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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 24, 1934, Mason City, Iowa                                fttirth Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home THE VOL XL FIVE CENTS X COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE lOWAAS NEIGHBORS EDITION MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY AUGUST 24 1934 THIS PAPER CONSISTS Of TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 273 WOMAN IS AGAIN CAUSE OF DEATH FOR DESPERADO Girl Seen With Homer Van Meter Held by St Paul Police ST PAUL Aug 24 pretty St Paul girl who had been seen Homer Van Meter slain Dil 3inger gangster on several occa sions when the desperado made the Twin Cities his headquarters last March was under arrest nere today It was learned today from an un impeachable source that Marion Mickey Conforti Van Meters No sweetheart of Chicago was in St PauI two weeks ago in the company of the slain gangster Miss Con forti who was one of the three wo men arrested at Little Bohemia when Dillinger and his hench men escaped a federal trap is wanted by federal authorities for violatingher parole at Madison Wis On Way to See Girl The St Paul girl about whom local police officers were reluctant to give information lives only a few blocks fromwhere Van Meter was killed last night by Chief Frank Cullen and three aides it was re ported and it is believed he nUy have been enrbute to her home at the he was shot down A money belt containing an un disclosed sum also was found on Van Meter police announced today Papers said they were valuable were in his coat pocket Chief of PoliceCullen and De tective Thomas i Brown left this morning for ap unannounced des tination out of town SQUARESHIS DEBT HOMER VAN METER Eye Witness to Slaying Tells Story i St Paul Woman Sees Officers Shoot Down Homer Van Meter EDITORS NOTE One of the fewpersons to the slaying of Honicr Van Meter Diltinger gangster Andrew St Paul gave the following eye witness account By MRS ANDREW STEDJE PAUL They refused to divulge where they were going but admitted it was in connection with the contents of the money belt and papers Walked Into Trap Van Meter John DilHngers ace gunman walked into a police trap last night and fell full of in an alley Dillinger himself was sim ilarly slain July 22 baited to his an alley n wo man f Van Meter the sixth of the Dil linger mob to die was betrayed un wittingly by his interest in a wo man Her name is being withheld Police said Van Meter had been going around with her and that relatives of the woman suspicious of him had gone to the police A check satisfied officers that the man was Van Meter and careful plans were laid for his capture dead or alive Loses Last Gunfighr Fbr two weeks the hunt went on secretly Last night the law and Van Meter met and Van Meter quick shooting gunman in many a foray against shot down The end of the Van Meter hunt came near the downtown district In answer to a command that he sur render Van Meter whipped out a pistol and fired twice harmlessly Three policemen headed by Chief of Police Frank Cullen opened fire with rifle and machine gun A woman again the outlaws pattern of life followed that of Turn to page 1 column 4 had told before the shooting happened that I was going to see a dangerous gangster shot wouldnt have believed you I was just walking down Univer sity avenue toward Marion street Just as I got to the southeast cor ner I heard a couple of shots across the street turned around and saw man running across Univer sity avenue carrying a straw hat in his hand He passed right in front of me going toward Aurora avenue Then two men with sawed off shot guns Turn to page 2 column 5 FORECAST JOWA Partly cloudy pos sibly light frost in north cen tra portion Friday night Sat urday probably fair and slight ly warmer MINNESOTA Generally fair possibly light frost Friday night Saturday fair somewhat warmer in south and extreme west portions IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum Thursday 61 Minimum In Night 38 At 8 A M Friday 51 Ralnfnll 07 As remarkable as the hottest day In this month or July was the chilli ness of Thursday night In Mason City it was 6 degrees above freezing and at the sugar plant north of the city It was a degree colder Frost frequently occurs at such a tem perature but none had been reported Friday All but 01 of the precipita tion occurred between fc and 9 oclock Thursday forenoon with the remaining trace Thursday night LOCAL ROBBERY MOB ROUNDED UP Four of Seven Who Held Up First National Have Paid With Lives With the killing of Homer Van Meter by police in St Paul Thurs day night only three of the seven bandits who robbed the First Na tional bank here of March 13 are still at large Eugene Green shot by federal agents in a St Paul apartment house was the first of the gang to fall He was the machine gunner who stationed inside the bank loos ed a blast of fire toward Tom Wai ters bank guard who was behind the shatterproof window above W G C Bagleys office Carroll Next to Go Next to fall vyas Tommy Carroll the machine gunnerwith the sar donic grin who was stationed before the Mulcahy prescription shop Car roll was shot and killed in analley by Waterloo police in June Chief of the desperadoes John Dillinger who fired at Willis G C Bagley president of the bank and at Police Judge John C Shipley as well aa taking a few shots at Detec tive James Buchanan street was next on the list of vic tims He was shot to death by fed eral agents as he was leaving the Biograph theater in Chicago July 23 Driver of Bandit Car Homer Van Meter got his Thurs day night He was driver of the ban dit car which leisurely made its way through town after the Dillinger ang had made one of the most dar ng raids in its infamous history r John Hamilton who stood guard inaide the band Babyfacc Nelson who shot down R L James secre tary of the sahool board and an un identified seventh member of the ang are the only three raiders still at large Their end officers predict will be iust as swift as that of their outlaw companions Dillinger Van Meter Green and Carroll A walk down some street a sudden ratatat of shots and a slain bandit lying upon he seems to be the nevitable end of these Dillingermen OIL STATION MISHAP Grand Champ 5o Id for 1934 PROPERTY LEVY FOR STATE USE ELIMINATED Board Declares Revenue From 3 Point Law to Handle Costs DES MOINES Aug 24 cwa board of assessment and re view today eliminated the state property tax levy asserting that revenue from the three point tax aw will pay the annual expense of state government The retail sales tax alone will jrovide sufficient revenue for pay ment of the state governmental ex pense said The net cor porationincome tax and the 2 per cent personal income tax will pro dde additional revenue after Jan 1 he board pointed out Todays elimination of the 1934 evy collectible in 1935 willmark he first time in history that prop erty has not been assessed for state purposes inIowa Balance of 8 Sales tax revenue this year Chair man J R Murphy said will be suf icient to pay the emer jency relief appropriation by the state legislature the first or state expenses on Jan 1 and eave a balance of more than This wijl probably be apportioned to counties toj reduce government al the board Elimination of thestate taxfevy was ordered by the board today ifter Gen E L OConnor ad vised that the next tax law empow red them to do so Direct Replacement The attorney general ruled that he law passed by the special leg slative sessionlast winter clearly hows the legislativeintent to use he proceeds of the taxes collected 5 a direct replacement of general iroperty tax levies insofar as they re The generalobject of this legia ative enactment was to use the pro eeds of these new taxes as a direct eplacement of the general property ax the attorney general eld From a careful reading of this ntire act it is apparent that the egislature intended that the first eplacement was to apply to the vies for state purposes To Be Allocated When the levy for state purposes as been replaced then the proceeds r the balance of said new funds re to be allocated back to the sev ral counties of the state for the urpose of giving each individual axpayer his proportionate refund n the general property tax The tax levy on property last year was miles for state purposes In addition to property tax re lief through the three point tax John W senior mem Three Men Wearing Dark Glasses Rob Mail Truck of Payroll of Haul Believed Riches Made in Pittsburgh BUTLER Aug Three men protected by dark glasse and a battery of trained revolver held up an unarmed mail truc driver today and escaped with payroll Police said it was tlie richest hau of its kind in the history of th Pittsburgh district t The money enroute to nearir Lyndora by registered mail wasjti meet the payrolls of the Standarc Car company and the Americai Rolling Mills plants Robbers Overtake Truck The robbers overtook the truck only a short distance from the But ler postofflce and maneuvered thei two automobiles in such a manne as to force Marshall C Lackey thi truck driver to the curb Two men piled out with drawn re volvers grabbed two sacks of mall raced back to the waiting machines and sped away Lackey told police it all happene so rapidly hescarcely had do more thanthrow his hands up He did not even have a pocket knife with which todefendhlmself Plane Soars While the robbery was in prog ress an airplane soared overhead leading District Attorney Edgar H Negley of Butler express til nnini rvrt 4f opinion if ave landed ber of the board asserted we have reduced property assessment valua tions approximately per I It will be welcome news to the property Louis Rodde wig member of the board com mented nearby A the rdbbery found an abandoned automo bile which they said answered the description of one of the cars used in the holdup i i Butler is about 40 miles north of Pittsburgh in a highly industrial area Bandits Get ROME 24 armed with a submachine gun today obtained the holdup of two bank messengers transporting part of the weekly payroll of the Tublze Chatillon Rayon mill from the National City bank to the mill Walter iS Cothran vice president of the bank said the payroll was fully covered by insurance Police gave chase as the bandits automobile sped through the city in the direction of Lindale but were eluded REJECT TEXTILE BOARDS OFFER Strike Committee Demands Assurance Employers in Earnest WASHINGTON Aug Waterloo Woman in Coma for Fourth Day WATERLOO Aug 24 David Cole 18 Waterloo who suf fered a head iniurv in an automo bile collision hers Monday has been unconscious nearly four days She is In Presbyterian hospital Motor Vehicle Law Violations Decrease DES MOINES Aug 24 Iowa motor vehicle law violations on highways decreased from during the week ending Aug 11 to during the week ending Aug 18 reports of the state highway saf ety patrol showed 8 Bus Passengers and Dnver Killed A LOTERS Algeria Aug 21 Eight passengers and the driver were kiiled today as an interurban sus collided with an automobile and then plunged through a guard rail 50 feet into the sea Firemen suc ceeded in rescuing tWo injured pas sengers after six hours at work The strike committee appointed to direct a general walkout of cotton mill workers on or before Sept 1 today rejected the of the good offices of the cotton textile national industrial relations board Francis i J chairman of the strike committee told Robeit Bruere chairman of the cotton textile relations board that our ex perience in the operation of the board thus far gives us no confi dence in its ability to adjust the issues now at stake In fairness to In a lengthy communication to Bruere Gorman saSd we shall not enter into any discussions or pro ceedings unless or until we have valid assurances that the employers in the Industry are prepared to meet the issues through representa tives fully authorized to act con clusively and The reaction of the textile com mittee to the proffer of Bruere to have his board act as a mediating agency brought to a crisis the tex tile strike situation which threatens to have approximately work ers in the various branches of the industry on strike within a week SLAIN GIRL year old Howard cored ol Blrni igham found t slain in ditchafter HaroldSjTaylor Taylbrtifeliledfanyimrtlir the 1 death Central Press J Liquors Seized in Raid May Be Sold by Stores State Will Profit H There Is Way Under Law to Do So Iowa Daily HolcJ Kurt Axnn DCS Mulnes ASK ROOSEVELT AID By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Pittsburghs central labor union spokesman for workers wants President Roosevelt to inter vene in the Aluminum Company of America strike because the situa tion is very dangerous to the indus trial peace of the area Telegrams asking action were sent Thursday night to the presi Tam to 2 column 2 By JAMES MAXWELL DES MOINES Aug seized earlier in the week from hree distributing companies in Council Bluffs and said to be worth will be sold in Iowa state tores if there is a way under the aw to do so according to plans of he liquor commission which were earned yesterday The theory upon which the action s taken seems to be that liquor held or illegal sale may be confiscated hat then the title to the liquor passes to the state and the liquor commission being a part of the tate government has a right to sell Would Have to Sell It H M Cooper chairman of the ommlssion pointed out that if the quor commission could get the ight to sell the liquor it would be violation of the rights of the tax ayer not to sell it and apply the roceeds to the surplus of the com nidsion which is to be turned over o the general tax fund The plan of the commission was earned during a discussion of milts iled against the three tie Globe Distributing company 31d Time Liquor company and rlammond Liquor company The le gal actions were filed by Senator Leslie E Francis attorney for the commission in the Council Bluffs municipal court and requires the companies to appear and show cause why the liquor should not be Suits May Bo Started Cooper also said that sulta on bonds filed by liquor compan ies to guarantee they will operate legally may also be started Some legal difficulties re anti cipated by Attorney Francis It is understood that some of the seized liquor was held on consignment and that some of it was mortgaged There is some uncertainty as to whether liquors of this sort can be confiscated And there is also some uncertainty about the exact method by which the commission can ob tain title to the liquor However Attorney Francis indi cated that if there were any ser ious legal technicalities of the liquor would be held until the legislature has an opportunity to remove them GREIMAN AGAIN SELLER MILLER AGAIN IS BUYER WLS Troupe Takes Stage for Friday Afternoon and Evening TABLE ON IAGE 7 A spectacular scene at the North Iowa free fair last year was reon acted again Friday morning at the auction two of again taking the leading roles This was the purchase of sale of baby beeves with the principal v characters the grand champion baby beef owned by Eugene Greiman of Garner by Luke B Miller manager of the Ster ling stores The price paid waa 32 cents a pound price Is a dimCIesa a pound than that last year still it s a dime more a pound than paid last year at the state fair for tho grand WasAberdeen Angus The beautiful animal which was carefully raised by the Hancock county youthwas arii Aberdeen i An gus the same type that he exhibited last win the grand cham pionship was also the buyer of tho grand chamr pion 1 The significance of this grand Germans Get List of Rides for Marriage Youth Told to Marry for Love 6wt to Use Sense government has decided to put mar on a rational Eugenics off iclala Issued today a 10 commandments for the guidance of German youth when ap proaching tho complex business of marriage J f Its all for but first the youngcouple must con sider whether thelrinarriage helps the Seek a a says one It warns an othef foranyone in good health not tomnrry Not to do so would break the chain of the Commandments Given Remember always ithou art Ger commandment Number two1 urges thou shalt not if eugenically fit remain un solid rea aofi does so breaks1 thechain of the generation Holdthy body the third which includes wlth thein Remember j you yourself are a Gorman t Number nhalt keep thespirit and soul warns against alien1 influences and 6b be about 6 cents a ket pound Although the grand champion which the first perhaps heid the other raised by tho boys also commanded high attention Buyers from packing houses in southern Iowa at tended and a number of local busi nessmen Meanwhile 4H boys look cd on with reat Interest t Is Wvejy Although a sharp wind cut through the chilling tho bid ders the interest was lively The support given the North Iowa free air by packers and businessmen bidding good market prices on tho calves displayed boosted the 4H bhow which is becoming one of the leading attractions at the fair The jood averages bid at this years fair ndicated a strong show next year according to Marion Olson county agent When the grand champion was led nto the ring Friday morning Auctioneer W J Murphy who aofd he entire lot of more than 200 beeve with Jack Dorsey and Harold Ames assisting in the ring ad dressed the assembled group of about 300 persons including pack ers and businessmen The bid wan started at 15 cents roue to 20 and 25 almost instantly and then remained thoro for some minutes Reminding the bidders that last years grand champion jrought a price that was an Induce ment to young exhibitors to show at the North Iowa fair Mr Murphy succeeded in gaining a 28 cent bid rom Frank Hanlon Then the bid umped to 30 and 31 cents and hov ered there until Luke Miller took he prize winner with a 32 cent bid Will Receive 5350 Eugene Greiman will receive ap roxlmatey for his prize win serves collapses i must lip to whatever expect Vof fyofir Ttrrn o column 3 TURNER TO TALK AT BANQUET HERE Governor and C A Benson Guests of Republicans Former Governor Dan Turner will e one of the speakers and the guest f honor at the young republicans ourth district banquet Friday eve ing at oclock at the Hanford otel Accompanying Mr Tumor will be A republican candidate or fourth district congressman The two men are on a campaign tour and are expected to arrive In Mason City late this afternoon from Greeley The principal speaker of the eve ning will be George Olmsted na tional president of the Young Re publican league and former national Junior Chamber of Commerce pres ident v Bound v Assa dermaffchbose of equal or the ad yancfe Researchhas shown nordic issu perior and all German e people are ties of norid blood The sixthcommandment warns never marry the one1 good person thesi theory hereditary deficiencymay crop out in the next geheration health la a prerequisite for eays number Turn to pate1 J column t ARRANGES QUICK NRA REVAMPING F R Confers With Johnson on Plan for Board and Administrator 24 President Roosevelt arranged today with Hugh S Johnson for aquick reorganization NRA under a board with the administrator to re main in the next setup Plane for reorganizing the NRA within the next few weeks were made at a lengthy conference be tween the chief executive and John son at the white house After two weeks vacation John son said he would call upon Roosevelt in Hyde Park N and help effect the changes JUchbcrg at White House Closely following Johnson to the White house berg counsel of the NRA who has been reported at odds with Johnson The two men met in the presi dents anteroom and spoke for a few minutes together So far as I am John son said I have never had any dis agreement with It was emphasized that the re organization program was one orig inally proposed by Johnson before the president left on his recent Ha waiian cruise Will Have More Time Asked if he would be the chair man of the proposed NRA board Johnson said he did not know about that W H JULIAN 31 VICTIM IN BLAST OFSPRINGSPRAY Thrown AgainstWall by Explosionarid Head i W Herbert Julian 22 Adams ave nue instantly killed Friday afternoon ani accident which occurred at the Joe Daniels Service station Thcj accident hap pened when a pressure spring spray exploded as Julian 31 was using it to spray the spUngsrof Julian was alone in a section of the garage when the accident oc No one saw the accident When pressure spray exploded Julian back against a oement struck with such great force that his skull was x crushed in lfHush to i Victim V Other employes in the garage the report rushed to JulianVstde and found hiimia sit ting posture 516 southeast at at cording to Mr Barker in head was n t eH n rl oWo 1 TI f r i dldn t thinkfhe was ftaireniQved tothe tiWnHtMVf ik looked o the i i j OfW fcO Danfelsarrivedand Or l DO varlousiif the city for how doing Besides Julian is his mother a v LJ t coroner of Cerro Gordo county was J called investigate r accident Whether or notan inguest would be held had notfbeen determined Practically no damage resulted from the explosion It has got to be worked out so I will have more time to he said Johnson said his callat the white house was occasioned by the fact that there was a slight misunder standing about timing of the NRA reorganization Railroads Ordered to Deduct From Wages WASHINGTON Aug 24 Railroads were ordered today by the railroad retirementboard to deduct 2 per cent of the salary of every em ploye each mtynth to provide funds for pensioning old workers begin ning Feb 1 next year at Betinos Aires BUENOS Aug 24 The Brazilian Clipper with a group of American newspaper exe cutives aboard reached here shortly after 11 a m ATHLETES FOOT name for athletes up at the bathing Youve read about it youre prob ably suffered from it You may have it now without knowing It ilf you want expert advice on its prevention and treatment send forYarcopy of CARE OF THE FEET and turn to page will find three pages devoted to this commonest of Jall foot is the time when eczematold ringworm which is the 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