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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 10, 1934, Mason City, Iowa                                URLON E K IS MEM A ART DEPT OF IOWA Mn I NES I North Iowas wonn lowas MgjL DAILY PAPER w Edited for the Home HOME ED THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XL FIVE CENTS A COPS ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WUIB SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MAY 10 1934 TUIB PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO Secretary to Coolidge Sanders Takes Do Not Choose to Run Stand By HERBERT PLUMMEB ASHINGTON May 10 publican politici ans in the capital were rather force fully re minded of the fact that Ever ett Sanders was once secretary to Calvin Coolidge when they read his call for a meeting of the national commit tee in Chicago on June 5 A parallel to the famous do not choose to run statement is seen in the first paragraph of the committee chairmans an nouncement of his intention to re tire from the partys helm I have decided Sanders wrote to members of the committee to tender my resignation to take ef fect upon the election of my suc cessor It is the to take effect upon the election of my successor which has set them all to guessing And from all indications they will continue to guess right on up until the morn ing of June 5 Sanders Mystery As politicians here view it there is nothing in Sanders call for a meeting of the national committee iril which indicates definitely and de cisively that he is determined to re linquish the chairmanship He will remain in that post until his suc cessor is chosen i It requires a majorityor 54 votes in the committee to name the chair man Thereis anything but har jmony now existing in the party The G 0 P old guard the forces of Herbert Hoover and the con gressional group which survived the i nan lanHclirla flffl FIRE RUINS FEED PLANT Winter Wheat Crop Shows Effect of Drought J QDO Roosevelt landslide are ring amo oi jhei theinselvesfor control S i certain to he a rfiad scramble with Sanders having the advantage of teing in Safety Valve It is known generally that peti tions seeking the ouster of San ders have been circulated around quietly for some time Who started them or how many names were ob tained no one seems to know or will hazard a guess It is known also that as far back as last October Sanders himself sounded out some of the commit teemen on the advisability of call ing a session of the committee It is reliably reported that all except one advised him to sit tight This one suggested that it might be a good thing to go ahead and call the com mittee together and let those who had grievances blow off steam That line of strategy may be whats back of the call for Chicago on June 5 MAY 1 CONDITION CALLED 709 PER CENT OF NORMAL Prices Spurt 5 Cents on Chicago Board Limit for One Day CHICAGO May 10 prices spurted sensationally upward 5 cents today the limit for daily flutuations on the strength of ag gressive commission house buying late in the session Heavy profit taking appeared after the sudden maximum price rise and a slight reaction occurred but renewed buying followed and prices closed at their peak The maximum rise was in the July delivery Traders apparently centered attention on continuance of widespread drought and severe dust storms in wheat growing ter ritory 481 Million Bushels WASHINGTON May 10 Winter wheat production this year was forecast today by the depart ment of agriculture at 451471000 liushels compared with 491793000 bushels indicated a month ago 351 030000 bushels produced last year and 632061000 bushels the 192231 average production The forecast was based on the condition of the crop of May 1 which was 709 per cent of normal due in large part to drought condi percent a month ago 594 a year ago and 792 the 192231 average and on the canvass of acreage for harvest remaining Student Senate at SUI Is Opposed to Compulsory Drill IOWA May 10 Aboli tion of compulsory military train ing at the University of Iowa was vd in a resolution adopted by the student senate here last night Offered by Robert Eush Dallas Center law student the resolution passed after brief discussion It was f first meeting of the senate at which no opposing arguments were given and only three of the 50 at tending voted against the proposal Representatives of the military department will be asked to speak at ths rt meeting May 23 FORECAST JOWA Fair Thursday night and Friday cooler Thursday night MCTNESOTAr Generally fair Thursday night and Friday much cooler Thursday night cooler Friday In northeast por tion LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday 88 Minimum in Night 5S At 8 A M Thursday 68 Wednesday afternoon brought the seasons severest dust storm to Ma son City The dirt laden air gave the appearance of an impending rainstorm The community waked Thursday morning to find every thing under a thick coating of dust The wind died down during the night but was gaining velocity at a rapid rate Thursday forenoon icreage sown last fall was 41Q07f00 acres compared with 4692 000 for the 1933 harvest and 4o339000 for the five year average 192731 Remaining for Harvest The area remaining May for harvest was reported as 34725000 acres compared with 28420000 last year and 40050000 the 192731 average Abandonment of acreage amount ed to 153 per cent compared with 334 per cent last year and 122 per cent the 192231 average Production of rye this year was forecast at 27906000 bushels com pared with 21184000 bushels last year and 40639000 bushels in 1932 The condition of rye on May 1 was 678 per cent of a normal com pared with 638 a month ago 756 a year ago and 852 the 192231 average The area sown to rye last fall was 5091000 acres compared with Tom lo rase 8 Column 2 PACKlNGlLlT STRIKE TO GO ON Cedar Rapids Workmen Vote to Wait for Written Agreement CEDAR RAPIDS May 10 Members of the local union of but cher workmen and meat cutters voted in a closed session today to continue the strike was de clared Sunday night at the T M Sinclair packing plant The members heard a report of the conference Wednesday after noon between representatives of the company and of the union which was presided over by Carl Steffen sen regional labor board reprssen tative from Chicago Lewis Clark president of the lo cal union declared after the mtet ing that while the men were sat isfied for the most part with the companys proposals they wanted them in the form of a written agree ment The company through J D Cooney vice president of Wilson and company which operates the local plant agreed orally at a con ference late yesterday to collective bargaining with any committee the union might name Striking employes of the plant to day received a letter from local company officials calling on them to return at their usual working time tomorrow or the company would consider they had resigned and would strike them from the list of employes The letters contained checks due workers for wages up to the time they quit and reiterated assurance of city officials that those desiring to return to work could do so unmo lested Dust Clouds Again Cover Sun in Iowa Temperature Drops as Cool Breeze Arrives No Rains Yet The sun was overcast again in North Iowa Thursday as dust filled the air for a second day straight A brisk breeze blew and the mer cury had dropped considerably Af ter an 88 degree reading maximum in Mason City Wednesday the tem perature dropped to 58 during the night and then climbed to 63 at 8 oclock Thursday While some parts of the state had showers none had been reported in North Iowa since Tuesday morning The strong wind blew down a silo on the Reed Lockie farm miles southwest of Riceville Many branches were also blown from trees by the wind At Emmetsburg the dust storm continued in violence un til Wednesday evening with no rain yet Dust at Charles City A severe dust storm at Charles City raised such quantities of mat ter in the air that it was difficult to see any great distance About midnight the wind subsided and the temperature dropped considerably Chief Weather Forecaster Charles D Reed however predicted fair Thursday night and Friday couler Thursday night The state bureau Wednesday re corded almost every variety ex ceptfrost and snow The day awak ened clear and sunshiny after a few Be fore the Say i touch of heat raintall and dust Storm Ts General Sioux City experienced the worst dust storm it has had in years The storm was general over the state however Dust ground through cracks in window frames swirled under doors Tarn to Page 8 Column 7 Stringent Margin Requirements in Stock Bill Seen Prediction Made by Pecora After Close Vote on Speculation Ban APPEALS COURT REFUSES INSULL WASHINGTON May 10 The senates surprisingly close vote on a proposal to outlaw margin trading under the stock maiket control biil brought a prediction to day that stringent margin require ments would ensue This forecast came from Ferdi nand Pecora counsel of the senate oanking committee as administra tion leaders pushed the measure to ward a final senate vote Senator Bulkley DOhio who offered the drastic margin amend ment had little hope for its approv al and was astounded by the strength of the support it obtained Administration leaders scurried around the chamber as the vote pro ceeded and showed sentiment almost evenly divided A shower of last mi nute nos finally sent the propos al down to defeat 48 to 30 An amendment by Senator Cost igan DColo to place control of the exchanges in the federal trade commission instead of a special commission today was before the senate as it headed into its fourth session of debate on the bill Defendant Remains in Jail Hospital Under Fraud Charges CHICAGO May 10 Insull today was refused a reduction of the bond under which he is held prisoner in the Cook bounty jail Judge Will M Sparks of the U S circuit court of appeals said he felt the evidence did not entitle the 74 year old defendant to any low ering of the bond which Insulls at torney Floyd B Thompson assert ed was the highest ever demanded of a defendant in any United States court Thompson had brought his plea before Judge Sparks in a petition for a habeas corpus writ Insull him self remained in the county jail hospital where he has rested since Judge John P Barnes Tuesday fixed the bond on his charges of using the mails fraudulently and violating the bankruptcy act 100 Millions Fraud Forest A Harness special assist ant attorney general told Judge Sparks the government would show that frauds involving one hundred million dollars were committed in the mail fraud case and that 000000 was involved in the alleged mishaniUingotassetsinanUcipation The importance of r these sums Harness said entitles the govern ment to assurance that Insull will be on hand for his trials Judge Sparks concluded the hear ing with the remark I do not see how anyone could refuse you a hearing but I am go ing to deny your application Former Chief Justice Thompson a former chief justice of the Illinois supreme court had told Judge Sparks that the erstwhile multimillionaire was wholly without property or funds and that to fix so great a sum for his bond was tantamount to denying him the right to bail InsuUs son Samuel Jr and his attorney had prepared to supply 5100000 bond if necessary and said today they could raise the extra the state demands on its indictments of embezzlement But they insisted was beyond their power Refused Any Aid Nevertheless refused any aic from Judge Sparks Thompson said that two courses remain open He may appeal the habeas corpus pro ceedings to the circuit court of ap peals since Judge Sparks was sit ting today as a judge of the district court or he may seek to raise more funds Samuel Jr left the court at the j close of the hearings to tell his father of the adverse decision Tabernacle Pastor Is Declared Guilty of Disturbing Peace RED OAK May 10 com plaint of residents that screams i3 shouts erjiinated from the Rev C Hammils tabernacle as late as 2 a m Mayor Horace H Cloud found the Rev Mr Hammil guilty of dis t ig the peace and issued an or der that services in his church be at its present location US TO ACCEPT PART PAYMENTS War Debtors Not Paying in Full Will Come Under Johnson Act WASHINGTON May 10 The United States has informed Eu ropean debtor nations that this gov ernment will accept token payment offered on June 15 but those coun WHERE FIREMEN WON FIGHT WITH FLAMES Above are shown the smoldering ruins ot the plant of the Northwest Distributing company 426 Second street northeast destroyed by fire early Thursday The picture was taken looking to the north west from the K G Morse company 1hoto and Engraving Mason City 2 SENTENCED IN WODEN ROBBERY Anders and Thorsland Given 25 Year Sentences by Judge Beardmore 25 years each were given Estel An ders 45 Decatur HI and Ole Thorsland 37 Bode on their pieas of guilty Thursday afternoon to the robbery of Mr and Mrs Oscar J Eisenman near Woden The two will serve their sentences in the peniten tiary at Fort Madison according to the ruling of Judge T A Beard more The two are members of a gang which confessed to a series of tor ture robberies in North Iowa Their acts because of their bru tality were believed first to have besn the work of maniacs Brought From Emmetsburg Anders and Thorsland were Drought here from Emmetsburg where they have been kept in jail They were brought by Sheriff B F Montgomery and County Attorney Arthur W Smith of Emmetsburg Officers stated that Anders and Thorsland appeared to be impatient with the reading of statements and were anxious to plead guilty Ac cording to plans of officers the two will probably be taken to Kossuth county court in Algona for pleas as it is hoped to get as many sen tences against the pair as possible Not Ready to Plead Meanwhile Joe Thilges Whitte more the third member of the trio remained in jail at Emmetsburg He has admitted participation in only the Eisenman robbery and has re fused to plead yet Mr and Mrs Eisenman were beaten on May 15 1933 by bandits who ransacked their house and forc ed them to reveal the hiding place of their money They identified Anders Thorsland and Thilges as the ones who had tortured them ChancellorDollfussAgain Narrowly Escapes Death High Explosive Bomb mg The infernal Found at Airport Station SALZBUTRGI Austria May 10 U Engelbert Dolituss again narrowly escaped death today when authorities found a high ex plosive bomb at the airport station here shortly before he arrived from Vienna for a patriotic front meet machine contained 11 pounds of ekrasite and was equipped with clockwork However the little chancellor ap peared unperturbed by the discov ery He and Prince Ernst Von Star hemberg the handsome vice chan cellor and head of the fascist heim wehr were showered with flowers The two leaders were almost mobbed by buxom peasant girls who swarmed about them repeatedly holding up their procession through the streets of Salzburg It was the first joint appearance of the two men as leaders of a pa triotic front demonstration Brittle Boned Boy Breaks Leg Again in Wagon Accident BELLAIRE Ohio May 10 Billy Neuhart 18 the brittle boned boy has another broken leg His coaster wagon ran into a tries will not escape the provisions i roadside rock garden and Billy of the Johnson act barring financial went to bed with his right leg in a transactions with defaulting foreign nations Envoys of debtor nations includ ing the French Belgium and Italian ambassadors have been informed of that decision by this government during the last few days at the state department 500 Fight to Hold Back Missouri River MISSOURI VALLEY May 10 CP to curb the Missouri rivers appetite for farm land 500 men were at work near here laying riprap in an effort to save the land and a stretch of the Lincoln high way Lumberjack Doesnt Accept Hearsay on Report of Fortune IRON MOUNTAIN Mich May 10 Paquette 45 year old lumberjack doesnt accept hearsay Two Chicago lawyers called on Joe to tell him his uncle died In Canada and left him You cant buffalo me said Joe and now he is in to make sure its so cast It was the sixtythird major frac ture he has received but the first in more than a year Doctors have been working to cure his mysteri ous bone malady Fifth Grandchild of F R Bears Name of Ruth Chandler FORT WORTH Tex May 10 CT The fifth grandchild of President rs Roosevelt has been named Ruth Chandler Roosevelt The name given the daughter horn yesterday to Mr and Mrs El liott son and daughter inlaw of the president was select ed somo time ago the father said Both the mother and daughter were reported doingnicely BANK ROBBERS BIND 7 PERSONS Wait for Time Lock to Open and Escape With About Loot WEBB CITY Mo May 10 A gang of men between six and nine bound ana gagged seven persons here early today while they waited for the time lock on the Webb City bank to open and escaped in two cars with approximately 14000 Entrance to the bank was gained by cutting through the ceiling from a beauty shop Two of the men were left on guard in the beauty parlor Two beauty parlor operators who came to work at 8 a m today were bound and gagged A janitor was the first employe of the bank to report for work When he entered he was trussed up Next to arrive was Cashier Lee A Daugherty He was held until the time lock on the vault was releaSr ed then was forced to open the safe The bandits took all the cash in sight Three women bookkeepers came to work before a m and they too were bound and gagged When they had obtained the cash the entire gang went out a rear door and presumably got into two motor cars and headed southwest toward Oklahoma CALIFORNIA OIL MAN KIDNAPED Seized by Two Masked Me at His New Estate Near Los Angeles LOS ANGELES May 10 Two masked men brandishing pis tls Hatched William F Gettle 47 wealthy oil man from his nuwl purchased estate in the foothills dis rict of Arcadia at a midnight par y declaring this is a kidnaping James Wolfe a Westwood lur niture dealer was left bound gag ged and strapped to a tree on the estate His wife freed him Gettle was abducted after a par ty of 10 entertained at the esta e by Mr and Mrs Gettle who are resi dents of Beverly Hills had left a swimming pool Eight Enter House Eight members of the party en tered the house while Gettle and Wolfe stopped in a small summer house to pull on trousers and shirts over their swimming suits As they bent over they were startled by a voice which exclaimed Stick em up and be quick about it They glanced up into the faces of two men and the muzzles of two pistols Wolfe attempted to remon strate but the men cut him short No soft stuff one snarled Were here for business This is a kidnaping Working quickly the two men bound and gagged Gettle and Wolfe marched them outside the small house and stopped beside a tree Lashing Wolfe to the tree they hur ried Gettle to an 8 foot wall pulled him up and over it and sped away down a rear driveway Starts for PooL Mrs Wolfe noting the failure of her husband and Gettle to appear at the house started for the pool and sooa found her husband She called Mrs Gettle and others in the party and upon freeing Wolfe Arcadia po lice were notified By that time the kidnapers and their victim had vanished Mrs Gettle in delicate health was prostrated and is under the care of a nurse Gettle formerly manager f a chain store in Bakersfield Cal lat er engaged in oil operations there and became wealthy He had pur chased the estate about six months ago THREATENED TO SPREAD TO EAST SECTION OF CITY Heat Burns 700 Feet of Hose as Firemen Put Up Heroic Fight The building plant and equip ent of the Northwestern Dis ributing company Inc 43G Second treet northeast were almost to ally destroyed by fire early Thurs ay morning at an estimated loss close to 50000 The fire one of the worst the ity has had to battle for years axed the department equipment nu made it necessary for Chief an Shire again to send to Clear take and Hampton for assistance The flames fanned by a north est wind threatened business uildings and residences in the vi inity and threw buming pieces ol and cardboard over a large ection to the southeast The terrific leat burned 700 feet of new hose he tumbling to nie ground of an leclric transformer and live wires nterfered with the work of the fire aen Studied with Stiireh Almost from the start the lire Ighters ran into difficulty with part if the equipment which four days lefore a part of the city council md argued was sufficient for the citys needs The construction of the building which was of corrugated steel and the interior which was stocked with heavy starch feeds made the job of coping with the fire one of the worst for years Several carloads finely grbuSa that exploded like aynamite Inside the structure so that when the de partment arrived at oclock most of the interior was n glowing mass Wine streams of water were played on the structure and sur rounding buildings for two hours before the tide of the terrific struggle began to turn fluttered Walls Three lines on the new Ahrens Fox truck which is supposed to lave a capacity of two lines eacn sent a stream of 325 gallons a min ute The force of the streams from this engine made it possible to bat ter down the corrugated wall to get at the flames One hose on the re cently renovated old Stoughton did wel1 for a time but after a half hour it began to limp with the result that insufficient force was rovided to battle the fire on the one side of the building Realizing from the start he had a difficult situation the chief called to the police to ask help from Clear Lake and Hampton Clear Lakes AhrensFox piston pump handled one hose in an excellent manner while the No 4 hose truck was sent to the lake to guard that city in event of a fire there Hampton in Station Hamptons truck arrived to take a place in the fire station ready for another call in Mason City The combined trucks sent streams aggregating more than 2500 gal lons of water a minute on the build ing until after 6 oclock before the furnace of burning starch was un Map of North America Charge of Kidnaping Dismissed as Movie Couple Is Married LOS ANGELES May 10 charge that R C Pepper Danny Dowling movie dance director kidnaped Marjorie Crawford flying actress was ordered dismissed yes terday by District Attorney Buron Pitts after he learned they were married last week Iowa Town Now Has Bank After 2 Years GRISWOLD May 10 two years without a bank Gris wold a city of 1139 people has one The bank named the Griswolcl State bank opened today River Victim Identified OTTUMWA May 10 body of a man taken from the DCS Moines river here was identified as that of William Sherman McCoy 66 Funeral services will be held here Friday with burial at Council Bluffs Teachers and students who have prized the other maps distributed by our Washington Information bureau should not fl to procure a copy of the latest informative map the Map of America This map showt North 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