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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 28, 1934, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home VI P E R S MEM 5 THT OF 10V A r 5 iri I f THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NOKTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XL FIVE CENTS A COPV ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WJEB SEKV1CE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MAY 28 1934 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 198 2 FRENCH FLYERS LAND AT NEW YORK RUSSIANS TURN DOWN PROPOSAL MCORCHESTRA RANKS FIRST AT NATIONAL MEET Enthusiastic Crowd at Station on Return of Players Once more the Mason City high school musicians have distinguished time by winning the highest rating in national orch estra class A competition At the contest held at Ottawa Kans the local organization was one of three to be placed in group one which was the superior group according to the decision of the judges On their return to Mason City Sunday morning the local players were enthusiastically greeted by several hundred persons at the rail road station In addition to the highest rank in orchestra the local school won hon ors when its only other entry in competition received group one ra ting that of superior in bass viol solo The Mason City representative in this section of competition was Doy Baker He was the only con testant to get the group one rating 20 Others High Rated on a par with Mason City in orchestra competition were Joplin Mo and Topeka Kans In group two which corresponds to the excellent rating in the Iowa sys stem of grading were Joliet 111 Hammond Ind and Elkhart Ind Other competition ranked below this Comments from high school mu sicians indicated that they were particularly gratified to have re ceived a higher janking than the JolietTjrgamzationrforin national baud competition the locals have often either been edged out of high honors by the Illinois players or to share top honors with The Mason City high school was the smallest high school entered in class A orchestra competition and Mason City was the smallest city to have an entry in this class Stewart Is Pleased As the Mason City orchestra ap peared before the judges at Ottawa Saturday afternoon the systematic training throughout the year and in tensive rehearsals in recent weeks madetheir impression With pre cision of attack exactness of tech nic and effectiveness of interpreta tion the local musicians played in a superb manner The Mohawk musi cians were also perfectly in tune with each other Carleton L Stewart director of the orchestra who had worked strenuously with the organization to build it up to a high degree of ex cellence was greatly pleased that the efforts of the players received recognition The orchestra never played beti r 1 J A U ter than it did at Ottawa Mr 1 WO bOHlDS tXplOuC Alter Paul Frelund Released by Federal Grand Jury MASON CITY ORCHESTRA GIVEN HIGHEST RANKING forced them In its first engagement in national competition the Mason City ore hestra provided a surprise in national high school musical circles bv be ing one of three groups to receive the highest ranking in class A competition Shown above is the local organization with its full Instrumenta tion and fine degree of balance Carlcton L Stewart is Ilic director of the orchestra Heroic Action by Some U S Offers Way to Settle Nation Needed to FreRevolutionary Debt U S and Britain Fear Collapse of Arms Parley to America MOSCOW May 28 pro posed basis for negotiation of the settlement of Russias tionary debt to the United States has been made by the American government and rejected by the soviet it was revealed today Although the terms and other de tails of the American proposal were not made it was divulged privately they were somewhat sim Save It GENEVA May 28 sentatives of the United States and Great Britain emerging from a long conference indicated today that the disarmament conference was in a grave situation and that its collapse is foreshadowed unless some nation can take heroic action to save it The AngloAmerican conferees were Norman Davis ambassadorat large and Hugh Wilson minister to Switzerland for the United States ilar to the provisions believed to I and Sir John Simon foreign secre have been discussed by President tary and Capt Anthony Eden lord Roosevelt and Maxim Litvinoff sov iet foreign commissar during their recognition negotiations in Wash ington The United States proposal was conveyed by the state department to Ambassador Troyanovsky in an effort by Washington to settle the WOMAN IN ONTARIO HAS QUINTUPLETS ALL HEALTHY GIRLS NORTH BAY Ont May 28 Oliva Dionne gave birth to five girls at her home nine miles south of here today All are healthy and chirping Dr A R Dafoe of Callander the attending physician said Mrs Dionne is 26 years old and has six older children privy seal for Great Britain Gives No Inkling It was understood that Sir John gave no inkling that Great Britain would propose concrete steps to save the conference Never has an international con clave been accompanied by such troublesome debt question once and tenseness and such confusion for all The soviet governments formal refusal to accept the terms put for ward as a foundation for a formal discussion appeared to furnish an explanation for the continued avow als by Ambassador Bullitt during the last few weeks that no negotia tions were in progress CAFFERY ATTACK ALARMS HAVANA Stewart said on his return to Mason City After we had played The Nordic Symphony the required number which had been composed by Howard Hanson one of the we received warm compli ments from him for our interpre tation Assist on Trip To Miss Marjorie B Smith in structor of stringed instruments al so is attributed a large portion of the success of the orchestra The Premier Mussolinis speech in Rome referring to the possibility of j war serxed to increase the pcs simism It was rumored that Italy might bolt from the conference Economic Rivalries The economic rivalries which Mus suolini mentioned are also regarded here as increasing the difficulties of leaders who seek to push on to a dis armament agreement France wants a public showdown in the conference itself and is ready to discuss a European pact of mu tual assistance which Maxim Lit vinoff Russian foreign commissai probably will recommend The fact that 15 foreign min isters are here representing their nations shows that they deem the situation critical GRAINS SOAR TO NEW HIGH MARKS Buying Avalanche Follows Reports of Continued Heat Drought PROBE SLAYINGS AT BURLINGTON Acting Police Captain Shot Trying to Capture 2 Bandits BURLINGTON May 28 pair of shootings yesterday which resulted in the death of two Bur lington citizens was being investi gated by local police here today F W Sauer 40 deputy city mar shal and acting police captain was shot and killed when he attempted to capture two bandits who robbed theHatchMotor company of 5200 and the Economy Shoe store of S600 Oren Statts 30 was shot to death on OConnell Island in the Missis sippi river a few miles north of here by Sam Brooks 17 after Statts had allegedly attacked Brooks and his companion who were camping on the island Tipped by Woman Sauer was tipped by a woman livj completed by Tuesday night ing above the Economy Shoe slore that two men were in the building He and another officer investigated NO EVIDENCE TO SUSTAIN CHARGE OF EXTORTION United States District Attorney Supports Jurors Action With the federal grand jury at Sioux City returning no bill against him Paul Frelund 328 Twentyfifth street southwest was released from custody at Fort Dodge late Satur day afternoon and returned to Ma son City Sunday morning Frelund had been held by federal authorities since May 6 when he waived to the grand jury on the charge of mailing an extortion let ter to Jay Decker The 17 year old youth has main tained from the time of his arrest that he had nothing to do with the mailing of a letter demanding 532 465 from the president of the local packing plant Not Conclusive Frelund was held on the findings of W C Henning Cedar Rapids handwriting expert who maintained the handwriting of the youth was identical with that of the letter to Mr Decker That this evidence was not at all conclusive was the opinion ex pressed by Harry M Reed United States district attorney in a com munication to Senneff Bliss and Senneff attorneys for Frelund notifying them of the action of the grand YOUTH GOES FREE PAUL M FRELUND That wasthe decision also reach ed by the grand jury after hearing all the evidence against Frelund and none presented in his behalf John Senneff declared Expected to Graduate Arrangements were being made at the high school to have Frelund a high school senior graduated with his class providing certain work was string section strong this year was remarkably Principal James Rae was in gen eral charge of the organization W A Storer was in charge of baggage and assisted generally in the trip Turn io Page 2 Column Admiral Togo Hero of Japan Fighting Battle With Cancer TOKIO May 28 nations anxiety was centered today upon a simple wooden home in the heart of Tokio where Admiral Count Heiha chiro Togo Japans hero of heroes battled for his life against cancer and other diseases The 86 year old Nelson of Japan who commanded the annihilation of the Russian grand fleet in 1905 was fully con scious but physicians said his con dition was most critical Wea FORECAST IOWA Tartly cloudy Mon day night and Tuesday possibly unsettled at times Warmer in the cast and south portions Monday night and in the south east portion Tuesday Cooler Tuesday in the extreme north west portion MINNESOTA Generally fair Monday night and Tuesday Cooler Tuesday and in west and north Monday night LOCAL STAPiSTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday 85 Minimum in Night JJS At 8 A M Monday 0 Figures for like period ending at S oclock Monday morning Maximum Saturday SO Minimum in Night 46 Attempt Is Made to Kill Envoy HAVANA May 28 en tire strength of the Cuban national j police was thrown into a search to day for four men who made a daring attempt yesterday to assassinate Jefferson Caffery United States am bassador to Cuba The cabinet shaken by the affair met in a special session to discuss the plot against Cafferys life The explosion of two bombs in a residen tial section shortly after midnight added to the excitement which gripped Havana Authorities expressed a determin ation to put an end to terrorism which has harrassed Havana for months Police raked the city and jits environs for the assailants All automobiles were searched in the vicinity of the diplomats home Caffery spent the night there A heavy guard surrounded the resi dence The attempt made in gangster fashion did not harm Caffery but may cost the life of Francisco Or tega a soldier on guard at the Caf fery home Four unidentified men rode slowly by in an automobile and blazed away with sawed off shotguns into the entrance of the home It was the hour Caffery usually left for the Yacht club The ambassador was some dis tance away at the time One of the several shots tore off Ortegas leg AH j n He was reported better today alj Albert L63 DUllCling though gravely wounded j As Sauer approached the front Joor CHICAGO May 28 I of thpbuilding the bandits rusted values skyrocketed to record smash out anci one shot him vith a sawed iug high levels for the season today Wheat gained the full five cent lim it allowed by trading rules May de livery touching the peak at 98 cents An avalanche of buying orders accumulated on news of continued severity of drought and heat in the northwest Bullish sentiment that drove prices to within a cent and a fraction of the dollar mark for wheat here had the same effect at Minneapolis Du luth and other grain trading cen ters Minneapolis buyers paid the highest price of the day for both May and July deliveries the peak being S9V3 cents The steady rise in grain prices despite temporary setbacks has been underway almost since the first news of drought conditions were received a month ago May wheat is now fully 24 cents above the low to which the price fell on April 19 date of the worst break in recent weeks A year ago it sold at about 73 cents and two years ago around 57 to Rain Comes to Aid 200 Men Fighting Raging Forest Fire DULUTH Minn May 28 Rain todaycame to the assistance of 200 men who had fought a dis astrous forest fire which raged 30 miles north of here yesterday de stroying eight cabins and approxi mately 560 acres of timber At Lake Nichols fire traveled two miles through forests to reach and destroy eight cabins Loss was estimated there at 520000 Maureen OSullivan Kidnap Plot Proves Nothing but Hoax HOLLYWOOD Cal May 28 off shotgun as Sauer was pulling his gun from its holster He died about an hour later in the Burling ton hospital The bandits fled down the street under fire of two officers one on his beat who had heard the shots and the other who came from the rear of the building The bandits escaped in a car Ford VS coupe which was parked two blocks from the scene Brooks and Robert Hatch 18 both sons of prominent Burlington families had gone to OConnell Is land to spend the weekend Statts with three others had gone there to fish The men had camped across a small lake on the island from the boys camp They were said to have got into an argument Shot With Revolver Brooks and Statts dared the boys to come over The boys refused Statts and his companions rhen went to the boys camp Brooks said Statts struck Hatch on the jaw then hit him as he was seated in a chair in front of his cabin Statts said Brooks persisted and Brooks shot him with a 22 caliber revolver with which he had been j shooting frogs His head only grazed by the bullet Statts picked up a j chair and started at Brooks again j This time Brooks shot pierced Statts heart Francis Brizendine 20 one of Statts companions substantiated A purported plot to kidnap Maureen Brooks account of the shooting Of The hope that Frelund would be graduated with his class was ex pressed by Mr Reed in his letter to the local attorneys The grand jury felt that unless the record was almost conclusive that the boy should not be indicted and I agreed with them in that feel ing said Mr Reed It seems to me that it is quite important that the public at large give the boy the same consideration lowan Killed In East PHILADELPHIA May 2S While helping to load circus wagons on a train Harry Holden 49 of Centerville owa was caught be tween two wagons and suffered a i fractured skull which was fatal Destroyed by Blaze at Loss of ALBERT LEA Minn May 281Pi Fire destroyed an ice storage build ing adjoining the Wilson Packing company plant here Sunday The loss was estimated at about OSullivan Irish film actress came to a swift end today when police arrested a man they identified as Colum McConaster some 12 hours after the actress reported a man had told her she was going to be abducted McConaster officials said admitted he concocted the story and gave a Up to the actress in the hope she would reward him for the information Youth Killed One Injured in Mishap SIOUX CITY May 28 turned a joyrideinto tragedy here yesterday when a car overturned killing Arvid Leaf 18 son of Mr and Mrs Andrew Leaf of Sioux City The only other occupant of the car Donald Gilbert 18 suffered mi nor injuries The accident occurred when Leaf who was driving lost control of the car as he was about to turn at an intersection ficers held Brooks without formal charge pending an inquest APPEAL FOR USE OF GUARDSMEN Illinois Sheriff Seeks Aid in Quelling Trouble at Distillery SPRINGFIELD 111 May 28 T appeal for the use of national guardsmen in quelling labor trou ble at a Tazewell county distillery was received at the governments office today and forwarded to Gov ernor Homer at Chicago The Tazewell county sheriff and states attorney sent word that the troops should be called out to main tain order State officials relayed the re quests to the governor who went to Chicago last week to attend the opening of the Worlds fair and is not expected to return to Spring field for several days It was understood that a strike was developing at Pekin across the Illinois river from Peoria The two cities constitute one of the nations largest distillery centers Rioting Spreads in Clevelands Taxicab Strike Traffic Snarled as Crowd Hurls Rocks Through Taxi Windows CLEVELAND May 28 ing spread in PlayhouseSquare in the center of downtown Cleveland late today when 10 taxis under po lice escort attempted to drive down Euclid avenue over the protests of strikers and strike sympathizers The violence set off by the toss ing of a bolt which struck a woman bystander in the leg gradually spread to nearby streets as traffic became hopelessly snarled and the police tried to apprehend persons hurling rocks and other missiles at the cabs owned by the Yellow Cab company Stones were hurled through taxi windows and crowds gathered at the scene of the fighting to nullify efforts of the police to achieve or der A strike sympathizer was cap tured as he appeared ready to hurl rocks at the machines A policeman knocked him down with one blow Another man hurled a stone at the cabs breaking a rear window in one of them Police chased him through excited throngs of pedes trians Every precaution had been taken to prevent injury to the drivers Door handles had been removed from the machines and wire screen ing covered breakable glass Appar ently no effort had been planned to pick up passengers The strike has been in progress more than three weeks WING VIBRATION FORCES THEM TO ABANDON FLIGHT Big Crowd Greets Pair Who Planned to Go on to Coast riCTUKE ON PAGE 2 BROOKLYN N Y May 28 TM Tlie French flyers Rossi and Codos brought their transAtlantic plane Joseph Lcbrix to a safe landing at Floyd Bennett field at p m eastern standard time today Their elapsed time since taking off from Le Bourget field Paris was 38L hours They appeared over the field from the northeast at p m and cir cled the airport three times dump ing gasoline in preparation for their landing Xoiijr JriKliful Glide They cam2 down in a long grace ful glide and rolled their big plane for a considerable distance before bringing it to a stop A crowd had gathered at the field in preparation for the landing which the flyers had said they would make in messages picked up during Second Victim Dies After Auto Crashes Pole at Des Moines DES MOINES May 28 automobile accident yesterday in which a car crashed into a tele phone pole claimed its second vic tim today with the death of Lloyd Brown 35 Robert McKee 27 of Des Moines died in a hospital a short time after the accident He was driving and Native of towa Dies MILWAUKEE May 28 GW Heart disease caused the death of Samuel S Weil 81 native of Du buque TOLEDO PEACEFUL TOLEDO May 28 days of strike born violence which has left a casualty list of two dead and nearly 200 injured appeared to have ended today but soldiers of the state of Ohio patrolled the strike area alert for any sudden renewal of trouble Only a few stragglers disturbed the calm of the riot area during the night For the first time since violence flared federal mediators led by Charles P Taft brought union lead ers and officials of the Electric AutoLite company together over the same tablecloth yesterday They left many curious designs on the tablecloth and approached what Taft described as a possibility of complete settlement1 As Taft labored to bring order out of the chaos at the auto plant E H Dunnigan another federal medi ator sought to hold up a threatened general strike which certainly would bring more guardsmen and Turn to PaRft 2 Column 4 OVER SOUTH ATLANTIC NATAL Brazil May 28 The French trimotored mail plane ArcenCiel landed here at p m today after a flight across the south Atlantic simul taneous with the north Atlantic flight of the Joseph Lebrix The mail plane piloted by Jean Memoz and navigated by M Dar by made its crossing from St Liouis Senegal in 15 hours 5 distance of 1900 miles From Natal the planes load of 300 pounds of mail will be dis tributed to the points in South America serviced by Air France the French International Flying company their trip down the New England coast In these wirclass reports they asked that field officials be advised of their intention to land to make repairs of some minor trouble to their ship Rossi said undue vibration of the wings and propeller shaft had caused them to decide upon a land ing at Floyd Bennett field instead of going on to the Pacific coast The heavy load of gasoline was thought to be responsible for the wing strain Mechanics immediately be n an inspection of the ship Large Police Detail A large detail of police was on hand at the field to cope with the crowd Deputy Chief Inspector Ed ward A Bracken was in charge tvith 50 foot patrolmen 20 mounted policemen and 20 motorcycle police The deputy commissioner of docks John McKenzie was there repre senting the mayors office and Lieut Commander Robert Hickey in command of the naval air base t the field also was on hand Rossi and Codos no sooner stopped their motor and its propel ler than a crowd of officials and mechanics and others numbering about 1000 surrounded the plane Immediately a motorcycle escort was rushed to the plane to pick the flyers up ag soon as they alighted Auto Goes Over Curb to Break Northwood Window Moths in Furniture Moths are bad enough when luey get into clothes rugs carpets and the like but they are at their worst when the yinfest upholstered furni ture And every housewife should know that government experts say there are moths in practically every house always a menace a source of worry and a cause nt serious money loss Valuable fur niture can be preserved against these pests if the suggestions in this official government bulletin are followed intelligently Inclose cents to cover handling and post age Use coupon NORTHWOOD May second time in less than six months an automobile early Sunday went over the curb across the walk and crashed into the plate glass window in the north end of the Glassel Style was edged between the steering wheel and the seat of the car by the impact The car which belonged to a local Shop in the Holland block rentacar compiuiy by whom the The large plate glass was broken two men were employed was in the north end of the building molished which is located at the southwest Police were unable to determine intersection of Central avenue and the window the cause of the accident Eighth street Henry Walswick season started the car of a friend and backed away from the curb a dis tance east of the Glassel store swung in an arc and across the i walk into the building before the i car stopped Walswick claimed that j the clutch stuck and that he lost j control of the car A truckload of potatoes went into i during the holiday Mason City GlobeGazette Information Ktireaii frrederio 1 Hiiskln Director Washington O I inclose FOUR CENTS in 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