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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 16, 1934, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AIX NORTH lOWAAS NEIGHBORS HOME DITION k VOL XL FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIKE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JUNE 16 1934 THIS PAPEU CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS BECTION ONE M SECTION ONE NO 215 HOUSE APPROVES STRIKE BOARD BILL TWO PRISONERS ESCAPE COUNTY PRISON AT NIGHT Mahaffey and Kelly Beat Jailer Chnstensen in Making Break riGTUKES ON PAGE o Beating Jailer Pete Christenseu until he was unconscious Virgil I Mahaffey serving an S months sentence for an auto theft charge and James Kelly awaiting trial on an identical charge escaped from the Cerro Gordo county jail about 9 oclock Friday night The prisou ers evidently took the Dodge sedan belonging to W L Murphy auction eer in making good their escape for the car was stolen at about the samo time Police in surrounding towns were notified by the sheriffs office im mediately following knowledge of tlie Waterloo and Omaha police were also notified The state bureau of investigation at Des Moines Friday morning broadcast descriptions of the wanted men i Hide in Waiting Christensen had supposedly lock the prisoners up ior the uight and later went to the second floor of the jailhouse to take a shower voath Mahaffey acd Kelly who evi dently had been in hiding awaiting i his return sprung from Uieir place and slugged him on the head and face and kicked him in the stomach Until he lost consciousness They then gagged him to prevent out cries After regaining consciousness and breaking went to the window of the1 jail and called for help but his crieswent unheard M Robertson wife of the sheriff heard him and released him Not First AI tempt tt was not the first escape at I tempt for either prisoner Mahatley I in particular was notsd as a bad tboy at the local jail Two weeks I he struck Christensen while the I jailer was releasing a prisoner who served his time He escaped but was caught about five blocks away lHe was placed in solitary confine rnient and from his ceil flipped a to a box filled with maga Pizines and papers attempting to ig rnite the pile and set fire to the jail time wlien Sheriff Rob lertson and Deputy Sheriff Max Stu entered his cell he took a sash Ijhe had pried lose from the window struck the sheriff a glancing llblow Fortunately Studer was with IjSheriff Robertson at the time and I succeeded in subduing Mahaffey as tough a character as LMahaffey had attempted to escape I j from Deputy Sheriff John Deach Ionce while the officer was taking I him from the Paric hospital to the but the effort was to no avail Sent to Jail at 12 Mahaffey only 20 years old serv fid his first term at the age of I been sent to the state re for boys at Kearney in 1926 His next entry in police records shows a short term spent in the state penitentiary at Carson City on a charge of Johnson Brands Darrow Board Chris Rye 76 Prominent North loiva Builder Dies Spent 42 Years Here m Construction Business Chris Rye 76 resident of Mason City for 42 years and senun member of the Rye Construction company firm died Saturday morn ing at his home 630 East State street following an attack of heart disease Funeral services will be held at 10 oclock Monday morning in the Central Lutheran church of which he was a charter member and in the Glenwood Lutheran chuich near Decorah at 3 oclock Monday after noon Burial will be in the family lot in the Gtenwood cemeterj The Rev W H Kampen of the Central church will be in charge of the ser vice assisted by the Rev Mr Bre desen Decorali Stand aa Monuments Mr Rye had engaged in various types of construction ever since he came to Mason City Hundreds of structures in North Iowa and south ern Minnesota stand as monument to his energy as a builder Schoo Buildings churches business blocks railroad stations in scores of com munities from Calmar to Emmets burg and Welcome were erected by him In 1915 Mr Rye was joined bj his son Carl Rye in the contracting business He was an active partici pant in the affairs of the compan up to a week before his death Mr Rye was born Jan 4 1858 a Rysf jaeren Nordf jord At a youth he participated for a time CHRIS RYE Turn in rnjcr 2 Column FORECAST IOWA Unsettled possiblv showers Sunday ant ji west portion Saturday night Not much change in temperature MINNESOTA Unsettled pos sibly scattered showers Sunday and in extreme west portion Saturday night slightly warm er near Superior and cooler in northwest portion Sunday LOCAL STATISTICS l GlobeGazette weather figures for 4 hour period ending at 8 oclock morning I Maximum Friday If Minimum in Night At 8 A M Saturday 68 55 68 I WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO June 16 Hitlook for the period June 18 to 23 For the upper Mississippi and ower Missouri valleys Showers at Beginning of week and again toward temperatures near normal For the northern and central plains Generally fair first fmrt of week possibly showers lat ifer half temperatures near nor nai in the occupation of the Norsemen that of sailor and for three years attended a military training school at Oslo the capital dime in 1880 In 1880 Mr Rye with other mem hers of the family came to the United States His first place of residence was Decorah where he was engaged iri farming for a ahori time He attended Yaklers business college at Decorah upon gradua tion from which he started his business career as a contractor His first building operations were in Minneapolis From Minneapolis he and his family moved to Yankton S and later to Sioux City before com ing to Mason City in 1892 He had been a resident on his East State street property 32 years Murriml in 1884 Mr Rye was married to Miss Olava Ask Dec 9 1884 at Decorah and with her would have observed a golden wedding anniversary next fall had he lived Besides his wife Mr Rye is sur vived by four children Miss Millie Rye living at home Carl Rye his partner in the construction busi ness Mrs A S IiUiKl iNorthwood and Mrs Enoch A Norem Mason City Two children died in infancy He also is siiivived by a sister Mrs Rachel Messmore Mobridge S who had been with him several days and a brother Knur Rye McWorth Sask Aetivo In Community Mr Rye had always been an ac tive participant in church and community affairs In 1925 he took his first extended vacation and spent the summer amid the scenes of his boyhood in Norway The fact that his daugh ter Mrs Norem and her husband had planned to leave Saturday night for Norway was almost constantly on his mind during the weeks illneso before his death HURRlWlTS LOUISIANA CITY Every Building Feels Fury of Tropical Storm No One Killed or Hurt NEW ORLEANS June 16 Every building in Morgan City felt the fury of the tropical hurricane which struck there early today Chimneys were blown down homes unroofed windows smashed and merchandise in show windows scattered through the streets No deaths or injuries had been reported Three Iowa Men Found Guilty of Jury Tampering Bedell Spirit Lake Lawyer and Chapman Brothers Convicted DES MOINES June 16 Walter Bedell Spirit Lake attor ney and L E and H B Chapman brothers of Carroll were found guilty on a charge of tampering with a jury by a federal court jury The sealed verdict returned last night was read in court this morn ing Sentence is to be pronounced next Saturday Judge Charles A Dewev said As the verdict was read Mrs Bedell fainted but was revived with in a few minutes and taken from the courtroom Attempted Bribery The defendants were charged with attempting to bribe Bert Gander a member of the jury which refused to convict the Chapman brothers on liquor charges Gander and his nephew Gene Russell confessed iater to participation in the iribe Each is now awaiting sen tence The Chapman brothers were con victed at a later trial at which facts of the alleged bribery wore disclosed Shortly after the verdict was Judge Dewey directed the ederal attorneys office to file dis mrment proceedings against Bedell bring contempt of court action against the attorney and the two Chapmans Sentence Not Enough It these men are guilty and it eems they the court re marked I dont believe a jail sen ence is Besides Bedell and the Chapmans Villiam Stevenson of Boone Bert Gander of Bayard and Gene Russell f Des Moines will come before the ourt next Saturday Stevenson and Russell pleaded guilty to participat rig in a bribe plot and Gander a uror in the tampering case to re eiving a bribe It was indicated that the verdict ill be appealed CLAIMS PART OF PRESS FALSIFIES NEWSABOUTp Raps Partisan Politics as NRA Celebrates First Birthday CHARLESTON W June 1C S Johnson today assail ed the Clarence Darrow review board as communistic in purpose accused part of the press of falsify ing NRA and attacked pai tisan aligned agdinst the recovery unit His reply to critics featured this states holiday celebration of NRAs first birthday Declaring much of the press is in the hands of political opposition anxious to regain office and that to get a square deal from these papers for JsRA is impossible he said Communistic Viirpose I can undei stand tlie commun istic purpose of the Darrow board as an openly avowed assault on our whole system sn favor of the hemi barbaric atrocities of half civilized Russia but the betrayal of a gieat public trust by a newspaper to ac complish a partisan end in utter disregard of the present and future security of the wage and salary earning element of our population is quite another matter again 1 Jio continued what responsibility do they as GREEN URGES PEACE PLAN NRA ON HOLIDAY WASHINGTON June 16 W took a holiday today on its first birthday Hugh S Johnsonclosed the offices and sent hundreds of em ployes down the Potomac for a picnic Amidst the celebrating NRAs moat stringent police power was slipping away apparently un mourned This is President Roosevelts authority to license recalcitrant Industries and to put them out of business if they vi olated license terms This power never used expir ed today at noon p 4BT 3 f X Greon president of Hie Federation of L iboi is shown as ho addressed the Pittsburgh contention of steel union dele gates and urged a proposal for Uip inilustrj His plan calling for presidential appointment of an arbitration board to settle the disputes was studied as a strike vote wsw deferred Associated Iress J sume in risking and inviting the return of child labor and in deliber ately invoking a new epidemic of price and wage cutting and the cer tain sinking into a new degradation of the living standards of Amer ican working people of all classes No Trice Too Much Just God is there no price too much for these people to for political advancement Is there no state of human worthy of their misery that is sjmpathetic tin Van Dyke Nominated St Paul Postmaster WASHINGTON Juno 16 Presidcnt Roosevelt sent to the sen ate today a number of postmaster nominations including Van Dyke at St Paul Arthur A Deadlock Apparent as Jury Studies Two Days on Langer Case BISMARCK N June 16 hours after they received the conspiracy case in which Gov William Langer and four associates stand accused of a crime against the United States government 12 jurors calmly re turned to their deliberations today seeking to break a serious dead lock Hardly showing the effects of long weary hours of debate and ar gument the jury resumed Its de liberations at a hours after a 20 hour stretch in terrupted only once for luncheon At a m today they decided to rest Three hours later the men were at their breakfast and then returned to the guarded jury room So well have the jurors guarded their activities that the outside world had hardly a Wt of informa tion on which to baae speculation their attitude selfish and honest support Assailing partisan politicians who are enemies of NRA he said I know men who have opposed NRA and who are actuated largely by an avowed desire to maintain a depressed condition among workers in their own constituency I some times wonder If they never shiver at the record they are writing in the great doomsday book Has Raised Payrolls I know what IB going on under he said I know it has raised employment 37 per cent and payrolls 72 per cent No power of disingenlous news story collateral assault can ever lake that satisfaction away from Of the Darrow board John said It has Investigated not one single code It has refused to consider any data on any code It has suppressed testimony from any Hide but one It is guilty of deliberately false and unsupported statements Its find ings and recommendations are not worth the paper on which they are Savage and Wolfish Johnson Raid that a year ago the law insisted on what Mr Darrow calls savage wolfish It is precisely this savage wol fish competition which has blighted this country for our whole popula tion for more than four he said and there Is only one method of escape from it now or in the fu ture That method is to substitute for it the basic principle of NRA codes of fair competition under Blue Eagle agreements throughout all maintain wages and working hours no evenly that none has reason or occasion to Impair Tarn to I Column 3 Daughter of President Admits Divorce Plans TELLSlfORTOr DROWNING CHILD 10 Year Old Boy Says His Pal Threw Brick at Girl 3 CLEVELAND June 16 The body of 3 year old Peggy Young was found floating jn muddy Cuyahoga river this afternoon a few hours aftsr Floyd Ranker 10 told po lice a weird story about how he pushed the child into the river yes terday Picked up by police on the street after the girl had been reported missing the boy sat calmly in a po lice car at a precinct station and declared he and a 34 year old com panion were responsible We went to the he said to police We made her lie down on the cinders close to the river bank Then we ali walked to the river She Couldnt Swim My pal asked Peggy if she could awim She said she couldnt Then I pushed her in the water She came up right away kicking her arms and legs My pal picked up a half a brick and threw it at her It hit her in the stomach and she went down an1 didnt come up any A short time after the boy had told his story last night the lad he named as his accompanied by his parents appeared at a police station and denied any knowledge of the girls disappearance Parents Xot Told The girls parents were not told immediately of the drowning story The mother Mrs Nina Young said Peggry and a neighbor child Betty OBrien 5 started out to buy oome candy with a penny which Bettys mother had given her Betty later told authorities they were accosted by two boys who wanted them to go to the river and that she went on alone to the candy store Peggys father Harold Young is seriously ill with pneumonia in a city hospital The Youngs have an other child Harold G Dall Reticent About Discussing Her Affairs HOY I IOKTRK OwrlKlil 1031 The Associated OMAHA June 1G Roosevelt Dall daughter of the president sped today toward Reno and a divorce In nn exclusive Interview on her train last night the blond matron who has been a resident oC the white house with her father and mother confirmed reportsthat the primarj purpose of her journey was to begin proceedings against her brokerhus band Curtis B Dall I cant say positively that Im going to get a she said Afany things might arise dont believe any woman can say such a thing One of Children III Reticent to discuss her personal affairs Mrs Dall had secluded her self in a compartment with her two children Sistle and and a Negro maid Buzzie is in a cold she said and she had spent an almost sleepless night watching over him cnroute from Washington to Chi cago Mrs Dall has leased a home near Lake Tahoe she said through an agent and plans to establish resi dence in Nevada She has not re tained an attorney she said In her discussion she compared her situation to that of her brother Elliott who was divorced last July at Mlndfin and married Miss Ruth Googins of Fort Worth less than two weeks later at Bur lington Iowa No Comment on ChrirgcH There is little reason why the private life of any person should be exposed to the glare of she said Then she added but 1 guess Im up against the same thing Elliott was when he was divorced nnd The presidents daughter has seen her husband only a few times in calls at the white house since their separation more than a year she said She declined to comment on the nature of the charges which might One Faction of Workers Scores Bill Brands Strike Threat Move to Intimidate Congress PITTSBURGH Juno 16 The administrations substltulo for the Wagner labor control bill de signed to end strike threats in the steel industry was as dangerous to industrial by heads of companyemploye organi sations of seven steel companies today Passage of the legislation will only precipitate instead of mitigate bloody labor disturbances through out the said a message tele graphed to President Roosevelt and the H6 senators The signers claimed to represent steel workers in Pennsyl vania West Virginia nnd Ohio plants Intimidate Congress The Rtrike threat was described in the message as a deliberate ef fort by professional labor organiz ers to intimidate congress into passing a measure that would de liver into their hands millions of American workers at so much a Meanwhile a strike threatened iteel a tempo rary amnesty by a large portion of its to Washing ton far initial steps in placing into effect a nonstrike agreement The agreement proposed by Wil liam Green president of tlie Amer ican Federation of Labor calls for a presidential appointed board to settle disputes industry Accepted Its acceptance at a strike coa ven of theAmalgamated Assocla Steel last nighl marked an armistice in a grave situation existed n the atcel industry since the as sociations annual convention In April At that time the union voted to demand recognition as the steel workers bargaining agent With such recognition generally refused by the ateel operators the convention was called to decide up on a means of reaching its objec Tiirn Tarn Jo 1tnt Z Column J HARRIMAN HITS UNION CLAUSE Says Employer Has Right to Deny Work to Member of Labor Group HOT SPRINGS June 16 I Harriman president o the Chamber of Commerce of tin United States said today an cm ploycr has the right to deny work to a man because he Is a member o a labor union if ho so desires Harriman laid this opinion be fore 40 business leaders on the NRA industrial advisory board which met privately to study NRAs fu ture as its first year ended His view was interpreted as be ing in conflict with the national industrial recovery act which seeks to establish that membership in a union shall not be used by an em ployer as a for refusing a job This part of the act Harriman said wasprobably unconstitutional Viewpoint The Harriman opinion was ex pressed In a statement to be sent to members of the chamber an a basis for a business viewpoint cm NRAs future The statement dealt also with other constitutional as pects of NRA including an opinion that the NRA must be continued in some form but without the au thority to impose codes or to license code members The right of an employer to em ploy whom he will and of an em ploye to work for whom he will provided a suitable bargain can be made a property right protected by the fifth and fourteenth amend ments to the Harri man said Culled Unconstitutional Harriman reported that the por tionof the recovery act giving em ployes the right to organize and bargain collectively through their own representatives was iradoubted y constitutional although he said I am not going to discuss the wis dom of the Harriman streamed that just as imployen should be free from em ployer coerclan so it is equally right that the employers should in sist that their employes be free from the coercive influence of lebor unions or J DEFICIENCY BILL TO CONFERENCE ON AMENDMENTS Housing Bill Passed by Senate and Sent to Conference WASHINGTON June 16 The house today passed the admin stration bill to establish mediation boards to settle collective bargain ing disputes Action was taken without a rec ord vote and the measure was sent to the senate demanded by the administration before adjournment measure wa3 brolgnt to the floor by Representative Byrns the democratic leader under procedure requiring unanimous consent The republicans demanded an ex planation of the measure and after brief discussion it was put to a vote Kainey and passedal oat before the members realized Drive Toward Finish The first Roosevelt congress drove wearily toward the finish oi III most astounding legislative job In Americas peace time history Lead ers hoped the final gavel would fall tonight The senate this afternoon debated the administration labor last of the major measures on the adjournment As both nouses of ete their tasks their record bfac complishrnentX reackas follows Thohouae rejected sehate cicncy appropriaR6nbtliVlind Vent the measure to conference Anieiidmcnts Rejected The housing bill providing for part government guarantee of private loans for nome construction and repair was passed 71 to 12 by the senate Themeasure went to conference after the house rejected minor senate amendments The house passed 133 to 18 j the McKcownbankruptcy bill allowing farmers to live on their foreclosed mortgaged homes for sbi years The measure went to a conference com mittee to adjust differences with the senate Legislation for pensions to rail way employes was sent to the white house by the house Jhe senate passed the deficiency bill late last night One Major Difference One major point of difference wns whether congress should limit pos sible relief expenditures to around as proposed by the sen ate or permit a possible outlay of about ns permitted In the house bill The speed with which the senate acted on the housing measure set a nenr record lor a measure of such importance and complexity Debate on it did not begin until this morning and lasted only about four hours The 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