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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 23, 1934, Mason City, Iowa IS MCM A f T OF I 0 A 1 IVorffe Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AM NORTH iOWAAS NK1GHBOKS VOL XL FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY APRIL 23 1934 Tills PAH2K CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONK NO 168 McGugin Did All He Could If Wirt Affair Is Over If s Not His Fault DILLINGER FLEES AFTER GUNFIGHT By HERBERT PLUMMER ASHINGTON April 23 the now cele brated Wirt inci dent more fa miliarly known in Washington as the dinner party across the Poto mac is to be set down as a closed incident it wont be the fault of a young black haired earnest republi can from Kansas Representative McGugin of Coffeeville who learned his law at the Inns of Court in London and who got his first opportunity at big time investigating in the Wirt case did everything in his power to make the affair a cause celebre It was the 41 year old Kansan who took it upon himself as one of the two minority members of the committee to see that the demo crats didnt pull any fast ones Lehl bach of New Jersey a member of the house for some 16 years longer than his fellow republican occupied a back seat compared with Mc Gugin It was evident from the start that he would muff no opportunities which came his way At Odds With Chairman As a result he was almost con tinually at odds wtih Bulwinkle of North Carolina chairman and OConnor of New York ranking democrat on the committee It seemed at times as if he would come to blows with the latter Mc Gugin never quite forgave OCon nor for accusing him on the floor of the house of inserting a speech in the Congressional Record without permission later Mown that pe given OConi tint the incident still rankled with McGugin The next day they clashed in the committee hearing and for a time it seemed as if only the broad shoulders and huge gavel of Bui winkle kept them apart As it was the hearing was almost disrupted and the chairman had to admonish McGugin to observe the rules of common decency Giving Moneys Worth Nothing on or off the floor of the house daunted him One member of the house figured out how much the Wirt investiga tion had cost and placed the amount at between and 20000 He faced McGugin with his findings on the floor one day when he requested I permission to discuss the Wirt case I want to make sure the people will get their moneys worth Mc Gugin retorted This was the attitude he dis Man Killed as Dust Storm Sweeps Iowa PEDESTRIAN AT ARMSTRONG HIT BY AUTOMOBILE Thornton Plane Crashes Gale Whips Clouds of Dirt A dust storm which Monday resulted in one continued death in North Iowa and caused considerable damage particularly on farms The 20 to 30 mile an hour wind which the dust high into the air was general over Iowa The death resulted at Armstrong when Lawrence John Boland 49 a pedestrian was fatally injured when struck by a car driven by Martin Lund 20 Haifa who said he could not see Boland because of the dust storm Boland was walking to his home from Armstrong about oclock Sunday morning when he was struck He was taken to a phy sicians office recovered con played all the way througluthe in vestigation Others may forget the diner party across the Potomac and everything connected with it but the impression here is that it will be some time before the gen tleman from Kansas permits those within range of his voice to forget SXt FORECAST IOWA Generally fair much cooler temperature at near freezing in north portion pos sibly light frost In the south portion Monday night Tues day fair cooler in the southeast portion MINNESOTA Fair and cold er Monday night Tuesday fair with slowly rising temperature LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at S oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday 63 Minimum in Night 50 At 8 A M Monday 50 Figuresfor 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday 57 Minimum in Night 39 At 8 A M Sunday 49 Trace of Rain Three of the dustiest days since last November have been dealt out to North Iowa handrunning The extent to which the air had become dustladen was demonstrated Sat urday night when the rain drops falling in a brief shower turned out to be mud They left their trade mark on every clean surface glass or metal If windowwashers were organized locally it would have looked like a sure enough conspir acy between and the weather man sciousness for a few minutes but died at 5 oclock Sunday morning Suffered Broken Back A broken back and broken legs were suffered by Boland The body was taken to the home of his par ents at Elkader where funeral serv ices will be held Tuesday in the Catholic church with burial in Strawberry Point Reared in El kader Boland had worked for Clay near Armstrong 10 An airplane crash occurred about five miles southeast of Meservey Sunday afternoon whenWill Win ter Thornton youth attempted to take off The plane arose only a short distance and then plunged down going through a fence Winter was uninjured Bert Frey of Meservey his brotherinlaw wh was with him suffered an injured Turn to Pase Column 1 KRASCHEL CASE TO BE DROPPED Keenan Agrees to Suggestion of Colflesh to Nolle Prosse Charges WASHINGTON April 28 Dismissal of conspiracy charges against Lieut Gov Nelson G Kraschel of Iowa in connection with that states public works pro gram was formally approved today by Joseph B Keenan assistant at torney general Keenan announced he had agreed to the suggestion of Robert W Col flesh United States district attor ney for southern Iowa to nolle arosse the charges against Krasche and Carleton D Beh Des Moines vestment broker Beh was ac quitted recently on a forgery charge growing out of the federal jrand jury investigation of the pub jc works administration Removed From Job Kraschel formerly was secretary of the Iowa public works advisory board and was removed from that position by Secretary Ickes last No vember The two men were charged with conspiring to defraud the govern ment by hindering the functions o the national industrial recovery act The forgery count against Beh grew out of his altering of an application by the city of Ottumwa Iowa fo public works funds Colflesh AU Through Quashing of the charges opens the way far selection of a new dis trict attorney for southern Iowa Colflesh republican candidate for governor has announced completion of pending business Senator Murphy said today he of CAUGHT IN LINCOLN GUN BATTLE Policeman Frank Bobbins one of the officers who engaged in spectacular running gun battle at Lincoln Nebr with three despera does is shown with the man he captured Sam Kivett identified as an exconvict from Galveston Tex One gunman was killed and another wounded and a 14 year old schoolboy was fatally shot Associated Press Remores Awaiting New on Swindle on Game at Fort Dodge CLEAR LAKE April and Mrs H H Remore returned to their home in Clear Lake over the weekend and today awaited further information fromFort Dodge con cerning an investigation resulting from a swindle in which they said they lost The confidence game reached a climax Friday night with the payment of the money after negotiations extending a little more than a week Mr Remore today said the inves tigation had been placed in the hands of the police who had several good clews to work on including complete descriptions of the four men who figured in the confidence game Officers in other towns were notified and are on the lookout for the con men Police at Fort Dodge said they learned that the quartet divided the 56700 before leaving town as torn fragments pf an envelope were found in a local safe The names given by the four men and their addresses all undoubtedly as fictitious as the promised Mr and had not yet given the matter Colfleshs successor consideration but would probably act as soon as Colflesh presents his formal resig nation DBS Asst District Attorney Ray Foun tain said today a written motion to dismiss charges of alleged PWA violations against Lieut Gov N G Kraschel and Carleton D Beh of Des Moines would be filed probably Motion to Be Filed MOINES April 23 Wednesday Fountain said the motion would be filed as soon as he had official confirmation of Assistant Attorney General Joseph B Keenans willing ness that the charge be dropped fortune they Mrs Remore were William McDonald of Spring field 111 F B Winn of Louisville Ky E L Griffith of Fort Dodge and Joe Carter of Tulsa Okla Informations charging the four with obtaining money by false pre tenses were issued Saturday at Fort Dodge In Two Cars The gang left Fort Dodge in two Buick sedans of 1933 or 1934 model bearing Minnesota license plates numbered 194313 and 38216 They may also have had a large coupe bearing Illinois license plates The license numbers of the auto mobiles and complete descriptions of the men were broadcast to officers in Iowa Minnesota Illinois and Ne braska Chief of Police John Loch ray in charge of the investigation of the confidence game said The story told by the Romores is intricate in its ramifications and so fantastic as to rival the wildest imaginings of detective fiction About 10 days ago a man who said he was William McDonald Springfield 111 called on the Re mores at their home in Clear Lake He was a stranger and said he was agent for a Mr Harris whom he described as an oil operator having extensive holdings in oil fields throughout the country Nephew Specialist McDonald told the Remores that Harris had a nephew by the name of Parker who was a specialist in diseases of the gall bladder and liv er and desired to open an emergen cy hospital in Clear Lake where he planned to establish his home and practice Harris wished to buy the home as a gift for his nephew whom he had educated and supported Mc Donald said The Remores advised McDonald that their home was not for sale Turn to Injc 2 Column 1 SILVER SLOG TO DEFY PRESIDENT Decides to Demand Senate Passage of Bill Over F R Opposition WASHINGTON April 23 The senate silver bloc decided to day at an informal meeting to de mand enactment of the Dies silver bill in mandatory form despite the opposition of President Roosevelt Almost a score of senators at tended the conference at which the decision was reached but only half of them were still on hand when the vote was taken The vote was preceded by a round table discussion in which Senator Thomas D Okla led the move to continue the campaign for manda tory legislation and Senator Pitt nian D Nev advocated seeking legislation the president will stand Report on Refusal Thomas reported to the group the presidents refusal at a conference Saturday to agree to mandatory legislation but members of the committee who conferred with tho chief executive said he not threaten a veto Senators attending the conference today expresed their views one by one and then listened to a series of brief talks by outsiders including Father Charles E Coughlin of De troit advocating silver legislation The house today defeated an at tempt to force consideration of the McLeod bill to pay off depositors in closed banks Quick agreement on the Jones Costigan sugar control bill was pre dicted by democratic leaders as sen ate and house conferees attempted to compose their differences on the legislation It was understood only two sen SOMEONE MUST PLAN FOR U S SAYS WALLACE Wirt Charges Noted in Arbor Day Speech in Nebraska City NEBRASKA CITY Nebr April 23 Wallace said in sn address today that if tlie nation is to recover it is necessary that some agency of society do what ever planning is necessary to pre vent the suicide iff society Speaking at the home of J Ster ling Morton secretary of agricul turel in the second administration of President Cleveland Wallace paid tribute to the ideals of Mor ton founder of Arbor day and re lated the late secretarys forestry experiments to economic experi ments of the present j Not Much Resistance There is not much resistance nowadays to attempt to modify na ture Wallace said but when you get over into the realm of human relations into economics for in stance and propose new rales for he economic game in the interest f the many then it is that you hear groans of dismay from those vho in the past have made the ules and profited by their making There are a few articulate in dividuals he added whose inter pretations pf what this administra arpTjjrfADOttt as tofornwtl about as imaginative as that idea of he benighted geographers in Mor tons day in calling all the country west of the Missouri the great American desert Speaks of Wirt He spoke of charges made re cently by Dr William A Wirt school superintendent of Gary Ind hat a movement was on foot to overthrow the present government and replace President Roosevelt with a dictator Because the administration has sought to change the rules he said the Hoosier schoolmaster from Gary was picked up by the repre sentatives of regimentation of a by jone age and built into a 10 days hope being that hrough subtle regimentation of public opinion it might be possible o make it appear that the propon ents of the new deal in their at emt to change the rules regarding lariffs money and corporate in fluence were striving to undermine he foundations of the republic with communistic ideas Enemies of Republic The enemies of the republic Wal lace said are those organizers of public opinion and those politicians vho knowingly and hypocritically endeavor to place the tag of com munism on liberal democratic prin iples in order that they may gain votes or preserve inordinate prof The sin of the present admin istration the agriculture secretary said has been that we have inter preted the rules of the game differ ently than they have been inter preted during the greater part of the last 70 years The present administration he said has sought during the pasl year to bury the mistakes of the farm board and will do its utmosl to lighten the penalties of that ex periment so that the transition from the unsound surplus condition created by the farm board to sound export relationship anc WRITER SUCCUMBS ate amendments still divided the conferees Expect No Trouble Senator Costigan DColo and Representative Jones co authors of the bill said they expect ed no difficulty in reaching a settle ment House members were understood to object to senate action in amend ing the bill to provide for regula tion rather than elimination of chile labor in sugar production Chairman Fletcher of the senate bankingcommittee today introduce a bill to postpone for a year th divorce ol security affiliates from national banks and separation o investment and deposit banking b pate bankers Former Teacher in U S Branded Spy ABO Finland April 23 ArvicI Werner Jacobson forme Michigan school teacher was sen tenced to five years imprisonraen today as a spy Trio Fights 2nd Battle at St Paul FEDERAL AGENT AND BYSTANDER SLAIN IN BATTLE Seizes Car in South St Paul Heads Southeast pour Wounded as Band Evades Police Trap OSAGE April 28 Charles Sweney 91 prominent local resident and writer of a number of childrens poems and pioneer stories ol historical value died Sunday at the home of her daughter Mrs Herbert Kildec of Ames Her husband a Civil veteran preceded her in death She leaves two chil dren Marshal of St Paul and Mrs Kildee of Ames and six grandchildren Funeral services will be held at the home here Tuesdav tlie Kev Frank W Miller 3n ST PAUL April 23 ities said they believed three men thought to be Dillingerr gangsters who escaped early today from a hideout near Mercer Wis were at tempting to reach a hideout here when they encountered officers at St Paul Park eight miles southeast of here shortly before noon today The trio esaped after a running gun battle with three Dakota coun ty deputy sheriffs and a Hastings policeman and a few minutes lat er the entire area south of St Paul from the Mississippi river to the St Croix was being combed for them by an army of Twin Cities police federal agents state crime bureau men and deputies from two coun ties Seize Another Car The gang seized a Ford VS coach at 1 p m from Roy F Fran cis South St Paul district manager for a power company He was ac companied by his wife and baby Not far from South St Paul a Tord coupe pulled up in front of his car to block the road Three men ot out one holding a pistol Get out the leader commanded Francis and his wife turn around stand over by the side of the road and everything will be all right Mr and Mrs Francis obeyed There were no threats nor rough language Francis said Head for Hastings The gang climbed into automobile and sped southeast to wards Hastings Fingerprint experts were sent to the scene immediate in Wisconsin MERCER Wis April 23 Leaving two dead and four wound ed in the wake of their retreat ohn Dillinger and three of his guu earing henchmen were scurrying1 or shelter today following their ensational escape from a trap laid y federal agents At least three of the fleeing des eratiocs one of them possibly Dil inger himself shot it out shortly icfore nooneight miles southeast if St Paul Minn with a deputy heriff They escaped however but lolice were on the lookout for them quads patrolling the highways guns cocked ready for action Officers on Trail Their escape in s fusillade of hots from the Little Bohemia tav m nine miles southeast of Mercer ate last night sent the desperate gunmen fleeing over roads soft rom melting snow two score offi cers trailing them as best as pos sible in the hope their capture could be effected In the gunplay a government agent and a CCC worker were killed and two of the latters com panions a department of justice agent and a constable were wounded Three young women were left be hind and surrendered when tlie be seiging forces filled the sprawling building housing living quarters a bar and a healthy balance of supply with de mand can be made gradually and at the least cost to the wheat grow ers Wallace declared payments to Increase He predicted that benefit pay ments to wheat farmers will be larger during the marketing year beginning June 1 and that some funds may be used to stimulate wheat exports Our act makes possible an ad justment of benefit payments to offset adjustments in price Wal lace said Indications are that this year we will have considerably larger benefit payments Among the possibilities wouldbe the use of the 4 or 5 cents of this amount to keep wheat exports moving within our 90000000 bushel quota under the world wheat agreement Woman Shoots Self OTTUMWA April 23 Gladys Funs 41 wife of John Funs of tlie Fuhs Bottling company was dead today as a result of self in flicted gunshot wounds yesterday Hull Says F R Recovery Policy Avoids Extreme Denies Dictatorship Talk in Talk to Newsmen Upon Middle Course NEW YORK April 23 Cor dell Hull secretary of state today named a middle course recovery policy of sound liberalism as the very essence of the new deal Standing beiore publishers and others gathered at the annual lun cheon of the Associated Press Hull tossed aside talk of dictatorship The Roosevelt rehabilitation pro gram he said would preserve all the fundamentals of popular gov ernment It is never wise said Hull es pecially n a time of crisis to heark en too much to the extreme reac tionary or the extreme radical Enthrone No Dictators We enthroned no dictators We made no secret trades with private self interest merely drew together the different and scattered groups of democracy into a common effort openly conceived openly discussed openly chosen The tall soft spoken secretary of state expressed confidence that what he called Mr Roosevelts mid dle course between extremes would result in recovery restoration and rehabilitation which would embrace the rights and liberties of the indi vidual and the progressive improve ment of the social and material con dition of the masses Discussing matters of the press Hull declared the service given by a free press was of incalculable value Along Right Lines The gathering and dissemination of news along right lines he add ed constituted a powerful influ ence for international understand ing friendship and peace The most serious threats against peace today he said are in those parts of the world where the press is controlled by government offi cials who have power either to de clare war or to force war Most of the diplomatic chieftains address centered upon the Roose velt administrations aims and hopes and the pitfalls it hoped to avoid Credit Preservation Among the recovery objectives named by him were preservation of the national credit balancing of the budget as early as is practicable avoidance of schemes for inflation permanent exchange stabilization and monetary arrangements and general improvement in working conditions and wages and neces sary governmental regulation for Turn to Inffft 2 Column 5j doned near the scene The gunfight started when a dep uty sheriff attempted to stop a cai with a Wisconsin license near St Paul Padk The occupants of the ca opened fire without warning one bullet piercing the top of the dep utys automobile Mercer Wis where the gunfighl with Dillinger occurred last nighl and early today is approximately 230 miles northeast of St Paul Miss Burroughs Says She Was Not Told of 1928 Contributions WASHINGTON April 23 Miss Ada L Burroughs testified to day in District of Columbia supreme court that she had no knowledge of 1928 contributions made to Bishop James Cannon Jr by Edwin C Jameson New York insurance exe cutive except the 17300 that was reported to the clerk of the house FOUR MICHIGAN CONVICTS BREAK Three Life Prisoners Among Fugitives From Prison at Michigan City MICHIGAN CITY Ind April 23 prisoners three of them serving life terms escaped from th Michigan City prison during th weekend prison officials revealei today Leland Phillips 26 serving a lif term for murder and Noah Seals serving a three year sentence fo second degree burglary escape some time Saturday from the priso farm west of Michigan City Bot are white men Two Negroes Willard Butler 37 and Charles Irwin 38 both serving life terms for murder escaped Sun day Butler had been employed as cook at the home of Warden Louis Kunkel on the prison grounds and Irwin was a janitor in the prison barber shop Butler and Irwin had only to walk away from the prison as their duties took them beyond the insti tution walls Phillips and Seals however were reported to have been under guard at the farm to which they had been detailed for special work Warden Kunkel said in investi gation would be made to determine how Phillips and Seals escaped Phillips was sentenced to the pri son in September 1926 from Rich mond for the slaying of Frank Buck Butler was sentenced from Danville Hendricks county in Sep tember 1925 Irwin from Indian apolis in September 1922 and Seals from Rockport Spencer county in September 1932 Police of the various cities were notified of the escape of the pris oners and were asked to watch for them The came to grips with the Dillinger gangabout 10 oclock last night The first victim how ever was a bystander He was Eu gene Boisoneau killed by the fed eral agents fire as he and two com panions drove away from the re sort The shots warned Dillinger and his band who it was later discov ered had arrived at the resort last Friday and had taken forcible pos session of it mounting a machine gun on the roof and postinglook outs in military fashion They fled out a rear door and into the thick Wisconsin woods The band separated at once 3 Commandeer Car Three of the men turned up a few minutes later at Mitchells resort commandeered a car and drove off ahead of the federal men One other carrying a stubby machine gun over his arm ran into another Turners resort and demanded Al vin Turner furnish a car Before Turner could reply a car containing two government men and a constable drew up outside Shouting whos that the lone deperado ran out to face the gov ernment men and opened a stream of bullets from his machine gun Critically Wounded W Carter Baum a Chicago fed eral agent was killed Constable Carl C Christensen of Spider Lake Wis was critically wounded and J C Newman of Chicago a depart ment of justice agent was grazed by a bullet Thus before midnight the gun play had taken two lives and left Turn to Inirc 2 Column 2 Care of the Feet Mason City GlobeGazette Information bureau Frederic J Ilaskin director Washington D C I enclose 10 cents in coin carefully wrapped for the booklet on Care of the Feet Name Street City State Mail to Washington U C An overwhelming majority of the American people have foot trouble of one kind or another This was re vealed strikingly when the con scripts were given their physical ex aminations at the time an army was being mobilized and trained for the World war Physicians and pod iatrists say that there is no excuse for this since practically all fool ills are due to ignorance careless ness or neglect Send for Care of the Feet today and learn tho 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