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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 25, 1934, Mason City, Iowa                                C R HIS MEM i Aft DEPT Of IOWA Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XL FtVE CENTS A COPr ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY AUGUST 25 1934 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 274 Diplomatic Masterpiece Choice of Omening Means Friendship in S A By HERBERT PLtJMMEtt ASHINGTON Aug 25 With the advice and sumably of the white house the department of in terior executed a masterpiece of di p 1 o m a c y re It was Secre tary Ickes ap pointment of Dr Ernest Gruening j as director of the division of terri tories and insular possessions Any fear the United States thinks now of a policy of colonial expansion has been dis pelled by the new director of the countrys overseas colonies himself He was quick to refute such an idea STATE POLICE HALT PRISON RIOT Germans Campaign for Vote of Saar Territory at his first papermen meeting with news An outspoken critic of this coun trys policy toward LatinAmerica through several past administra tions Gruening sees the arrival of real PanAmerican friendship and cooperation as a result of the Roosevelt good neighbor policy Calls It Swell Job There never has been until now he says any real prospect of mak ing something out of the PanAmer ican idea The good neighbor policy of the present administration first was looked upon as just another slogan but all thinking persons now realize the United States is not indulging in empty words but is backing up its commitments with action Gruening was appointed by the secretary of the interior and there fore is not subject to confirmation the senate He can speak his rated freely And he does For swell job In only a few months it has continentalized the Monroe Doctrine scrapped the Platt amendment pulled the marines out of Haiti and taken steps to end the financial domination of the smaller LatinAmerican countries Such frankness and enthusiasm might cause the doctor some trou ble in the senate were that body called upon to pass on his qualifica tions U S Confines Described Gruenings appointment is in terpreted here however by official and unofficial observers of the ad ministrations foreign policy as concrete evidence of the presidents doctrine of good neighborliness not only to the countrys territorial and insular possessions but to other nations on the hemisphere as well It means they say the confines of the United States insofar as the present administration is concerned have been finally and definitely de scribed Its a definite step they point out toward elimination of the long prev alent idea in the minds of Latin and South American countries that the United States has imperialistic de upon them and MORE THAN 200 SPECIAL TRAINS HEAD FOR RHINE Loyalty Demonstration to Be Held There on Sunday BERLIN Aug 25 More than 200 special trains rolled through Germany toward the Rhine today for a great mobilization of loyalty to the Saar territory tomor row This section immensely wealthy in natural resources votes Jan 13 1935 whether to return to German soveriegnty remain under the man date of the league of nations or be attached to France The mobilization recalls the cele bration of the evacuation of the Rhineland four years ago but this time it is on an infinitely bigger scale Chancellor Hitler will speak March Into Saar Celebrations in 1930 hailed the de parture of the last French troops from Rhineland cities Tomorrows loyalty demonstration is designed to foreshadow the march of German sovereignty into the Saar The reichs ponderous propaganda machinery which just a week ago overwhelmed the nation with sug gestions admonitions and commands to vote yes is hurling its whole weight into the task of concentrat ing the nations emotion on the v Hundreds on Way Millions who voted then in sup port of Hitlers assumption of pres idential powers will tomorrow think and feel the Saar literally hundreds of thousands of them are traveling in the general direction of the dis puted section by train steamboat automobile bicycle and afoot The Saar exhibition opens Sun day in Cologne but the demonstra tion will center in Coblenz Not only Chancellor Hitler but also Franz von Papen now special envoy to Austria but recently vice chancellor and Saar commissioner will speak Billboards banners newspapers and radios have proclaimed the pur pose and necessity of the Saar dem onstration Prophets See Long Severe Winter Ahead Midwest Record Heat Replaced by Sudden Mercury Drop By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS With perspiration from record heat hardly dry on their brows farmers in the midwest shivered in frost nipped fields Saturday Prophets saw a long and severe winter in the sudden plunge of tem perature but ther views were with out official confirmation Meteorol ogists said long range predicts were unscientific Records fell as the mercury sank to 28 four degrees below freezing temperature in North Dakota 34 in Minnesota Yellowstone Park and Iowa 37 in Wisconsin 39 in South Dakota 40 in Michigan Mon tana and Wyoming 41 in Nebraska 44 in Missouri 46 in Colorado 52 in Kansas and Oklahoma and 56 in Illinois Coal waa fed to furnaces in base ments where as recent as two weeks ago families congregated for relief from the stifling heat outside The drought was ended in south west states by cooling rains which totaled up to 492 inches in sections of Texas The cold came suddenly driving thermometers down as much as 60 degrees Snow flurries raged so fur iously in Montana that a plane was grounded at Big Timber Light frost touched Iowa Friday night Atlantic coldest spot in the state iTMoines and Fairfield reported traces Frost was noticeable Friday in low lands in the vicinity of Garner but is thought not to have been heavy enough to cause any damage Reports from Crystal Lake where thousands of acres of vegetables are raised said the frost was heavy enough to kill wines corn and late potatoes on the low peat lands In Chickasaw county 75 per cent of the corn is dented and most of the crop is believed beyond danger of frost Mason City had a low of 45 de grees early Saturday BODY OF OUTLAW FOUND IN TRUNK Left in Areaway at Home of Former New York State Adjutant General NEW YORK Aug 25 body of a man was found in a trunk today in the areaway of Gen Louis W Stotesburys home and later Van Meters hide of his State Property Tax Elimination Lauded by Governor Herring DES MOINES Aug 25 Clyde L Herring in a statement last night lauded the elimination of the state property tax levy by the state board of assessment and re view as the first definite proof that Iowas three point tax law is was identified through fingerprints was reported they were searching THEY SET TRAP FOR VAN METER Armed with machine guns and rifles Police Chief Frank Cullen right and Detective Thomas A Brown left and two other St Paul Officers encountered Homer Van Meter member of the John Dillingcr school of crime that held the midwest hi terror for months on a downtown street The Meter was carried to a morgue his body riddled from head to foot Associated Press JOHN HAMILTON BELIEVED DEAD Woman in Van Meter Case Central Figure in Hunt for Hideaway ST PAUL Aug 25 The woman in the case today was yoived police to locate the hideaway of the slain Homer Van Meter and mobster to learn about recent movements of another Dillinger gunman George Baby Face Nelson Statements made yesterday by the woman Opal Meliga known also as Opal Mulligan St Paul waitress sent Chief of Police Frank Cullen and Detective Thomas Brown who killed Van Meter here late Thursday on two secret mis ions Concerning a third member of the notorious gang John Hamilton chief understudy of the late John Dillinger police expressed the be lief he was dead While the persistent questioning of the woman apparently had replacement tax TteWeather FORECAST IOWA Generally fair prob ably light frost on low ground in north portion Saturday night Sunday fair slightly cooler to northwset portion MINNESOTA Fair with frost tonight on low ground Sunday fair and cool IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum Friday 65 Minimum in Night 45 At 8 A M Saturday 58 Rainfall 01 Although indications pointed to a temperature lower Friday night than that of the previous perhaps even a light threat didnt materialize Instead the mercury stopped 7 degrees above Thursday nights mark At the sugar plant north of the city the Friday night minimum was 2 de grees higher than in Mason City WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO Aug 25 Wather outlook for the period Aug 17 to Sept 1 For the upper Mississippi and tower Missouri valleys and the northern and central great plains Generally fair with moderate tem perature except possibly showers near middle of week and over ex treme south portions at beginning Queen Wilhelmina 111 in Norwegian Hotel AASGAARDSGRAND Norway Aug 25 condition of Queen Wilhelmina of the Nether lands ill five days in a hotel here became slightly worse today caus ing a prolonged telephone consulta tion between local doctors and doc tors at the Hague Queen Wilhel mina was on a tour of Norway when she became ill failed to reveal out the source had in cash in his pockets and in a money belt when he was the whereabouts of his two automobiles Chief Cullen said letters and papers found on the body were regarded as important clews Hunt Local Connection Although Chief Cullen refused to discuss the purpose of his trip it was reported they were searching j as that of Bernard McMahon 41 for a St Paul police character seen an exconvict j here frequently with Van Meter in Police said that McMahon who i the past two weeks in the hope he was also known as Dalton and Murray had been arrested six times since 1914 the last time in 1933 for the theft of a truck He served a sentence in the El mira N Y reformatory accord ing to officials Former Adjutant General Stotesbury is rormer New York state adjutant general WRITER TOLD TO LEAVE GERMANY Order Given Mrs Sinclair Lewis Based Upon Her Hostile Attitude BERLIN Aug 25 Sin clair Lewis who writes under her maiden name of Dorothy Thompson today was ordered by the secret po lice to hours leave Germany within 24 The banishment order against the wife of the Nobel prize winner was based on her alleged hostile attitude toward Germany Mrs Lewis recentlyhas written many magazine articles on Germany and the Hitler movement It was privately reported that an interview with Hitler which she published in a magazine before he came to power had much to do with the expulsion order Although she has been here scarcely a week she left tonight by the north express for Paris coulddisclose what connections the Dillinger mob had or has in St Pauls underworld Van Meters body was borne from St Paul late Friday in a mo tor hearse enroute to Fort Wayne Ind hischildhood home where rel atives said he would be buried Authorities professed no knowl The condition of the body indi cated the man had been dead for a considerable period Police said one leg had been hacked as though an attempt had been made to dis member the body before it was placed In the small trunk The trunk measured three feet by two feet by one and onehalf feet The discovery was made by a caretaker at the home of General Stotesbury who is away for the summer Notices Bloodstains The caretaker Tony Tarantino noticed bloodstains and opened the trunk Horrified he called detectives of the West 68th street police sta tion A preliminary investigation was begun by police while awaiting the arrival of the medical examiner Tarantino told police that he cleaned the areaway in front of the Stotesbury home late yesterday aft ernoon and the trunk was not there then Police believe it was placed there during the night North Iowa Stores To Open DSE MOINES Aug 25 quor stores will open at Perry Wa verly and New Hampton Aug 30 the state liquor control commission announced edge of Baby Face Nelsons where abouts but pressed theirsearch for Van Meters hideout in the hope something could be learned there Not Seen for Months The fact Hamilton a leading fig ure in the gang while Dillinger was alive has not been seen for months has led police to believe he is dead They added bits of information gleaned here and there supported the possibility Hamilton had been killed after the flight from the lit tle Bohemia resort near Mercer Wis this spring Van Meters new straw hat pur chased in a New York store re called to police the daring robbery of a money truck in Brook lyn last Tuesday It was known Van Meter had been in and out of St Paul during the last two weeks Van Meter Comes Home FORT WAYNE Ind Aug 25 m body of Homer Van Meter Dillinger gangster slain in St Paul Thursday night was placed in a re ceiving vault at the Lindenwood cemetery here this afternoon The undertaker said the funeral will be held some time next week There was no one at the train to meet the body which arrived at p m but Harry Van Meter the dead gangsters brother EXHIBITS TAKEN AWAY FROM FAIR Total Grandstand Figures Are Slightly Below High Point oi 1933 Dismantling of booths hauling away of livestock and the remov ing pfe3thibitswaa to full swing at lowavftee gate urday following the closing of the annual exposition Friday night Concessions were also taken down for moving on to their next stop The fair was the most success ful in point of numberand quality of exhibits livestock and returns to concessions of any fair we have held declared Fred Mitchell sec tary of the fair Although figures are not yet available on attendance at the grandstand the total is not quite as large as last year This decrease was attributed to the cool weather of Thursday and Friday Previous to that the grand stand had consistently attracted large crowds beginning with a ca pacity crowd at the auto races the first day Despite this however it was expected by Mr Mitchell that the fair would probably break even on expenses Last year the fair was one of the few large fairs in the country to make a profit On Narrow Margin Because of the free gate feature of the local fair the exposition works on a narrow margin Man agers of concessions reported that they played here to the largest crowds of any so far this year Des pite the slight drop in attendance at the grandstand with receipts perhaps between and below last year the crowds on the grounds numbered in the many thousands The WLS troupe of entertainers touring the larger fairs of the Mid west furnished the closing program for 1934 fair under adverse condi tions A cold wind forced spectators to wear topcoats Friday evening but the spirit of the entertainers was as lively as ever heard over the air when the troupe is located at Eighth and Wabash in Chicago the home of the barn dance kings and queens Musical Features Given Banjo and guitar music solos duets trios and quartet numbers as well as the barn dance specialty were featured by the troupe of en tertainers Dressed in rural cos tumes and performing against a background of baled hay and corn stalks the entertainers offered Turn to page 2 column 8 TURNER CLAIMS CREDIT AS FIRST TO SLASH TAXES Benson and Olmsted on Young Republicans Program Here Former Governor Dan Turner ieorge Olmsted national chairman of the Young Republican league and C A Benson republican can didate for fourth district congress man outlined their partys plat form for the current campaign be fore 150 members of the Young Re publican league of the fourth dis trict Friday night following a ban quet at the Hanford hotel Following Mr Benson as the sec ond speaker the former governor decried new deal methods and pro paganda citing the democratic can didates claims of tax reduction in Iowa during the current adminis tration as a typical example of what he termed misstatements of facts and juggling of figures that form the basis of the democratic campaign Substantiating his claim with tax statistics Mr Turner read this statement Tax Burden Reduced Under my leadership as gover nor of Iowa for the first time in the history of the state the tax burden was reduced The total prop erty tax levy in 1930 was 5110307 of my Exports of American Goods in July Larger Than Those Last Year WASHINGTON Aug 25 Preliminary commerce department figures showed today that exports of American goods during July to talled 5161787000 as compared with a year ago Imports during July were 342000 as compared with 142980 000 For the 7 months ending with July exports totalled compared with in the same period of 1933 Imports during the period totalled 5990671000 as compared with KILLED IN ACCIDENT by W HERBERT JULIAN admiriistraHoni the property tax levy was a reduction during the first year of more than The total property tax levy in Iowa in 1932 the second year of my administration was 765 another reduction of over 000000 or approximately 000 or 20 per cent in the two years The reduction of the property tax burden for the year 1933 pay able in 1934 of approximately an additional is a direct re sult of the tax reduction program instituted by the tax reduction com mittee appointed during my admin istration and upon my recommenda tion The records show that 48 of the 72 measures recommended for pass age by this interim committee were enacted into law by the 1933 legis lature Therefore credit for the en tire tax reduction program up to this time belongs to my adminis tration with the foresight to insti tute it in 1931 and the courage to insist upon its accomplishment Tries to Take Credit In view of this record how can anyone claim that credit for tax re duction belongs to the democratic administration The present demo cratic administration is trying to appropriate credit for tax reduction in Iowa by juggling years and mis stating facts but the record speaks for itself For the democratic admin istration to claim credit for this tax reduction in the face of this record Tum to Pane 3 Column 6 Sue Carol and Nick Stuart Take Affairs Into Divorce Courts LOS ANGELES Aug 25 Separated a year ago Sue Carol dark haired screen actress and Nick Stuart film player carried their marital differences into the divorce courts today The actress charged that Stuart once threw a crossword puzzle book at her head refused to speak to her for days on end became sullen and surly ex hibited extreme jealousy and be rated her because she entertained friends at their home JULIAN FUNERAL WILL BE MONDAY Rites Planned at Funera Home of Man Killed in Accident 1 Funeral services for W Herber Julian 31 22 Adams avenue south west will be held at Monda afternoon at the Patterson funers home Julian was killed Friday af ternoonwben apressure spray he was usingwhile workin at the Joe Daniels service station exploded The body will be taken to residence at 10 oclock Monday morning Prayer service for mem bers of the family will be held at the Julian home at Monday afternoon and final rites will be held at Monday afternoon The Rev W H Spenee of the First Methodist church will be in charge Burial is to be at Memorial park cemetery Surviving Mr Julian are his wife a three year old son William his parents and a sister Mrs Albert of Clear Lake BARN RAZED BY BLAZE DURING 3 HOUR OUTBREAK o One Seriously Hurt None of Convicts Gets Away COLLEGEVTLLE Pa Aug 25 police and guards today rushed an outbreak at the East rn State penitentiary at Graterford fter 200 convicts had rioted for iore than three hours The prisoners started fires in cell locks and outbuildings destroying barn and damaging several other hacks Forty state policemen summoned roin barracks in eastern Pennsyl armed withmaehine guns and ifles subdued them at noon witb ut firing a shot No one was seri ously injured and none escaped Cowed by Troopers The convicts after their ive damage were cowed by the ircopers after they had massed on a hill inside the wall and defied the juards to disarm them of the clubs iron bars and other crude weapons they carried The penitentiary houses about 1600 A member of the board of trus tees said the prison kitchen was ruined and thousands of dollars worth of new machinery in the in dustrial plant was wrecked Started in Kitchen None could say immediately what started the outbreak but reports filtering from behind the walls said the spark was set off in the peni tentiary kitchen Af ter widespread damage causea about 200 convictacnassed on a knol tUt of tne cell blocks and defied the guards Intervention by state police precluded further trouble and the convicts gazing into machine guna and rifle barrels submitted to ord ers Dr J E McDonald coroner of Cerro Gordo county said that no inquest would be held for the death was purely accidental Dr McDon ald also expressed his opinion that Julian was killed instantly Roosevelt Clears His Desk to Leave for Hyde Park Home WASHINGTON Aug 25 President Rooseveltcleared his desk today to leave late tonight for his Hyde Park N Y home He will establish there a summer white house and remain for an in definite period white house executive offices here undergoing reconstruc tion it is probable Mr Roosevelt will stay in New York until late in September His special train will reach Hyde Park early tomorrow The president devoted today to cleaning up odds and ends and to last minute talks with recovery aides Expects Decline in Birth Rate of US KEYSTONE Aug 25 America will follow Mussolini and Hitler within two decades in an ap peal for larger families if wilful birth control is continued Dr Wal ter Maier St Louis author and edu cator told the Iowa District of Lu theran church assembly here Dowager Duchess of Marlborough Lives in Secluded Farmhouse OXFORD England Aug 25 The American born dowager duchess of Marlborough widow of the head of one of Englands greatest noble families was discovered today living with one companion and about 80 spaniels in a secluded farmhouse near here She is making every effort to ive a secluded life and those who enow her say she resents any at tempt to connect her with her for mer estate Until today her identity was successfully guarded The dowager duchess was former y Miss Gladys Deacon of Boston She left her native land in 1951 to marry the late Duke of Marlbor ough who was a descendant of John Churchill Englands great soldier GOT A JOB Girl Endurance Flyers Find Easy Going So Far A youth fitting himself for a sec retarial position picked out a place where he believed he wanted to work He made application in person and was told there was no opening for him Later on there might be he was told and he was invited to drop in occasionally to inquire The boy wanted that job He followed up his first call with a formal letter of application and then he called regularly every week until six months later there was an opening and he got the job Copybook stuff you say Per I haps it is but theres a lot of hard I sense in the old copybooks What employer could have failed to be 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