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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 17, 1934, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS coo DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION I VOL XLI FIVE CENTS A COPS ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED W1KD SBRV1CB MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 17 1934 1 CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 5 Another Bit of Luck Clamor in Controversy on Airmail By HERBERT PLUMMKR ASHINGTON Oct ex tent to which the airmail contro versy has dimin ished raises the question Is this another piece of the proverbial Roosevelt luck Instead of a black eye for the a d m i nistration as summary can celation of the mail flying con tracts was so freely called there are those now who say it was a valuable eye opener for the country t Did it not show a pitiable lack in the army air corps To get all the ups and downs one might look back to the dramatic flight of Roosevelt from Albany to Chicago in June 1932 the first man in history to accept a presidential nomination personally from a party convention Smiles in the aviation world were as broad that day as frowns were to be deep later Was this not an epic advertisement for airminded ness Would it not encourage air travel and plane purchasing The future looked rosier Came the Winter What a contrast last winter Roosevelt was a foe of aviation it was said commercial flying had been dealt a most costly blow pas senger traffic would have to fold up without mail it went More seriously the crashes of one army mail plane after another aroused the country Eleven officers fell to death Politically minded commentators suggested this was a break in Roosevelt luck Criti cism multiplied both within and jVithout Washingtou wnicn ion development for i genera or more to come It is obvious that the Baker board study of the army air service and the Howell board study of aviation in general were born of the mail controversy Attention Distracted It is plain too that public atten tion has been distracted from can celation of a few contracts in the important question of a national policy Fifteen investigations have been ield along that line but no broad profitable policy has resulted If one results from this investi gation to end investigations as the president called it few will gainsay that more was won for the country and aviation than was lost in that bitter contract episode If no such policy can be agreed and acted upon however when the chain of criticism is being forged for the 1936 presidential campaigns one big link may be tagged air mail Wax Dummy Leads to Arrest of Car Thief CHICAGO Oct 17 in a borrowed car Loretta Prys zynski 15 with a police car in pur suit roared up an alley struck a telephone pole Dazed she climbed out of the car and stumbled over what looked like the torso of a wom an Screaming in terror she gave tip to police Flashlights revealed a wax dummy had been discarded from a store 100 Attend Meeting GARNER Oct Garner Womans club met for a din ner Tuesday evening in the C D A hall More than 100 were in at tendance Mrs W S Lee music chairman led the community sing Ing with Mrs Charles Marks ac companist Mrs C H Tompkins gave a review of The Bent Twig by Dorothy Canfield Fisher jTAeWeather SENTENCED FOR THREAT ON FORD O O F Grand Lodge Opens State Meeting PARADEJOUROF HOMESANDPARK DAYS PROGRAM Opening Session Held at Odd Fellows Home for First Time WEDNESDAY EVENING p m Past Officers banquet at Hotel Hanford 8 p m Conferring of the Re bekah degree by Queen Re bekah degree staff at armory p m Conferring of First degree by Knoxvjlle staff Knoxville p m Conferring Second de gree by Central staff of New ton Both degrees will be conferred at High School Gymnasium THURSDAY MORNING a m Vice president meet ing of all district deputy presi dents at Hanford hotel a m Session of grand lodge I O O F temple a m Session of the Rebekah assembly at M E church THURSDAY AFTERNOON p m Session of the grand lodge I 0 O F temple p m Closing session of the Rebekah assembly and the in stallation of officers M E church THURSDAY EVENING Jodge No 422 will confer the third degree at the armory FORECAST IO W A Partly cloudy ana somewhat colder in the east and central portions Wednes day night Thursday cloudy followed by showers in the south and extreme west por tions MINNESOTA Generally fair colder in extreme east probably frost tonight Thurs day partly cloudy warmer in west and central portions IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for S4 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 78 Minimum in Night 45 At 8A SI Wednesday 45 The Iowa grand lodge of Odd Fel lows opened its annual session in the large assembly hall of the orphans and old peoples home of the organization Wednesday morn ing the fourth I O O F organi zation to open a state meeting in Mason City this week This was the first time that the grand lodge has convened at the home The opening session was given over mainly to organization work while in the afternoon all Odd Follow affiliates joined in a parade through the business section of the city Costumes Colorful Colorful costumes fancy riding horses five bands and drum corps together with members of the I 0 0 F grand lodge and Rebekah as sembly made the parade down Fed eral avenue Wednesday afternoon one of the gala events of the con vention here A cold wind from the northwest failed to chill the enthu siasm of the marchers or keep a crowd from gathering in the busi ness district The parade was led by Marshal J M Hazlett and Art Russell with police escort and the colors The Oriental band furnished the music for the head of the procession fol lowed by General Savereide and staff of officers mounted on horses and riding four abreast Following was Canton Phoenix No 25 Mason City and the red plumes and purple plumes of the order School Band Parades S R Haynes was in charge of the second division with the Ladies Auxiliary float the Mason City high school band Grand Sire William A Pittinger grand master and past grands of all lodges Earl Leaman headed the division led by the Junior American Legion drum corps followed by subordinate lodge members and candidates and the anchor encampment float Pete Peterson was in charge of the Sons of Odd Fellows and Frank Kehm in charge of the I 0 0 F home divi sion Two floats representing the home were in the parade one bearing the 1 O 0 F home band and the other the children of the home Two large busses carried the old folks of the home Members of the Rebekahs rode in cars Trailing the procession was the Oriental German band composed of fifer drummer and bass drummer Hold Memorial Service The afternoon program included a memorial service in honor of those of the order who have died the past year and a sightseeing tour Turn to tinfcr 4 column 4 Shipment of Apples Confiscated by U S j DES MOINES Oct 17 IVA I shipment of 516 bushels of apples into Iowa from Illinois was confis catod at Creston by federal court i order according tn Cloitl Level as j sistant U 3 district attorney CHILD VICTIM SLAYER Lawrence C Stone 24 Mount Vernon N Y relief worker confessed that he killed Nancy Costigan 5 under circumstances paralleling case of little Marian Parker Child was stolen while playing happily in street before home ot aunt ravaged killed and stuffed into furnace Central KIDNAP APPEAL WILL BE FRIDAY SNATCH RACKET AGAIN IN BRONX Hauptmann Hearing Fighting Demanded of Son of Wealthy Junk Dealer Family Fearful By RONALD DIXON Writ Dismissing Habeas Corpus Scheduled NEW YORK Oct 17 Hear ing on Bruno Richard Hauptmanns appeal from an order dismissing a habeas corpus writ through which he tried to escape extradition to New Jersey to face trial for the murder of the kidnaped Lindbergh baby today was set for 2 oclock next Friday afternoon in the appel late division of the supreme court Presiding Justice Edward R Finch of the appellate division fixed the date of the hearing James M Fawcett attorney for Hauptmann declared that if neces sary he would carry his fight to the United States supreme court Will Go Still Further It is very likely he said that if we are unsuccessful in prevent ing extradition by this effort we will carry our case further into the court of appeals at Albany If unsuccessful there it is likely that if necessary we will go to the United States supreme court The unsmilingcarpenters fight against extradition was dealt a crushing blow when Supreme Court Justice Ernest E L Hammer dis missed the writ of habeas corpus sought by Fawcett in an attempt to prevent Hauptmanns removal to New Jersey Fails to Make Casc Announcing his decision last night Justice Hammer said My conclusion is that the relat or Hauptmann has failed to make out a case and that he has not es tablished beyond a reasonable doubt that he was not in the state of New Jersey the night the crime alleged was committed After the decision was announc ed Fawcett obtained a stay of ex ecution until 4 p m Friday in order to bring his appeal before the ap pellate division It is considered likely that action on the appeal will be taken by that time In Bronx Jail Hauptmann remains n the Bronx county jail where he has been held since his arrest nearly a month ago If the final barrier to his extradi tion is removed he will be taken immediately to Flcmington N J where his trial will take place New Jersey authorities were ready to transfer Hauptmann across the Hud son last night if Justice Hammer had not granted the stay The decision blasting Haupt manns hope of evading trial on the murder charge came at a night ses sion following Hauptmanns appear ance on the stand in the late after noon in which he denied calmly and deliberately that he had written Billion in Emergency Aid Spent Expenditures for 3 Months Some Returned WASHINGTON Oct IT The governments emergency ex penditures were reported today by he treasury to have passed the bil ion dollar mark for the three and a half months of the fiscal year up to Oct 15 The total expenditures were 82S396679 Of these the outgo for emergency purposes was 443339 in spite of repayments of 125 000000 by the reconstruction corporation and flO000000 by the federal Deposit Insurance corpora Jon Preradent Roosevelt in his budget message to congress last January estimated that tjie total emergency cost for the current fiscal year end ng next June 30 would be 286500 after RFC repayments of However the president had esti mated emergency expenditures for the fiscal year ending last June 30 at approximately two and onehalf oillion more than the amount actu ally used The federal emergency relief ad ministration contributed 000 to this years emergency costs with highways coming second at Emergency conserva tion work accounted for 000 The farm administration was balanced by of pro cessing tax revenues All of the ex cess is earmarked for payments to farmers cooperating in crop con trol plans has NEW YORK Oct 17 The snatch racket has struck in the Bronx again Lewis Esposito 23 year old son of a wealthy junk dealer is being held by kfflnapers for ransom Federal agents and police just concluding their case against Bruni Hauptmann in the Lindbergh ab duction and murder have little to work on They say the youths fam ily is too fearful of kidnapers ven geance to cooperate Near Haiiptmann Home Esposito vanished Monday eve ning but his disappearance was not made public until late yesterday His automobile was found aban doned last night in the Bronx sev en miles north of his home and about a mile south of Hauptmanns residence Its proximity to the Hauptmann home however was not considered significant Is Demanded The youth is the son of Anthony Esposito wealthy junk dealer Lewis who was engaged to be mar ried shortly left his house Monday evening to drive to his grandfath ers home The 83 year old man also named Lewis Esposito was the last of his kin to see him i Two hours later Lewiss sister answered a telephone call screamed and fainted The voice on the wire had told her We have Lewis and you wont see him again unless you pay us S20000 Fails to Apear The speaker also said to await further instructions and not to no tify police Officers were called however and sent out a confiden tial alarm for Lewiss car A second telephone call to the home this one from a woman came an hour after the first The speaker ordered the brother who answered to meet her in front of a restaurant saying she could be rec ognized by a small patch of ad hesive tape on her face Lewiss two brothers hastened there but could not find the woman Police Inspector Henry Bruck man said the department was giv ing the family a free hand despite its refusal to cooperate No guard was stationed at the home Action for Mandamus for Placing Name on Ballot Is Dismissed COUNCIL BLUFFS Oct 17 T Pottawattamie county dis trict court has dismissed a manda mus action against Mrs Alex Mil ler secretary of state to place the name of Roy M Harrop on the No vember ballot as farmerlabor can didate for congress from the sev enth district The court ruled that Harrops pe tition should have been filed in the Polk county court Harrop contended in his petition that his candidacy was legal and that he did not appear at the hear ing on the protest in Des Moines Monday because he was not noti fied Le Mars Votes Park Project Development LE MARS Oct 17 park election here authorized the city to proceed with a project fnr CHURCH IS FREE SAVE FOR SELF Garrison Declares Its Only Shackles Are Those of Heavy Debts DES MOINES Oct 17 only shackles endangering the free dom of the church in the United States are those which it forges and hangs upon itself in heavy economic debts said Dr Winfred E Garrison of Chicago in an address here to day before the international con vention of Disciples of Christ The only encroachments on theM freedom of American churches are IJU11U those which the churches manufac ture for their own glorification and AGENTS REVEAL STORY OF QUEST FOR MRS STOLL Are Confident of Early Capture of Womans Abductor WASHINGTON Oct 17 The story of a six day quest to free Mrs Alice Speed Stoll from the lands of an insane and biutal kid naper was told today by depart ment of justice men The ace detectives who have struck blow after blow at the kid nap racket were confident that hey would soon seize Thomas H Robinson Jr 27 year old former attorneys clerk who is named as he kidnaper Additional arrests are exppcterl in the near future the department also announced but it declined to name the other suspects Feared Death Agents made clear that almost rom the very first day of the case they felt certain that Robinson was the kidnaper They had no doubt they would catch they were driven to a terrific pace by the fear that Mis Stoll would be killed before they could reach their goal To account for this fear they pointed to the fact that the kid naper slugged the wealthy Louis ville woman with an inn pipe be fore carrying her off from her They said Robinson had been accused of robbery and of attempt ed assaults on young girls in or near Nashville Tenn It was after one of the robbery charges were brought against him that he spent a period in the state insane asylum at Nashville Easy to Trarf As signs of Robinsons feeble in tellect officials pointed to finger prints left on the ransom letter and the fact that the note named T H Robinson as intermediary This is the name of the youths father The elder Robinsons address ir Nashville was given in the letter makingit doubly easy for the agents to begin their work of trac ransom letter said a state ment released by William Stanley assistant to the attorney general was obtained by special agents and immediately forwarded to the technical laboratory of the depart ment of justice in Washington Latent fingerprints developec on the letter werepronounced by fingerprint experts to be iclentica with the fingerprints of T H Rob inson Jr Handwriting Is Checked Known specimens of the hand writing and handwriting of T H Robinson Jr were also obtained by special agents son by the hand the technical laboratory were con cluded to be positively identical with the fragmentary hand print ing contained in the ransom let NAMED ABDUCTOR Thomas H Kobiiison Jr 37 is Iveiiig sought as the abductor of Mrs Alice Stoll Associated Press MAN WHO ASKED FOR IS GIVEN 10 YEARS Extortion Case Is Ended Few Hours Following Confession DETROIT Oct 17 few lours after Edward Lickwala con essed today to sending a letter to Edsel B Ford demanding jnder penalty of death he pleaded juilty to an indictment charging attempted extortion and was sen enced to serve ten years in ederal prison at Leavenworth ans The case was laid before the rand jury only a few hours after ackwala was arrested as the cli max of a nine day investigation that started when the 41 year old president of the Ford Mntor com pany received a letter dated Oct 8 saying You are on the spot and f you want to live it will cost you Two Witnessed Heard Two witnesses were heard J Berhens a clerk at the Ford Mo tor company testified to the receipt by Ford of the letter William Lar sen in charge of the department of justice forces here told of eliciting confession from the youth The indictment followed Federal agents said Lickwala 20 wrote a note to Ford demanding that he leave the 55000 in and 510 bills in a candy box at the rear of 3341 Medbury avenue Dummy Package Left The agents said a dummy pack age was prepared and left atrthe designated place They said Mrs Claude Landerville who lives at the address given picked up the pack age and that later Lickwala was arrested The investigation was directed by William Larion head of the depart ment of justice here Jjanderviilos Are Absolved The letter was dated Oct S A trap was laid on Oct 12 but is was only partly successful Lickwala finally was arrested last night agents said but it was kept secret until this morning Agents said they questioned all and upon compari1 area n an ndwriting experts of nois ijcens 3 Named in Abduction of Woman Death Penalty Will Be Demanded of Robinson LOUISVILLE Ky Oct 17 Warrants charging violation of the Lindbergh kidnaping act were issued here today against Thomas H Rob inson Jr sought as the actual ab ductor his wife in custody here and his father now in Nashville The death penalty will be asked for Robinson Jr U S District Attor ney Thomas J Sparks said today Mrs Alice Speed Stoll promised her kidnaper she would not tell of her experiences for 24 hours after he released her the Associated Press learned on good authority today The wealthy young society matron was brought home last night after a harrowing six days ot captivity for a ransom Robinson former inmate of lima1 tic asylums is named by federal j agents as the man who entered the Stoll home last Wednesday slugged Mrs Stoll with an iron pipe and carried her off to an Indianapolis apartment where she remained un til yesterday afternoon Federal Operatives Confident The federal operatives are confij tf thTone ofOct 8 have been dent they will get their man Heis received by members of the Ford of them Landerville family were absolved of members of the and while they complicity in the attempted extor tion information was obtained which directed suspicion to Lick wala Son of Henry Ford Etisel Ford is the only son of Henry Ford He is 41 years old and has been president of the gigantic Ford Motor company for 16 years He has four children Numerous letters in a vein aim believed to have fled che Louisville automobile bearing Illi ter Although the elder Robinson first was named as intermediary later messages from the kidnaper selected Mrs Frances Robinson wife of the hunted youth to fill that role She was taken into custody last night because according to J Edgar Hoover chief of investigators she passed some of the ransom paid by Berry Stoll wealthy hus band of the kidnaped woman security Freedom of the church cannot be found where men are not free nor can men claim to freedom where the church is under restrictions Dr Garrison dean of the Disciples Di vinity house of the University of Chicago asserted Is Treasure of Seed This may mean little in coun tries which have abandoned all pre tensions of civil liberty but it should mean something to us who still hold liberty to be the most precious ele ment in our political heritage what ever change of form it may under go he said The church has its treasure in the ransom notes received by Coloni 62rfacres north of a treasure not of jewels but of seed Seed asks nothing but to be flung into the air that it may fall upon the ground and grow As it flings its seed with unstinting hand the church will find its fullest freedom Modern Methods Urged The Rev T K Smith Columbus j Beddow to Open in Elkader on Monday DES MOINES Oct 17 Hearing on charges of uttering and attempting to pass counterfeit bonds against Silas J Beddow fa ther of Frank Bellboy Beddow of Sioux City will begin Monday in Clayton county district court at El kader it was announced here today by Clair Hamilton assistant state attorney general The charges are an outgrowth of recent bond scan dals in which the father is alleged to have been associated with the younger Beddow tag Investigators also are looking for the 550000 ransom fund paid by Mrs Stolls husband Berry V Stoll oil company executive for her re lease The investigators are holding Robinsons wife who they said pick ed up the ransom package family But virtually all have been put down as the work of cranks So far as police could re call this is the only attempted Ford extortion case in which an arrest has been made How to Write Letters Liquor Commissions Salaries DES MOINES Oct 17 salary list of the Iowa liquor con ttnl commission exclusive of state liquor stores totals 513785960 a SYMPATHY GIVEN MINERS AT PECS 1200 Who Were on 5 Day Hunger Strike Get Many Messages PECS Hungary Oct 17 From many parts of the world came messages of sympathy and encour agement today for the 1200 miners who remained on a five day under ground hunger strike in a dramatic fight for better wages Several cables were from the j United States sent by labor unions j and individuals The messages inj eluded ones from New York Detroit I and Philadelphia A number of miners expressed dissatisfaction with the compromise which brought them above ground early yesterday A winter bonus of another at Christmas and longer working time was promised the men who demanded s weekly wage of S350 as against their previous one No bobklet offered to readers of this newspaper has been more widely acclaimed than this com pilation of rules and forms for cor rect letter writing prepared by our Washington Information bueau People who thought they knew all about the subject have read it and admitted frankly they learned many useful things from it The Handy Letter Writer cov prs the whole field of business and social correspondence and then takes up the more delicate subject of love letters and includes the wide range of notes invitations accep tances and what not that grow out of an engagement and mar riage In ordering copy enclose 10 cents to cover cost and handling Use coupon of One hundred were in siuh a and ten of them condition they were Tmn tn pane A column I city the Ind pastor preaching the opening i year the Oct ir payroll in the state taken to a hospital after they were Tnrnid i wiuirm n 1 comptrollers office showed brought out The Mason City GIobeGazetts Information bureau Frederic J Haskin director Washington D C I enclose 10 cents in coin carefully wrapped for the booklet the Handy Letter Writer Name Street City State i Mail tn Washington D C f   

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