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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 25, 1934, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NOKTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XL FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JULY 25 1934 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 247 DOLLFUSS SHOT REPORTED DEAD Seek Way to Handle Bills Claims Require Too Much Attention in Congress By HERBERT PLUMMER ASHINGTON July 25 th rive members of the house of rep resentatives are working this summer to de vise someschemi whereby the tern pers of congress men may be kept running more smoothly OC o n n o r o New Y o rk Greenwood of In diana and Smith of Virginia all democrats with Mapes of Michi gan and Lehl bach of New Jersey republicans have been charged with thinking up some way of handling the thou sands of private bills and claims against the government which are dumped every year into the hoppers of the house and senate Probably nothing in house proce dure gives the leaders such a head ache as the private calendar On eeveral different occasions during the last session the house found it self completely paralyzed and un able to proceed because of it One Objection Seen The difficulty lies in the fact that bills on the private calendar virtu ally must be disposed of by unani Ons objection to a bill ourthg its consideration holds it up for the time being If it Is called tip again three objections can kill it entirely Eagle of Texas for example near the close of the lastsession held up all of the bills on the private calen dar singlehanded Someone previ ously had objected to a bill of his which would have adjusted a claim of 54000 Eagle was frank about it He served notice that he would not per mit a single bill to pass until that one of his which was so cruelly and unjustly slaughtered was ap proved He relented on the closing day of the session but before he did he an nounced that if he was returned to the next congress either the one man objection rule would be amend er or there will not be one single private bill passed in the seventy fourth congress Cost More Than Claim The ablest parliamentarians in congress for years have endeavored to work out a better plan for dis posing of bills on the private cal endar Since the claimants cant sue the government their only recourse is to enlist the aid of their representa tive in getting a bill through ap propriating the money Often the time spent costs more than the claim In the face of threats such as the one made by Eagle and others a re form is said to have become defin itely necessary And every congressman knows it is this type of legislation which does most to keep his political fences in good shape back home Lake Near Chariton Will Be Discussed DBS MOINES July 25 Building of a lake near Chariton to serve the double purpose of a city water supply reservoir and a pleas ure resort will be discussed this week by representatives of the city and officials of the state emer gency relief administration it was announced here Martial Law Decreed for Minneapolis STRIKERS GIVEN UNTIL THURSDAY TOENDWALKOUT 4000 National Guarc Troops on Hand to Enforce Law MINNEAPOLIS July 25 C Gov Floyd B Olson smashed into the truck drivers strike witli mailed fist today decreeing mili tary rule of Minneapolis effective tomorrow noon unless disputing factions settle their differences im mediately Some 4000 national guardsmen now in Minneapolis and its envir ons were prepared to carry out the governors edict they have been in readiness since the outbreak of vi olence last Friday in which one man was fatally wounded and 67 others injured most of them shot The settlement of the Minneapo lis strike as recommended by the Rev Francis Haas and E H Dun nigan federal mediators should be accepted by both the employers and the said the governor He issued his statement simultan eously with an announcement from Father Haas and Dunnigan em bodying new plans for settlement of the controversy in which the driv ers are demanding higher wages andwiderunionrecognition I am very reluctant to take this step but I am convinced that dras tic action is necessary and that the preservation of law and order de mands it said the governor Await Vote Announcement SAN FRANCISCOJuly 25 UP Official announcement of the vote of striking Pacific coast longshore men on whether to submit their dif ferences to arbitration was awaited today as unconfirmed reports were circulated that ballots already tab ulated indicated an overwhelmingly majority in favor of submission Returns from only two major orts Seattle and Tacoma remained 0 be counted today as the national ongshoremens board named by President Roosevelt assembled to compete the tabulation FORECAST IOWA Local thundershowers Wednesday afternoon or night Thursday partly cloudy to cloudy cooler Wednesday night and Thursday MINNESOTA Generally fair Wednesday night and Thursday cooler Wednesday night except in extreme northwest LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 101 Minimum in Night 70 At 8 A M Wednesday 78 STOCKYARDS AT CHICAGO REOPEN Market Cleans Up Animals on Hand Fear Spread of Walkout CHICAGO July 25 market at the Chicago Union stock ards reopened today under an agreement between officials of the and striking handlers to per mit the disposal of stock on hand It was a cleanup market de signed to permit the merciful ilaughtering of stock shipped in on irdinary commercial accounts Yard ifficials were confident that all of he commercial stock could be cleaned up before 3 p m A revised estimate placed the number of privately owned cattle at a little more than 5000 The bal ance of the 70000 cattle belonged to he federal government purchased or relief purposes In addition here were 5000 head of hogs and a handful of sheep Plan No Interference Striking handlers asserted they rould not interfere with the market so long as the handling was not one by strike breakers Meanwhile the feeding of the cat tle mostof which had received nothing but water was begun by nonunion feedingcrews Reports persisted that handlers for commission men who have their own union woud join the strike at the close of the day but union of ficials refused to comment A walk out of union butchers and slaughter STRIKE IN STOCKYARDS A Julys trading in the Chicago stockyards was lost when the mar ket was paralyzed as the result of a strike by 800 members of stock handlers union followed by a sympathetic walkout of about an equal number of commission men Above some of the strikers arc shown sitting along a curb Associated Press Dillingers Funeral Held Day Ahead of Schedule Family Hopeful That Curious Mob Could Be Avoided house likely employes was considered The federal government and state joined hands to prevent the threat ened spread of the strike Labor Board Officer Carl Steffenson secretary of the regional labor board of the national recovery administration hurried here from Wisconsin to work for arbitration States Attorney Thomas J Courtney urged leaders of to Page 2 Column 5 both MAYWOOD Ind July 25 Hopeful of avoiding crowds of cur ous spectators the family of John Dillinger decided today to hold his uneral early this afternoon It had been announced last night that the services for the notorious criminal would be held at 10 a m tomorrow The time for holding the services created some dissension among members of the Dillinger family Mrs Audrey Hancock sister of he slain gangster at whose home the services were to be held insist ed that the body be held until to morrow but John Dillinger Sr ex ressed a desire to have his sons ody interred as soon as possible Officials of Crown Hill cemetery vere anxious to hold the ceremonies his afternoon hoping thereby to avoid some of the crowd that was expected to assemble at the burial grounds Stream of Curious A steady stream of the curious jassed last night by the casket in which the outlaws body its bullet marks obliterated by plastic sur ery awaited burial A few hours earlier citizens of ie Mooresville vicinity many of whom knew Johnny as a boy be ore he was sent to prison 10 years ago had filed past his body in a Mooresville undertaking establish ment Word that the bank robbers body was in Mooresville brought out housands of curiosity seekers from ndianapolis 18 miles away and state and city police struggled to ceep the line of automobiles mov ng Many persons parked their cars and walked miles to see the corpse A plastic surgeon worked on the jody to erase the bullet marks An ther surgeons knife had given Dil inger new features in life to help lim evade capture Police Guard Home Fifty Indianapolis policemen were detailed to the cemetery and fif teen others guarded the Hancock home Officers blocked off the road in front of the home where the body rested Mary Kinder sweetheart of Har ry Pierpont Dillinger gangster now awaiting execution in Ohio state prison was one of the first visitors at the Hancock home Two visitors at the mortuary were Dillingers half sisters Doris 16 and Frances 12 whom the out law called mv best girl The girls honor students at the MooresvilJe high school threw their arms about Turn to Page 2 Column 2 GIRL IN RED RELATES TALE Police Learn More of How John Dillinger Walked Into Trap CHICAGO July 2S the girl in red police learned to day more about how John Dillinger walked into the trap that ended with death his career of crime The girl in red one of the two women who were with the Indiana outlaw just before he was killed by federal bullets was Mrs Anna Sage 42 brown haired and brown eyed Police arrested her last night at her home around the corner from the Biograph theater out of which Dillinger walked unsuspect ingly Sunday night to his death Mrs Sage told police she knew John Dillinger as Jim Lawrence and that he posed as an employe of the Chicago board of trade Went to Ball Game From the girl in red after long questioning by the police came the story of the last woman Dillinger associated with named by Mrs Sage as Mrs Roy Keele 26 year old divorced wife of a Gary Ind how Dillinger spent his time just prior to the fatal shooting and of how he said he went to New York recently on a business trip He was also re ported to have witnessed a Chicago baseball game But it was not learned whether Mrs Sage or Mrs Keele furnished the information with which Dillin was trapped Both fled from the scene of the shooting but Mrs Sage returned after changing her red dress for another Mrs Keele declined to go back to the scene and later went to her mothers home in Fargo N Dak Mrs Sage said Secrecy the government agents hrew around the affair still per sisted and it could not be learned whether either woman will make any claim to the rewards that hurg over the public enemys head Capt Timothy ONeil of the East Chicago police who with Sgt Mar tin Zarkovich was among the Indi ana officers at the death scene de nied emphatically that Mrs Sage had anything to do with the Dillin ger trap adding that an under world character had seen Dillinger Turn o PnKC 2 Column 4 67 DEAD IN IOWA AS WEEKS HEAT WAVE SUBSIDES Temperatures Recede 4 to 6 Degrees 95 in Mason City A cloudy morning and a sprinkle of rain kept Wednesdays maximum temperature down to 95 six degrees lower than Tuesday The sun came out at noon and temperatures were rapidly pushed up As the week long heat wave sub sided additional deaths brought the total in the state to 67 and the na tion to 798 Temperatures over the state re ceded four to six points from Tues days high marks Ottumwa re ported 104 compared to its all time high of 111 yesterday Other marks were 100 at Musca tin 98 at Keokuk 99 at Clinton 98 at Council Bluffs 100 at Fort Dodge 96 Waterloo at Dubuque and 92 at Four at Davenport There were four more deaths at Davenport James L Rickard Peter F Soenke Marie Wulf and Wil liam Stoltenberg died from heat prostrations Frank Miller 55 restaurant em ployeat Simpson 54 Sabula were other vic tims of the heat wave Hans J Nielsen 66 Des Moines died after being overcome while at work and Doris Arlene Stanbro 14 Iowa Falls died in a Council Bluffs hospital as a result of the heat Three others died at Keokuk They were Jennie Johnson 76 Charles Wright 62 and P C Glenn Five at Dubuque At Dubuque heat caused five more deaths Tuesday night and Wednesday bringing the total fatalities to nine since Sunday night The dead are Nicholas Schmitt 56 Alfred Kane 35 Joseph Kahn 56 Mrs Mary Mahoney 85 and Mrs Louise Eckert 64 The temperature at 2 oclock was 96 Matt Miller 65 Dayton township farmer was the first Chickasaw county victim of the heat when he expired Tuesday afternoon while shocking oats The frantic efforts of one of his brothers in attempting to halt motorists to assist went un heeded Coroner William Larkin New Hampton was summoned after a neighbor brought the body to the Miller farm home The neighbor had intended to borrow a corn plow but Turn to Face 2 Column 6 ATTORNEY DIES K M VSTTWER R M Witwer Mason City attor ney for many years died at oclock Wednesday afternoon at a local hospital He was taken to the hospital in the morning suffering an attack of heart disease Mr Witwer who was 64 years of age had been suffering from heart disease for several years The severe attack Wednesday morning came suddenly For many years Mr Witwer was a member of the firm of Senneff Bliss and Witwer but on Jan 1 1033 established an office for him self over the Kresge store The body has been taken to the Meyer funeral home Rites will be announced later Mr Witwer lived at 104 Eleventh street northeast Convention Lasts Just 23 Minutes Republicans Name 4 Present Justices and Adjourn MARSHALLTOWN July 25 23 minutes after being call ed to order by Pressy H Frank Waterloo chairman of the state central committee delegates to the republican state judicial convention here today completed nomination of candidates for four supreme court judgeships and had adjourned prob ably establishing a record for a state convention of any kind ever held in Iowa if not in the nation The expedition with which the convention delegates functioned might have been forecast by the chairman of the convention Henry Shull Sioux City attorney when i his keynote speech he said Nominations Kushed Because of the condition the weather the unanimity of opinion as to the candidates for office and the certainty of republican success in the election this fall I shall not take up your time with a long ad dress A few minutes later Judge W C Radcliffe of Red Oak from tlv floor of the convention moved the nomination of Justice William D Evans of Hampton Truman S Ste vens of Hamburg and James W Kindig of Sioux City all member of the state supreme court as can didates for reelection and o George C Claussen of Clinton fo the short term expiring Dec 31 1936 and who was named to suc ceed the late Justice Edgar A Morling Vote Is Unanimous The vote without roll call was unanimous and immediately after hairman Shull had announced the result the convention adjourned The convention was called to or der at by the state chairman and adjournment was at The nvocation was given by Chaplain H Van Metre of the Iowa sol diers home Reading of the official call followed and the temporary chairman was introduced Following his very brief address the tempor ary officers Chairman Shull and he secretary C H Van Law of Marshalltown were made perma nent officers of the convention Delegates Accepted On motion of the floor the print ed list of delegates was accepted as he official list of the convention and the usual business of electing and hearing reports was dispensed with nor did the delegates take time to name committees on rules and regulations Immediately after adjournment the delegates assemble at a local hotel for luncheon where food was the only consideration There was no program Several hundred delegates were present at the convention CRUISES AROUND HAWAII ISLAND President Roosevelt Makes Visit to Famed Volcano of Kilauea ABROAD CRUISER HOUSTON WITH PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT OFF HAW An ISLAND July 25 a day of fishing for giant sword fish under a tropical sun President Roosevelt cruised around the island of Hawaii this morning on his way to visit famed Kilauea volcano The cruiser Houston was to stop at Hilo on the other side of the island from the sword fishing expe dition on Makalawena banks while the first president to visit the ter ritory made a hurried motor trip to the volcano The president boarded the cruiser Houston at sunset last night after spending the day fishing with his son John and his naval aide Cap tain Wilson Brown What success they met with was not disclosed Lightning Strikes 3rd Glass of Beer BUDAPEST July 25 ho was lifting his third schooner of beer to his lips lightning knocked the glass out of the hand of Jacob Weiss innkeeper He was unhurt REPORTED SLAIN CHANCELLOR DOLLFUSS Coast of Texas Lashed by Gale Residents Flee Storm Piles Great Combers of Water Up Against Shoreline HOUSTON Texas July 25 Shrieking gales lashed the Texas oast early today between Freeport and Port OConnor on Matagorda bay piling great combers of water against the shoreline and sending AUSTRIAN NAZIS SEIZE CONTROL CABINET IS HELD Communication Cut Off With Other Capitals of Europe PRAHA Czechoslovakia July 25 official Czech news agency announced tonight that Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss of Austria was dead quoting as its au hority the Austrian minister to Czechoslovakia The Austrian legation also an nounced that the control of the gov ernment had been taken over by Dn Curt Schuschnigg minister of jus jce and education in Dollfuss cab inet 10 Reported Killed LONDON July 25 communication between London and Austria was suddenly cut off except or urgent governmental calls late ihis afternoon Early reports said 10 had been killed in the nazi putsch Telephones Cut Off PARIS July 25 tele phone communication between Paris and Vienna ceased at 6 p m to night 12 noon The operators replied to queries It is impossible to get Vienna Attacked by Nazis GRAZ Austria July 25 gendarmerie post at Stainz was re ported attacked by nazis today its commander killed and another wounded NAZIS SEIZE scurrying to higher residents round Sinking barometers last night sve omen of the disturbance and storm warnings were hoisted from Morgan City La to Brownsville Texas as coast guardsmen sped along the beaches warning campers and summer residents to leave The gale struck shortly after midnight and as the high tide swept he low western extremity of Gal ifeston island 18 persons were ma in the coast guard outpost it San Luis pass and several guardsmen were marooned at the itation on a sand spit near Free ort It was believed they were afe however as the stations are trongly constructed on pilings Increasing suddenly the wind cached the hurricane force of 80 Tiiles an hour at Freeport at a m slowed down to 60 miles an icur for a time then swelled to 80 miles an hour again at 5 a m Telephone communication to the oast guard stations at Port OCon and Aransas Pass went out at a m as the gale increased here M Reports Envoy of Russia Anxious to Agree on Debts WASHINGTON July 25 ecretary Hull announced today hat a sincere disposition to reach n agreement had been exhibited t the first conference between Alex nder Troyanovsky the soviet am assador and state department of cials over settlement of sovietAm rican debts and claims at approxi iately 5500000000 jloria Marsh and Dave Allen Await Verdict of Jurors LOS ANGELES July 25 ave Allen and Glorida Marsh to ay awaited the verdict of a jury hich heard their trial on morals barges growing out of an alleged wild party in the Hollywood film olony Allen on leave of absence s head of the Central Casting cor oration a film employment agency nd Miss Marsh red headed extra ayer expressed confidence in an cquittal as the jury of eight men nd four women took the case late By WAJJE WEBNEH Associated Press Foreign Staff VIENNA July 25 lor Engelbert Dollfuss the little dic tator who ruled Austria for two years was reported by a police commissioner today to have been shot and seriously wounded in the course of a nazi putsch to cap ture the government of Austria The police officer said Dollfuss has resigned Dollfuss was imprisoned in the fed eral chancellery by the nazis The police commissioner said he was wounded in fighting which went on inside the building Excited civilians rushed out of the chancellery at p m crying Dollfuss is dead Obviously their statement could not be verified by the anxious group outside the door Start Counter Claim The loyal fascist Heimwehr and federal troops poured into the Ball great square in front of the conflit ing reports circulated throughout the city The battling Prince Ernst von Starhemberg head of the Heimwehr and vice chancellor of Austria es caped from the nazi captors and im mediately organized his own coun teraction A diplomat in touch with him declared the prince had sent an Turn to Face Z Column a Want to Cool Off An attractively printed booklet Recipes for Mixed Drinks is now available through our Washington Information bureau A collection of the old favorites it contains recipes for about 60 different cocktails as well as numerous summer drinks punches juleps fizzes quotations from authorities on the temperate use of drink favorite recipes of noted people the etiquct of wine service pictures of the proper glass for every beverage and a cat alog of nonalcoholic drinks A guide to the old ways of wholesome warning against harmful indulgence Every person sending in his name and address with a dime carefully wrapped to cover cost and handling will receive this booklet promptly Use this coupon The GlobeGazette Information Bureau Frederic J Haskin Director Washington D C I inclose 10 cents in coin carefully wrapped for for mixed 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