddon said He convinced them however that the vault could not be opened The two then scooped up available cash on the counters and fled In the bank at the time of the robbery were Miss Lyddon Cronlt hitt and a patron Miss Maurice Lydon Comes In Another patron Frank Eckardt came in aa the two bandits were leaving The two employes were locked in side the file room of the vault and the twopatrona were locked in a room at the Tear of the bank Miss Lyddou and Cronkhitt gave the alarm from a telephone in the vault room The bandits about 25 or 27 years old were in the bank not more than five minutes Miss Lyddon said One was described as light slender and dressed in a grey suit and grey hat The other short and dark with black moustache wore dark clothing Advance No Guess The bank employes would advance no guess whether either of the bandits resembled the much hunted John Dillinger Their apparent ner vousness and lack of heavy fire arms were taken to indicate inex perience however The woman companion did not come into the bank and wag not seen by the employes She was in the car however when it stopped for gas at a filling station operated by Doc Miller The Iowa department of criminal investigation dispatched two state agents to lead a search for the trio 3es Moines Man to Head Truck Owners DBS MOINES April IB 3avid M Liddle of DCS Moines was named president of the Iowa Truck Owners association organized at a meeting of 500 truck operators here H Hartliep of Sioux City was named vice president Harry C Green of La Porte City second vice and Robert B Case of Waterloo secretary and treasurer The association is expected to ad minister the trucking code in Iowa Favorite Poems This collection of the favorite po ems of America was made by no authors or experts but by the American people themselves A na tionwide vote was taken to deter mine which are the favorite poems of the largest number The booklet was the result The old time poems predominate and there are some of the newer poems Available only through our Washington informa tion bureau Inclose 10 cents in coiu to cover cost and handling charges Use coupon Mason City GIobeGarcttc Information bureau Frederic 1 Ilaskln director Washington D C I inclose herewith 10 cents in coin carefully wrapped for the booklet Americas Favorite Poems Name Street City State Mail to Washington D CM   

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