Monday, June 24, 1935

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 24, 1935, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLI FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SEKV10E MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JUNE 24 1935 SECTION ONE T111S PAPER CONSISTS OK TWO SECTIONS NO 217 He Plows Em Under New Chief of NRA Is Trimming Down Organization By CHAKLES P STEWART Central Press Staff Writer WASHINGTON June morgue is as cheery a place aa NRAs offices and corridors in the commerce department building these days However like many an undertak er James L ONeill in charge of the job of burying the blue eagles remains by degrees is a smiling individu al His smile is sympathetic to be sure Never theless he smiles as he proceeds with his task of preparing 3500 or so of blue eagle function aires for the offi cial tomb that is to say It not only is a monumental piece of under Jamet L ONeill taking it is rec ordbreaking in another respect Since the dawn of American history no government commission bureau board adminis tration or similar setup except cue ever has been laid away to rest Plenty of them have been created supposedly to serve only temporar ily but once created they still are forever from al indica tions Except as previousj re marked one The National Screw Thread commission was extin guished a year or two ago axter a career of a decade and a half or thereabouts The Old NSTC However the NSTC to designate it alphabetically in presentday style wasnt in a class with NRA It was only nine members strong not a young army Still more to the point the nine were unsalaried They were assigned to it by tile war navy and commerce departments the bureau of stand ards ana a couple of scientific so cietiesto standardize screw threads in addraoh to their regularduties There was no cash in it for them They didnt care for their posts It took 12 to 15 years to abolish the commission for all that al though a few months was all it ever pretended to need to standardize every screw thread in the country Job Holders Protest NRA on the opposite hand pays approximately 5400 salaries many of them fairly good ones These salaried folk naturally ob ject to being plowed under Whats more the politicians who obtained their appointments for Turn to Page 2 Column 2 RESCUE 2 GIRLS IN SPIRIT LAKE St Paul PoliceUnderworld Dealings Charged MRS WALEY TO BE TRIED JULY 5 Husband Already Taken to McNeil Island Prison to Serve Term TACOMA June 24 of Mrs Margaret Waley on charges of kidnaping and conspiracy in the abduction of 9 year old George Weyerhaeuser was set by Judge E E Cushman in federal court here today for July 5 Mrs Waley whose husband al ready is in McNeil island federal prison serving a sentence of 45 years for the kidnaping was not in the courtroom She spent the week end in the Thurston county jail Upon the request of Stephen J OBrien Tacoma attorney appoint ed by the court to represent Mrs Waley Judge Cushman said actual taking of testimony would not be gin until July 9 Impanelling of a jury and other preliminaries will occupy the court until that date the judge indi cated TheWeaiher FORECAST IOWA Showers Monday night somewhat warmer east and south portions Monday night MINNESOTA Showers ris ing temperature in northeast cooler in extreme northwest portion Monday night Tuesday partly cloudy in west possibly showers in east portion some what cooler in northwest IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday 80 Minimum in Night 56 At 8 A M Monday 65 Figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Sunday forenoon Maximum Saturday 75 Minimum in Night 48 FIVE SUSPENDED RESIGNATION OF FOUR DEMANDED Veteran Officials Named in Accusations of Commissioner ST PAUL June 24 E Ned Warren commissioner of public safety today hurled charges of sensational and startling connections between the St Paul police department and illicit af fairs as he demanded resignations of four department officials and suspended five others including Chief Michael Culligan James Crumley assistant to the hief and his assistant and two de fectives were asked to quit under penalty of being fired within 24 lours and 30 day suspensions were Chief Culligan Inspector of Detectives Charles Tierney Lieu tenant Thomas Dahill Culligans predecessor and two patrolmen Commissioner Warren announced that other dismissals and suspen sions probably would follow Called Crime Spot Thus the city which was branded a crime spot by Attorney General Homer Cummings more than a year ago almost coincident with the be ginning of the Warren regime to day found several of its oldest police officials facing grave charges Hovering in the background pre sumably prepared to qualify as new chief of police was Alexander Jamie former head of Chicagos secret siy whose appointment to the head of the department as sought by War ren when he first took office was blocked by the city council Warrens original efforts to in stall Jamie as police chief came at a time when the late John Dillinger and other outlaws were active in this area and federal men were en gaged with the kidnaping of Efl ward G Bremer and other major crimes Detectaphoncs in Offices By using detectaphones installed in offices of various police officials Commissioner Warren told Mayor Mark Gehan in a letter today he found A startling connection between certain police officials and a ring of gamblers who were conducting a racehorse lottery on a large scale A tip off system on raids Police connection with prostitu tion A sensational and illicit connec tion between police and criminal lawyers and many other activities Police officials and gam blers comunicated with each other under code designations Police efforts to block proper management of the department Surprising evidence of police ownership of slot machines Police political activities To Fight Charges Al four officers whose resigna tions were demanded within 24 hours promptly announced deter mination to fight the charges indi cating that they were depending on the civil service system under which the department functions as a ve hicle for protecting their jobs I cannot combat mechanical stool refuse to resign growled Assistant Chief Crumley whose service in the St Paul police department dates back to the regime of the late John J OCon nor who once dealt with crooks on the basis that they stay in St Paul and stay out of jail providing they kept him informed of their activi ties Chief of Police Culligan was out of town and Inspector Tierney could not be located for a state ment Heads Probe Staff The Jamie slant on the develop ment was emphasized by the fact that Commissioner Warren re tained Wallace Jamie 27 year old son of the Chicago crime expert to head a six man staff to conduct the investigation leading up to to days disclosures At least four St Paul attorneys specializing in criminal law are in volved in evidence said Commis sioner Warren who however did not name the men Two of the at torneys it was learned operated gambling devices and were reported in frequent touch with certain po lice officials for information con cerning the departments attitude toward gambling activities A copy of Commissioner War rens letter has been sent to Coun ty Attorney Michael Kinkcad Call ng of a special grand jury to study the charges was reported likely Confessed Slayer Kept Hidden PEORIA 111 June 24 whereabouts of Gerald Thompson 25 above allegedly confessed slayer ol Mildred Hallmark remained a secret today to prevent mob violence as county officials awaited the grand jurys meeting Evidence and the reported confession to the brutal attach and slaying of the IB year old hostess will be presented to the grand jury tomorrow Stales Attorney E V Champion said He safd he expected an Indictment within one day Seek Answer of President on Taxation WASHINGTON June 24 answer was sought today to the question of whether President Roosevelt wants his new taxation program acted upon this session but none was immediately forth coming The senate meanwhile continued debate on the farm tenant aid bill and the house de voted itself to minor legislation Strict silence was maintained on the legislative situation at the white house The president return ed there this morning after a week end at Hyde Park There was no immediate indica tion as to when he would answer the questions now uppermost in the minds of congressional leaders Belief Gains Ground The belief gained ground how ever that his tax proposals were among the measures the chief exe cutive hoped would receive atten tion before congress adjourns this summer Speaker Byrns expressed belief the house would give a substantial majority to a program like that suggested by the president Indi rectly he inferred at his press con ference that he would like to see the question disposed of this ses sion Other developments Administration opposition to the amended Tennessee Valley authority expansion bill as approved by the house military committee was Turn tn Pace 2 Column 41 AUTO CRASH AT NASHUA KILLS 2 Body of Lime Springs Man Found Floating Above Dam NASHUA June re ceived Sunday evening at oclock in an automobile accident near here resulted early today in their deaths in a hospital at Wav erly Those killed were Al Paulstich of Des Moines and Bert Learning of Davenport Officers investigated and learned that the two were driving at a high rate of speed on highway 218 a mile south of Nashua when they started to pass a car driven by Helmuth Wedeking who also had been head ed north As Wedeking who said he gave a signal that he was going to turn into a sirteread started to turn the brakes of the other car were set It rolled over three times and stopped about 40 rods away Taken o Hospital Learning and Faulstich were giv en first aid treatment at Nashua and then taken to a hospital at Wa verly where the former died at 3 oclock this morning and the latter at 7 oclock Faulstich was on bis way to Ma son City and Clear Lake planning to spend a week fishing at the lat ter place For 9 years he had been empjloyed at the Schneiderhahn company at Des Moines He was unmarried His wife recently died Turn t Inffr 2 Column 3 MUSSOLINI DEAF TO EXPLANATION OF NAVY ACCORD nopians Exclusion Duce Ready to Demand Ethi From League By ANDRUE BEKDING Opyriiilit ly Tlic AHhociiilird Press ROME June 24 in formed sources said today that Pre mier Mussolini in conference with Capt Anthony Eden of Great Bri tain is prepared to demand the ex clusion of Ethiopia from the league of nations if the Brifcishstliplomat raises the subject of tife Italo Ethiopian conflict and its effect upon the league Official Italian circles said they hoped the subject would not be brought up between the two states men but British authorities said they considered its discussion in evitable The two foregathered at Vcnczia palace this morning and conversed for two hours on the AngloGer man naval pact and the proposed western European aviation agree ment Turns Deaf Ear Italian sources said II Duce turned a deaf car to Edens explan ations of Great Britains naval ac cord with Germany Italians predicted freely that no results would come from the con ference between II Duce and Brit ains roving representative of Eur peace save possibly for an opean air accord Concerning the AngloGerman naval accord they said Mussolini told Captain Eden he could not ap prove the unilateral manner in which it was reached without bring ing Italy and France into the final discussion To Ask Higher Ratio II Duce also reserved the right to ask for a higher ratio in any general naval conference than the 15 battle ships granted to Italy under the Washington treaty compared to five for the United States and Great Britain Indicative of the Italian attitude toward Edens visit was the fact that newspapers were instructed not to give it prominence Both British and Italian official circles characterize as ridiculous reports published abroad that Eden would offer Mussolini the African erritory of Ogaden The morning conference was short the British diplomat leaving Venezia palace shortly before noon preliminary to a luncheon Mussolini was giving in his honor at a large hotel Woman Near Collapse as She Waits for Execution Mrs Coo Insurance Murderess Will Die Thursday Night OSSINING N Y June 24 Pi Mrs Eva Coo wasted and nerve wracked after nine months in Sing Sing prisons deaihhouse was near collapse today is she her execution Thursday night The state says Mrs Coo a for mer Otsego county roadhouse keep er must die for the insurance mur der last summer of her handyman Harry Wright Only executive clem ency can save her from becoming the fifth woman New York The nine electrocuted in Burlington Tracks at Pacific Junction Washed Out by Ram PACIFIC JUNCTION June 24 Rainfall estimated at more than an inch early today sent Pony creek out of its banks washing out the tracks of the Burlington railroad half a mile north of town and inun dating a nearby highway and parts of two farms The Burlington suspended service between Pacific Junction and Coun cil Bluffs detouring through trains by way of Plattsmouth Nebr Crews were expected to complete repair of the damaged tracks late today Iowa Looks Mighty Good Winnebago Republican About two weeks ago it was our privilege to take a trip through several counties of the state until we reached a point in southeast ern Iowa The return was made through Des Moines last Saturday but the trip gave us an opportunity to view crop conditions and building operations in many sections of the state The heavy rains during May have been a great help in the midwest and prospects in the farming territory never have been much better The crops all along the journey were in excellent condition although some re planting has been necessary in southern Iowa due to excessive rains this spring Manufacturing plants in the larger cities have taken on additional forces until now practically all the old employes are back at work This is in keeping with a general trend over Iowa Reports which came to us from numerous sections show that our state is getting a firm solid effective hold in its attack on depression Perhaps local condi tions have governed in some instances but the sum total shows the movement is up ward all over the state Building has new spirit factories and numerous industrial activities have taken on new power found new business and called for additional help Sales are increasing in some lines and are bound to in others more vitally affected by seasonal trends Herbert Hoover said when he returned to Iowa about three weeks ago that he never had seen his native state looking better lowans too are beginning to feel that way according to those whom we come in contact with while out of this city Therein lies a great part of the ultimate outcome Re adjusted thinking will help a lot months in the death house have turned her blond hair to gray She has lost from 20 to 30 pounds and complains of intense headaches and sleepless nights Be cause of the headaches and nervous ness she has abandoned her only activity embroidering handker chiefs for friends Sits Quietly in Cell As she sits quietly in her cell her head wrapped in cold towels to re lieve the headaches Mrs Coo still hopes Governor Herbert H Lcgh man will save her She bases her hopes on the fact that Mrs Martha Clift convicted accomplice in the slaying was not sentenced to death Im hopeful the governor wil save me she said because cant see why they should take my life and let her Mrs Clift be treated so much better Mrs Clift a hostess at the Coo roadhouse turned states evidence and was given a long sentence after she told how her employer allegedly plotted the death of Wright He was taken on a pleasure ride to a bat infested farmhouse on Crumhorn mountain by the two women and Mrs Coo struck him over the head with a mallet Admits Running Auto Mrs Clift admitted she then ran the automobile over his body to create the impression he was the victim of a hitandrun driver Life insurance policies totaling and naming Mrs Coo as beneficiary were said to have pro vided the motive for the crime Last night David Slade one of Mrs Coos attorneys said he had filed an affidavit with the governor shelving that Mrs Clift was hoaxed into testifying against Eva The af fidavit Slade said showed that Mrs was promised a pardon by a man posing as the governor if she would testify against her employer JAPANANOllNA IN NEW ACCORD Changpei Incident Is Settled But Terms Are Not Made Known PEIPING China June 24 Japan and China reached a new ac cord in disputed north China today effecting a settlement of the Chang pei incident General Kenji Doihara Japans Lawrence of Manchuria and Gen era Chin Teh Chuan Chinas gov ernor of Chahar province completed the agreement in a conference after which Japanese officials announced the case was closed General Chin who had replaced the ousted General Sung Cheh Yu an promptly resigned the gover norship The terms of the Changpei settle ment however were not made known General Chins resignation which he had personally forecast was con sidered a result of his dissatisfac tion with the expected trend of af fairs in the province and also his loyalty to his predecessor The Changpei incident developed June 12 Swantung Japanese Con tinental army officials protesting to Chahar authorities against a lo cal Chinese magistrates questioning of a party of Japanese officers The magistrate was represented by the Chinese as having halted the Japanese because they lacked pass ports BOY WHO TRIES TO SWIM ASHORE MRS EVA COO Roosevelt Back at White House Duties WASHINGTON June 24 President Roosevelt returned to the white house this morning after an Overnight trip from New York where he passed a weekend at his Hyde park home He was accompan j led on the return journey by Sccre I tary Morgcnthau HANFQRDDEATH Sioux City Sportsman am Flying Enthusiast Dies in Plane Crash SIOUX CITY June 24 official investigation of the tragic airplane crash last night which re sulted in the death of Arthur S Hanford Jr well known Sioux City aviation enthusiast and sportsman was begun here this morningby Phii Salesman of Kansas City Mo an agent of the United States depart ment of commerce The wreckage of the training school biplane which plunged to earth in a grain field near Ricken backer airport after Hanford had put it through a series of loops and other stunts was covered with a tarpaulin soon after the accident and was closely guarded until the arrival of the commerce department inspector Wing Fabric Rips Witnesses to the crash said the fabric on the right wing of the plane he was piloting ripped off throwing the plane into its fatal spin to the ground Hanford was flying alone in a plane of James L Rutledge of Sioux City He had been executing wingovers and short dives above the airport xvhcn the accident oc curred about 8 p m See Plane Full Several persons including the victims wife saw the piano spin to the ground from an altitude of about 300 feet and crash in a wheat field about 110 yards from the airport The plane was demolished but Hanford had cut off the ships mo tor and it did not burn Hanford his body badly mangled died on the way to a hospital He aad suffered a fractured skull arid eg and both of his arms were broken The victim had been flying for five or six years and held a pilots iccnse Besides his young wife Judy Rogers Hanford Hanford is sur vived by a son 8 months nis fath er Arthur Hanford Sr and his sis ter Mrs John H Kelly Divorced From Acfress About four years ago Hanford vas divorced from Mrs Muriel Window Hanford a former actress on the stage as The Pea cock of Vaudeville after a scnsa ional hearing Hanford was arrested in Omaha n 1930 on a manslaughter charge was accused of striking an hotel anitor Fred Slaydcn who died as he result of a fall The case did not come to trial Hanford paying Slaydens widow S22500 The plane wreckage was guarded y special police pending an inves tigation by the United States dc I partmcnt of commerce Win Bridge Trophy ARNOLDS PARK June 24 Mrs C G Lcffel and Mrs 1 H Eik both of Sioux City won the Wein bcrg pair trophy in tho Iowa State Bridge league tournament finals here Girls Saved After They Cling to Overturned Canoe 7 Hours SPIRIT LAKE June 24 girls were rescued from the wave tossed waters of Spirit lake at 5 a m today after they had clung to an overturned canoe for seven hor ror filled hours Eddie Wenncr one of the youths who went canoeing with them drowned when he tried to swim to shore for help The other youth Jack Firth suc ceeded in gaining the shore shortly before midnight The story he told to persons on shore launched the night long search Canoe Is Sighted As dawn crept out of a clouded sky Harold Lcpley and Henry Ell wood who had been cruising back and forth across the lake through out the night sighted the canoe bobbing in Uie white tipped waves whipped up by a strong southeast wind The girls Jean Dunkelbcrg of Waterloo and Dora Bell Merkelcy of Sac City were clinging to each other across the upturned bottom They were near exhaustion too weary to cry out Lepley and Ell wood took them from the water and hurried them to Templar Park hos pital Physicians said they would re cover Waitresses at Park The girls are waitresses at Tem plar Park summer park playground of Iowa Knights Templar The boys also were employed there It was adventure last night when they launched their canoe fitted with a sail on the wind roughened HAS AUNT HERE Jean Dunkelberg of Waterloo ne of the girls who was rescued from Spirit Lake after a canoe overturned is a niece of Mrs Edward E Hunter 943 Penn sylvania northeast The parents of the girl Mr and Mrs Harry Dunkclberg stopped at Mason City Monday noon for lunch on their way to Spirit Lake Al though they were considerably worried about their daughter they had been told that she would probably recover from ex haustion lake and started tacking toward the east shore adventure that turned to tragedy within an hour A gust of wind swept the canoe over as they turned about They gasped in the chill water as they came up and grabbed at the slick bottom of the boat It vas a long way to the dim lights on the shore n any direction Firth was the best swimmer Swim for Help He would swim to shore for help The others he insisted must cling to the boat Firth struck out through the rough water A stroke or two and he was lost in the darkness It vasnt any use to call for help There wasnt any one to hear Tha Turn In PUSH 1 Column t Successful Parties A new GlobeGazette service book et is just off the press It is Suc cessful Parties a 32 page guide and aid to the smart hostess How o arrange an announcement lunch eon How to fete the June bride How to give a class dance Hints on showers teas bridge parties IIIn tratcd throughout with beautiful lecorative halftones showing artis table 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