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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 12, 1934, Mason City, Iowa                                1P aON E N I 3 MEM s ART T OF North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XL FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA SATUKDAY MAY 121934 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OK TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 185 Seek Favor of Donkey Demo Nomination Is More Sought for Than Usual By HERBERT PLUMMEK May 12 been a long time since the demo cratic donkey has seen such a mad scramble among politicians to win its favor as is now going o n throughout the country In almost ev ery state deter mined contests are being waged to obtain demo cratic nomina i tions Candidates i apparently are convinced that another democratic victory is in the cards for November and they want to be on the bandwagon Take the state of Pennsylvania for example Outside of a few dis tricts until this year a democratic nomination was considered about as valuable as a republican nomin ation in Georgia It is a different story this year Prospects of victory are so rosy that the democrats are engaged in uu old fashioned tilt for nomina tions as United States senator rep resentatives and governor Joseph E Guffey national com mitteeman and Roland S Morris ambassador to Japan under the Wilson administration are in a nip nndtuck struggle to see which one will run against either Senator Reed or Governor Pinchot republi cans for the senate Doubtful States A similar situation prevails in Ohio Governor White former Gov ernor Donahey and Representative Truax are campaigning to see which one will oppose Fess for the gonate Ohio was preponderately repub lican until Senator Bulkley crashed through with a democratic victory in 1930and the G O P still is con fident it will republican this year c as safe for the tion years are marked down as doubtful at the present Demo crats in such states as Indiana Michigan Wisconsin Nebraska and West Virginia are split wide open in their contests for state andcon gressional nominations Bryan and Mullen Democratic prophets are loud in their predictions that an additional senate seat will be picked up in West Virginia this year Senator Hatfleld republican is regarded as certain to be renominated Two democrats are campaigning for the chance1 of opposing him in Novem ber In Indiana a halfdozen or more democrats want the privilege of opposing Senator Arthur Robinson republican R Earl Peters demo cratic state chairman in 1932 and Ttmi to Pace 2 Column 3 FORECAST IOWA Unsettled and occa sional showers Saturday night and in east and south central portions Sunday Warmer in east and cooler In extreme northwest portions Saturday night MINNESOTA Cloudy and cooler In west showers in east warmer along Lake Superior Saturday night Sunday fair in west mostly cloudy in east por tion cooler in east and south portions LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum Friday 69 Minimum in Night 49 At 8 A M Saturday 51 In keeping with the weathermans forecast of showers Saturday a few drops of rain driven by a brisk southwest wind fell on Mason City between 8 and oclock Satur day morning A similar brief shower occurred between and 10 oclock in the forenoon and the low hanging clouds contained a promise of further moisture to wash off some of North Iowas deep accumulation of dust WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO May 12 Weather outlook for the period May 14 to May 19 For the upper Mississippi and lower Missouri first of veek cold east and south portions Monday followed by rising temper iture with loca showers middle of week and cooler near close For the northern and central great fair and warmer Monday local showers about Tuesday or Wednesday followed by generally fair cooler middle of week warmer again at close SENATE PASSES STOCK MART ACT Mrs Worth Renominated for Head of B P W 200 DELEGATES REGISTERED AT STATE SESSION Davenport Sioux City Women Nominated for Vice President Mrs Goldie Worth of Centerville was nominated for a second term as president of the Iowa Federation of Business and Professional Womens clubs at the Saturday morning ses sion of the federation convention at the Hotel Hanford Blythe Bonnett of Davenport and Dr Ethel Griffin of Sioux City were nominated for first vice president Cornelia Hodges of Keosauqua and Blanche Maytag of Newton second vice president Sibyl Bowman of Humboldt and Jessie Young of Shenandoah recording secretary Helen Irwin of Des Moincs and Kate Paddock of Clinton treasurer Bryson Gives Talk Where Do We Go From Here was the topic of the address given by Dr Lyman Bryson of Des Homes at the Saturday afternoon luncheon at the Hanford This was the only open meeting of the con THE PROGRAM SATURDAY Marion speaker midnight mo yle1 at Cecil Lake Country club emblem breakfast installation of officers HELD FOR RANSOM William F Celtic 47 years old millionaire oil operator was kidnaped by two masked gunmen early Thursday on his newly acquired country estate at Arcadia at 1hc base of the Sierra Mailrc moxmtains near Los Angeles Cal He is held for S75000 ransom the right is James r Wolf furniture dealer of Wratwood Cal who wit nessed the kidnaping Lawyer Sure Kidnaped Oil vention and Miss Maytag presided W S Wilcox led assembly sing ing Miss Vesta Knierem was in charge of arrangements The afternoon session began with a public affairs conference with Mrs Cunningham national legislation chairman presiding Leaders of discussion were Dr The resa Bums of Creston state inter national relations chairman and Bess Nichols of Waterloo state public relations chairman History Presented The history of the Iowa federa tion which has been compiled by Mrs Elizabeth Kenney of Water loo was presented to the federation and Helen Martin president of the Council Bluffs club madethe re sponse Two hundred delegates had reg istered by Saturday noon for the convention which will be concluded Sunday morning at a breakfast at the Clear Lake Country club Delegates to the convention arose Agreed to Halt Hunt Until Monday Noon LOS ANGELES May 12 Confidence that William F Gettle kidnaped oil millionaire was still alive was expressed today by Ern est E Noon attorney for the family who is acting as intermediary The attorney also said an agree ment had been reached with the in vestigating officers to call off the manhunt for the kidnapers until Monday noon Noon said he had received num i erous telephone calls since the kid naping at the Arcadia country es tate last Wednesday midnight when the 47 year old man was seized by two masked gunmen as a climax to a party given by Gettle in celebra tion of the completion of improve ments to his new country home The reasons for this assurance thit Gettle had not been harmed were not divulged by Noon He did say however he had no knowledge that a friend of the millionaire had received a letter in Gettles hand writing since the kidnaping urging that the demands of the kidnapers be met Robles Family SHU Wails TUCSON Ariz May 12 family and the public watched and indication early to attend the club mechanics breakfasts which were held from to oclock Mrs W R Hamilton presided at the program breakfast Mrs Julia Shipley Potts the presidents Miss Lenore Gul1 waited today for some branson membership and Miss Joy j abductors of June Robles 6 year old heiress were moving to i ward her release By request of the Robles family STUDENTS DIE IN SUICIDE PACT Bodies pfSYouh College Campus JAMESTOWN N Dak May 12 LVl Missing for three days Alma Marie Johnson and Jack Gotham students at Jamestown college were founddead today at the edge of the college campus Authorities advanc ed a suicide pact theory Children playing on the campus discovered the bodies at 11 a m The students had been close friends and were last seen Wednesday morning The bodies were close together the boys head in the girls lap A revolver was clasped in the right hand of the hoy E D Willett Stutsman county coroner was sum moned to the scene College authorities had notified relatives immediately after the stu dents disappearance was noticed and city and county authorities in stituted a search Miss Johnson 19 was a freshman Gotham 20 son of Mr and Mrs A Gotham of Hankinson was a sophomore FORMER FRENCH PREMIER FEARS CERTAIN WAR League Scores Sale of Arms in Report on Chaco War CLERMONTFBRRAND May 12 Daladier former pre mier declared before the radical so cialist convention today that the present arms race in Europe was leading to certain war unless a disarmament treaty is signed He declared the French military superiority over Germany must be guaranteed by all signatories of such a convention Since Jan 1 1934 said Dala dier Germanys armaments have been so increased that they are now greater than ours There is no reason for panic however Although Germanys mili tary budget is now eight million francs although the reichswehr German army be doubled and al though Germany has semimilitary foundations we must not forget that France has a well trained army of nearly 600000 men and a war budget of twelve billion francs Defending his resignation of the premiership after the Feb 6 riots Daladier revealed that one reason he resigned was to avoid the nec essity of forbidding the exportation of gold which would have permitted redouble the AERIAL WARFARE Turn to Page Column 3 SEES U S FIGHT FOR WORLD MART Wallace Says America Will Not Be Hurt by Wheat Parley Failure ATHENS Ga May 11 retary of Agriculture Wallace warned today that unless the in ternational wheat conference in London can be patched together the United States may virtually re move domestic wheat control and compete vigorously with other na tions for the worlds markets Collapse of the London confer ence will not have serious effect on American growers but other export ing wheat nations will feel it great ly he said Here for a speech before the Uni versity of Georgia institute of pub lic affairs the agricultural secre tary told newspapermen I was exceedingly disappointed in the col lapse of the conference I think it is a very serious matter from a worldwide point of view but from the standpoint of the American wheat farmer I do not think the matter is altogether serious be cause we happen to have the mechanism of the agricultural ad justment administration to enable us to survive a collapse of this sort perhaps better than any other of the exporting wheat nations authorities remained out of the case leaving Fernando Robles father of the victim to bargain for her release unmolested There was nothing early today to indicate he had made any contact with the kidnapers who seized June as she returned home from school here April 25 Although an original ransom note demanded 515000 as the price of Junes safe return Robles announced Wednesday he had been able to raise but 510000 which however was awaiting call of the captors Because those who furnished the money had demanded release of the child when the money was paid Robles indicated he had not been able to contact the abductors sup posedly because they laid down dif ferent plans for freeing the child Believed Kidnaped by Father CHARLESTON Tenn May 12 widespread police search was made today for 10 year old Percy Lamar Armstrong grandson of the late Gov Austin Peay The sandy haired freckled youngster was taken from school yesterday by a man who greeted him with an embrace then drove away with him and a second man in a green sedan The childs mothers family be lieved one of the men was his father The latter P L Armstrong and Mrs Amaryllis Peay Arm strong were divorced several years ago Chief of Police J E Robertson said custody of the child was given by the court to the mother IMPLICATED BY MEMBER OF GANG Sankeys Widow Had Part in Kidnaping of Boettcher Says Alcorn PIERRE S Dak May 12 Mrs Fern Sankey widow of the late Verne Sankey kidnap gang leader was implicated in the abduction of Charles Boettcher II young Denver broker by Gordon Alcorn a mem ber of the gang who testified in federal court here today as the gov ernments star witness Mrs Alvina Kohler on trial with Mrs Sankey on charges of conspir acy in connection with the kidnap ing was identified by Alcorn as W being present one evening when the i mto Chaco itselr Its re port is expected to be a complete summing up of the situation on a scale rarely seen before in the his tory of warfare That commission failed however Copyright 1934 by the Aisoclated Press GENEVA May 12 of ruthless international aerial war fare and accusations that members of the league of nations have sold arms to belligerents were expected to be forthcoming tonight when the Chaco commission of the league of nations makes public its report on the war between Paraguay and Bolivia It was understood the commis sions report insists that the border conflict between the two South American nations has been contin ued over a period of more than two years with the deaths and maim ings of thousands of soldiers and noncombattants only because it has been possible to purchase arms from abroad Threaten Bombardment Force to the weight of the com missions report has been lent by the fact that Bolivia yesterday threatened an air bombardment of Asuncion the capital of Paraguay Bolivia announced that Asuncion would be bombarded if it was able to confirm reports that Bolivian soldiers captured by the Paraguay ans had been mistreated This fact related closely to the war in the Chaco Boreal in the in terior of South America was con strued as a reason for Great Brit ains asserted desire to get at least an agreement on limitations of air forces coupled perhaps with the system of security from attack de manded by France Kefer to Resolution Members of the league today re ferred to a resolution presented by Great Britain and France to the league council in February 1933 which held that a baa on arms ship ments to Paraguay and Bolivia might be effective if all states joined in its application The league the special com Iowa Rains Give Farmers Hope That Crops Will Be Spared Any More Damage abduction was discussed Appearing nervous and having difficulty making himself heard in the courtroom because he recently lost his teeth Alcorn related in de tail the events which preceded the actual seizure of Boettcher Court was recessed until Monday before Alcorn had opportunity to complete his testimony in s to the Forest City Company Gets U S Contract WASHINGTON May 12 The Gjellefold Construction com pany Forest City Iowa was award ed a contract for a water filtration plant and intake at the FortPeck Mont project with a bid of S162 S57 the war department announced Shorcy of Davenport Dies DAVENPORT May 12 Joseph Shorey 64 well known Dav enport attorney at his home here last evening Death terminated an extended illness ents to lay down the arms Planes Drop Bombs ASUNCION Paraguay May 12 bombing planes swooped low over the Bolivian out posts on the Vanguardia front today and subjected them to a concen trated bombardment This followed closely upon a protest against bombardment by Bolivian planes of the Paraguayan cities of Guarani and Mihanovich An official announcement today said Paraguayan troops turned an attempted Bolivian advance along the Bolivian front into a Para guayan victory Many of the at tacking troops were captured after they had been allowed to penetrate into the Paraguayan lines the state ment declared and a large supply of machine guns and rifles was taken Showers Move State From West Wind Strong A drought breaking rain begin ning in western Iowa early in the morning moved eastward across the state Saturday giving farmers new hope that their crops would be spared further damage Mason City had several brief showers the first at 8 oclock Sat urday morning Skies were cloudy and the air was cool with a strong southwest wind which did some damage to trees Rain fell over the western half of the state during the morning Charles D Reed chief of the Iowa weather bureau said and later spread east SteflUy Drizzle A steady rain began falling at Iowa City about noon Light show ers fell at Ottumwa and a steady drizzle came down at Waterloo Dubuquc and Burlington reported precipitation Rain began falling at Clinton at 2 p m About half an inch came down in Des Moines and vicinity in a nteady drizzle Lamoni reported a substan tial precipitation High winds added further to the damage of dust and drought at Spencer when a gale which struck the area early Saturday inflicted damage on a number of farms A large barn and a silo on the farm of Herman Jordan six miles southwest of Spencer was wrecked Loss was estimated at IN DEMOCRATIC SPLIT In South Dakota brisk wroas sweptacross the state lowering temperatures From onethird to threefourths of an inch fell in the Yankton area and showers were predicted for other parts of the state A heavy rain of lOD inches fell Alta inch early Saturday morning at Carroll received 37 of an Sioux City 30 Council Bluffs 26 Atlantic 24 and Fort Dodge re ceived a heavy soaking rain Saturdays rains brought the first important relief to Iowa crops Reed said but he added the drought is not yet wont be un til we receive a half dozen good showers at intervals of a few days Individualistic Economy Nears End Says Group Commission of Historical Association Reports on 5 Year Study NEW YORK May 12 the smoke of academic argument there finally emerged today the first excerpt of the much contro verted report of the American His torical associations social studies commission After five years ol research and reflection the commission in its first report finds evidence to sup port this Laissez faire and individualism in government and economy is nearing an end and a new age of collectiv ism is emerging Majority Accept Report A member of tne commission who desired that his name be withheld explained the schism that developed among the many savants engaged in assembling the findings A majority finally accepted the report but four members of the commission did not They were Frank W Ballou sup erintendent of schools of the Dis trict of Columbia Edmund E Day director of social science Rockefel ler foundation Ernest Horn profes sor of education at the University o Iowa and Charles E Merriam political scientist of the University of Chicago Dissension Developed The commission began its work five years ago It was to have made its report the first of this year At a meeting of the commission in Princeton N J last December called for the purpose of formally accepting the report and dissolving the body dissension developed Several of the members felt that the commission had gone too had taken too definite stands the commission member said The report was not accepted So the result of such long an orphan The Turn 1o rase 2 Cpltimn It Earl Peters as pirant for the democratic nom ination 1o the United States senate from Indiana is opposed by forces ol Gov Paul V Mc Nutt also a democrat although McNutt is not seeking the post at a state conventionin June Associated Tress photo VOTES 62 T013 REJECTS SERIES OF AMENDMENTS 2 Iowa Senators Vote Yes Measure Sent to Conference NATHAN ROBERTSON WASHINGTON May 12 IV The FletcherRayburn stock market control bill was passed by the sen ate today and sent to conference with the house for adjustment of differences The senates action was the cul mination of years of agitation for regulation of the exchanges and as sured final approval of a bill sat isfactory to those demanding it Shortly before the bill passed the senate adopted the administration amendment to modify the securities act of 1933 and rejected a series of more liberal proposals Amendments Rejected Amendments to modify the stock bill all had been shouted down as fast as they were offered and the ll went through as recommended the senate banking committee As the senate voted on the bill Pecora counsel for the nankingcommittee and Roland Redmond counsel for the New York stock exchange watched from seats together in the gallery The vote on final passage was 62 to 13 Only one democrat Gore Okla homa voted against the bill Murphy and Dickinson The roll call on final passage Democrats for Adarat AtthWcet REVENGE MOTIVE IN KIDNAP CASE Wife of Policeman Under Armed Guard After Her Release MARSHFIELD Wls May 12 by two men who had revenge as their motive Mrs George Fyksen 36 wife of a Marshfield policeman was recover ing from shock heretoday while authorities kept an armed guard at her home Mrs Fyksen was kidnaped on a downtown street shortly before 5 i p m yesterday and held captive for several hours She was forced to drive out of the city at pistol point in her own car and was re leased near Westboro about GO miles nortli of here by two CCC workers who found her with her eyes taped and her hands bound Her auto had run oul of gasoline One of the kidnapers went in search of gasoline while the other guarded Mrs Fyksen When the CCC men approached the guard fled into a woods Authorities were searching for the two men on the theory that they were friends of Joseph Web ster alias Bucktooth Hogan who is now serving a 25 year term in the state prison at Waupun The womans husband identified Web ster as one of the robbers who held1 up the Marshfield brewery here the night of Aug 5 1933 when police man Fred Beell was slain During the ride Mrs Fyksen said she asked one of her captors why they were kidnaping her They got my pal and Im going to get revenge if it takes trie the rest of my life she said the man replied i Bird Byrnes Clark Commlly Cool idge Dill Duffy Erickson Fletcher George Glass Harrison Hatch Hayden King Lewis Logan Lon ergan McCarran McGill McKellar Murphy Neely OMahoney Over toh Reynolds Robinson Sheppard Stephens Thomas Oklal Thompson Ty diugs Van Nuys Wagner Walsh and Republicans for Borah Capper Couzens Dickin son Frazier Gibson Johnson La Follatte McNary Norbeck Norris Nye Schall Steiwer and Vanden Total Democrats against Republicans against Austin Barbour Carey Fess Goldsborough Hale Hastings Hat field Hebert Kean Metcalf and Total Faired for Bill Those announced as paired for the bill included Brown Costigan and Welch Drops Out of Race for Congress LOGAN May 12 P Welch Logan attorney announced his withdrawal as a candidate for the democratic nomination for con gressman in the seventh district in favor of Representative Otba D Wearin Everybodys Song Book Boone Lumber Yard Destroyed by Blaze With Loss BOONE May 12 de stroyed the Hansen lumber yard here last night at an estimated loss of The flames threatened the surrounding residential district for more than an hour while local firemen volunteers and members of a CCC camp near here fought to bring them under control The blaze was discovered after the lumber yard had closed and gained headway in linseed oil stored near the milling room All the stock was covered by insurance and the building was partially covered of ficials of the lumber yard said One of Americas favorite folk songs was written in Ireland more than 125 years ago Another was composed in London by Robert Burns before the American Revolu tion The Last Rose of Summer Thro the Rye are bui two of the old favorites collected ir Everybodys Song Book a nev service booklet available through the GlobeGazette Washington In formation This book car ries 205 famous songs complete with words and music Every era of American history is represented Send for this 144 page book today Inclose 20 cents in coin to cover cost postage and handling Mason City GlobeGazette Information Bureau Frederic J Haskin Director Washington D C I inclose 20 cents in coin care Cully wrapped for Everybodys Song Book Name Street City State Mail to Washington D C   

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