Monday, May 13, 1935

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 13, 1935, Mason City, Iowa ill ON E R 11 s MEM s t OF I i r NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOLXLI FIVE CENTS A COPI ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SEKV1CE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MAY 13 1935 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 182 BANDITS LOOT BUFFALO CENTER BANK Baby Knocks Over Lamp Burns to Death at Plymouth 1 OTHER NORTH IOWANS SUFFER VIOLENT DEATHS Rudd Youth Crushed by Tractor Osage Man Kills Self Three North lowans suffered vio lent deaths over the weekend as a baby pulled a kerosene lamp over on itself a youth was crushed under a tractor and a man who had been a victim of teriffic headaches for three years committed suicide The victims Bonnie Crystal Sutton IS months old Plymouth burned to death Gale M Hobbs 18 Rudd crushed as tractor upset Claude LeRoy Jeffries 44 Osage suicide victim The small daughter of Mr and Mrs Ervin E Sutton who live a halfmile east of Plymouth was fa tally burned when she pulled a ker osene lamp over on herself Sunday evening The accident occurred ear ly in the evening and she died about ir oclock that night At the time the accident occurred her father was at the barn milking and Her mother was across the road on An errand at the J A Sutton place Ifc ia believed the small girl thetable and General flames Flames Were Observed Amos Adney hired man at the J A Sutton farm saw the flames in the house across the road and he and J A Sutton rushed to where the baby lay They quickly extin guished the flames but not before the Infant had been badly burned Her clothes were burned consider ably hy the blaze and a physician was called She was taken to a Ma son City hospital where she died But little damage was caused to the house A son of Mr and Mrs Sutton Clayton had returned just a week ago from the hospital where he had an operation There are two other older children ia the family Osage Mans Body Found The body of Jeffries was found at oclock Sunday morning in the granary at his1 farm home in the Tim Sullivan farm on the road from Osage to Brownville a mile and a half north of No 9 He had shot himself with a single barrel re peating shotgun the shot piercing his skull Dr John O Kiel Mitchell county coroner was called and declared Jeffries had committed suicide Af ter investigation he said he believer that the fact that Jeffries had suf fered terrific headaches for the past there years had furnished the mo tive Intense Pain Persisted Three years ago Jeffries had fall en from the top of a windmill suf fering a severe injury to his skull and an injured shoulder He had been away several times for treat ment including the University of Iowa hospital at Iowa City but the Turn tn Fane 5 Column 2 TteWeather FORECAST IOWA Mostly cloudy Mon day and Monday afternoon Cooler portion and showers in southeast por tion Monday night Partly cloudy Tuesday Warmer in northwest 5HNNESOTA Partly cloudy probably light frost Monday night Tuesday generally fair warmer in west and central por tions IN MASON CITY Figures for 24 hour period ending at S oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday 59 Minimum in Night 47 At 8 a m Monday 49 01 Figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday B7 Minimum in Night 57 At 8 a m Sunday 59 Rainfall 38 Mays moisture total Monday stood at 275 inches in Mason City twothirds of the normal May pre cipitation with less than a half of the month gone Report Bill to Regulate Holding Firm WASHINGTON May 13 senate interstate commerce commit tee today reported favorably the re vised bill to abolish and regulate public utility holding companies over the protest of two members who in high dudgeon stalked out of the committee session The committee sitting in execu tive session first voted 13 to 1 to report it out but later two more senators came in and the vote grew to 14 to 2 Immediataely after the vote was taken however Senator Hastings RDel and Dietcrich DI11 bit ter foes of the section to abolish holding companies by 1942 unless they operate geographically inte grated units arose from the hearing and walked out Check Bonus Vote The measure now contains au thorization for a broad study by the securities commission of operations of investment trusts and companies The committee acted while senate leaders made last minute checks be sure of sufficient votes to sustain President Roosevelts expected veto of the Patnian cash bonus bill Twentythree thousand telegrams eight to one in favor of the measure were on the presidents desk but there was no indication he had changed his intention of vetoing it soon after it reaches him probably tomorrow Long Accuses Farley New charges made by Senator Long CD La against Postmaster General FarleyV official were countered in the senate tooiy by Senator Bailey D N Car with the assertion that the Louisianan had submitted not one iota of evidence that would be competent in any court or other deliberative body In an atmosphere charged with strong political currents Long called up his resolution for an investigation of Postmaster General Farleys of ficial conduct and asserted that be fore he was through he would com pel every senator to admit that Far ley has been a manipulating party to a diabolical fraud The house well along in its legis lative duties took up the last big appropriation bill of the session On Liquor Smugglers In a report to the house the ways and means committee asked passage of laws to strengthen the govern ments operations against liquor smugglers whose operations now have increased to alarming propor tions Downtown Washington saw the arrival of the advance guard of southern farmers coming here they said to offset some of this opposi tion noise to the administrations program Again applying its ruling in the celebrated Scottsboro case that Ne groes could not be excluded from juries the supreme court set aside a death sentence imposed on Jess Hol lins Oklahoma Negro convicted of assault on a white woman The supreme court adjourned today without ruling on the Frazier Leinke bill or giving the awaited de cision on the New York NRA case Inflated Man J B Ragsdale is shown abed at Anniston Ala as he ap peared after a rib broken in an auto mishap punctured his lung and inflated him His abdo men and left arm swelled to three times their normal size Associated Press Iowa Farm Income Gains 43 Per Cent far first Quarter FARMERS GOME TO WASHINGTON Leaders Hope Wallace and President Will Greet Them Tuesday Changes in Price Offset Each Other in April Purchase Power Same AMES May cattle prices counterbalanced declining hog prices and the price changes of other farm products also offset each other during April so that Iowa farm products purchasing power remained the same as in per cent of the 191014 level states the May issue of Agri cultural Economic Facts Iowa State College Extension Service cir cular The Iowa farm price index re mained at 125 per cent of prewar level and the prices of things farm ers buy as measured by the index of the Bureau of Agricultural Eco nomics were also unchanged at 128 per cent of prewar A year ago in April the circular shows Iowa farm products were selling at an average of 63 per cent of prewar level while prices of things bought by the fanners were 120 per cent of their 191014 aver age so that the purchasing power of Iowa farm products was 53 per cent of prewar Big Gain for Year Reviewing the situation since Jan 1 the circular states that for the first quarter of 1935 Iowa farmers have received 43 per cent more money in crop and livestock sales than they received inthe same three months of 1934 The total figure was about million Only Illinois and Indiana showed greater increases in income for the first quarter than Iowa states the circular Iowa had by far the great est cash income of any state dur ing the first three months of 1935 Turn Jo 5 Column 1 ASK SUSPENSION OF DUCKWORTH AT SIOUX CITY Petition Against County Attorney Is Filed in District Court SIOUX CITY May 13 mediate suspension of Max Duck worth as county attorney of Wood bury county was asked in district court here this morning in a peti tion filed by Carlos W Goltz and Ole T Naglestad special prosecu tors appointed by the court to con duct a second grand jury graft in vestigation and to prosecute any cases arising therefrom On order of Judge F H Rice a hearing on the motion for Duck worths suspension was opened at a m in his court Immediately following the filing of the petition Clair Hamilton as sistant Iowa attorney general an nounced he would go into court with two asking that the attorney general be placed in charge of the grand jury and the other that the court rescind its orders appointing Naglestad and Goltz as special deputy county at torneys Guilty of Neglect The petition alleges that Duck worth has been guilty of willful and habitual neglect and refusal to per form the duties of Ws office that he has been gutty of corruption in off J Specifically the petition charges Duckworth with neglecting to en force the Iowa liquor control law In support of that contention the petition includes affidavits by James Law deputy clerk of the municipal court regarding a list of arrests for violations of the law as well as affidavits by Kerby Kerr a police officer and F P Berger deputy clerk of the district court Lax in Enforcement The petition alleges that Duck worth has been lax in the enforce ment of the law and the law has been openly notoriously and fla grantly violated as shown by affi davits signed by V R Dewey Har old T Gearen Clarence Montague Floyd W Deverell Paul Czerkes Chief of Police John McKenna act ing Police Inspector Joseph E Young Chief of Detectives G F Wheelock Patrolman Lea Perleth Patrolman John Kline L C Wright J A Brown Patrolman N T Jo hannesen Patrolman Sam Hoffman Patrolman Patrick OHara State Representative John W Moore De tective Earl Morgan and V W Stevens Other affidavits attached include statements by Joe Stevens Sam Ste vens and John Glbeau The petition asserts that Duck worth had knowledge of the viola tions of the law as contained in a memorandum of conversations al leged to have taken place between himself Acting Inspector Young and Detective Morgan Sheriff As Witness The petffiaa states that Sheriff W R TifeeWill be used as a witness to prove thecharges but that no af fidavit from him was available be cause he was continually absent from his office or out of the city Another allegation of the petition is that Duckworth has lost the con Tnrn to PflRt 5 Column 3 WASHINGTON May 13 Delegations of farmers from several states arrived today for a demon stration tomorrow in favor of the agricultural adjustment act Advance delegates from North Carolinawearing white and red badges declaring approval of the new deal farm policy said more than 1000 farmers from their state will be here in the morning A delegation of 50 farmers ar rived from South Dakota C H Day Texan leader of the movement said 250 farmers are enroute by special train from Louisiana 625 from Texas and 150 from Alabama He expects other delegations from Ne braska Iowa Kansas Illinois and other states in the cornhog and wheat belts Texan Drawls Explanation Leaders expressed hope that Sec retary Wallace returning by plane after rallying farmers behind the AAA in a speech at Alexandria La and possibly the president him self would greet their gathering to morrow Arriving early Day Who farms Turn to rnRe 5 Cfllnmn 1 Barbara Divorced Free to Marry Danish Count RENO Nev May 13 cess Barbara Hutton Mdivani the Woolworth Five and Ten heiress won a divorce from Prince Alexis Mdivani at a 10 minute private trial today clearing the way for her expected m a r riage to Count Ku r t Haugwitz Reventlow hand some Danish no bleman From a reliable source it was learned there would be no wed ding today unless there was a sud den change in plans It was indicat ed however the princess and the Danish nobleman might be married HAXJGWITX tomorrow either in Reno or in some nearby county seat The count was understood to be either here or enroute here from New York where he last week de nied that his sudden visit to Amer ica was for the purpose of meeting and marrying the beautiful young Woolworth heiress The princess told her story of the extreme cruelty allegedly inflicted upon her by her poloplaying prince privately in the drab surroundings of a world famous courtroom Alfred du Pont Will Leaves Most of His Millions to Charity JACKSONVILLE Fla May 13 of the millions of the late Alfred I du Pont will go to charity his will filed in probate court here today showed Bank Officers Checking Over Robbery Losses E E Sapp cashier right and C L Peterson assistant cashier of the Farmers Trust and Savings bank are shown here checking over the losses shortly after the hank was robbed The two bandits ordered hese two men and the bank teller to lie on tho floor The bandits worked so quietly we were not sure they had left until we heard their motor roar outside Mr Sapp said Photo by Lock Kaycnuy 42 Warships Wait for Orders POLAND MOURNS TtSUDSOT DEATH Europe Given Fresh Concern in Passing of Polish Dictator PICTURE ON PAGE 5 WARSAW May 13 al mourning today was proclaimed for Marshal Joseph Pilsudski Po lands dictator whose death last night gave diplomats fresh cause for concern over the outlook for peace in eastern Europe Diplomats meanwhile expressed intense interest in the question of the ironwilled marshals succes sor On that they said may deter mine the future of the peace pact system which France is attempting to promote as well as Germanys future attitude towards Frances program Want to See Body Church army and war office representatives conferred this morn ing afterward expressing the be lief that Pilsudski could not be buried before the end of the week because of the great public demand to view his body A requiem mass was held today for members of the Pilsudski fam ily and the marshals closest colla borators Beginning tomorrow there will be continued prayers in all churches Death came to the 67 year old ruler of Polands destinies last night after a three days illness His body will be buried among Polands great in the cathedral of Wawel castle at Krakow but his heart will rest in Wilno and his brain will be given to science To Rest With Heroes These requests Pilsudski himself made of his friends after they pre vailed on him to consent to burial at Krakow There his body will lie be side those of King John Sobieski and three other Polish heroes Thad deus Kosciuszko who fought in the American revolution and the poets Adam Mickiewicz and Julius Slow acki Eighteen months ago Marshal Pilsudski visited Wawel castle in honor of the two hundred and fif tieth anniversary of King Johns brilliant victory over the Turks at Vienna Wilno where the dictators heart will be interred is the city where Pilsudski was reared and where most of his relatives reside Bean Ball Stops Attempted Robbery ST JOSEPH Mo May 13 The wouldbe robber who stuck his head through the transom of a tav ern here and announced he was go ing to rob the place apparently didnt know that the proprietor Ol lie Voth used to be a baseball pit cher Voth picked up a salt shaker and knocked the holdup man from his perch He fled before the door could be opened 2 Men Dead 4 Injured in War Games HONOLULU May 13 mightiest naval concentration in Pearl Harbors sleek at anchor today awaiting orders for a westward dash in secret maneuvers involving a supposed attacker of Hawaii A grim reality was thrust into the maneuvers meanwhile in the accidental death of two men in the lOllision of two destroyers and the crash of a naval airplane Richard Chadwick gunners mate second class of Blissfield Mich was killed early yesterday when the destroyer Lea crashed into the stern if the Sicard while patroling against theoretical submarines Four men were slightly hurt Killed in Crash Lieut Mathias B Wyatt 26 San Diago was killed when his plane crashed into the ocean after taking off from the aircraft carrier Sara toga The two destroyers crashed in the early morning darkness off Pearl Harbor Prompt action by the damage control officer was declared o have saved the Lea from sinking The craft was able to get into the arbor under its own power The collision rendered the Sicard helpless and it was taken in tow by a mine sweeper New Department Admiral Joseph M Reeves naval commanderinchief disclosed a new development in the extensive war james with announcement that a marine expeditionary force had been wrought from San Diego to an un disclosed point not far from its oal Shortly after his arrival Admiral Reeves revealed a few details in the mass flight of 43 naval seaplanes which took off from here last Thursday supposedly for Midway island 1323 miles northwestward While not revealing the where bout or destination of the planes he commanderinchief said the light involved one landing enroute The air armada was directed by the heavy cruiser Chester at the western terminus of the flight it was reported GUARD AGAINST ELECTION RIOTS Destruction of Ballot Boxes by Extremists Reported in Philippines MANILA P L May 13 truction of several ballot boxes at Naga capital of Camarincs Sur province by Sakdal extremists was reported to the Philippine constabu ary today as widespread prccau iona were taken to prevent trouble at tomorrows plebiscite on Philip pine independence On the eve of the election in which 1700000 Filipinos can vote to accept or reject preferred independ ence from the United States con sUbuiary forces arrested Celerino Tiongco a Sakdalista leader they said was wanted dead or alive The seizure of Tiongco editor of the newspaper Sakdal was made in Rizal province near here where he had been hiding out with follow ers of his group which demands im mediate independence The Sakdal istas form the main organized oppo sition to the proposed common wealth government Tomorrows vote which begins at 7 a in 5 p m Monday Central Standard is on ratification of the constitution of the prospective 10 year commonwealth government to operate until final independence To Serve Warrant on Hopkins When He Speaks in Cleveland NEWARK Ohio May 13 T Prosecutor Kenneth krieder of Licking county said today a war rant issued by Governor Davey charging Federal Relief Administra tor Harry L Hopkins with criminal libel will be served on Mr Hopkins when he arrives in Cleveland May 24 to address the Cleveland Citizens association UNMASKED PAIR GET AWAY WITH IN CASH orce Three Employes to Lie Face Down on Floor BUFFALO CENTER May wo unmasked bandits robbed the armors Trust and Savings bank at Buffalo Center of about at oclock Monday morning forc ng three employes of the bank to ie on the floor The bandits worked quietly and no one on the streets or n buildings adjoining the bank tnew it was beingrobbed The bandits 35 or 45 years of age and fairly well dressed entered the ank and walked up to the three in he building One said This is a atickup One of the bandits brandished two and the other had one The three employes of the bank E S Sapp cashier and C L Peter ion and Miss Loretta McDermott ould offer no resistance Ordered on Floor Lie down on the floor and keep our faces there called one of the tandits Mr Sapps comment afterwards vas Those guns both of them ooked pretty big when they were ituck in our faces The bandits went through the tills of the bank picking up change and bills Mr Sapp believed that it was only a minute or two after the bandits entered the bank before they left As soon as the bandits bid eone the local marshal and tneiherut were notified J Number Not Certain Whether or not other bandits re mained in a car which must have been parked outside the bank was not known In fact an inquiry of pe destrians on the street indicated hat although a car was noted on the streets no special attention was paid to it Consequently the license plates of the car were not noted and an accurate description of the car waa not available although it was be ieved to have been a Ford or Chev rolet The men wore dark felt hats One if them had on dark glasses Check Exact Loss Mr Sapp was of the opinion that because the bandits did not wear Turn fo Column 2 Dime Scaffold Put Into Use Once More for Self Execution CHICAGO May 13 dime scaffold was put into use or self execution again yesterday Emil Griefelt 67 an unemployed aborer paid 10 cents to the cashier at the Logan Square elevated train station tied a rope around his neck fastened the other end around a support and swung off into the air and death A few days ago Joe Kalamaja used the same platform to kill him self in the same manner except that ie even masked his face with a handkerchief Words Often Abused Trial of 8 Persons in Bremer Kidnaping Nears Final Stages ST PAUL May 13 trial of eight persons charged with con spiracy in the 5200000 kidnaping of Edward G Bremer St Paul banker neared its final stages in federal court here today John J McLaughlin Chicago ac cused by the government of being the money changer for the kidnap ers vas to be one of the last wit nesses today On the stand Friday he denied that he knew the source of the money he changed Stricken in Church FORT DODGE May 13 Stricken with a sudden heart attack Mrs D F Townscnd died here while sitting with her family in church Her husband and a son survive For example do you call bayou bayu or bayoo or byoo in stead of byu Do you say Ar tie instead of Arctic Do you slur the second syllable in govern ment or do you give it its full val ue What do you do about dia mond About data About mystery Even the briefest ref erence to our Word Book will surprise you as to the number of English words that are so often grossly abused Send for a copy and check up on yourself The booklet costs but 6 cents postpaid It might be worth a job to you Use coupon The Mason City GlobeGazette Information bureau 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