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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 21, 1934, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AJLL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XL FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY APRIL 21 1934 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OK TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 167 Many Faces Will Be New 32 Senators Will Defend Seats at Election By HERBERT A SHIN GTON April 21 Discussions o f the congressional elections this year usually cen ter around the fact that the en tire membership of the house must fight for its seats while thought Is given the situa tion in the sen ate Yet 32 sena 14 demo crats 17 repub licans and one farmer are faced with expiration of their terms within the year For some of these adjournment of the present session may mean the end of their political careers The names of some have figured large in every mention of political happenings in Washington for years back They have come to be regarded almost as permanent fix tures around the capitol A year or so ago they apparently were so firmly entrenched in their home states as to seem unbeatable Men such as Fess of Ohio and Reed of Pennsylvania are included in this category Many on Anxious Seat Changed conditions as well as inter and intra party controversies have put many of them on the anxious seat For the first time in many years they arc skeptical of their ability to hold on for aiiother term Veteran observers blinked In amazement in 1932 when they saw old timers such at Watson of Indi ana Moses of New Hampshire and Smoot of Utah relegated to political oblivion They are prepared for al most anything now Only Hiram Johnson of Califor nia among thisgroup really can be said to be riding With the blessing of the Roosevelt forces resting squarely on hia head ap parently he will have little difficul ty in returning to the senate for an other term He is the only one of the Roosevelt how ever thus far to be so favored Cutting of New Mexico and La Follette of Wisconsin both support ers of the president in the 1932 campaign apparently must fight for their political lives unassisted Dark for G O 1 Under ordinary circumstances It would saem that the senate would be the logical place for the repub licans to attempt to stage a come back While the democrats expect to lose some of their strength in the house no one believes their huge majority there will be overthrown There are more republicans sena tors up for reelection however than democrats This added to the fact of the 17 at least two are irregulars makes the outlook only darker for them An increased democratic major ity in the senate for the next con gress seems inevitable Iowa Truck Owners to Meet April 29 DES MOINES April 21 The Iowa Truck Owners associa tion will hold a state meeting here April 29 Throe hundred representa tives from 18 counties met in dis trict meeting last night to discuss NRA provisions for truckers Tax Receipts Upon Inheritances Large DES MOINES April 21 State Treasurer Wegman reported inheritance tax receipts for the first three weeks of April were nearly double the entire April receipts of in 1933 Wea FORECAST IOWA cloudy und wanner Saturday night Sun lay partly cloudy sifghtly warmer in south nnd extreme cast Partly cloudy and warmer showers In north west portion Saturday nfght Sunday fair somewhat cooler In north portion LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 21 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning jUavimum Frldiiy 45 Minimum In Nlglit 2t At 8 A M Saturday 41 Snowfall Trace ZOOK OFFERED S U I PRESIDENCY Sankey Held in Boettcher Case WOMAN HELD IN ST PAUL AfjER HER INDICTMENT Faces Conspiracy Charge in South Dakota in Kidnaping ST PAUL April 21 on a charge of conspiracy in con nection with the kidnaping of Charles Boettcher II Denver Mrs Alvina Ruth Kohler a sisterinlaw of Verne Sankey was arrested In St Paul last night and held pend ing arrangements for her removal to Sioux Falls S Dak Mrs Kohler a sister of Fern Mae Sankey wife of the outlaw in dicted on the same charge was in dicted by the district court in South Dakota March 24 Werner Hanni head of the district office of the de partment of justice here announced this morning Hold Removal Hearing Arrangements were being made to conduct a removal hearing be fore a federal judge today According to a copy of the com plaint received by George F Sulli van United States district attorney Mrs Kohler together with Verne Sankey Carl W Pearce Fern Mae Sankey alias Mrs Verne Sankey and Arthur Youngberg conspired between June 22 1932 and April 1 to kidnap Charles Boettcher II and hold him for ransom The indictment argea they transported Boettcher irom Deliver through the state ofWyoming and state of South Dakota Boettcher was seized Feb 12 1933 ane released after payment of the iansom Letters to Boettcher Mrs Kohler according to the complaint is alleged tohave been present when Pearce prepared on a typewriter various letters and mes sages to be delivered to Claude 1C Boettcher settingforth the terms and conditions of the ransom pay ment and release and return of the victim Present also the complaint charges was her sister Mrs Verne Sankey The notes are alleged to have been prepared between Feb 12 and May 1 1933 at the residence of Mr and Mrs Sankey Sankey IIungel Himself Sankey himself committed sui cide by hanging in the South Da kota penitentiary on the eve of his arraignment on the kidnaping charge He had confessed participa tion after he was picked up in Chi cago Gordon Alcorn arrested a short time later subsequently was sen tenced to life imprisonment in the federal penitentiary at Leaven worth on his plea of guilty in con nection with the abduction INDICTED BY U S State Senator Oscar son above of North Dakota one of nine persons in cluding Gov William Langer indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of exactingpolitical contributions from relief work Vress 2 NEW ATTACKS ON SMALL GIRLS 9 Year Old Boy Held for Beating and Stabbing Another Escapes CHICAGO April 21 new attacks on small girls alarmed school authorities today and spur red them into redoubled action against juvenile delinquency in Chi cago The victims of the attacks both reported last night from the same north side neighborhood were Viola Betty Fenders 4 and Peggy Jane Hanson 5 Viola was lured to a garage where she was beaten and stabbed with a heavy steel file Kenneth Palmetter 9 arrested shortly af terward confessed to the attack police said He was taken to the jenile home Peggy Jane was criminally as saulted Her assailant an uniden tified red haired boy about 15 es caped He took her to the rear of an apartment building Aroused by the two latest at tacks and the death last week of Dorette years old who was lured to an abandoned ice house by George Rogalski 13 school offi cials called psychiatrists to help In the drive to stamp out juvenile crime A psychiatric survey probably will be one of the first steps Gov Langer and Seven Others to Arraigned in Federal Court for Conspiracy Given Continuance FARGO N April 21 P Gov William Langer and seven others were arraigned before United States District Judge An drew Miller at 10 a m today and were granted a continuance until May 7 at which time they will enter their pleas or present motions covering the indictments under which they were brought to court The whole proceedings lasted only 14 minutes Governor Langer first to be called up as the court clerk read the list of indicted men took a po sition in the middle of the court floor before the judge Others called up in order until eight of the nine indicted were In line Oscar Erick publisher of The ad ministration newspaper was ab sent because of illness nnd was given the privilege of making a lat er appearance The men are charged with con spiracy to extrot funds from per sons paid with funds of the United States government and with con spiring to block the orderly oper ation of an act of congress The nine were indicted by a fed eral grand jury here which Investi gated allegations federal relief workers were forced to contribute to the support of The Seven of those indicted were con nected with the publication Governor Langer was removed by Federal Relief Administrator HarryHopkins as head of North Dakota federal relief activities before the inquiry started Wheelock Sentence Suspended but Car Driving Forbidden DES MOINES April 2t Gov Clyde L Herring today sus pended a jail sentence of Lewis F Wheelock Des investment broker Wheelock had been tried and ac quitted on a charge of manslaughter but had been convicted of driving a motor vehicle while intoxicated The governor suspended the one year jail sentence on the latter charge on the condition that a fine be paid in full He also specified that Wheelock shall not under any condition drive a motor vehicle nor engage in the use of intoxicating liquors Wheelock was paroled to the Rev Stoddord Lane of Des Moines Acting Postmaster at Jewell Chosen WASHINGTON April 21 The postoffice department today an nounced the appointment of Charles A Nelson as acting postmaster at Jewell Iowa Farley Gives Defense for Cdncelation Speaks of Political Sniping Following His Action NEWARK N April 21 Postmaster General James A Far ley today stoutly defended the can celation of airmail contracts in a speech delivered at the laying of the cornerstone of the new postoffice and federal building The contract cancelations Farley said have been deliberately mis construed and misrepresented in some quarters and have brought ou much political When one goes behind the fogs and smoke screens raised by selfish financial and political interests he finds that these contracts were con ceived and executed by collusion and fnaucl and that millions of dollars of the taxpayers money were be ing distributed to selected groups in violation of the plain mandate of the law that such contracts could only be let by competitive he said Vowerful Interests Some of the concerns whose con tracts were canceled were owned or affiliated with powerful banking in terests holding and manufacturing companies Unconscionable profits had been made and exorbitant salaries and bonuses had been derived from stock promotions based oil these fraudulent contracts The system in yogife was and dishonest and It was my plain duty Xunder heilvt ai rmail sys teni on honest and legal basis r Minutes of Meeting has been said in the air mall propaganda that the airmail contracts were anulled without a hearing As a matter of fact when the contracts were the postoffice department was in pos session of written minutes of the meetings of the airmail contractors which showed conclusively that there had been collusion between the contractors themselves and be tween the contractors and the of ficials of the postoffice department and the contracts thus executed were fraudulent and were entered into without competitive bidding as required by law The administration is earnestly seeking to put into niiect a sound and legal airmail policy and to cor relate all the phisea of aviation In which the government la interested into a constructive SLAHUUNMAN IS IDENTIFIED Prison Fugitive Named as Man Who Robbed Bank in Oklahoma LINCOLN April 21 A gunman slain in a runninggun fight here yesterday was identified through fingerprints today as Au brey Ray of Anson Texas fugitive convict b His two companions were held pending the outcome of the fight for xrfe f 12 year oltl Marshall wounded by a stray bul let fired from the gunmens auto mobile Walter Schroeder state finger print expert announced the defin ite identification after comparing fingerprints taken soon after the man was killed yesterday by of ficers with copies of prints of the former Texas convict on record here Identified tw The man also was identified by C R Wallace president of the Farmers State bank of Bethany as one of the men who rob bed his institution of Thurs day morning Wallace identified Walter Dean 28 wounded and n the state penitentiary hospital here as another of the Bethany holdup gang Sam Rl volte 11 also captur ed after the gun battle which start ed on Lincolns main street and car ried out Into open country was thought to have been the driver of the robbers machine Dean declined to discuss the Ok lahoma robbery but told officers slain gunman was Ray Boy Clings to fc Luceen Marshall school boy who was shot In the abdomen near the start of the chase of the gunmen Turn to Jme 1 Column 3 OFFICIALS PROBE SWINDLING CASE AT FORT DODGE Clear Lake R e 1 a 11 v es Have No Report of Theft FORT DODGE April 21 Police today were searching for B L Griffith F B Wynn William McDonald and a man named Carter In connection with an alleged con fidence game in which Mr and Mrs H H Remore of Clear Lake report ed they had lost in a Fort Dodge hotel late Friday ajght The men wanted are driving two Buick sedans bearing Minnesota license plates According to the story the Re mores told local police the men started the deal around April 1 when McDonald called at their home at Clear Lake wanting to buy a residence peal Falls Through The deal seemed to fall through at that time but Uie Remores said they received a telephone call from Fort Dodge April 17 asking them to come to Fort Dodge to look at some property In a restaurant here soxCral days ago McDonald found1 a purse while at lunch with the Remores They examined the contents the Remores told found a certifled to Frank here gave them some Inside Information on racing affairs Sold Securities told them they would have to show evidence of financial standing and gave them until April 21 to show evidence of credit so that they could come in on the racing game The Remores declared they sold securities to raise the necessary money They said they turned over in bills to Mc Donald and Wynn Friday night They became suspicious when Mc Donald nnd Wynn left the hotel on an excuse and did not return They then reported the affair to the po lice No Word nt Clear Ijike CLEAR LAKE April dren of Mrs H H Remore by her first marriage stated they Kid re ceived no communication of the fin ancial losa to alleged swindlers which Mr and Mrs Remore suffered at Fort Dodge Mr Remore was reared in Northwood and worked In Mason City before coming here Mr and Mrs Rerncrc were mar ried about two months ago at Clear Lake Mrs Remore was Mrs Henry Clausen before her marriage Her children said that Mr nnd Mrs Re more had gone to Fort Dodge Fri day on business The time of their return is uncertain ROBIN PECKS SIX DAYS AT WINDOW NASHUA April robin which has been peckingat Its re flection n a window at the Dr John McDannell residence for the past six clays stopped today Mrs McDannell placed a basket of flow ers on an Inside ledge of the win dow anti this broke the reflection whioh hired the robin The pecking of the bird was noted by Mrs Mc DanneJ when she heard t as she worked in the kitchen Coe College Prexy Heads Commission CHICAGO April 21 M Gage president of Coe college was renamed chairman of the commis sion on fnstltutiona of higher learn nJT by the North Central Associa tion of Colleges and Secondary Schools Dr R E Hughes president of Iowa State college was nomi nated for first vice president of the association the nomination tanta mount to election Ask Delay in Naming County Pension Board DES MOINES April 21 County board of supervisors were requested by the Iowa age assist ance commission today to delay ap pointment of county old age pension boards until regulations have been worked out for administering the new pension Jaw OFFERED STATE U PRESIDENCY DR XOOK SILVER ACTION PLANISSOUGHT Hope Expressed by Harrison After Senators Confer With President WASHINGTON April 21 Hope that a plan of administration action requiring no legislation can be worked out to aid the status of silver was expressed todny by Sen ator Harrison the acting democrat ic leader following a conference of silver senators with President Roosevelt No definite conclusions were reached at the conference and It was said by both the white house and the senators that further meet ings would be legislation It IH generally understood that President Roosevelt does not wish silver legislation enacted preferr ing instead to approach the problem on an international rather thnn ix domestic basis Harrison told reporters it was his view that the chief executive al ready has sufficient authority to go ahead with extensive purchases of to use the silver thun ac quired as backing for currency Jcrsoniil Approval This power Is given Mr velt by the monetary amendments to the agricultural act passed soon after the president was Harrison expressed personal ap proval of the Dies bill already pass ed by the house under which unle of agricultural surpluses abroad would be mntle with silver at a premium over its world price USED MONEY IN PRIVATE ESTATE Cannon Says Funds Went for Personal Obligations and Campaign Purposes WASHINGTON Ajjril Bishop lames testi fied Hoday to a District of Colum bia jury that hehad used money Crom an estate of was executor for personal obligation and for campaign purposes in his effort to defeat Alfred E Smith for president A little later the Southern Meth odist churchman Intervened with a no nnd a shake of His hend when his attorney Robert H McNeill threatened to ask for a mistrial Hciiteil Argument This was preceded by a heated argument between opposing counsel duringwhich the word trickery was hurled back and forth John J Wilson the government prosecutor had been questioning Cannon about the estate of Mary C Moore Ho asked the bishop If he had money from It in his pos session at the beginning of the 1928 campaign Cnnnon testified ho had some but could not recall the amount Did you use it for campaign purposes Kept It on I kept it on hand and used It as I saw the bishop said Did you exhaust the Moore es tate money in your possession for campaign purposes Wither for that or for personal Cannon answered U S EDUCATION CHIEF WOULD SUCCEED JESSUP Board Is Unanimous in Offering Position to Educator DAVENPORT April 21 CfTVDr George F Zook director of tho United States bureau of education has been Invited to become presi dent of tho State University of Iowa George T Baker president of the state board of education an nounced today President Baker said that the board was unanimous in its action to Invite Dr Zook to become tho successor of President Walter A Jessup The wisdom of the board re peats Mr Baker added Outstanding Appointments Jessup Hughes of the State college and Latham of tho Teach era college were outstanding ap pointments The board is now to bo congratulated In callingto the Uni versity of Iowa the emminent Dr look of Washington to become the successor of President Jessup i It la understood that an carlV to the invi ftlf said than hat he declined to comment on the boards choice until the meeting of and 25 IOWa Clty 2 Mr Zook gave an addrcsstFridav acatfonal In Chicago receiving ho wof intSffit was Our Youth Proh S r an Inspection of the a f lnal at Saturday Appointed In 1933 Dr Zook was appointed of the United States Bureau at on in 1933 by President volt and took office on fJuy lOf that year He succeeded Dr William John Coopei Dr 2ook resigned president of Akron to accept the federal post a naUve of ree the following year He received hia doctor of philosophy verait Pledge Parity Prices to Wheat Program Backers WASHINGTON April 21 Uneasiness of the wheat martctt with a downward trend in the past week brought from farm adminis tration officials today a reassurance to farmers that parity would be maintained to cooperators in the wheat reduction program They pointed out the possibility of increasing processing taxes and senefit payments during the mar keting year starting June 1 if wheat should drop to a low level The likelihood that taxes and pay would be Increased in the im mediate future was discounted of ficials pointing out that changes if and when they nre made would be n response to longtime trends of the market rather than brief spurts up or down K As an example they pointed out that when the market jumped up to record high levels last spring for a brief period the payments were maintained at the level origin ally set If the processing tax should be increased June 1 after a hearing it was considered possible that it might bo raised from the present 30 cents a bushel to between 40 and 45 cents The benefit payments made to producers who reduce their wheat production by 15 per cent are de fined in the agricultural adjustment act as parity payments designed to bring the price to farmers up to the 1920 level They can be increas ed or decreased to maintain parity at the discretion of the secretary of agriculture o 1020 Dr Zook served us professor of history at P0nn f whcti ne was ap pointed chief of the division of higher education in the United States bureau of education From Whos Who The following is the description Dr Zook contained in Whos Who In ZOOK George Frederick educa O9r oo ra ScottKansas April son of and Helen Follenius Zook A University of Kansas 1906 A 1907Ph Cornell university 1914 mar ried Susie Gant of Lincoln Nebr Aug 21 1911 Fellow In European history University of Kansas 1906 1007 assistant In modern European history Cornell university 190709 Instructor of same at Pennsylvania State college 190911 traveling fellow in Europe Cornell university Turn to fage Column S Care of trie Feet An overwhelming majority of tbo American people have foot trouble of one kind or another This was re vealed strikingly when the con scripts we re given their physical ex aminations at the time an army was beingmobilized and trained for the World war Physicians and pod iatrists say that there is no excuse for this since practically all foot ills are due to ignorance careless ness or neglect Send for Care of the Feet today and learn the les son that everyone should know Use coupon Mason City 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