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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 1, 1934, Mason City, Iowa                                Jr NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWAN3 NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION S VOL XLI ri FIVE CENTS A COPT ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIHB SJCRV1CB MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY NOVEMBER 1 1934 THIS PAPEK CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 18 Aid Charges Get Rise G 0 P Knows How to Irk Democrat New Dealers By HERBERT VLUMMER Nov 1 of the most suc cessful methods employed by the republican high command in the present campaign to get a rise out of the dem ocrats has been to charge that new deal re lief expenditures have been speed ed to the country just at election time Chairman Flet cher of the re publican national committee sent Secretary Wallace of agriculture into something akin to a rage by his charge that AAA checks to cornhog producers were lJ up for political purposes A charge was the way characterized it 111 AAAs explanation for the delay I was the cornhog contracts just re icently have been cleared through machinery Chester Davis farm administrator admits that an increase in farmers income always is likely to affect elections be cause the farm situation in my 17 years of observation always has been closely identified with poli tics What is happening now how ever he says is evidence that j the administration is doing some thing positive about the problem Accounting For Money I What irks antinew dealers is that the 3000000 or more cotton wheat cornhog tobacco and sugar growers who signed contracts to cooperate with AAA crop control plans are to receive a total of in federal money Where is it to come from Does 5t loom as an obligation to threaten ihe nations financial setup estimates and treasury iigures These ndate processing taxes have brought in core than or some has been paid out to the farmers in bene fits The processing tax paid by the consumer during the months ahead will reach sufficient proportions according to AAA estimates to bal ance its budget For and Against The G O P was quick to in terpret the recent national ref erendum of corn and hog raisers as evidence of growing opposition to regimentation In Kansas the farmers voted against continuance of the program The general per centage for the corn belt was about 65 per cent in favor and 35 per cent opposed Those who sponsored the referen dum however have a different ex planation They say that possibly the drought which will cause a shortage in corn next year prompt ed many to vote nay because of a belief they could make a killing if crops are good without co operating with the government Then too they explain many farmers buyers of corn and they are not in favor of any plan which increases the cost to them And finally many farmers were irritated and unwilling to go on be cause of the manifest complications and difficulty in operation of the first years program INSULL UPHOLDS HIS OPERATIONS ON DANGEROUS PACIFIC FLIGHT REPRESENTS STORES Brakeman Crushed Between Cars at Kanawha YOUTH KILLED IN AUTO COLLISION NEAR THOMPSON Cedar and Cherokee Free of Bovine T B DES MOINES Nov 1 culture Secretary Ray Murray an nounced Cedar county seat of the cow war of 1931 has been added list of accredited bovine tu bercxin free counties Cherokee county also joined the list today FORECAST IOWA Fair with rising tem perature Thursday night day Increasing cloudiness and warmer MINNESOTA Generally fair rising temperature Thursday night Friday unsettledpos sibly showers in northeast por tion somewhat warmer in east and south portions IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Mnximum Wednesday 41 Minimum in Night 19 At 8 A M Thursday 21 Snoivfnll Trace Wednesday forenoon brought the seasons first trace of snow and Wednesday the lowest tem perature thus far in the autumn Newhall Accident Takes Toll of One More in Iowa The accident toll continued to mount in Iowa Thursday with the death of a brakeman at Kanawha who was crushed between two flat cars and the deaths of two youths in auto accidents The dead K N Beckwick 40 Marshall town fatally crushed at Ka nawha Francis Balius 20 Afton killed near Thompson Everett Meyer 15 Van Home killed near Newhall Beckwick a brakeman for the M and St L railroad was crushed to death about oclock Thursday afternoon while he was engaged in switching activities at Kanawha Although exactly how the accident occurred was not determined it was believed Beckwick was caught be tween two cars Switching Sugar Beets The crew of freight train No 91 was in switching cars of sugar beets when the accident oc curred Beckwick was unmarried and lived with his father and moth at Marshalltpwn kiUed instantly1 in oj auto acciiJent whichoccurred aboul oclock Wednesday night on the graveled road a half mile south of Thompson and John Kingstrom 16 son of Mr and Mrs Charles King strom Jr living a mile west and five miles north of Thompson is in a serious condition in the Irish hos pital at Forest City Lived With Uncle Balius had been making his home this fall with his uncle Harley Clark who lives a mile south and a half mile east of Thompson and was driving to Thompson in a mod el T Ford to have a boil lanced The Kingstrom boy and a high school friend Willard Smith 18 son of Mr and Mrs Bernard Smith liv ing northwest of Thompson were driving south and from appearances toe two cars met headon in the mid dle of the road Bernard was se verely cut and bruised but was not seriously injured although he re Turn to Page 3 Column 7 FOUR INJURED IN SPENCER WRECK Four Cars Tender of Crack Milwaukee Train Go Off Rails SPENCER Nov 1 cars and the tender of the crack Milwaukee passenger train The Sioux were derailed two miles west of here at 7 a m today inuring four persons The tram was westbound out of Spencer for Mitchell S Dak and was pickingup speed after leaving here when it struck a broken rail The injured were Guy Stokes mail clerk Al gona J W McGuire conductor Sanborn M E Grady and F Follette baggagemen both of Marquette None was seriously injured Stokes was knocked out when thrown against the side of the mail car but quickly recovered The others re ceived minor cuts and bruises Amos Moore of Mason City the engineer said the train was going about 35 miles an hour Moore said that he and his fireman Alex Mueres also or Mason City noticed the broken rail but not in time to prevent the accident Moore said the engine safely passed the broken rail only to have the tender leave the track and haul four other cars down a slight em bankment There were 30 passengers on the Tain none of whom was inured Four cars consisting of a day coach the club car and two Pullmans re mained on the track Two of the cars that left the rack were the new streamlined type and were not badly damaged us HONOLULU Nov 1 Australian flyers Sir Charles Kings fordSmith and Opt F G Taylor were ready to hop about noon for Oakland Cal on the last lap of their 7365 mile flight from Brisbane Australia1 Before them lay 2408 miles of the Pacific ocean which with the benefit of favorable weather they expected to negotiate with greater ease than the jumps from Brisbane to Suva Fiji islands and from Suva to Honolulu Weather predictions were favorable A Century of Progress Ends Its Two Year Stay Over 39 Millions Fair in 10 Months of Operation By WILLIAM J CONWAY CHICAGO Nov 1 Cen ury of Progress exposition passed from the American scene early to day More than 363000 merrymakers turned the death watch into a huge and boisterous carnival They cheer ed and sang and drank and danced then left the grounds with what ever they could carry as souvenirs of the most successful fair in the nations history The 325 acres of garish buildings along Lake Michigan were aban doned with the dawn to another come to dismantle most of the structures and to pack the thousands of exhibits for ship ment to museums and other insti utions The land reverts to the South Parks board July 1 1935 Whimsy and Whoopee There was whimsy as well as hoopee in the gala farewell The losing sent many of the 25000 em iloyes to the ranks of the unem iloyed Others had already obtained new positions from commercial and ndustrial executives impressed with heir ability to handle the 39020 122 persons who visited the big how during the ten months it op erated in 1933 and 1934 The management experienced its most trying test in corralling the ustomers last night Hundreds of latrons batered against the Eigh eenth street gates until they were admitted free to relieve the pres ure A total of 363737 had check id through the turnstiles at a largest crowd of the sea on with the exception of the esti mated 407000 who stormed the en rances and climbed the fences on Childrens day last June The hrongs of visitors yesterday and ast night boosted the 1934 atten ance mark to 16306090 Speak Forma Adieus President Rufus C Dawes of the xposition Gov Henry Horner of Turn 1i 1nte 3 Column GRATTAN BOND PUT AT Judge Refuses to Cut Bail j Asked During Retrial of Murder Case DECORAH Nov Go heen Thursday fixed the bond for Marvin T Grattan at pend ing a retrial for the shooting of Claude Meade at the fairgrounds here The judge would not reduce the amount of bond at the request of Defense Attorney J A Nelson As soon as the bail is furnished Grattan will be returned to the sol diers home at Marshalltown where he has been staying for some months The 86 year old Civil war veteran was brought here in custody of Judge Willett of Tama Attorney Nelson is assisted by Judge Willett and Attorney G J OBrien of Wau kon a relative of Mr Grattan The case was remanded on error bv the state supreme court for re trial 73 Youths Arrested During Des Momes Halloween Mischief DES MOINES Nov 1 city streets department today be gan a cleanup of city streets many strewn with broken glass and debris after a violent celebration of Hal loween Police arrested 73 youths last night in the various districts of the city The entire group was given a lecture by police officials Several carloads of youths who loitered about the police station while their fellow celebrants were being detained inside were dis persed by a gas bomb thrown from an upper window of the building STODGELL WINS IOWAS HUSKING TITLE FOR 1934 Morning Sun Man and Johansen to Enter U S Contest WATERLOO Nov 1 Stodgell 38 of MorningSun was crowned new cornhusking champion of Iowa when he bested a field of 25 sectional winners in the annual state contest here today Other winners in the order nam ed were Walter Johansen of Audu bon Allen Tuttle of Marshall Vaun don Williams of Mechanicsville Henry Peterson of Callender Stodgell Louisa county champion and fifth place winner in 1933 wins the right to represent Iowa at the national husking bee at Fairmont Minn Nov 8 with Johansen 19S2 state and national runnerup Shotgun Sounds Start Starting at a m down the long rows of the special field by a shotgun blast fired by Mayor M J Morgan of Waterloo the agile con testants plunged through the rust ling stalks finding the picking just I s certification of Finneys apphca to their liking and returned loads tion to the state commission WaverlyMan First to Get Age Pension Finney 70 and 738 Others Get Their State Checks DES MOINES Nov 1 Joseph Newt Finney 70 of Wav erly today received the first old age pension check mailed from the office of the Iowa old age assistance commission Finneys warrant drawn by State Comptroller C B Murtagh accom panied 738 others which were mailed last night and delivered to the first approved list of pensioners today Names of the other pensioners will not be made public under Iowa law Mrs E R Meredith commis sion chairman said while Finneys pension was announced by his own consent First Appeal Considered Finneys application was the first to be considered by the state board Mrs Meredith said His selection sa the first lowan to benefit under the new statute was based on the en thusiastic response in payment of the SI per capita bead tax from Bremer county his home the chair man stated The Bremer county board said in so nearly alike at the end of the 80 minute contest period that no guesses could be ventured on a win ner until weights and deductions were tabulated Clarence Bockes Grundj ground Coveredbut no visible dif ference could be seen from the loads turned in by Walter Johansen of Audubon 1932 national runnerup and Clyde Tsgue of Guthrie county state winner of 1929 and 1930 anc other veterans Traffic Is Problem Throngs that crowded the Art Hansen farm and made traffic a problem demanding 700 volunteci patrolmen in Waterloo and the six miles of main and back roads lead ing to the contest fields began ar riving almost with the sunrise The farm had taken on a carnival appearance with special parking fields black with the cars of the 15000 to 18000 persons estimated on hand and brilliantly colored ex hibit and concession tents on all sides Weather for the meeting was ideal with a warming November sun offset by the snap of a brisk wind Crowds welcomed heavy clothing and responded to the frosty air with extra enthusiasm and shouting as they followed their favorites Bockes Has Gallery The largest gallery tramped be hind Bockes as courtesy to a de fending champion while Black Hawks own competitor Jack Horan drew a heavy following along with other popular entrants Down the 85 rod rows the com petitors marched ear for ear in their progress They found rapid going with some frequently clocked at 50 ears a minute Recent freezes had made the ear shanks break easily and most of the ears were well above the ground at a handy height Bockes was the first to find the far end of his initial row and turn back upon the field but he was fol lowed closely by Harold Larson of Wright county Tague and Johan sen Teams seeming to sense the spirit of the contest held well along with their workers and little time was lost by any contestants with false throws Five Out of Family of Seven Members Killed in Windstorm LONDON Ky Nov 1 windstorm which twisted over the northern edge of Laurel county left five members of a family of seven dead today and an undetermined amount of damage The dead are Mrs Emma Robin son 32 and four of her children Robert 12 Vergie 10 Ralph 8 and Wilma Jean 3 Her 6 year old son was found near the door of their house un hurt and the father who was a mile away on business also escaped uninjured Injured In Fall CRESCO Nov Mackenburg Cresco while putting on storm windows fell from a lad der resulting in part paralysis He was taken to Mercy hospital for treatment He is very worthy and the en tire community believes that he is entitled to assistance His family were pioneers of the county and the applicant has lived his entire life in this community He has always been iin and uprightcitizen if admiredSWold alike A few yeatifago Mr Finney was seriously injared by a prema ture explosion of dynamite which crippled him and shattered his ner vous system Nevertheless he has continued his struggle against ad versity and has made his own way but has arrived at the place where it is beyond his ability to do 90 Hnlf of maximum Virtually tlie entire preliminary receipts of the commission were used in pasing warrants for the first list of pensioners each of the warrants averaging51250 half of the maximum of S25 Funds in the commissions hands amounted to 5977345 at the close of the treas urers books on Oct 29 Many additional applications are now in the hands of the commis sion Mrs Meredith said and are Turn to rape 3 Column 3 DEVELOP PHOTO FROM BALLOON Rare Photograph of Earth Looks Like Warped Checkerboard WASHINGTON Nov 1 rarest of photographs a picture hat looks something like an old warped just been developed at the National Geograph ic society It is a bit of Mother Earth as photographed from the record height f almost 12 miles It was snapped 61800 feet above the ground by 2apt Albert W Stevens during the 11 fated stratosphere flight of the National Geographicarmy air corps balloon Explorer Except for the checkerboard lines he picture would resemble a relief nap of a schoolboys geography Square outlines of farms and fields the checkerboard effect The picture shows a section ot Nebraska about ten miles square over which the balloon was soaring vhen the bag ripped and started the fast descent that forced Captain Stevens and Major Kepner to jump or their lives illiam J Pevenll inner Auto Dealer Fo at Waterloo Dies WATERLOO Nov 1 iam J Peverill 70 Los Angeles Cal former Waterloo automobile dealer died of a heart attack early oday at the home of his daughter Irs Ralph Baron Waterloo Pev erill sold his business in 1923 and moved to the west He and his wife had been visiting here since Sept 15 and had planned to leave for Des today or tomorrow to visit heir sons Julian and Harry thcra efore driving on to Los Angeles The widow and seven children sur vive John L Hartford uoove president of the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea company which recently closed its upwards of 300 stores In Cleveland follow ing labor troubles was the com panys representative at a meet ing with the national labor re lations board in Washington A plan for reopening the stores was drafted 8ETSTHREATS1 DILLINGER PROBE State Investigators Reason for Leaving Given by Gov McNutt INDIANAPOLIS Nov 1 Gov Paul V McNutt said today threats had been made in Lake county against the life of J Ed ward Barce assistant attorney gen eral who has been investigating the March 3 escape of John Dillinger from the Crown Point jail The governor said it was because of these threats that Barce left the county with the eight witnesses rounded up at Crown Point last Tuesday Whereabouts Secret The governor did not disclose the present whereabouts of Barce and the witnesses but the assistant attorney general was reported to have been in this city this morning The witnesses from whom Barce has indicated he expects to obtain information concerning Dillingers escape were reported to be quar tered in a downtown hotel here The governor did not disclose the source of his information regarding he reported threats on Barces life He declined to say whether he had Deen in communication with Barce Makes Thorough Probe The governor who has been pre dicting startling developments from Barces investigation said the as sistant attorney general had been sent into Lake county to make a horough inquiry into Dillingers escape Barce was instructed the gover nor said to hew to the line let he chips fall where they may The governor did not disclose when further developments may be expected from the investigation CLAIMS HE GAVE MIDWEST MORE THAN WAS LOST Tells Jury He Turned Down Post Offered by England By ROBERT M VODER FEDERAL COURTHOUSK CHI JAGO Nov 1 Insull defending himself against mail Eraud charges today told the jury hat his middlewestern electric power pool had contributed to the wealth of this section more than stockholders had lost in Insults two billion dollar commercial failure A moment later after he had made this proud declaration pound ing his fist emphatically on the arm of the witness stand Insull told the jury that he had turned down an important post offered by the Eng lish government in 1926 to stay in this country This statement gentlemen has never been made public said the 74 year old utility executive waving his hand at the jury r Tremendous Temptation Mr Stanley Baldwin offered the chairmanship of the British high tension power Insull said almost in a shout He offered me a chance to in the country of my birth wht I had done in the country of ir adoption It was a tremendo temptation I could have gone to Englai and duplicate the that Ive ir here There wet only tym I why I did not i ITlpV obligate my obligation to the settusliy J ers who provided me withmoney to do it Defends His Ventures Insulls defense of his middle western utility ventures which crashed in 1932 with thousands of stockholders aboard came at the close of a mornings testimony in which he recounted the story of his rise from an office boys job in Lon don to the mastery of a huge elec tric system Now generally as to your power his attorney Floyd E Thompson began Insull facing the jury raised his voice to its full power slapped his fist on the chair and declared Its a development that has con tributed more toward the wealth of this Mississippi Valley than all the losses on any securities I have issued Near 75th Birthday Wearing his seventyfifth birth day but vigorous the deposed util ity magnate made what court at taches called run away witness Once he stopped to praise a half dozen of the other defendants par ticularly the youngest of them John F OKeefe formerly Insulls secre tary Hes as loyal to me in adversity said Insull with great force as he was in my prosperity As to these various people in the Utility Securities company who are defendants he told the jurors Turn In Page 3 Ciiltmin 4 HAUPTMANN CLAIMS DR CONDON FAILED TO RECOGNIZE HIM NEW YORK Nov 1 M Fawcett counsel for Bruno Ri chard Hauptmann accused slayer of the Lindbergh baby said today hat Hauptmann told him that Dr John F Jafsie Condon had not him as the receiver of he 550000 ransom money Fawcett said that yesterday Sernhardt M Meisels associate de ense counsel visited Hauptmann at he Huntcrdon county jail in Flem ngton N J and asked the pris oner a series of questions to which lauptmann replied Did Dr Condon say he recogniz ed you No Do you think he recognized you No Did he look as if he recognized you No MAP OF EUROPE This excellent map is the latest work of expert cartographers and is in effect a condensed atlas of Europe the best available for quick reference purposes In the schools it s an aid in the study of geography and in preparation for examina tions Businessmen find its commer cial and economic data valuable in their affairs And everybody who reads the newspapers to keep in formed of European developments needs a copy as a help to better 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