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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 24, 1934, Mason City, Iowa                                i M r or i Si COP NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XL FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY SEPTEMBER 24 1934 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 299 New Dealers Are Absent Capital Slumbers With President Not There HAUPTMANN GRAND JURY MEETS By HERBERT PLTJMMER ASHINGTON Sept 24 Un Tlie capital has had an air of be ing a crowded deserted village crowded be cause the new deal brings in creasing n u m bers to town on business and oth erwise but de s e r t e d because eomehow there was something missing with President Roose velt away at Hyde Park or aboard the Nourmahal Incomers comment on the colonial detachment of the white house when the presidential family and callers are not flitting in and out It has a slumberous museum quali ty contrasted with the teemfing tempo when the Roosevelts are there The same goes to an extent for the governmental departments Day r after day the clerical ranks fill the be gi buildings in about 30 minuiea of a open morning i 1 empty them as read ily in a short space of late after noon But the step seems more vib rant if andwhen the respective captains of the cabinet and emer gency agencies are going to and from the white house Not Always Same This going to Hyde Park and re turning isnt always the same It is quite a contrast with a year ago For pressing the reemployment campaign then had its blue eagle head up mili tantly Now the bird has been moulting a long while How far its new feathers will spread none yet can tell A year ago the new deal was going ita own way blithely There was much more speed than somno lence Criticisms went unheard in the flin ejt activity Today the pace has slowed per ceptibly Objections roar out v Quiet Preparations But the feeling sensed here is not one of defeatism or retreat It is rather that quiet preparations for a redifinition of contested new dealings are under way Various committees experts etc have been researching all summer to recom mend new policies or adaptations of old ones to the president Some reports are in the drafting stage Mr Roosevelt has been conferring at Hyde Park with a view to what might profitably be said publicly before the November elections Meanwhile the textile strike has become resolved into a test of en durance between capital and labor Losses to the country at large re sult Suggestions are made that M Roosevelt may soon feel action Incumbent upon him These are but several of the fac tors which make for a quickening of Washington life once the Presi dents flag waves from the waite house staff Tax Emergency Measure DES MOINES Sept 24 ron G Allen superintendent of the state old age assistance commission said the old age pension head tax was an emergency measure as well as a temporary one in an ad dress here Strike Ends TORECAST IOWA Unsettled Monday night and Tuesday probably occasional rain slightly warmer in southeast portion cooler in extreme west Monday night cooler Tuesday in centra and west portions MIN N E S OTA Occasional rain Monday night and Tues day possibly changing to snow in extreme northwest colder Monday night except in ex treme southeast colder Tues day IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for S4 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday 65 Minimum in Night 54 At 8 A M Monday 65 Rainfall 50 Figures for 24 hour period end tag1 at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday Minimum in Night At 8 A M Sunday REEMPLOYMENT TO BE GRADUAL IN MANY PLACES 200 Workers Told Jobs Already Filled Charge Discrimination By the Associated Press Thousands of textile workers re turned to their posts Monday but other thousands still were out As mills reopened after the three week textile strike it appeared re employment in many centers would be gradual A few mills failed to en Woonsocket R I scene of riot ing and death in the strike saw 6000 workers marching back to the mills A few disorders marked the far flung parade back to work Ap proximately 200 members of the United Textile Workers union occu pied the courthouse at Concord N Y Sought to Return They said they had sought to re turn to work and were told thei jobs were filled They threatened to stay in the courthouse until thei jobs were given back Fighting broke out between strik ers and employes going to work in the Prudential Knitting mills a Philadelphia and about 50 person were arrested Employes who have been o strike from the Hampton compan at Easthampton Mass said th company failed to provide work fo them Monday Attitude Is Uncertain The attitude of employers to th Winant boards recommendations which brought an end to the strike remained uncertain George A Sloan chairman of the Cotton Tex tile institute said it would requir time to determine the views of th industry He said many mills did not re ceive the report until today Francis J Gorman chairman o the strike committee charged number of employers were discritn inating against active union leaders in the reemployment of strikers Conditions rapidly were returning to normal in the strike torn Caro linas but not all mills closed since the strike were expected to open immediately Troops still patrol led trouble spots Coroners Inquest Opens A coroners inquest into the Houea Path strike clash in which seven pickets were fatally wounded open ed in Anderson S C Governor Talmadge of Georgia announced that Georgia troops will not return until order is thoroughly established Opinions about the outcome of the strike varied Union leaders claimed a victory in getting com Turn to Page 3 Column 2 F R CONFERS ON REVISION OF NRA Talks With Gerard Swope Former Member of NRA Advisory Board HYDE PARK N Y Sept 24 Roosevelt moved for ward with NRA reorganization work today in a conference with Gerard Swope chairman of Gen eral Electric and former member of NRA advisory board Neither the president nor Swope would comment on the meeting ex cept to agree that the national re covery administration had been considered The summer white house also GUNS FAIL DILLINGER PALS Here is Harold Whetstone guard at the Ohio state penitentiary at Columbus with the guns fashioned from soap and blackened Charles Makley and Harry Pierpont aids of the late John Dillinger used m their attenmt to flee the death house in which Makley was killed by compauj Kuardf and plSpont was seriously wounded Whetstone was planj workers The increase effec Sly by one of the fired bytneguafasTCAssociated Press 1 tive Oct 1 affects workers in the WAGE INCREASE SET FOR OCT 1 BY DECKER FIRM Employes Who Work by Hour to Get 8 Per Cent More A bulletin announcing an 8 per cent increase in the wages of all employes paid on the hourly basis was posted in the plant of Jacob E Decker and Sons company at oclock Monday afternoon The wage increase is effective Oct 1 1934 In connection with the announce ment executives of the company stated that due to the action of the big packers in Chicago in an nouncing a wage rate increase to their employes today Jacob E Decker and Sons company as wel as other packers are announc ing a wage rate increase effective Oct 1 1934 In substance this wage increase amounts to 8 per cent to all hourly paid employes The other working conditions remain the same in thp plant as when the agreement wa made with employes the fore par of May this year Big Packers Raise Wages CHICAGO Sept 24 increases of approximately 8 pe cent were announced today by Ar mour and company and Wilson an company packing firms for a Coroners Inquiry Writes End to Prison Break Try 56 51 The half inch of rain which fell intermittently Sunday increased the September total of precipitation to 286 inches The 40 year average September moisture in Mason City is 331 inches With a week to go therefore the community is less than a baK inch from that mark Plan Makley Funeral Pierpont to Recover for Chair COLUMBUS Ohio Sept 24 A coroners inquiry at the Ohio pen itentiary today wrote the official end to the unuccessful soap gun uprising of two members of the oroken Dillinger gang The body of Charles Makley who was fatally wounded in the attempt ed escape lay in an undertakers par lor in Leipsic Ohio former home of Harry Pierpont and a spot where members of the Dillinger gang gath ered shortly after the Michigan City Ind prison break last year Bullet in Back Pierpont who with Makley led the fiasco in Ohio penitentiary Saturday lay on his cot in death row a bul let in his back He will recover but may go to the electric chair with the bullet in his body Dr George Keil prison physician said Mrs Lena Pierpont mother of the former Dillinger raider after visit ing her son in death row made the startling accusation that it was Homer Van Meter who killed Sher iff Jess Sarber in Lima last Oc tober not Pierpont In a copyrighted statement to the Ohio State Journal she said John Dillinger shortly before his death in Chicago told her that Van Met er was the triggerman in the Allen county jail the night the sheriff was murdered and Dillinger freed Convicted of Murder Pierpont and Makley were con victed of this murder and sentenced to die in the electric chair The execution was halted by an appeal to the Ohio supreme court Mrs Pierpont said Dillinger told her that Homer Van Meter is the man who fired the shot that killed Sheriff Sarber She said Dillinger named Tommy Carroll another Dil iinger aid as another man in the jail at the time Carroll later was Killed by police in Waterloo Iowa DAVENPORT MAN SHOTTO DEATH Sjoblom Believed Taken for Ride Slain and Robbed at Atlanta ATLANTA Sept 24 tivVOcCi affectsworkefs in thei plants throughout the country was found early today in a wooded section of an Atlanta suburb and police advanced the theory he had been taken for a ride murdered and robbed County police said the man had been shot to death in his own auto mobile which was found blood Clark Discharged at Perry Gets Jol DES MOINES Sept 24 Word was received here that Walt er G Clark who was discharge last April as superintendent o schools at Perry has accepted position with the du Pont de Ne mours company at New York N Y Iowa Man Injured in Explosion Succumb CRESTON Sept 24 Jackson 30 died in a local hospita of injuries suffered while he wa blasting rock in a gravel pit nort of Alton Jackson a relief labore returned to investigate when a d namite charge failed to explode It exploded in his face Second Clarinda Fire Fatality Is Recorded CLARINDA Sept 24 second fatality of the fire which WAS HE RIGHT With the arrest ot Bruno Richard Hauptmann alien Ger man carpenter in the Lindbergh baby kidnaping case it re vealed that B C Farrer handwriting expert in the treasury department more than two years ago had charr acterized the writer of the ran som notes as a methodical German carpenter Associated Press the rear of the drivers seat in Col lege park City Detective C E McCrary mobile wnicn was iounu uiuuu second iaicuuy ui LUC me stained with a bullet embedded in destroyed the Clarence Hoffman 410 rtf tho HHvprs sent in vprp wnn recorded when David maintained strict silence on reports Miss Jessie Levy of Indianapolis that Bernard M Baruch New York attorney for Pierpont and Makley financier and Raymond Moley j described Mrs Pierponts story as iner assistant secretary of state quite credible Van Meter also was woti 5 take parts in the new NRA shot to death by police setup now taking shape The president has decided upon division of NRA into three parts working with county officers on the case said two men were being held at the Atlanta police headquarters for investigation He said they were booked as Hoyt Summers and Robert Kiley both of Atlanta One of Men Confesses McCrary said Riley had confessed that he and Summers jumped on the running board of Sjobloms auto mobile at Spring and Marietta streets and when he put up a fight they shot him twice and carried his body to the wooded spot near a church six miles from College Park an Atlanta suburb and left him The body was found in Clayton county McCrary said Riley told him they abandoned the car at College Park where it was found early yesterday The detective said Riley also con fessed to five other robberies Wife Becomes Alarmed Finding of the body followed a search by more than 300 police and civilians after Sjobloms pretty wife living in a downtown hotel became alarmed when he did not Turn to Pace 3 Column 1 uuc home here was recorded when David Hoffman 16 died at a hospital here His sister Betty 4 was fatal y burned The condition of another child Max 7 is critical with separate executive judicial and legislative branches The latter would comprise a policy making board Baruch was here Saturday Burial to Be Private J D Purnell undertaker who has charge of the Makley body said ar rangements for the funeral were in complete The burial will be priv ate he said ara oaruun WAS iiuit ocuutuwj It was announced today by Mar Pierpont sullen and defiant at vin H Mclntvre presidential secrci first broke down and sobbed that he wanted to die Saturday night Dr Kiel said At first refusing to tary that Mr Roosevelt would re turn tomorrow night to the white house arriving1 Wednesday morn ing eat he accepted a meal of milk and toast last night Native of Hampton Drowned in Idaho BOISE Idaho Sept 24 mer Pitner 49 native of Hampton Iowa and executive vice president of the First National bank of Idaho and eight affiliated banks was drowned in the Snake river while on a fishing trip He attended Cor nell college in Iowa and later be came an officer of the Cedar Rap Ids National bank FEARED ALACNA WOULD HURL ACID Morro Castle Chief Officer Thought Radio Man Might Attack Captain NEW YORK Sept 21 The acting master of the ill fated Morro Castle testified today that both he and his predecessor feared violence at the hands of George I Alagna assistant radio operator on the ship William F Warms who became acting captain of the Havana liner upon the death of Capt Robert Willmott the night before the dis aster told the federal investigating board he was afraid Aiagna would throw acid in Willmotts face was Warms second appearance fore the board Why wasnt Alagna confined to his quarters asked Dickerson N Hoover chairman of the board I wanted to put him away re plied Warms I didnt have any thing to do with him After Warms and other members of the crew including Alagna hac been removed from the burning ship by the coast guard cutter Tampa Warms testified he heard Alagna making threats against th Morro Castle officers Alagna went around saying Tl get the officers and Ill fix the Ward line so it wont come back related CLAIM RUSSIANS SHOT AT 4 of 20 Big Bags in Gordo Bennett Cup Race on Earth Safely WARSAW Sept 24 4 out of 20 big balloons in the Gordon Bennett cup race landed safely today advices from Riga Latvia said one of the balloons had been shot at by soviet border guards The Polish air cmb was informed f the reported incident but could five no further information until he matter is investigated There was no confirmation of the report rom other sources Advices from Moscow said the United States navy balloon piloted by Lieuts C H Kendall and H T Orville had landed safely on the boundary between Estonia and Rus sia The two balloonists proceeded o Leningrad Two German entries and the Czechoslovak balloon Bratislava were reported down safely The German Stadt Essen and the Von Opel both landed on Eston ian soil The latter came to earth near Kudina and was slightly dam aged in the descent The Bratislava landed on the Lat vianRussian frontier Pyta lowo Corroborate Contentions of Convict Warden and Daughter Insist Letter Was Real One By CLYDE A FARNSWORTH Copyright 1934 bjTho ABHocintcd COLUMBUS Ohio Sept 24 till further corroboration of 3eorge Paulins contention he knew Bruno Hauptmann and was tippec eforehand of the latters intention o kidnap Charles A Lindbergh Jr was offered today by Warden Pres on E Thomas and his daughter Amanda mail censor at Ohio peni entiary Paulin 27 is serving a robbery entence there Miss Thomas termed the com ment by Samuel J Foley Bronx dis trict attorney that the Paulin an rle was a bust an insult to my ntelligence Map Step by Step She and her father mapped out step by step how they were able they said to learn definitely that Paulin was an old acquaintance of Hauptmann a carpenter now held as a suspect In the Lindbergh kid nap killing On last Thursday afternoon I was upstairs in the residence listening to the radio Miss Thom as related They were broadcasting a Columbus ball game Suddenly they broke in with an announce ment that a man named Bruno Hauptmann was held in the Lind bergh case I ran downstairs to dad and said thats the man who wrote all those strange letters to Paulin I asked dad to get Paulin out and ask him about it Wouldnt Say Anything They brought Paulin in and I told him what I had heard over the radio He wouldnt say any thing Then I went out and bought an extra paper We showed him the headline It gave the name Bruno Hauptmann We did not show him the rest of the story Paulin then said I dont know how he could have killed the child He was a good enough woodchop per to know how to build a ladder strong enough to support himself1 Now understand we had not per mitted him to read the story It was not until Paulin mentioned that FOUR WITNESSES HEARD ON FIRST DAY OF INQUIRY Accused Man Arraigned and Case Postponed for Week PICTURES ON PAGE 8 NEW YORK Sept 24 charge that Bruno Richard Haupt mann 35 unemployed German car penter received the 550000 Col Charles A Lindbergh paid in a fu tile attempt to ransom his kid naped son two and a half ago was placed before a Bronx county grand jury today Supreme Court Justice Charles B McLaughlin swore in the jury of 23 men but in Instructing the jury he made no direct reference to the Lindbergh case The justice referring to service on the grand jury told the jurqrs this is the most exalted position a layman ever held under the law He said the grand jury is a bul wark of justice instructed them on the oath of secrecy regarding what takes place in the grand jury room informed them that the presence of 16 was necessary to convene the jury and that a major ity of 12 was necessary to vote an indictment Hauptmann a woodworker It that we knew he was one Tells Same Story Warden Thomas told the same story pointing out it would have been impossible for Paulin to have eceived word of Hauptrnanns ar est either through a radio or news apers before he was called into he wardens office on that after oon Ive had many a strange tale old to me since Ive been warden ere he declared I dont fall for omething that has nothing in it Miss Thomas asserted the men ion of Hauptmanns name immedi Turn to Page 3 Column 1 SpanishAmerican War Veterans Hold Reunion at Ottumwa OTTUMWA Sept 24 erans of the fighting third U S cavalry swapped Spanish war yarns renewed old acquaintances and formed a temporary organiza tion for the veterans in the western division at their first annual re union held Sunday at the U A Nelson farm at Munterville west of here C P Reynolds of Des Moines was elected commander G I Benes of Chicago vice command erI E Shoemaker Cedar Rapids adjutant T G Mason Cedar Rap ids quartermaster C A Nelson Munterville chaplain G e o r g George Lentner Ottumwa ser J Kavanagh Chicago historian geantatarms William Morgan Hedrick color sergeant and W H 131 Miles of Paring DES MOINES Sept 24 The state highway commission an nounced that 131 miles of paving on primary roads had been com pleted up to Sept 1 this year o only seven miles Vess than was eom pleted to 1933 OUR INJURED IN CRASH AT DOWS Sheriffs Car and Peterson Automobile Collide at Corner DOWS Sept Sheriff C Schwieger and family of iampton were on the way to a Schwieger family reunion here Sun day their car and a car driven by Mr Peterson of Hampton collided at the Larson Oleson corner Mrs Schwieger received a fractured leg a daughter Ruth received an in jured jaw the sheriff suffered an injured leg but today was about his duties Mr Peterson received a scalp wound The accident occurred as the sheriff was coming from the north and the Peterson auto from the Grand Jury Adjoarns The jury heard four witnesses today and adjourned shortly after 3 p m until a m tomorrow Colonel Lindbergh is expected to appear before the grand jury Wed nesday and another of the witnesses to be heard is Col Henry Breckr inridge counsel to Lindbergh who took an active partinrtbtersearch for the kidnaped baby Colonel and Mrs Lindbergh Isit Winslow Ariz today resuming their flight from the west coast They had slipped quietly out of Sau gus Cal yesterday morning and spent Sunday night at Winslow The first witness called befora the jury by District Attorney Sam uel J Foley and his assistant Arth ur Carey was Gregory F Coleman Bronx newspaperman and a close friend of Dr John F Condon the Jafsie who paid the ran som to a supposed of the kidnapers Recess for Luncheon After his testimony had been given the jury took a recess for luncheon Captain John J Lang of the New Jersey state police was the first witness at the afternoon session Other witnesses heard today by the grand jury of which Patrick J Dwyer a builder is foreman were Dr Condon Walter Lyle and John Lyons employes at the gaso line filling station where Haupt mann is alleged to have passed the gold certificate that led to his arrest Hauptmann meanwhile was led from his cell in the Bronx county jail placed in an armored sheriffs van equipped with bullet proof glass and taken to Bronx county magis trates court where his case on a short affidavit charging extortion was adjourned for one week until Oct 3 Assistant District Attorney An drew C McCarthy requested the postponement Magistrate Mogil esky granted the request made a notation on the back of the short Turn to Page 3 Column Watch Out for Moths The moths will get you if you dont watch out Every housewife knows this only too well and is on the alert especially at this season of the year against the depreda tions of the peat Send to our Wash ington Information bureau for a copy of the booklet on Moths which was prepared by federal gov ernment entomologists and gives all the known effective methods of fighting the destructive worms In close four cents to cover handling1 and postage Use coupon At the reunion held at the L E Schwieger residence about 40 per sons attended Ottumwa Boy Fatal Auto Mishap Victim OTTUMWA Sept 24 Greenup 21 of Ottumwa was fatal ly injured when he was sxvept from the running board of a car to fall beneath the wheels of another one j The car on which he was riding I driven by Kenneth C Boxx of Otj tumwa a pftrhed mobtte Frederic Haskin Director The Mason City GlobeGazette Information bureau Washington D C I inclose four cents ki coin carefully wrapped for Hie Moth Booklet City ko 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