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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 5, 1934, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home ILQN E R I 3 MEM 6 ART DfPT OF lOvt I r I HOME EDITION TUB NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS I VOL XL FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAYMAY 5 1934 Tins PAPEK CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 179 Speaker Has Lost Power House Has Finished Revolution Begun in 1910 YOUTH HELD IN EXTORTION PLOT By HERBERT PLUMMER ASHINGTON May 5 De spite criticism of the house lead ership of the present cong3ss it may be set down that one of the greatest par liamentary revo lutions to his tory has been completed under its regime The seventy third congress finished the task begun in in the sixtieth congress when the movement to strip the speaker of his czaristic powers was launched Time was when the speaker dom inated every function of the house Under Speakers Reed and Uncle Joe Cannon the post attained such preeminence as almost to over shadow the presidency itself The late Champ Clark once sak that when he arrived to serve in the house he was introduced to 1 Speaker Reed Clark mentioned the I name of his predecessor who had I served four years under Reed Ispeakership Reed said he was un lable to recall ever having heard o Ihim Congressional High Hat Former representative Victor Murdock of Kansas a member of lithe house when Uncle Joe Can rnon was speaker once wrote that Cannon held even his party col I leagues in such slight esteem po tliUcally that he was accustomed to them in the corridors and without so much as ac their greetings nis parliamentary revolution i in 1910 has proceeded slow jfeil the present congress when lanafer of the control pi party Mason City Tops All Winners at Music Contest Ibcratte caucus snfl obtained adop I tibn of the proposal that did the I job New Members Heard Raineys proposal was for the election of a steering committee by the democratic caucus to which are referred questions of party policy and expediency Ever since the sixtysixth con gress through the efforts of James R Mann of Illinois the republicans have had such a committee They have at each succeeding congress readopted such a system because it has proved effective and satisfac tory It was not until Rainey became speaker iu the present congress however that the democrats insti tuted such a reform Through these steering commit tees elected by party caucuses and subject to recall at will the newest member of the house is able to ex press his views and register his as effectively in the formula tion of party programs as the old est member or the highest ranking member of its most important com mittee Appointed Postmaster WASHINGTON May 5 postoffice department announced the appointment of Arthur G Bu chanan as acting postmaster of Lime Springs Iowa Jfr Wed FORECAST IOWA Generally lair Satur day night and Sunday cooler In northeast portion Saturday night somewhat warmer Sun day In extreme east MINNESOTA Fair in south increasing cloudiness in north cooler along Lake Superior and In extreme southeast rising temperature in northwest Sat urday night Sunday partly cloudy to cloudy possibly local showers In north rising temper ature in east and extreme south LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 84 hour perior ending at 8 oclock Maximum 85 Minimum In Night 57 At 8 A M 73 WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO May 5 outlook for the period May 7 to 12 For the upper Mississippi and lower Missouri valleys and the northern and central great plains no general precipitation indicated but Bom3 local showers likely espe cially in north portions tempera tures mostly above normal LAKE BAND AND ORCHESTRA ARE HIGH IN CLASS B Mohawk School Only One to Get 15 Superior Excellent Ranks IOWA CITX May City topped the list of 135 entries in the state high music festival today with six superior and nine excellent awards It was the only school to win first or second high ratings in 15 events Mason City won the highest hon ors without entering the orchestra or concert band competition having qualified for the national band competition at Des Moines by win ning a superior here last year All of the Des Moines schools automatically qualified for the na tional band contest because the capital city will be host so were not represented in band events lere Iowa City was second on the honor list with 14 superior or cx elle1it awards Start for Home The last group from Mason City attending the contest left Iowa City early Saturday afternoon and was scheduled to arrive home at about 6 oclock Saturday evening Mason City yesterday received superior in bassoon solo with Dor othy Evans as the participant and In the woodwind group Members this gftup are Orris Herfindahl end DojrKUtsch clarinetists Jack L1 alto clarinetist Ralston French Born player and iJorothyBittner bassoonists Several excellent ratings were also won by Mason City Other North Iowa high schools also maintained the reputation of that section of the state Clear Lake garnered three superior rankings including both band and orchestra in Class B Two superior rankings each were garnered by Osage Charles City and Cresco Calls Band Rehearsal No sooner had the Mason City instrumental soloists reached Ma son City than Carleton L Stewart director called a rehearsal of the band in preparation for the national contest at Des Moines The or chestra is also preparing for na tional competition to be held at Ot tawa Kans In three events Mason City was directly qualified for the national without state competition These included band and orchestra and clarinet solo with Orris Her findahl as the representative in the latter event Prominent winners were Super ior Mason CityS Roosevelt Des Moines 6 North Des Moines4 Iowa City 5 West Waterloo 2 K Abraham Lincoln Council Bluffs 3 S Clear Lake 3 Central Sioux City2 S Burlington 1 9 Logan 1 East Des Moines2 2 East Waterloo2 1 Osage2 1 Charles City2 5 Northwood 1 3 Cresco 2 In addition to these North lowans capturing honors were Eagle Grove with two excellents EstherviUe with three and Ricevile Manly and Clarion each one Lu verne had one superior Summaries Excel lent 9 6 S Albert Fat Riely former mascot of the St Paul baseball team was Indicted on a charge that ho accompanied John Dillinger and John Hamil ton to a physician for treatment of gunshot wounds Associated Press French horn James iraas Dubuque excellent Arlo Knowles Roosevelt Des Moines Maynard Odden Mason City Ferdinand Masberg East Wa Tum to Page 2 Column 3 MIDWEST STILL AWAITING RAIN Hope of Showers Held Out Farm States ExceptTfowa DES MOINES May 5 Promised rains that didnt fall kep the midwest farm belt scowling out over sunburnt fields today wonder ing just how much longer the with ering drought will last Government forecasters foresaw no certainty of rain in Iowa today although they predicted continuec cloudiness North Iowa was clear and sunny Minnesota was prom ised possible local showers and so were South Dakota Illinois Mis souri North Dakota and Wisconsin Nebraska got the disquieting news of generally fair for today while Kansas may be partly over cast Showers Help Little Scattered showers that fell ye terday in seven middle western states did little to relieve crop con ditions although previous rainfal reports indicate that the drough in Nebraska Kansas and South Da kota has been temporarily broken Reports from county agents in 4 of the 53 counties in North Dakot show that considerable reseeding o grain will be necessary over larg areas of the state and that ther will be a marked decrease in acrej age compared to last year Crop prospects outside of the Red River valley are far from promising the reports said Replies to Questionnaire I The reports are replies to a ques tionnaire sent out by Dr H L Walster director of the extension division of the North Dakota agri cultural college at Fargo Wind storm in the state have dur ing the last two or three weeks taken a heavy toll in some areas blowing seed from the ground or burying it so deep it has no chance to reach the surface Slight rainfall in almost all sec tions of Nebraska moisture ranging downwards from two inches in NO CHANCE SEEN BYAAAHEADSOF FOOD SHORTAGE Wallace Denies Plan of Crop Reduction One of Starvation WASHINGTON May 5 ecretary of Agriculture Wallace and his aides cast a sharp weather ye today toward crop damagf vrought by drougth and wind in he farm belt but they smiled at alk of a possible food shortage The agricultural adjustment ad ministration chiefs acknowledged hat they are watching with mere han usual interest for the monthly rop report due May 10 They are anxious to determine how severe the weather damage vill be and to check on acreage reduction by farmers who signed iroduction control contracts Tallt ot Shortage Talk of an actual shortage ol ood has been heard from the mid vest Officials declared flatly in ans ver that fears of any starvation situation were groundless Secretary Wallace asserted With a wheat and cotton carry over twice the normal with total supplies of lard 40 per cent above normal with cattle numbers ai record levels and with an abundant supply of fluid milk and manufac tured dairy products in prospect for 1934 it can hardly be said that the adjustment administration is pursuing a starvation policy Surplus Is Certain Rexford G tary of agriculture said that due to the disappearance of foreign mar kets EXTORTION LETTER DEMANDED Unless five Ucolleclfron you thirly four AN J fivf dollAfS N tew Hot n c C Deliver Monty j L 14 Oo RWEROF we be ex p eC 1 LiFe Add IN PAper rn stop CAR ox IN 6 roo F c Even though every hungry p son in the United States should be well fed there would still remain a surplus DrH R Tolley assistant ad ministrator of the agricultural ad justment act said that even in the eak period of 19281929 about 3 JOOOOO acres of American farm land were producing surplus pro ducts Normal Production Using the countrys principal bread crop wheat as an example officials pointed out that the nor domestic production is about 800000000 bushels a year while normal domestic human consump tion plus the amount used for feed and seed is about 600000000 bushels During the present marketing year the United States will ship abroad about 35000000 bushels of vvheat 30000000 of which will move only because of the subsidized export plan of the North Pacific Emergency Export association Eight Injured One r When Auto PS neMe DiSobey Awdfne Above is a reproduction of the extortion letter written to Jay Decker in which a demand was made for S32465 which Paul M Frelund is alleged to have written No charges have been filed against Ben Kas r mussen and Melvin Peterson A b U who were with Frelund at the time the officers first ook him in To the right is a reproduction of the name and address on the envelope which bore a Mason City postoffice stamp of April 9 1934 J uldllj Kansas and general showers Thursday and yesterday in South Dakota helped to put the soil in condition for seeding but the amount of precipitation was far less than was hoped for and needed Roosevelts and Cabinet Attend Woodin Funeral NEW YORK May 5 services were held at 3 p m Ti114 imCK LINCOLN Nebr May 5 Eight persons were injured one fa tally when an automobile bringing students here for the sate high school music contest collided head on with a motor truck eight miles north of Lincoln Dr C C Telleson 58 of Wynot driver of the auot mobile died in a hospital here this morning The other injured also were brought to a hospital here dent Roosevelt accompanied by Mrs Roosevelt and members of his cabinet arrived today to attend the funeral of his former secretary of the treasury William H Woodin The president and Mrs Roosevelt posed for a moment for photograph ers as they emerged from an eleva tor which brought them from the train to the station They and other members of the Vast crowds had collected in the vicinity of the Pennsylvania term inal to get a view of the president and members of his party More than half an hour before the train was due women and children were standing five deep on the Seventh avenue sidewalks There were sidewalk crowds also all along the route to the church One hundred fifty policemen were wilG f presidents party entered waiting j on duty at the station 300 along the automobiles for the trip to the Fifth j route anu an additional 150 at the avenue Presbyterian church where j church VACATION ESCAPADE A new and thrilling serial written by Arthur Shuimvay begins in this paper soon The story is a great combina tion of mystery and romance and finds its setting on the estate of a Florida millionaire where Sally Gwynne the hero ine finds enough thrills to last a lifetime Watch for the opening chap ter in THE GLOBEGAZETTE MONDAY MAY 7 APPROVE BILLS TO FIGHT CRIME House Passes Senate Acts Compromise Likely Upon Stock Mart Bill WASHINGTON May 5 senate approved bill to make it a federal crime to kill or assault a United States officer while on duty was passed today by the house The bill which goes back to the senate for action on amendments would make it a federal crime to kill or assault a United States marshal or his deputy special agent of the justice departments division of in vestigation postoffice inspector secret service operative coast guard i officer or enlisted man or an em 1 oye of a federal penal institution Spurred by the bloodshed left be hind in the pursuit of John Dillinger notorious bandit and jail breaker the house gave up its usual Satur day holiday to act on a series of anticrime bills proposed by the jus tice department Measures in Order Taking up the nearly dozen meas ures in order the house then dis posed of a senate measure making it a federal offense punishable by 55000 fine or 20 years imprison ment to send kidnap threats ran som demands and the like across state lines in any manner One of the most drastic of the bills was likewise passed and re turned to the seriate for approval ol minor permil juries to bring in a death verdict in kidnaping cases The measure strengthening the Lindbergh kidnaping law leaves ordinary kidnaping subject to im prisonment determined by court and disallows the death penalty of thfl has been returned unharmed Parents Exempted A parent kidnaping his or her own child is exempted The bill also would make failure to return the victim within seven days presumption but not conclu sive evidence of transportation over state lines It also provides punish ment for two or more conspiring kidnapers A swift senatehouse compromise on stock market control appeared likely As the house completed action yesterday with a thumping 280 to 84 passage of the Rayburn exchange regulation measure democratic leaders advanced steps for revision Turn to Fuse Column 31 BOY ACCUSED OF MAILING LETTER TO JAY DECKER Paul Frelund Released on Bond in U S Charges Paul M Frelund 328 Twenty fifth street southwest was taken into custody Saturday afternoon charged with mailing the extortion letter demanding 32465 fromJay Decker The 17 year old youth waived preliminary hearing before Com missioner Charles W Barlow at 3 oclock Saturday afternoon and was released on a 2000 bond Frelund who continued to main tain that he was innocent while the proceedings were goingon is charged with violation of what is known as the Lindbergh kidnaping law section 2351 of the postal laws and regulations which makes it a serious crime to send threatening letters for the purpose of extorting payments of money To Be Witness Chief witness against Frelund before the grand jury will be W C Henning handwriting expert of Cedar Rapids who maintains speci mens of the handwriting of Frc lund were identical with those of the letter written to the packing company president The letter which was signed John Dillinger is reproduced on this page Frelund was taken into custody by Dewey Patton local postal in spector who has been handling the case ever since Mr Decker was the recipient of the threatening note about a month ago BortytorBuslneM Helen Kane Loses Claim of Court Decides Boop BoopaDoop Was Not Stolen NEW YORK May 0 Kane the boopboopadoop sing er today lost her suit for 5250000 against Max Fleischer cartoonist the Fleischer Studios Inc and the ParamountPublix corporation Su preme court Justice Edward J Mc Goldrick held that she had failed to prove her contention that the de fendants wrongfully appropriated her singing technique in the Betty Boop film cartoons Miss Kane said she was deeply shocked at the verdict I consider it very unfair as all my friends believe the cartoons a deliberate caricature of me she said Samuel R Weltz her attorney said an immediate appeal would be filed The boopboopadoop trial be gan April 17 Miss Kane seeking damages on two grounds that the defendants had used her picture in violation of the civil rights law and that the cartoons constituted un fair competition Justice McGoldrick decided The plaintiff has failed to sustain either cause of action by proof of suffi cient probative force Great Britain and Italy Ask Ibn Saudi to State Objective LONDON May 5 Britain and Italy have demanded that King Ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia state his ultimate objectives and ex pectations in his war against the fleeting Yemeni it was learned au thoritatively today At the same time it was learned in official quarters that the British government ridicules reports Italy has a treaty of defensive sort with the Yemeni and therefore is alarmed because she backed the wrong horse It was emphatically stated as re ports piled up telling of Ibn Sands conquering forces relentless drive toward Sana capital of Yemen that the British view Italian interest in the situation as entirely similar to of her nation als BEN KASMUSSEX MEMIV PETERSON HUNT DILLINGER NEAR KENOSHA Outlaw Reported Hiding Out at Farm Near Illinois Wisconsin Line MILWAUKEE Wis May 5 T that John Dillinger Americas most wanted killer is be lieved hiding in a farmhouse in Kenosha county near the Wiscon sinIllinois line federal department of justice agents today were con centrating in the area Under Melvn Purvis Chicago western chief of the department of justice investigation bureau the agents were moving into Wiscon sin and civil officials of Kenosha county informed of the manhunt ware prepared to offer aid The farmhouse suspected as the Dillinger lair is between the cities of Racine and Kenosha in the ex treme southeastern part of Wiscon sin Sheriffs deputies were patrolling highway intersections and although they did not stop cars made sharp observations of the occupants British to Search Liner LIVERPOOL May 5 announced today that they will search the liner Duchess of York upon her arrival Sunday morning to satisfy themselves concerning ru mors that John Dillinger American desperado is aboard A high official of the local detec tive branch said that while no ad vices had been received from United States authorities reports here that Americas number one gangster is enroute to England could not be ignored The official announced that de tectives will board the liner as soon as she docks He said no one would be allowed to come ashore until every passenger has boon scrutin izcd and the vessel searched The Duchess of York sailed from Halifax N S on April 29 paper stHnigv he ready forv business Mr Pecker complied witH instructions of the alleged extortion ist and placed a want ad in the GlobeGazette which although it appeared as though it was a typo graphical eiTor nevertheless stated Jay Decker is ready for business A sack purporting to contain the money wanted in the extortion let ter was thrown out of his car by Mr Decker at Eighth street and South Delaware avenue as instruct ed in the letter Watched by Officers One of the largest arrays of fed eral state and local law enforce ment officers however were in the shadows of tlie buildings surround ing the spot in the hopes of cap turing the originators of the ex tortion plot Two small lads of 10 years of age were first sighted in the vicinity hut released Later Frelund and two others were arrested and questioned by officers Handwriting specimens were taken from all three Noticing at once the similarity between the writing of Frelund and that of the note Mr Patton sent the note to the handwriting experts All three were then released in the cus tody of their parents The other two were Melvin Joseph Peterson 21 Eighteenth street southeast and Ben L Rasmussen 410 Twenty first street southeast Soldiers Called to End Disorders in Havana HAVANA May 5 went into action to end rioting and disorders in Havana today as com munists called upon striking stu dents to maintain a united front against the government Parliamentary Law This is a compilation of the estab lished rules of order that govern the proceedings of all deliberative bod ies now available through the Washington Information bureau of this newspaper It is in the most practical form briefed for ready reference and clarified so that the average person will not get lost in a maze of technicalities A copy of Parliamentary Law will be sent to any aidresa postpaid for six cents coupon Mason City GlobeGazette Information Bureau J Haskin director Washington D C I enclose six cents in coin carefully wrapped for the booklet on parliamentary law Name Street City State Mail to Washington D C
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