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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 28, 1934, Mason City, Iowa DEPT OF RES WOINE8 ft NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLI FIVE CENTS A COM ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED VVljti SKKV1CB CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 28 1934 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE BABY FACE FOUND DEAD NO 41 LLINOIS Hope for Conciliation in Walkout of 800 Decker Employes AVBW A STATE OFFICIALS HERE TO HELP SETTLING STRIKE Plant Virtually Down a Union Continues Picketing Hope of early conciliation betwee the Jacob E Decker and Sons com pany packing plant and its 800 em ployes who walked out Tuesda morning was being felt by state of ficials Wednesday afternoon a steps were being taken for confer enccs between the executives of th company and the union chiefs The huge Decker plant larges employer of labor in Mason City f o several years was virtually shu down Wednesday as the union mem bers carried out the mandate o Tuesdays vote to hold out for closed shop McCoy in City J P McCoy St Paul Internationa vice president of the Amalgamatec Butcher Workmens union spen Tuesday in the city and in two ad dresses advised the men to return to their jobs as offered by thf Decker company Tuesday evening the men voted three to one to re main out on what the company termed a strike and the union chiefs a lockout Frank E Wenig state labor com sJuiji Hamilton iii Sr i i ved in the city Wednesday morn ing toassist In a possible comprom ise of the strike Mr Hamilton was here specif ically to confer with law enforce ment officers while Mr Wenig con versed with leaders of the union The two men were here on assign ment from Gov Clyde L Herring Not Far Apart Claim Mr McCoy who had left the city after the meeting of union members Tuesday night was back in the city at noon conferring with labor lead ers The disposition of those in volved in the matter seemed to be that Decker and the union are not far apart and that a conciliation should be effected The union chiefs stated they ha asked the federal government for conciliator It is possible that th labor commissioner will make a effort to bring employer and em ploye together some time later i the day He was expecting to ca the labor department at Washing ton on the question of whether conciliator was coming In Front of Plant The state county and city offi cers were watching the lines o pickets which were established a all streets leading to the plant Later local union chiefs when in formed by officers that streets mus not be blocked concentrated the men in front of the plant for peace ful picketing Earlier in the day picket lines in terfered with the passage of em ployes seeking to return to their jobs as well as with the movement of trucks in and out of the estab lishment Mr McCoy eager to keep the union men from becoming involved in any violence urged the leaders to organize regular picket shifts in Pickets Block Entry to Decker Plant a rlltf f E Pant Whcre me 1cft thpir in a ove toward obtaining She J from the plant In the background 1 the automobile of jsnerut J 1C Kobertsofu Photo by Lock and Engraving by Kaycnay Turn In Tape 2 Column 2 FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy central and east portions probably rain or snow extreme west late Wednesday night colder south past Wednesday night Thurs day rain east and south rain or snow northwest somewhat warmer east and southwest MINNESOTA Partly cloudy Wednesday night and Thurs day somewhat colder in east and north portions Wednesday night IN MASON CIJY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 39 Minimum in Night 33 At S A M Wednesday 34 Rainfall 13 Snowfall Trace Novembers total precipitation has been boosted to 306 inches which is approximately two and a half times the normal November mois ture in Mason City II S WILL BACK HOUSEBUILDING F R Determined to Offer Federal Aid Wherever It Is Needed WARM SPRINGS Ga Nov 28 Roosevelt has deter nined definitely upon a policy of ederal obligation to help provide dequate low cost housing for the eople whose standards of living ake it impossible to build The extent of immediate federal articipation in this sweeping pro ram for slum clearance and rural ome construction has not been de rmined But MrRoosevelt has laid down the policy that where the pocket book of folks is too small to obtain private credit for home cnstruc tion the government will offer its help In other words it was stated very bluntly today at the little white house in the regular press confer ense in response to inquiry that the government does not consider it self licked in the case of people who cant otherwise take care of them selves The broad scale proposition also is regarded by the president as offering a very definite lift to1 heavy industries not only during the construction period but also later through increased consumption de mand by increased standard of living It is in no sense regarded either as competition with private busi ness and whenever the private doi ar wishes to compete with the pub ic dollar in home construction the offer is welcomed Details and scope of the vast plan which has been ad vocated by Secretary Ickes will be worked out in the next few weeks Lord Ashley Gets Decree of Divorce Court Assesses Cost of Action Against Doug Fairbanks ormer Army Flyer Is Killed in Shanghai SHANGHAI Nov 2S ward R Dorsey former lieutenant n the United States army air corps vas killed late today when his air lane crashed at Hungjao airdrome Dorsey came to China to demon trate a high speed plane Boeing What About Russia An interesting answer to this question is provided by James E Blythe Mason City lawyer in an artice on Page 5 of this issue In no uncertain terms he pays his compliments to radical poli ticians scholarly theorists and neurotic women who come out of Russia innocent propaganda victims and assert that Russias Godlessdictatorship has some thing for America Agree or disagree with the conclusions youll find this an ex tremely interesting article Turn to Page 5 LONDON Nov 28 Ashley was granted a divorce de cree nisi today from Lady Ashley and costs of the action were assess ed against Douglas Fairbanks Sr named as corespondent The decree which gives the young nobleman a final divorce after six months if contrary cause is not shown was handed down shortly af ter the case came before Sir Boyd Merrman The suit was not defend ed and services of a jury were not required Lady Ashley is the former Syl via Hawkes musical comedy act ress Lord Ashley in Court The court action today required exactly eight minutes time Neither Lady Ashley nor Fairbanks was in court but Lord Ashley ovas there smartly attired in a gray suit Ashley gave evidence supporting his petition and called as a witness a Mr Edwards who he said had acted as private secretary to Fair banks from September 1933 The nobleman testified he and his wife had lived together in compara tive happiness after their marriage Feb 3 1927 until Lady Ashley went to America in January 1928 con trary to his wishes and they had not Uted together since Misconduct in Hotel Subsequently Lord Ashley con tinued he received information of Lady Ashleys association with Fairbanks He charged misconduct at the Hyde Park hotel and a house known as North Mimms Park which Fairbanks had taken in the country Fairbanks wife Mary Pickford also an American screen star filed suit for divorce last December Sir Patrick Hastings appearing for the petitioner said there were many allegations but that he did not propose to open all of them and he referred only to certain alleged incidents at the Dorchester hotel Has American Accent Edwards a youthful sandy hailed man who spoke with a definite American accent testified he had lived in Fairbanks suite at the Dor chester and that Lady Ashley was living in the hotel at the same time Lawyers said it would require several days to fix the costs of the case which Fairbanks is to pay but estimated the figure probably would be about 2000 pounds During the hearing Sir Patrick asked Edwards if Lady Ashley was frequent visitor Told Not to Disturb Yes replied Edwards I often received instructions not to disturb them She was very frequently there In further questioning concerning the Hyde Park hotel Hastings asked In October do you remember Lady Ashley coming to his suite FIVE IDENTIFIED Definite Link Seen Between Bodies of Man Woman and of 3 Girls CARLISLE Pn Nov 28 Dolice today established a reason ably certain link between five per sons who stayed at a tourist camp near Philadelphia and the five bodies found in the Pennsylvania mountains Saturday Mrs Anna Dill the camp proprie tress of South Langhorne saw a picture of a woman found slain along with a man at Duncansville and said thats the woman who stayed at her place a week ago with a man and three children She said they traveled in a blue car with California license plates Identifies 3 Children Mrs Dill this afternoon viewed the bodies of the three girls found dead in the woods near here last Saturday and said to the best of my knowledge and belief those are the children who stayed at her camp from Nov 19 to 21 Coupled with this was the dis covery today of an abandoned blue automobile at McEveytown about 50 miles east of Duncansville No license plates were on the car and the engine number had been de faced Sees Definite Connection As a result of Mrs Dills infor mation Major C M Wilhelm de puty superintendent of state police said I thing there is a definite con nection between these people who were traveling over Pennsylvania the children found on the Carlisle mountainside and the couple found dead hear Duncansville The most important thing is to find out now who they are and that may be the Hardest job of all said Wilhelm State police made known that they are working on a theory that the man found dead at Duncansville may have been J C Reich an itinerant vaudeville performer re ported to have lived in Ocean Park Cal CONFESSION OF YOUTH CLEARS 3 MURDER CASES Two More Are Sought in Johnsburg Slaying of Freund A confession clearing up a mur der at Johnsburg Minn and a shooting fray between officers and bandits at Mclntire was made at Corydon by a 23 year old farm hand The youth Francis McNeiley of Allerton admitted participating in two other slayings Sheriff Ira Syck of Austin who early Wednesday morning from Corydon said the confessions made by McNeiley implicated El roy McKeever 36 of Missouri and Lee Bostetter 24 Mclntire in the nurder at Johnsburg McNeiley has een taken to Columbia Mo where he will be prosecuted Sheriff Syck stated Resembled Pretty Boy McNeiley who was said by offi ers to bear some resemblance to he former southwestern badman Pretty Boy Floyd was arrested it a farm near Corydon where he had been working Chief Park Bindley of the state bureau of in estigation said McNeiley signed a statement admitting participation n the crimes but denying the actual killings The youth Findley and State feted he was one of a gang which en gaged in a gun fight with Missouri fficers near Columbia in June Federal Agents Slay Cop Killer GEOIIGE BABY FACE NELSON 933 when Sheriff Roger Wilson of Joone county Mo and Sergt Ben 3ooth of the Missouri highway pa trol were killed Attempted Johnsburg Robbery Officers also said McNeiley ad mitted being one of a trio who at tempted to rob a small store oper ated by John Freund at Johnsburg just over the state line from Mitch ell county Iowa Freund was mor tally wounded Sheriff Syck stated McNeiley confessed he was the one who held Freund and hit him He said Me Keever fired the fatal shot and that Bostetter stayed outside in the ban dit car Freund was killed on Oct 20 of this year The confession made by McNeiley USAGE WOMAN also was considered to have blasted the theory that it was Floyd with whom a state agent and deputy sheriff engaged in a fight at Mcln ire Oct n Resemblance of Mc STeiley to Floyd was pointed out however Found Near Mclntire The youth admitted being one of he occupants of a car who shot heir way out when cornered in a blind road at that time by State Agent A G Haight and Deputy Sheriff Will Owen of Cresco The bandits had been flushed from the Bostetter house near Mclutire A brother of McKeever was married to an aunt of Lee Bostetter Tnis brother is now serving sentence at Bismarck S Dak for bank robbery After the Melntire encounter and the finding a few days later near Numa Iowa of a burned automobile Use of Gasoline in Stove Caused Blast Son Also Severely Hurt OSAGE Nov 28 The condition of Mrs Godfried Miller 33 who was burned late Tuesday when a stove exploded as she attempted to start it with gasoline was considered critical Wednesday at Nissen hos pital Physicians stated whether or not she will recover will not be known for three or four davs J James Glad Outlaw Got His Deserts I am glad that justice has pre vailed He was a mighty dangerous mar and unquestionably a menace to society These were the words of R James secretary of the Mason City school board when he was informed Wednesday afternoon of the slaying of Baby Face Nelson Dillingei gang outlawby federal agents Mr James was felled by two slugs from he machine gun of a man later dentified as the baby faced killer nitw aa me uauy racea Killer Her two year old son James was i at the time of the robbery of the so spverplv mirnAri iv tnn TYJ also severely burned in the blast Mrs Miller threw crank case drainings into a stove Evidently hot coals must have been in it for immediately it flamed up The boy seeing his mother in flames ran to her and his clothes also caught fire Neighbors rushed to the Miller home but both had been badly burned at that time Burns suffered by Mrs Miller in cluded deep wounds from her knees up to her waist and over her shoul der Her legs were also severely burned First National spring If it was not quite such bank here last long trip i would go to see the body to definitely satisfy myself that the man who put seven bullet holes through my trouser leg and two through my leg was Baby Face1 Nelson the school man said Mr James still limps from the wounds in his leg led similar to the car used by the ban dits the state agents began Turn to PnBe 1 Column 1 the lowan Among LSU Students Suspend BATON ROUGE Nov 28 Stanley Schlosman of Marshalltown Iowa was among 26 students o journalism at Louisiana State Uni versity suspended for gross dis respect because they signed a pet ition condemning university authori ties for censoring the Reveille stu I dent publication Turn to J Column z Pick Pups Bark to Fit Your Flat Paris dog fanciers have evolutcd a new breed called apartment dogs priced as to size the smaller the ki yoodle the larger the bill One store advertised Dogs for sale All sizes from 10 room penthouse poodles up to police dogs bred down to bedroom bath and kitchen ette Being a classified ad it attracted many inquiries as do the classified ads in the GlobeGazette This one for instance readily rented the duplex FOR rm mod furn duplex also garage Ph 1335 Statewide Traffic Survey Will Stan Next Month To Furnish Jobs Nearly 1500 Men on Relief AMES Nov 28 ment of a statewide traffic survey to begin next month that will fur nish employment for nearly 1500 i men on Iowa relief rolls was made today by Dean Anson Marston of Iowa State college transportation coordinator for the Iowa state planning board The project is being supervised jointly by W O Price of the Iowa highway commission and Dean Marston Approximately 1000 counting stations will be established over the state in order to ascertain the traf fic distribution on the various Iowa highways Count and Classify Men operating these staiTSns will count classify and determine the origin and destination of all vei hides The results will serve as a basis for an improvement program on the primary and secondary high way system of the state Assurance of labor has been granted by FERA officials in Des Moines Dean Marston announced Turn lo Fuse I Column J LOCAL MEN HELD BY HIJACKERS Truckload of Butter Taken From J W Johnson and Phillip Thurtle J W Johnson 42 driver for the Billman Transfer company and his helper Phillip W Thurtle both of Mason City were held prisoners by three men who hijacked a truckload of butter owned by the Iowa State Brand creameries early Tuesday night a short distance out of Chi cago according to word received here Wednesday morning The truck was carrying about 15000 pounds of butter according o R O Storvick manager of the Iowa State Brand creameries The men were later released Mr John son has been driving for the cream ery for a considerable time He was scheduled to return to Mason City Wednesday No trace of the hijack ers or truck had been found Wed nesday GANGSTER SHOT IN BATTLE WITH GOMEY HOLLIS Gangster Third Victim of Gunfight Against Federal Agents CHICAGO Nov 28 Face Nelson savage killer of three federal officers was found shot to death today his body perforated by 17 government bullets Attorney General Cummings at Washington said the gangster waa shot yesterday by Inspector Samuel P Cowley and Special Agent Her man B Hollis who were killed in a gunfight with him at Harrington When the body was found today by federal men it was found found Nelson had been shot five times ia the stomach and twice in the chest and five times in each leg Clad in Underclothing The body was found in a ditch at Nilea Center 111 clad only in un derclothing The outer garments were found by department of justice searchers Niles Center was described as 15 mlies from Chicago Make it clear that our men shot him Cummings said Nelson was considered the rr tions number one criminal since Only Two Left With the shooting of Baby Face Nelson all but two of the bandits who participated in the robbery of the First National bank on March 13 1934 have died at the hands of the law Members of the gang still at large are John Hamilton and an other desperado who never was identified The roll Eugene Greene shot at st Paul April 10 Tommy Carroll shot at Wa terloo June 7 John Dillinger shot at Chica go July 22 Homer Van Meter shot at St Baby Face Nelson shot near Chicago Nov 27 Bopping Deasant Marchers Clash With Police PARIS Nov 28 of discontented peasants seeking to narch through the streets of Paris n contravention of a government an on demonstrations clashed with eavy police forces today They were ispersed with some of their num er bruised 150 Cases of Measles DES MOINES Nov 28 Pi One hundred and fifty new cases of red measles were reported to Dr Walter L Bierring state health commissioner eath of John Dillinger in Chicago everal weeks ago Dillinger was re orted to have been killed by Holiis Concludes 24 Hour Hunt Finding the body concluded an in nsive 24 hour search for the gang er former associate of Dillinger who was alleged to have been the killer of W Carter Baum a fed eral agent at the battle of Little Bohemia in northern Wisconsin in April A reward of has been out standing for his capture Another Turn o Page 2 Column 3 Famous Places in U S Down among the sand dunes of the Kill Devil hills in North Caro lina Dec 17 1903 Orville Wright soared aloft in the first successful heavierthanair flying machine Today the scene is marked by a massive granite pylon carrying a beacon to light the paths of flyers aloft and mariners at sea From there you might jump to the Dev ils Tower in Wyoming one of the most striking natural monuments in the country and you can do this without a flying machine Just get a copy of Famous Places a booklet that presents 49 of the most interesting places in the United for each state and the Disrict of Columbia In close 10 cents in coin to cover cost and handling Use coupon The Mason City GlobeGazette Information Imreau Frederic J Haskin director Washington D C I inclose 10 cents in coin carefully wrapped for a copy of the booklet Famous Places in the United States Name Street 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