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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 2, 1936, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION FIVE CENTS A COP ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JANUARY 2 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 74 La Follettes Are Feared New Radical Lineup in Wisconsin Much Discussed TOUHY GANGS LEADER CAPTURED By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON The possibilities of W i s c o nsins new Farmer La bor Progressive association are much discussed by politic ians into Washington for I he 1936 congres sional session The a partner ship of Fol iate progress ives farmers r f p of the state fed federation of la bor fcnd socialists Coaucaaisls also are invited to Joi5 la individuals 11 appears that the alliances es wntiii is production for again production for olier words termination f he capitalistic system this strikes many public mer tte capita as a pretty radical and program Moat new dealers even are skit Shiver on expects association to dent of national proportions e comiijj election but if its d jbowiusr i strong one shivers to conservative to some who are libera but not enough so to communists to join them ilvlil ttsiw rr prove in the next year j familiar with the presidents or three observers of the viewpoints and that anyone who confident that the new takes that attituae cannot justify isir will peter out j Democrat Chiefs Defend Night Message ANSWER CHARGE OF POLITICS BY IHENRYFLETCHER i Robinson Sees Passage of Bonus Bill With F R Approval j WASHINGTON Jan 2 I President Roosevelts decision to de i liver his annual message to con gress tomorrow night at an hour when the number of radio listeners will be greatest was defended by democratic leaders today against re publican charges of i Replying to an assertion by Henry p Fletcher national republican chairman that the arrangement brought the annual presidential dutv down to the level of a political 1 Senator Robinson of Ark i ansas declared i think this effort to make a mountain out of mole hill is rather absurd It seems to me that no one i should desire to prevent the country i from having the opportunity of be reaching formidable size tiy are afraid it will becoming a serious to be reckoned with in 193S Danger Not Averted They say that a mere pickup in tuslaess will not avert the danger either Ttata In progress already but minus a satisfactory diminution Plenty of jobs rtust be available too And wages oiust be in comparison with 5o of the Wisconsin overrent reason vr i s c o r s i ns politicoeconomic trends worrv conserva irxl icon sjtutionailsts jreneraliyi more than irnds in any Mher slate ax Radical W Norris of Nebraska and Senator Burton K of Montana for example as radical as was ever the eirior Senator Robert M La Follfette but Nebraska and Montana are not to pmn t rolnmn 4 SEES BENEFITS IN CONFERENCES Morgenthau Declares Silver Countries Must Work Together WASHINGTON Jan 2 retary Morgenthau expressed the txliirf today that the current series of conferences with offi cials would prove beneficial to coun tries using silver currency It in the interest of silver producing countries to work closely together in this Morgen vhau added at his regular press con ference Morgenthau said the present con ference followed the program estab lished by President Roosevelt at the time of passage of the silver pur chase act The secretary recallad that Presi dent Roosevelt then said this gov ernment had been taking the initia tive in inaugurating talks with neighboring countries on monetary policies He said Mexico in its present conferences was the first one to be called in for discussions Get Full Publicity He said the hour of 9 oclock Eastern Standard Time 8 oclock lows time was chosen of course for the purpose of giving the mes sage full publicity Speaker Byrns of the house has tened also to answerFletcher This is the presidents message i and certainly he has the right to in dicate when he prefers to make i he contended While it is technical ly a message to the congress it is an address to all the American peo 1 pie and the nation has a right to hear what he has to But Representative Snell of New i York the house republican leader 1 applauded the Fletcher statement In Proper Light i He put the thing before the pub lie in the proper light Everybody knows what this Snell said I Other comment I Chairman OConnor DN of i the house rules committee i The American people will not be I so terribly upset about the president and congress preferring that his message be delivered at night so that the people might listen in Mr Fletcher and his associates do not have to tune in unless they want Representative Taylor Everybody knows that at least four I times as many people will hear the j address at 9 oclock as at 12 or 1 and I believe the American people want to hear Cant Protest It Representative McCormack FORECAST Snow Thursday night temperatures In northwest portion MINNESOTA Snow beginning Thursday night or Friday rising temperature in west portion Thursday night colder in north west Friday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday 36 above Minimum in nljrht 27 above At 8 a m Thursday SO above 10 of an Inch j pect from the opposition 7 j David Stern New York and Phil adelphia publisher after a white i house call told Mr Roosevelt that ihe believed Fletcher in fair i can make no protest against the i broadcasting of the presidents an nual message In view of the incontrovertible fact that 85 per cent of the press is definitely he said it seems Mr Fletcher cannot be so worried about the president deliver ing a state address over the air I think the president is doing the right Predicts Bonus Bill SenatorRobinson the democratic leader today predicted passage of a cash bonus bill which will receive executive In first presession press confer ence Robinson indicated such a bonus bill probably would be drafted 1 along the lines of the ByrnesStei i wer proposal advanced last session I under which the adjusted service I certificates would mature in 1938 of as provided at pres ent It was designed so that pay i ment of their face value this month would bring veterans about 97 per cent of their ultimate maturity value patman Backers Agree Almost simultaneously the house steering committee backing the Patman bill to pay the bonus in of new currency agreed not to fight on the house floor any sentiment of a majority of members to strike out the cur rency expansion method of pay ment This committee is extending the olive said Representative Patman author of the bill after a secret session attended by 14 of the score of members of the committee We want to cooperate to the Tnrn to Due 2 column J Property of Italians Is Threatened WAR AT A GLANCE By The Associated Press The first major Ethiopian of fensive on the northern front is encountering serious setbacks authoritative sources in Addis Ababa disclosed A final Ethiopian report on the Dolo bombing incident said two Swedish Red Cross workers were injured by Italian projectiles and 28 injured Ethiopians killed Public resentment over the bombing arose in Stockholm Aerial bombardments appeared to be headed for discussion by the league of nations council in Gen eva Italians expressed concern over probable changes in Americas neutrality policy a possible Fran coBritish defense accord and re tarded progress of their armies Lloyds underwriters consider ing trouble in the Mediterranean more remote reduced war risk insurance on cargo ETHIOPIAS OFFENSIVE ENCOUNTERS SETBACKS Ethiopia her first major offensive reported awry served notice on the league of nations Thursday that she will retaliate by seizing the proper ty of Italians unless Italy abandons alleged outlawed war methods The African empire in a commun ication to Geneva promised to re frain from reprisals entailing inhu mane treatment of Italian soldiers But in Italy where Premier Mus solinis governmentalready has ac cused the Ethiopianwarriors of de capitating fascist aviators and has cited that as a reason for a southern aerial bombardment in which a Swedish hospital unit was wrecked observers speculated on a possible campaign of Reluctant to Use Reliable sources in Rome said It aly had vast quantities of scienti fic weapons which it is reluctant to use against the enemy unless Ethiopian war practices arouse a national demand to fight fire with Some fascists thought z merciless aerial drive might be Italys course to punish the hostile armies for the alleged decapitations In Addis Ababa authoritative sources admitted the empires first major offensive on the northern front was encountering serious set backs Official silence enfolded the move ments of Ethiopian War Minister Ras Mulugheta who was reported to have launched general attacks against the Italians last Saturday but informants in the capital city said he was meeting stern resist ance Enthused by Descriptions The populace was enthused Qy ENTERS PLEA OF NOT GUILTY IN LaLi vc lOG DU UUIrtUc What else would you exj government descriptions of victor m the onoosition j jfts for Ras Seyoums forces in the Tembien sector and Ras Ayeles 2 2 IOWA WILL ADD NEW PENSIONERS More Can Be Aided With Help From U S Government DES MOINES Jan 2 eral approval of Iowas old age pen sion plan is expected to enable the state to add new pensioners to its list of dependents by April 1 This was the estimate of Com missioner A L Urick of the old age pension commission after being in formed of the federal security boards approval yesterday Byron G Allen superintendent of the commission who Is now in Washington estimated Iowa will be eligible to receive in federal funds during the first quar ter of the new year The addition of new pen sioners each of whom would receive a monthly pension of would be provisional receipt of the in federal funds Urick said One of the first matters sched uled for the attention of congress which convenes Friday is appropri ation of funds to finance pensions Urick said persons have applied for pensions in Iowa but he estimated 8 to 10 per cent of these are ineligible If we can double our pensioners by adding from federal he said we will be able to take care of every actual emerzency case in the Grimm Says Shooting of DecorahManWasNot Premeditated LA CROSSE Jan 2 Declaring that the fatal shooting of Clair E Larson 26 Decorah Iowa was not premeditated Wil liam Norwell Grimm 27 Spring field today pleaded not guilty to a first degree murder charge when arraigned in county court A preliminary hearing was set for Monday afternoon County Judge R V Ahlstrom or dered Grimm returned to the coun ty jail and held without bond When arraigned Grimm admitted shoot ing Larson but declared that he did so in self defense Mrs Grimm Sentenced Mrs Grimm later entered a plea of guilty to a charge of lewd and lascivious conduct and was sen tenced to one year in the county jail Police said Grimm admitted last night that he shot and killed Lar son when he found him in Mrs Grimms company in a La Crosse tavern Grimm former Springfield WPA director and Kansas uni versity graduate told Coroner Mel ford Nelson jealousy prompted his act The first bullet fired at Larson grazed his leg He ran and a sec ond shot went through his left arm Witnesses said he would have es caped but he fell after running a half block and his assailant shot him a third time when he was lying on the ground Followed by Husband Coroner Nelson said Larson and Mrs Grimm came to La Crosse to celebrate New Years eve Grimm followed them and found them in the tavern Aa the three went out of the tavern Grimm pulled a gun and the shooting began The slain man is the son of Mr and Mrs Charles Larson of Decorah He leaves his parents a wife and a small child When Larson visited his parents at Decorah early this week he told them he was going to La Crosse to find a job He left Mon day Arrested After Accident Immediately following the shoot ing police started a search aided by descriptions given them by wit nesses The assailant was identified as Grimm and was arrested after he had figured in an automobile ac cident Mrs Grimm had not left the scene of the shooting and was arrested there by police Mrs Grimm who had witnessed the shooting told authorities she was married to Grimm in June after obtaining a divorce from Dr Walton Forest Dutton of Amarillo Tex Wife In California Larsons wife and small child are living in California Decorah authorities were check ing a report that Larson accom panied by a woman thought to have been Mrs Grimm had been taken in 1 taxi from a hotel in Pecorah to a house in the outskirts of town one night recently It was expect ed that Larsons body would be taken to Decorah for burial Kellogg Successor Gang Chief Held GENEVA Jan 2 groups of the Netherlands Es tbonia and Cuba today nominated Dr Manley O Hudson above of the Harvard university school of law for the vacancy on the world court created by the resignation of Frank B Kellogg American coauthor of the KelloggBriand peace pact IOWA HAS NEW GOAT OF SNOW Blanket Ranges Up to Five Inches in Eastern and Southern Part DES MOINES Jan 2 Winter tucked Iowa under another heavy blanket of snow today which ranged up to five inches in eastern and southern Iowa The snow which yesterday was mostly rain as temperatures moder ated to above freezing started be fore dawn and continued as the day wore away giving promise of blocked roads for the weatherman predicted more snow for tonight and tomorrow Temperatures last night slipped lower Sioux City reporting a low of IS but a score of points this morn ing reported mercury readings rang ing from 26 to 35 Traffic Hampered The new fall of snow overlaid a layer of slush and was so wet and heavy that it hampered traffic con siderably Clinton reported huge flakes nearly two inches in diamet er fell there for a time this morning Iowa City in eastern Iowa and Creston in the southwest section both measured five inches of new snow by 8 m it was still snowing hard Davenport re ported four inches Ottumwa Clinton Cedar Rapids and Centerville all reported three inches and still j Two Inch Fall I At Marshalltown the fall was two I inches at Charles City one inch j Muscatine and Keokuk reported wet j slushy snow that grew deeper as the morning progressed At council Bluffs and Mason City the snow was just beginning at 9 a m Temperatures will remain above normal tonight and tomorrow the weatherman said and if anything will rise somewhat in the porthwest section He predicted a low of 28 in the northwest tonight 30 in the northeast and a bare freezing in the south CHIEF OF CRIME BUREAU OF IOWA Attorney General Gives Him Authority for Reorganization DES MOINBS Jan 2 Gen Edward L OConnor today ap pointed Glen Schmidt chief of the state bureau of investigation with authority to reorganize the bu reau if hs deems it necessary The attorney Schmidt said has given me the right to make any changes I feel should be made and has assured me such changes will be Schmidt has been acting chief of the bureau since July 1 when he was appointed to take charge in place of the late Park A Findley who died in Louisville while on sick leave Two Under Indictment The new chief whose home is in Iowa City would not say whether he would fire or hire any agents immediately Two of his staff C W McNaugh ton and William Arthur are under indictment by trie Woodbury county graft grand jury McNaughton for accepting a bribe and Arthur for perjury The former recently volun tarily suspended himself pending disposition ofcharges against him His salary has been heldup by StateComptroller C Paid for Protection McNaughton was indicted on the basis of testimony of Clyde Mayer Sioux City slot machine operator who testified he paid him for pro tection of slot machines Arthur was indicted in connection with his grand jury testimony concerning a Sioux City chicken shack party OConnor was alleged to have at tended McNaughton conferred with At torney General OConnor this morn ing Schmidts commission gives him full and complete power to handle affairs of the bureau as contem plated by Previous commis sions did not include the phrase full and complete Has Full Power I have given Schmidt full re sponsibility for operating the bu OConnor said He has the power to reorganize it subject to my There now are 10 agents Schmidt said he would not appoint another to fill the vacancy caused by his ele vation to chief explaining two radio operators must be added to operate the iew police radio stations at At lantic and Fairfield With these the field and office force combined will number 15 TOMMY TOUHY 2 Killed in Crash Three other lowans died violent deaths in a shooting and accidents over the New Years holiday Two automobiles crashed headon 13 miles north of Bedford killing Walter Van Houten 52 of Lenox and Jane Jostes 8 of Chicago Six tluciMlll other persons were injured and two o his aides At Clarinda Sheriff Frank Keenan N t fo d Daring Mass Murder Plot in Philippines Reported Thwarted MANILA 1 Jan 2 stabulary officials disclosed today that a daring mass murder plot had been thwarted with the killing of bandit chieftain Teodoro Asedillo held Bert Johnson 22 year old Torktown farm youth for the shot gun slaying of his father Elmer Johnson The youth admitted the asserting he fired in self defense Argument His attorney E R Ferguson or Clarinda said Johnson would plead self defense on arraignment The shooting occurred on New Years eve on a country road near the John son home southwest of Yorktown following an argument over driving an automobile up a slippery hill With their car stuck in a ditch young Johnson went home to bring a team of horses He brought back Mrs Johnson and a shotgun with whjch he killed his father The youth and Mrs Johnson Fergusor Turn to Z column 3 Notes found on Asedillos body outlined a plan for outlaws led by Asedilkr and Captain Kulas En callado to raid towns on the shores of Laguna de Bay Jan 3 The ban dits planned to execute officials and all constabulary informers in the raided towns Three Lose Lives as Fire Destroys Home CHICAGO Jan 2 K Miller 28 a federal reserve bank guard and two daughters he tried to save were burned to death early to day when fire swept their suburban Lombard home Firemen said the blaze resulted when Miller apparently used kero sene to start a stove fire Kneel Before Body of Patriarch of Eastern Church ISTANBUL Jan 2 thousand persons knelt before the embalmed body of the Oecumeni cal Patriarch Photios n today and kissed the hands of the late reader of Orthodox Eastern Christendom before the patriarch was buried in a vault of the Baloukly Byzantine monastery The body seated on a patriarchial throne before the burial service was clad in richest sacerdotal robes wore a patriarchial tiara was adorned with vestments and gems and held a crosier in the left hand NEW SUSPECT IN LINDBERGH CASE Hauptmann Lawyers Check on Report Unidentified Man Aided Fisch TRENTON N Jan 2 Bruno Hauptmanns lawyers in jected an unidentified man into the Lindbergh kidnapkilling today dis closing they were checking a story that the man and the late Isidor Fisch were associated in the crime The latest move in defense efforts to keep Hauptmann from the elec tric chair the week of Jan 13 de veloped on anniversary of the opening of his Flemington trial We arc investigating a said Atty Frederick A Pope Counsel for Slayer The counsel for the convicted slayer of Charles A Lindbergh declined to disclose the identity or whereabouts if known of the new figure Until the lead was fully de veloped he indicated details would not be made public Pope said the defense wouldnt go so far as to say that pictures of the man and bis name would be produced before the New Jersey court of pardons when Hauptmanns plea for clemency is presented Such a move was reported under contem plation At his trial Hauptmann testified he received the Lindbergh ranson bills found in his home from Fisch his former business partner Died in Germany Fisch died in Germany before the trial His sister testified for the state that he arrived in Germany virtually without funds Other evi dence was offered in an effort to show that Fisch was in impecun ious circumstances while in the United States Gov Harold G Hoffman a mem 1 ber of the court of pardons was expected to fix today a date for hearing Hauptmanns plea for clem ency Mother of Boy Who Was Slain Wants to Release Young Killer UNION CITY N Jan 2 The mother of 6 year old Sergio Sciarra who was clubbed to death by his cousin Jerry May 15 thinks Jerry should go free The heartbroken woman Mrs Nancy Sciarra said she had no feeling of hatred for the boy Jerry a junior policeman and con sidered a model boy in his neigh borhood was held at the county parental home in Bayonne pending arraignment in juvenile court Jan 9 Roosevelt Arranges to Attend College Events WASHINGTON Jan 2 President Roosevelt arranged today to visit New York City Jan 19 and go northward again Feb 22 to visit Temple university exercises in Phila delphia and a ceremony at Harvard university In New York City Mr Roosevelt will attend and speak at the dedica tion of the Theodore Roosevelt nat ural history museum memorial The exercises will be in the afternoon and he will return to Washington that night In going to Temple university Feb 22 the president will attend the founders day celebration there and also will receive an honorary degree from the institution He will proceed the same day to Cambridge to attend on that night the observance of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Fly club of Harvard university Mr Roosevelt is a member of this social organization as is his son Franklin a junior at Harvard From Cambridge the president will go to his home at Hyde Park N for a visit of a few days plan ning to return to Washington around Feb 27 Announcement of the engage ments was made today at the white house They are subject to change depending on presidential duties ELDEST OF SIX BROTHERS HELD FOR ROBBERiES Tommy Touhy Reputed to Be Organizer of Chicago Mob CHICAGO Jan 2 Touhy long sought as the leader most dangerous member of the terrible Touhy gang was seized today ina west side apartment His capture was announced by Lieut Thomas Kelly of the states attor neys police A slight and weakly man of 41 Touhy is wanted for questioning in connection with postoffice robber ies Postal inspectors hunted him for months in connection with a mail robbery in Charlottes ville N Car Eldest of six brothers Tommy Touhy was credited by police with organizing the Touhy gang of boot leggers who controlled illicit liquor sales in northwest Chicago and its suburbs defying the hostility of the most powerful Chicago criminal out fits including the Capone gang Sent to Prison One of Tommys brothers Rog er was sent to prison in 3934 for the kidnaping of John Jake the Barber Factor interna tional speculator Touhy was captured without re sistance when police descended upon a flat at 3130 Palmer street early this morning and found him in bed His wife Jesse two Eleanor 21 Mrs Marie Ryan 24 and Mrs Ryans husband Edward were taken into custody at the same time Police found a revolver on a dresser beside his bed but the slight gang leader made no attempts to seize it Object of Long Hunt A relentless search had been in progress for Touhy for 30 months but he escaped detection while police rounded up his brother Roger and a half dozen others of the northwest sides most feared Tommy was repeatedly reported to be dead or dying Told he suf fered from an incurable malady police and postal inspec tors carried on a quiet search of hospitals and sanitariums expecting to find the little gang leader re ceiving treatment somewhere Last winter a report came to police that Tommy had made him self into a human bomb carrying a heavy charge of high explosive with the announced intention of blowing himself and his pursuers to bits rather than surrender In Raiding Squad His capture today climaxed a re newed search launched a few days before Christmas It was directed by Postal Inspectors J R McWhor ter and J W McCarthy who were in the raiding squad The particular criminal foray for which postal inspectors wanted Touhy Inspector McCarthy said af ter the gangster had been lodged in a cell is the holdup of a Minneap olis railway depot on Jan 3 1933 Eight men invaded the station to seize six pouches of mail Mc Tnrn t rolumn Planned Thrift Gladstone once are not merely affairs of arithme tic but in a thousand ways go to the root of prosperity of individ uals The new Household Budget book let for 1936 nowready for Globe Gazette readers combines budget ing and accounting There are typi cal budgets for every income group hints on savings investments home buying and a ruled accounting page for every month of the year Printed on special paper to pre serve either ink or pencil records in definitely 32 pages in two the last word in household account ing equipment Inclose 10 cents to cover cost postage and Use coupon The Mason City Information bureau Frederic J Haskin director Washington D C I inclose 10 cents in coin care fully wrapped for new Household Budget Name Street City StaU Mail to Washington D   

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