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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 18, 1935, Mason City, Iowa                                ARLON E It i HIS MEM ART UEPT OF NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLI FIVE CENTS A COPT ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WUM SEKVICB MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JANUARY 18 1935 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 84 Enforcement Big Weapon Education Expected to Help Cut Down Traffic Deaths EDITORS NOTE This Is the last article of a series of four discussing the problem of liquor and traffic accidents By TOM A BURKE National Safety Council CHICAGO Jan 18 About a year ago the drinking driver emerged as a prominent figure in has been for many years an appalling picture of death injury and suffering on our highways True he was there before but re peal has brought him out in sharp relief and a nation that stands aghast at the rapidly rising ve hicle death toll is asking why he cannot be eliminated from the Scene The question is more easily asked than answered To keep the proper perspective the National Safety council reminds the reader that despite the increases mentioned in earlier articles and de spite the spotlight of public atten tion that is thrown on them drink ing drivers and drunken pedes trians constitute but one several factors that must be considered Still Major Problems Speed inattention mechanical de fects and other things are still ma jor problems which yet remain un solved However the fact that drunken driving has been increasing sharply aH over the country that incomplete statistics show that al cohol is a factor in from 7 to 10 per cent of all driver and pedestrian accidents and that there is strong evidence that the actual percentage is considerably higher certainly justifies some anxiety about its place in the traffic accident pic ture Education will undoubtedly play a big part in the ultimate control of the problem but education is a long slow process The readier weapon is enforcement and while this means of attack ia at present far from per IOWA HIGHWAYS STILL SLIPPERY Weather Bureau Says Severe Cold Wave Will Start Late Saturday F RS DAUGHTER WEDS REPORTER Anna Hauptmann s Nerve Snaps SHE SHOUTS ITS A LIE AT TRIAL OF HER HUSBAND State Calls Case Proved and Says It May Rest at Any Time By WILLIAM A KINNEY CopyHeht 1H35 by The Associated Tress FLEMTNGTON N J Jan 18 if Anna Hauptmanus nerve broke today at the trial of her hus band for his life Its a lie she shouted at a wit ness Mrs Ella Auchenbach a Haupt mann neighbor in the Bronx was the witness She testified Mrs Hauptmami came to her two days after the kidnaping of Baby Charles A Lindbergh Jr and said she and her husband had just returned from a trip You Mrs Auchenbach you lie Mrs Hauptmann flared Counsel Leap Up Counsel on both sides leaped to their feet So did spectators Mrs Hauptmanns face usually pale and placid was livid I want that in the record At torney General David T Wilentz demanded with heat This is not the second but the third time the Hauptmanns have interrupted I want to know whether they or the court are trying this case t knwthe court As the trial went into its thir teenth day the prosecution an nounced it felt it had built up a suf ficient case to send Hauptmann to the electric chair for the kidnaping and murder of Charles A Lind bergh Jr The states case is definitely in now Attorney General Wilentz DES MOINES Jan 18 Iowa highways continued hazardous today under a three day old mirror of ice in all but the southeast part while from the weather bureau came threats of adidtional driving complications with a forecast of a severe cold wave late tomorrow The Iowa highway commission maintenance department at Ames reported today that only in south eastern Iowa where temperatures climbed above freezing and some rain fell has the ice coating melted away In other sections only the heaviest of city traffic has worn of the treacherous coating Some snow was expected tonight to be followed by much colder wea ther over all the state and a frigid wave that is expected to sweep into Iowa from the northwest with sub zero temperatures Saturday night Meterologistt Charles Read said Highest temperature yesterday was 34 degrees at Keokuk while Charles City in an area where high way maintenance offices said today a fresh snowfall has added to traf fic troubles registered a low of zero Mason City had the unof ficially reported low of 4 tielow zero Three inches of fresh snow in the northern tier of Iowa counties in the past two days has drifted on top o ithe other snow remaining since the heavy snows last Thanks giving making highway travel in Mitchell and Howard counties on Road 9 possible only to oneway traffic maintenance officials said State highway workers were still laboring today to clear Road 63 near New Hampton DETAILED TESTIMONY IN HADPTMANN TRIAL WILL BE FOUND ON PAGE 2 FORECAST IOWA Friday night and probably Saturday morn ing Warmer in northeast much colder in west portion Friday night much colder Saturday probably with severe cold wave by Saturday night MINNESOTA Snow Friday night and probably in east and south portions Saturday morn ing colder in extreme west por tion Friday night much colder in east and extreme south por tions Saturday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum Thursday 10 Above Minimum in Night 4 Below At 8 A M 1 Below said Anytime now I may turn to the judge and say your honor the state rests its case At the same time he said he had 60 more witnesses ready to testify should he find them necessary Hauptmann Annoyed Hauptmann was visibly annoyed as he began the thirteenth day of his ordeal hearing Henry Eichin Bronx engineer complete testimony on the terrain of the Bronx where he lived and where the ransom for the Lindbergh baby was paid and Sergeant John Wallace of the state police relate again to the jury the story of his arrest last September Hauptmann his erstwhile calm cracked and his attorneys at odds bore today the full brunt of the states drive to trace the entire Lindbergh ransom to his hands Ha Wanted Money Money money money lots of money he wanted and he got it the state asserted calling new wit nesses to complete its case against Hauptmann for the Lindbergh baby kidnapkilling The cool young federal agent Thomas Sisk against whom the hot tide of Hauptmanns wrath burst came back for cross exam ination by Chief Defense Counsel Edward J Reilly Reilly himself was beset by dif ferences with his own associates the three New Jersey lawyers p Turn to Pone S Column 8 Consider Accepting Settlement Offered in Shortage DES MOINES Jan 18 The Iowa liquor commission was con sidering acceptance of a S2200 set tlement offered yesterday by Cor nish Beck former manager of the Sioux City liquor store in pay ment of an alleged stock short age Liberty Teeth Lost With Two Bad Checks LOUISVILLE Ky Jan IS For writing two bogus checks Doug las O Walsh lost his liberty anc half of his teeth On his plea of guilty he got three years in prison The dentist who took one of the checks for an upper plate reclaimed the teeth Arrest of Alvin Karpis Believed to Be Imminent Federal Agents Work to Put Finish to Kidnap Gang CHICAGO Jan 18 Federal agents worked at top speed today to put the finish to the BarkerKarpis kidnap gang with the arrest of Alvin Karpis new No 1 public enemy and remaining king pin of the mob believed to be imminent The belief that the government investigators were closing in on Karpis was based on a series of de velopments including the disclosure of a federal agent at Ocala Fla that heavy reinforcements of agents had been sent into that state for a concentration near Miami Dot Barker Held The disclosure made at the in quest into the death of Fred Bar ker and his mother Kate both of whom were slain earlier in the week by federal agents at Oklawaha Fla came almost simultaneously with the announcement that Ar thur Doc Barker brother of the slain Fred was held incommuni cado in Chicago At the same time another report said that they were searching gangland haunts in Chi cagos north side for Karpis The activities of the federal in vestigators here however were shrouded in mystery but there were reports that information which might lead to a final cleanup of tne gang wanted in connection with the kidnaping of Edward Bre mer wealthy St Paul banker nad come from three women also held ALVIN HABPIS WoWan IgCsptnjred One of the women whose name was not disclosed was captured when the federal men caught up with Arthur Barker He was cap tured recently in Chicago about the same time the government men shot it out with Russell Gibson a minor member of the gang killing him as he emerged from the rear of a north side apartment The other women held were Ruth Hite and Clara Gibson widow of the slain gangster When Gibson was shot they surrendered with By ron Bolton who was identified the police said as the finger man of the St Valentines day massacre of seven George Bugs Moran gang sters in a North Clark street ga rage in 1929 Believe Doc Squealed WASHINGTON Jan 18 Though the federal men arent ex actly saying so it is the general belief that Arthur Doc Barker swaggering broke down and squealed the tip that led to the deaths of his mother and broth Ma and Fred Barker Barkers capture in Chicago Jan 8 a coup that the depart ment of justice kept secret till late was conceded to have been the big break the federal agents were seeking in their drive to smash the wide roving Karpis Barker band of outlaws Taken to St Paul ST PAUL Jan 18 Arthur Doc Barker captured 10 days ago in Chicago was brought here today to stand trial for the 5200000 kid naping of Edward G Bremer St Paul banker Barkers arrival was a day and a year after Bremer was kidnaped from his automobile to be held three weeks Handcuffed and heavily manacled with leg chains he arrived under a heavy guard of deputy United States marshals and agents of the department of justice FIVE TRISTATE GANGSTERS HELD Mats and Legenza Pair Who Shot Their Way Out of Virginia Prison NEW YORK Jan IS Mais 29 and Walter Legenza 41 who shot their way out of a Rich mond Va prison and three other members of the tristate gang were arrested in New York the department of justice announced to day The other three under arrest Frank Fav of the department of justice said were Mary McKeever 34 Martin Farrell 28 and Edwin Gale 23 The unexplained abduction last November of William Weiss of Philadelphia is blamed on the gang officers said An 58000 ransom was paid for Weiss return but he nev er has been seen since SOCIAL SECURITY PLANS SPEEDED House Hearings Planned on Monday Start Inventory for Work Relief WASHINGTON Jan 18 Both the administration and coif gresss tOdSy vsped f Pf and social security programs First house hearings on the om nibus social aid bill with its old age pensions unemployment insur ance and other plans for bettering national living conditions were set for Monday with an outlook of two or three weeks of testimony Expediting preliminaries for spending in putting 3500000 unemployed to work Sec retary Ickes public works admin istrator called on state municipal and other authorities a national inventory of feasible construction projects It will be compiled by March 1 Senate Debates Court Both congress branches turned to pending business the senate to debate the world court issue and the house to District of Columbia money items Speaker Byrns gave a go ahead signal to bonus advocates Reiterating his previous expres sion that the matter should be dis posed of soon the speaker said at his press conference that he would have no objections to bonus ad vocates filing and signing up a petition to force consideration of their bill in the event the social security legislation delayed it Other crowded congressional de velopments included Would Extend R F C An administration bill to extend the life of the Reconstruction Fi nance corporation and broaden its authority was introduced in the sen ate by Chairman Fletcher of the banking committee The proposed legislation would permit the RFC to make loans for as long as 10 years and authorize it to purchase stock in mortgage lending institutions in an effort to rehabilitate the mortgage field With less than a minutes debate the house voted to continue the military affairs committees in vestigation of war department ex penditures The house veterans committee ap proved a bill to protect payments and property of incompetent veter ans and stop fleecing on the part of their guardians Calls for Reservation In the senate Vandenberg R Mich urged American par ticipation in the world court but with a reservation against entang ling this country in the internal pol itics of other signatories He said adherence could be accomplished without subordinating ourselves to the league of nations by any stretch of imagination The nomination of Miss Josephine A Roche of Colorado to be assistant secretary of treasury was speedily approved by the senate finance com mittee In an uptown hotel the national council of state governments urged adoption of regional agreements among adjacent states to promote an organized liaison between states and the federal government SHIPS CAPTAIN DROWNS 28 OF CREW RESCUED Misses His Footing in Trying to Climb Into Breeches Buoy HALIFAX N S Jan 18 Capt Duncan Milne last man eft aboard the stranded British freight er Kenkerry as she broke up on Black Rock Point was drowned to day as he climbed into the breeches buoy that had carried 28 of his crew to safety Capt Milne remained aboard with his chief engineer J Dove long after fishermen of Portuguese Cove had pulled 27 of the crew to land through the raging breakers of Black Rock Point The vessel had grounded shortly after 10 p rn last night The 27 men were saved by the time dawn broke over the angry waters Wait in Vain Watchers on shore waited in vain by the breeches buoy line for the captain and his chief engineer to leave the ship Finally after daylight came they could see the steamer listed on the reef jarred by every smash of the breakers She split in half at last and the waves carried the stern away But the line was still attached to her foremast Chief Engineer Dove wHliTCapt true to the traditions df the sea re mained to the last But he waited a little too long Misses His Footing Watchers on the shore peering through a raging snowstorm saw Capt Milne climb to the mooring of the lifeline and step out towarc the breeches buoy Somehow he missed his footing He plunged forward into the seas and disappeared swept out of sighl in an instant The 3390 ton freighter was stranded about 100 yards from land She ran aground only a few hours before tugboats sent in re sponse to an S O S could locate the ship F R Gets New SoninLaw MR AND MRS JOHN BOETTIGER Report F R Backs Aid to Air Services America May Bid for Place in Oceanic Travel WASHINGTON Jan 18 CSVIn what was called an American bid for a place in the forefront of transocean air travel President Roosevelt was reported today to have approved federal subsidies for passenger services to reliable Witt saggesi to congress next week that a giant dirigible half again as bigas the Graf Zeppelin be built and turned over to a private company for regular service to Europe To Recommend Aid There also was a disclosure that the president is expected to recom mend aid to heavierthanair lines connectingthe United States with Europe and with Hawaii Simultaneously there came word from the west coast that a serv ice already was planned from Cal ifornia to China Amelia Earhart Putnam fresh FARM DUREAU IN FINAL SESSION Election of Officers Main Business at Close of 3 Day Meet DES MOINES Jan 18 tion of officers and caucuses to se lect district committeemen and com mitteewomen were to close the three day session of the annual Iowa Farm Bureau federation con vention here today Reports and resolutions were also to be adopted at the final meeting with expectations that they would concur with the national legislative program as outlined in an address last night by National President Ed ward A ONeal The national head urged continued efforts to increase the national farm income as the key to national recovery and describe pricefixing policies in industry and unduly high wages on public works as retarding factors Chief speaker today was Dr Wil liam 3 Hale industrial chemist and research authority who described how agriculture can expect to enjoy a new prosperity from the trend of industry which is he forecast going to turn from substitute nat ural resources to farm products to obtain raw materials for its chem ical processes and manufacture He prophesied that this movement trmed the chemical revolution would do away with farm surpluses and unemployment Louis Kolehan director of the Iowa Farm Bureau insurance de partment reported that it had made the biggest percentage of growth in new business for 1934 of any other company in America Service com panies operated in conjunction with the Farm Bureau were extended in 1934 to four new counties Howard Clinton Jackson and Van Buren Director J L Stark told the con vention Sales he said showed a substantial gain with the main items of oils and fuels up 20 per cent and greases showing a rise of 35 per cent from her flight to the west coast from Hawaii said a passenger service over the route would be es tablished this year Associate in Plan PanAmerican Airways which already had made plans for estab lishing such a service was disclosed as an associate in a plan to ex tend a line via Guam and the Phil ippines to Canton As for the dirigible It would be of similar size to that now building in Germany Dr Hugh Eckener commander of the Graf Zeppelin on its passenger service from Eur ope to South America personally urged the presidents aviation com mission to recommend government construction of one or more dirig ibles to be operated by a private company in association with Ger man and Dutch interests Woman Killed When Two Autos Collide NEWELL Jan 18 Roy Keir 55 near Newell was killed when the car in which she was riding with her son Robert collided with a car driven by ths Rev Mr Carlson of Marathon at a highway intersection four miles north of here Minnesota Man Loads Pipe With Cartridges DASSBL Minn Jan 18 When James Osborne loaded his pipe with a 22 caliber rifle cartridge besides the usual tobacco he had a shooting which shattered the bowl of his corncob He escaped un harmed A friend had given Osborne the bullet which he dropped into his tobacco pocket LAPINER HURT IN AUTO CRASH Local Man Escapes With Only Bruises 3 Others Badly Injured Nate Lapiner head of the Lap iner Motor company Friday wa resting at his home 125 Crescen avenue where he arrived on an early train Friday morning frorc Nevada scene of an automobile ac cident where he and three other were injured Thursday afternoon MrXaplnerescaped as result of the crash which i curred five miles east of Nevad on highway No 30 when the Maso Cityan and the three others were o their way to Des Moines to atten a district meeting of Dodge auto mobile dealers Got Fractured Skull Most seriously inured in the ac cident was W S Cook factory rep resentative for Iowa of the Dodg Brothers corporation who suffere a fracture at the base of his skull L D McConnell district repre sentative of the Commercial Credi company suffered a fractured pel vie bone E H Fahrman Hampton fourth member of the party receiv ed several broken ribs as result o the accident Mr Lapiner joined Mr Cook ani Mr McConnell at Mason City whei they arrived here from Algon Thursday morning and planned t take a train back to Mason City a the conclusion of the Des Moines meeting Auto Skidded Into Truck According to an investigation of the case by Sheriff J R Hattery of Story county the automobile driven by Mr McConnell passed another machine and upon returning to the right side of the 2oad skidded into the path of the oncoming truck The truck loaded with 10 tons ot chicken mash smashed the left side of the passenger car which had turned sideways on the pavement according to the sheriffs account Both vehicles then skidded into the ditch without overturning R B Joy Fairmont Nebr driv er of the truck and Walter Rob bins riding in the truck cab were unhurt OTHER TOPICS IN NEWS FORGOT IN CAPITAL GOSSIP VIrs Dall Married to John Boettiger at New York By BESS FTJKMAN WASHINGTON Jan IS Todays newest most startling wist to the old Horatio G Alger marriage of the presi lents daughter to a news report aside all other topics of conversation in the capital The minute the president and Mrs Roosevelt had announced the marriage in New York this morn ng of Mrs Anna Roosevelt Dall to ohn Boettiger former Chicago Tribune correspondent here noth ng else seemed to matter in this town of talk Other Stories Pale The Lindbergh kidnap trial the world court the gold cases all avidly dissected only yesterday succumbed to a most minute re capitulation of this romance which lad the city agog months ago and which rose above all obstacles In all the years that newsmen have been assigned to cover the comings and goings and the say ings of presidents the resourceful and handsome Boettiger working on an antiadministration paper and writing articles often critical was the first ever to marry into the presidential family Quit In December He quit that job in December but an acquaintance whichbegan in 1932 had ripened into romance durihgr his comings and goings as a reporter assigned to the white as a friend there In press conferences with the dad of his bridetobe he would ask as many questions as anyone Now and again the president would preface Ms reply with John The ceremony took place this morning about 9 oclock at the pres idents home in New York City on East Sixtyfifth street It was per formed by Judge J Frederic Ker nochan of New York friend of tb8 family Mis Roosevelt There Mrs Roosevelt and members of the family attended The others present included Mrs James Roose velt Sr mother of the president Mrs James Roosevelt Jr Elliott a brother and his wife Ruth John another brother and Harry Hooker a close friend of the family The couple immediately left for an unannounced destination Boettinger has been residing in New York City and they will make their home there He is now em ployed with the Motion Picture Pro ducers of America Divorced Last July In a 10 minute court proceeding LINDY WILL FLY ACROSS PACIFIC Copyright 1935 by The Associated F NEW YORK Jan 18 mate associates of Col Charles A Lindbergh said today after the Hauptmann trial ends he is expect ed to fly across the Pacific ocean preliminar3 to the establishment of an American air transport service 1 The car in which they were rid between California and China ins was demolished MINNESOTA MEN IN AUTO CRASH Garage Proprietor at Austin Seriously Injured When Car Hits Truck Ben Grunmeyer 34 proprietor of Bens garage at Austin was ser iously injured when a car in which he was riding collided with a trans fer truck on an icy highway about 40 miles north of Mason City at oclock Friday afternoon Mr Grunmeyer was brought to the Mercy hospital at Mason City in a passing car He was in an uncon scious condition when brought to the hospital shortly after 2 oclock but the extent of his injuries had not been determined Two other men who were riding with Mr Grunmeyer received minor injuries about the chin They were James Mayham Clarcmont Minn ana Joe Wehner Austin All three men were confined at the Mercy hospital Friday Mrs Dall was divorced from her first B Dall a July 30 at Minden Turn in Page 2 Oiltmm 1 Dont Neglect Feet At the time of the World war when Americas man power was be ing mobilized under the selective draft it was found that more than 80 per cent of those who failed to pass the physical examination were rejected because of defective feet This was an astonishing state of affairs and something had to be done about it Otherwise we were in a fair way to become a nation on crutches or in wheel chairs Public interest was stimulated people became feet con scious and shoe manufacturers pro ceeded promptly to produce a wide variety of shoes designed to pro mote foot health Here is a booklet Care of the Feet that will prove of the great est benefit to you Send 10 cents for copy Use coupon The GlobeGazette Information Bureau Frederic J Haskin Director Washington O C I enclose 10 cents in coin carefully wrapped for the booklet on Care of the Feet Street City m State Mail to Washington D C   

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