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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 16, 1935, Mason City, Iowa                                HI I II I Si i TWO MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE JULY 16 1935 SLAYER MAY BE KIDNAP SUSPECT Federal Agents Join Search for Dainard After Bank Robbery Trap TACOMA Wash July 16 Department of justice agents joined possemen today in the search for the slayer of two Puyallup police men while some authorities ex pressed the belief the fugitive was William Dainard alias Mahan al leged brains of the George Weyer haeuser kidnaping With highways blocked by police searchers plunged through under brush in the Puyallup valley hop ing to trap the killer who shot the officers while they were seeking a bank robber The victims were Chief of Police Frank Chadwick and Patrolman Harry W Storem Two justice department agents joined the search a fact which in creased speculation on whether the slayer might be Dainard alias Mahan CapL Ernie Yoris of the King county Seattle sheriffs office ex pressed belief the fugitive migh1 be Dainard Justice departmenl agents admitted it was possible although they indicated they did not take the reports seriously The officers were killed in a burst of gunfire on a road outside Puyal lup while they were seeking the man who held up and robbed the Orttag State bank of 500 JEWS BEATEN IN BERLIN RIOTING Contlnutd From Iage 1 by to run the gauntlet stopping al cars in which Jewishlooking men or women were riding and dragging out the Jews and beating them up Kicked and Spat On I saw one man brutally kickec and spat on as he lay on the side walk 3 woman was bleeding a dirty tear stained face a man whose head was covered with blood hys terical women crying men losing their temper at the police or storm troopers being kicked or dragged off women begging their men to keep out of the fight and crying and pleading Nowhere did the police seem to make any effort whatever to pre vent the victims from this brutality Occasionally they attempted to clear areas for motor traffic to get through or to prevent the crowds from collecting in front of certain apparently favored cafes That was all IOWANS ACTIVE IN WASHINGTON Continued From 1nrc 1 gressional candidate in that dis trict The republican spokesman said the party leaders also wanted a strong candidate for lieutenant governor to help press a fighting campaign Among those suggested for this role were George Wilson Des Moines long a state senator of ten mentioned as potential guberna torial timber and Robert McBirnic of Boone an active party worker Whether the field can be cleared in the senatorial race and one can didate decided upon was problem atical in this spokesmans view Senator L J Dickinson definitely is n the race for reelection and un less others can be kept out of the race a primary tilt thus is assured Hammill Might Change Reports have come here how ever that former Gov Dan W Tur ner will not be a senatorial candi date and that former Gov John Hammill doped to enter the pri mary probably would change his story was that a group of Hammills political allies met re cently in Des Moines and decided 0 advise him against entering the race That would leave Smith W Brookhart former senator as the most likely campaigner to tangle with Dickinson His plans however remain undiscovered He announc ed several months ago he would re turn to Iowa and that was con strued as an indication he planned again to seek the senatorship but he has declined to commit himself publicly The Iowa Republican campaign still is in the conversation stage but increasing activity is being re flected by gossip among the rela tive handful of Iowa republicans still in the capital PROCESSING TAXES UNCONSTITUTIONAL Gambling Devices As They Were Seized Contlmipd From PAjte 1 automatically fol processing tax lowed 00 Millions Involved The collection of some 000 of processing taxes hinges upon the question of their constitutional ity Above is Photo of gambling devices seized by Sheriff J M Robertson and deputies in raids at Urar Jjilie in JS34 It is believed that some of these machines were among hose sold to a gambling syndi cate for SlaO The proceeds were divided among Deputy Sheriffs John Deach Max Studer and John Wal lace Sheriff J M Robertson is standing at the left of the picture and Deputy Sheriff Studer at the right Mayor Suspended THREE DEPUTIES Mob Raises Shout AH along Kurfuerstendam the crowd raised the shout Jude1 whenever anyone sighted or thought he had sighted a Jew The cry sent the crowd converging on the poor victim who was asked for his iden tification papers H he could not prove himself a good Aryan he was spat on roughly handled and sometimes knocked down kicked and beaten This morning as I walked along Kurfuerstendam to inspect the broken windows I passed in half an hour eight or ten persons three ob viously Jews with bandaged heads bandaged hands and fresh clean slings of plaster over their noses This was a sight I never had seen in Berlin before It pretty cb viously was connected with last nights circus The Hoosac mills suit was one of many brought by textile corpora tions who sought recovery of taxes paid on constitutional grounds The Hoosac suit was chosen by United States supreme court chiefly be cause of the initial success of the in obtaining a favorable decision in the district court No Effect on Iowa DES MOINES July 16 Chairman R M Evans of the Iowa cornhog committee said today the adverse decision against the AAA in Boston will produce no immediate effect on the Iowa program The United States circuit court of appeals in Boston held the proces sing taxes unconstitutional in a di vided twotoone decision Evans pointed out that the farm administration has already pledged benefit payments to cooperating producers Moreover he declared the supreme court would have to declare the taxes unconstitutional before the program would be ef fected The comhcg chairman said the decision points to the necessity for passing AAA amendments in con gress which are designed to strengthen the AAA program b yond doubt of its constitutionality Plan Prompt Appeal WASHINGTON July 16 Prompt appeal to the supreme court of the adverse ruling on the consti tutionality of processing taxes by a circuit court of appeals at Boston was promised today by justice Pending an opportunity to study RESIGN POSITIONS Continued From IURC 1 of law enforcement in this county Reads Statement The statement from Sheriff Rob ertson read by H J Bryant was as follows On Saturday July 6 1935 my deputy Max Studer and I ap peared before the board of super visors and stated orally to the board that last winter Deputies Studer Deach and Wallace had sold certain condemned slot machines for which they received 5150 That said machines were in the vault in a dismantled condition tion that Sheriff J M Robertson received no money from the tran saction and that his previous state ments made public are true and cor rect and he at no time participated in any of the money consideration From an investigation made by my assistant Hines Mount at Sioux City Iowa Carroll Iowa and Cedar Rapids Iowa the investigation dis closes no evidence that J M Rob ertson sheriff of Cerro Gordo county Iowa or any other person connected with his office has re ceived any payoff for protection to permit slot machines to run in Ccrro Gordo county Iowa It has not been found that Cerro Gordo county has been deprived of any funds belonging thereto or that there has been any misappropria At that time I stated and so itions of funds belonging to Sid Max Studer that I did not Cerro Gordo county Iowa in the Olympian v V AIRCONDITIONING NOW Rain or shine hot or cold youll always be comfortable on the rollerbearing over four mountain ranges Every car is now clean and draught free kept at exactly the right temperature NEW LOW COSTS Thia year the Pacific Northwest is within your reach Rail fares sleeping car rates and tour costs are at a new low Dont miss this opportunity You can visit Yellowstone Park en on to Spokane Mt Rainier National Park Mt Baker the Olympic Peninsula and Alaska Go independently or with personally mscorted allCxpense tour parties For full information and illustrated foldcri ask Round Trip from MASON CITY YELLOWSTONE GalUtln Gateway SEATTLE TACOMA PORTLAND Standard rmri Coach Space in Sleepers extra MMMJ City Tisket Office Phone 82 W F Cody Diriiiou PmeiKer Aiml St and S Penniylvtnil Phono 324 OUSTER OF CITY MANAGER ASKED Continued From Page 1 19 1935 when Manager Crofoot or dered the mechanic to repair an air drum on a water pipe at the Crofoot home Davis informed Councilmen Leo Davey and W S Wilcox of these facts last April 3 and then told County Attorney Frederick B Shaffer on May 27 Put on Hour Scale Davis salary was S125 a month until Nov 1 1933 when he was placed on a scale of 53 cents an hour on which he averaged ahout a month The petition continued in sub stance as follows Rose the teamster employed by the city at a month made two trips weekly during the summer of 1933 at Manager Crofoots direc tion hauling black dirt and gravel from the city gravel pit for the lawn in back of the Crofoot home and about 40 other trips during the following fall hauling black dirt and manure for the Crofoot lawn Used City Truck Instead of using a city team for this work Rose used a city truck he states after Manager Crofoot decided the truck would be less noticeable than a team On three other occasions Rose worked on the lawn and garden at the city managers home at Mr Cro foots direction and also was occu pied for a day and a half in level ing off a lot on Carolina avenue northeast where Gerald Crofoot later built a home On these times Rose asserts Crofoot told him If anybody asks you where you were you just tell them its none of their damn busi ness SEEK AGREEMENT TO END WALKOUT U S Labor Mediator Visits Owners of Bakeries at Des Moines DES MOINES July 16 major Des Moines bakeries and 250 union bakers drivers and salesmen striking for inauguration of the closed shop remained deadlocked today in the absence of any attempt at negotiations W H Rogers United States de partment of labor mediator who ar rived late yesterday planned to visit bakery owners today follow ng a closed meeting yesterday with strike leaders Des Moines residents assumed a jassive attitude toward the strike as adequate bread supplies contin ued available from unaffected small iakeries and larger firms in sur ounding towns Meanwhile a threatened strike of varehousemen seeking shorter ours higher wages and closed hop requirements at the C C aft company wholesale firm was delayed pending negotiations by an xecutive board named last night o represent union cmnlovcs participate in said transaction and received no money I did state that I had told a state agent who sug gested the machines could be sold that he could see the deputies but otherwise I had nothing to do with the transaction I stated to the board that this spring after special prosecut ors had been appointed for Wood bury county to investigate a slot machine ring in Iowa all of the facts which I knew about the mat te and Max Sltier one of the de duties gave a written statement of he facts to assist the prosecution of said matter and all of my de puties as well as myself have ren dered all possible assistance to said prosecuting attorney No Part in Kacket At no time did I or the deputies involved seek to cover up the transaction and neither I nor my deputies have ever had any part in any corrupt slot machine racket or other type of illegal enterprise during my administration nor have I nor any of my deputies ever re ceived any protection money or pay off money from any source for the purpose of allowing slot machines to operate in this county Rumors with respect to the above transaction having come to the attention of the board of super visors and particularly to the at tention of Harry Sondergaard one of the members he properly and in line with the duty of his office in vestigated the matter ajid gave the public information with respect to what had occurred I acknowledge that in the par ticular transaction referred to there was a mistake and technical viola tion of duty on the part of the de puties and on my part in overlook ing the matter at the time and that something definite should be done by the board of supervisors and the county attorney of this county to insure that no similar transaction shall ever again occur in this county Handed Resignations After further talk with the de puties with respect to the matter Deputies Studer Deach and Wallace have handed me their resignations which I submit to the board of supervisors with this statement While it should be recognized that this is a drastic penalty to pay for the technical violation of duty yet I believe that it is just in order that it may be finally established that every technical violation of duty cannot go unnoticed in the fu ture and I recognize that the mem bers of the board of supervisors and the county attorney have acted fully in the line of their duty in this matter in proceeding as they have and have given fair consideration to all matters concerned Respectfully submitted J M ROBERTSON County Attorneys Report The report of the county attorney was as follows To the honorable board of su Dervisors of Cerro Gordo countv Iowa The following report of investi gation is submitted by F B Shaf er county attorney of Cerro Gordo county Iowa as per your request of July 10 1935 The county attorney finds that in January 1935 there were certain slot machines which had been con demned by the district court in the office of the sheriff of Cerro Gordo county Iowa Evidence shows that said referred to slot machines were dismantled and unserviceable It appears that some time in the month of January 1935 two state agents interviewed the sheriff and told him that the knew where he could sell confiscated slot machines and the sheriff ignored them re ferring them to his deputies Did Sell Slot Machines The investigation further dis clcses that the three deputies Jack Deach Max Studer and John Wai ace did sell certain confiscated slot machines for a consideration and that same were taken out of the sheriffs office in accordance with he agreement by said deputies The acts disclose from the investiga above referred to transacation Dated this sixteenth day of July A D 1935 F B SHAFFER County attorney in and for Cerro Gordo county Three Students Slain as Mexican Governor Replies With Bullets MEXICO CITY July 16 jp Tomas Garrido a Canabal radical ruler of the state of Tabasco an swered a student movement to over throw him Monday with machine gun fire in which three students were killed and six wounded one probably fatally New Style Rustling COLFAX La July 16 Cattle rustling has a new twist in this country Two men under ar rest are accused of shooting cows and carrying them to market in their passenger automobile MILLIONS SIT UP TO WATCH MOON Eclipse by Earth Is Longest Visible in This Country in 50 Years By THE ASSOCIATED PEESS The moon totally eclipsed by the earth shone coppercolored from re fracted rays Monday night and early Tuesday in a celestial spec tacle that kept millions of Ameri cans up past bedtime The eclipse was the longest vis ible in this country in 50 years There will not be another of such length for another half century The phenomenon came with direct alignment of sun earth and moon the moon sliding through the earths umbral cone which extends 860000 miles into space at a point approxi mately 226000 miles away The eclipse began at p m central standard time By the moon was in total eclipse emerging from the other side of the thick cone an hour and 40 minutes later Astronomers at the naval observ atory in Washington made many photographs of the spectacle but made no effort to check their time instruments The haze with the earths shadow made accurate ob servation impossible Scientists at Yerkes observatory in Wisconsin said their observations 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