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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 26, 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 COPJ ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY SEPTEMBER THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 303 TORTURE MURDER SUSPECT ARRESTED FORTDODGEMAN ADMITS PART IN ROBBERY DEATH NamesHis Accomplice in Slaying of Recluse at Rockwell City DES MOINES Schmidt state investigation bureau chief Saturday announced the arrest of Marvin A Irish Hogan OShaugh nessy of Fort Dodge as a suspect in the torture robbery slaying of John L Parker Rockwell City recluse The bureau chief said OShaugn signed a statement admitting a part in the crime and naming Robert Buck Avery of Rockwell City as his accomplice and the in stigator of the robbery Avery Schmidt said has not been apprehended The official said Avery fled from Rockwell City Aug 22 the night of the crime Parkers body was found the hands and feet bound in his house at Rockwell City several days after the slaving Sahmidt said a murder charge would be filed at Rockwell City against OShaughnessy and urged Iowa officers to be on the lookout for Avery Arrested in St Paul Schmidt disclosed that OShaugh nessy was arrested at the St Paul home of his sister Helen Meiainger Thursday morning by Minnesota bureau of apprehension officers upon information furnished by Wil liam Arthur Iowa bureau of in vestigation agent He said the Fort Dodge police de partment and sheriffs office coop erated in the investigation Arthur followed OShaughnessys trail for Schmidt said The first clew which started us in that direction was a fingerprint found by identification experts of the bureau and Capt Willis Belknap of the Fort Dodge police The lengthy statement signed by OShaughnessy told how he and Av U S Treasury Acts to Block Raid on British Pound As Shells Rained on Spains West Point IOWA IN 00 TIE WITH CARLETON FOR FIRST HALF Less Than Turn Out to Watch Grid Game in Ram Final Veiled behind a dense smoke the famous fortres s of Alcazar in Toledo Spain is pictured in this graphic Central Press radiophoto as it was bombarded by Popular Front government shells The dynamit ed debris splotched West Point of Spain houses survivors of the rebels men women and child ren who continue to fight from this portion of the fortress Central Press Radio Photo ery struck up a friendship in Ana mosa reformatory where both had served sentences for automobile theft Netted Only la the statement however OShaughnessy denied a knowledge of actual slaying of the robbery victim I did not know we had injured him to such an extent that he would the statement said The statement said the fwo ex convicts netted only from the robbery It said the two men entered th Parker house through a window overpowered the struggling recluse tied him and ransacked his belong ings Just before we went in through the window Avery threw the iron that he hadused to smash the win dow at the old the statement said smashing him I thought at the time on the mouth as I saw him bleeding at the Tied Hands Feet The two exconvicts struggled with Parker for a few moments the statement said finally tying his hands and feet Avery continuing to quiet the man while I looked for The statement does not mention further mistreatment of Parker merely saying After I had finished ransacking the house I called to Avery Come on lets get out of and add ing that the two men left immedi ately Schmidtsaid OShaughnessy Is now being held at Fort Dodge OShaughnessys statement said he met Avery a week before the robbery at Fonda and Avery told me about an old man not mention ing his name that lived in Rock well City near the railroad tracks that was supposed to be worth or Clean Off Blood Detailing step by step what he said were the movements of him self and Avery on the night of the crime OShaughnessy said in the statement that after leaving the Parker home the two men went to the home of Carl and Goldie Prit chard at Rockwell City and clean ed off the When Pritchard came to the house the statement said Avery told Carl we been down and robbed old Then the statement said the two former conviots went to an ice cream store I bought two paper dishes of ice cream which Avery and I Continuing in detail the state ment said the two men were fright ened and took to their heels a few moments later Avery Ran Away As we were walking around eating our ice cream a car came up toward us and stopped which 2 BOYS HELD IN SLUGGING CASE Man Who Befriended Them Is Hesitant on Identify ing Suspected Youtns CRESTON Creston police officers held two youths in jail here Saturday as suspects in the slug ging of George Henry Karonick 52 in the railroad yards Police did not disclose the names of the youths Officers said Karonick suffering from blows about the head dis played hesitancy about identifying the pair picked up in the freight yards although their descriptions tallied with those given by the wounded man Karonick would be given another opportunity to identify the boys of ficers said Karonick said that he met two young boys in a freight train in eastern Iowa Thursday and that they rode with him across the state The boys corjplaincd that the were he said so I too some money from my pocket am bought them some bread and sar dines Friday Karonick con inued one of the boys came a me with a steel rod with a towe wrapped around it just as the train was pulling out of Karonick said he was stunned b the blow but was able to jump From the car The injured man said he had money in his pocket made by sellin during the summer He saic he was humming to Red Oak to reclaim an expensive bicycl which he had left in storage there Have You Read Your Newspaper Indicted in Payroll Probe at Burlington BURLINGTON Payne former city employe posted a appearance bond here after a grand jury indictment in connection with a city payroll investigation Payne is the fourth present or former city employe indicted by a grand jury The others are Theodore Upton for mer auditor Arthur Ailtz and Ar tur Tierney former parks depart rnent employes HitchHiker Slugged in Railroad Yards ELDORA Kerr 45 Lakewood Ohio in a hospital here with a fractured skull told author ities that he had been slugged in the Vinton railroad yards Kerr who said he hitchhiked fom a Vermont civilian conservation corps camp collapsed after reaching here scared Avery as I remember he started running between some lilac is the last I have seen of OShaughnessys sign ed statement said It also frightened me as I be lieved that possibly it was the law looking for us So I took the pocket books and the old watch which OShaughnessy previously admitted stealing from the Parker home and threw them over into the lawn of the house that we were The statement said Avery re ceived of the loot and OShaughncssy kept the remainder 1 What South American nation severed diplomatic relations with Spain 2 To what post was Harry W Colmery of Topeka elec ed 3 The monetary situation be came acute in what European country 4 Why is this years baseball world series called a subway series 5 What school will be the Uni versity of Iowas first western conference football opponent of the season Oct 3 6 The king of what country celebrated his eleventh birthday 7 Who was reported slated to succeed Adolf Hitler as chancellor of Germany in event of der fuehr ers retirement from the post 8 Japanese marines ruling un der martial law patrolled sections of what Chinese city 9 Mrs Ruth Bryan Owen Rohde suffered a broken leg necessitat ing cancelation of speeches plan ned at what two north Iowa towns 10 What candidate for what of fice spoke at Des Moines Tuesday night and made rear train plat form appearances at several north Jowa towns including Mason City on his way to Minneapolis Thurs day Answers on Page 2 FORECAST IOWA Cloudy with showers Saturday night and in central and east portion Sunday morning cooler in central and west portions Saturday night and In centra and east portions Sun day MINNESOTA Cloudy showers in southeast and extreme east cooler Saturday night freezing temperature in northwest portion Sunday generally fair in west cloudy in east cooler In southeast portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum Friday 74 Minimum in Night 54 At 8 A Saturday 59 Rainfall Trace After nine rainless days Mason 3ity Saturday forenoon was treated o a drizzly rain It started between and 8 o clock and by 9 the total moisture in the GlobeGazettes rain gauge stood at 01 of an inch WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO weather out ook for the period Sept 28 to Oct For the upper Mississippi and ower Missouri valleys Generally air first of week showers about Wednesday or Thursday followed by air temperatures below normal irst of week rising temperature middle above normal latter part i REBS SMASH AT GATES OF TOLEDO Wife of President Azana of Spam Under Protection By The Associated Press Insurgent Spanish troops smashed at the gates of shell riddled Toledo Saturday as the wife of President Manuel Azana of Spain was report ed taken under the protection of the Argentine embassy One report correspond ent of the Lisbon newspaper Diario Noticias said the rebels had entered Insurgent commanders said res cue of their besieged comrades in Toledos famous Alcazar raked by gunfire and dynamite was only a matter of hours President Azana was reported au thoritatively to have asked for po litical asylum if it should prove necessary aboard an Argentine warship His wife and other mem bers of families of leftist cabinet members it was reported in Buenos Aires were to be taken aboard the Argentine boat Throw Poisoned Food Rebel sources predicted the immi nent downfall of Madrid as insur gents expressed fear that govern ment troops in Toledo were throw ing poisoned food to the men wom en and children who have been be eaguered in the Alcazar for weeks Rebels dispatched 10 airplanes to rain bombs on chaotic Bilbao Bay of Biscay town as anarchists sought o kill insurgent sympathizers held as hostages Socialist commanders announced hey would to the last man n the stricken city Fascist host es numbered about and aaque nationalists fought to main ain order Insurgent armies drove m the city from the east Loose Second Flood The Madrid government dis atched fresh troops to the town of 3argas north of Toledo to aid the ighters attemptingto stem the ascigt To the west it was eported the government let loose a second flood from Alberche river ams engulfing the insurgents ear guard in millions of galjons of vater which surged down the Tagus alley The government announced de truction of more than 30 trucks arrying 90 fascists near Quinto aspe in the Quaclarrama moun ains The battle for possession of Mad id at Quismondo on the fascists of march brought on a bitter ontest between opposing aircraft and between infantrymen Govern lent armored cars held the high just east of Quismondo last utpost of Madrids southwestern efenses The situation in the Spanish cap ai was confused that it was oubtful who was in control ofthe ty IOWA what was scheduled as a breather opener against Carleton college the Uni versity of Iowa football team was held to a 00 tie through the first half of the game Saturday after noon Play on the slippery field was about even the Hawkeyes holding a slight edge in the first quarter and Carleton playing them on equal terms or better the second period Less than persons huddled in the stadium in the drizzling rain There were pools of water on many parts of the field Football Scores FINAL Rhode Island State 7 Maine 0 Purdue B 0 Illinois B 12 Slippery Rock Teachers 6 Wes Chester Teachers 13 Ohio Wesleyan 0 Pitt 53 TfflRD PERIOD Norwich 0 Dartmouth 38 Lawrence 0 Chicago 21 St Bonaventnre 7 Manhattan 19 Ohio Wesleyan 0 Pitt 40 SECOND PERIOD Wiliam and Mary 0 Navy 6 Lawrence 0 Chicago 7 Colgate 0 Duke 0 Ohio Wesleyan 0 Pitt 34 Bates 0 Holy Cross 21 Amherst 0 Hobart 0 Rhode Island 7 Maine 0 Wayne 0 Michigan State 7 Norwich O Dartmouth 26 South Dakota State 7 Wisconsin 6 FIRST PERIOD Lawrence 0 Chicago 7 South Dakota State 7 Wisconsin 0 Norwich 0 Dartmouth 19 Alfred 0 Cornell 14 Colgate 0 Duke 0 William and Mary 0 Navy 0 Elon 0 Washington and Lee 7 Rhode Island State 7 Maine 0 Vermont 0 Williams 0 Wayne TJ 0 Michigan State 0 Lehlgh 0 Case 7 St Bonaventure 0 Manhattan Ohio Wesleyan 0 Pitt 14 Hobart 0 Amherst 0 Connecticut State 0 Brown 0 Depauw 0 Miami 0 Depaul6 Illinois 0 IS Request Federal Grant SIOUX CITY council in truded city attorneys here to pre are a request for a federal grant r finance 45 per cent of the cost of proposed civic center REDS REJECTED BY LAFOLLETTE Communist Indorsement Is Repudiated by Governor of Wisconsin Phil LaFollette of Wisconsin Saturday had Strongly repudiated the communist indorse ment of his candidacy for reelec tion which was bestowed on him Thursday by Wisconsin reds In a brief letter to Atty L E Vaudreuil Kenosha the governor said In order that there may be no misrepresentation of any action which may be taken by such indi viduals or groups over whom we have no control I wish to make it clear that no one who is associat ed with the communist party or its aims can have any part whatever with my candidacy or campaign I am sure that in expression J apeak not only for myself but also for the rank and file of pro gressive The governor said he was im pelled to write the letter by the fact that a few communist sympa thizers are attempting to tack themselves onto the progressive campaign in your LOOK INSIDE FOR COL FRANK KNOX More Harm Than Good in AAA Claims Knox ON PAGE 2 Pastors of Mason City Plan Preaching Mission ON Mason City High School Beats Blue Earth 460 ON PAGE 9 Teachers Approve New Demonstrations ON PAGE 12 LAGUARDIA F R TALK ON RELIEF Mayor of New York Favors Long Range Planning of Work Projects HYDE PARK N Long range planning of work projects and more cooperation from the very people complaining against relief were advocated Saturday by Mayor LaGuardia of New York af ter a conference of urban relief with President Roosevelt LaGuardia president of the tioonal cnference of mayors said he discussed plans for the conference of city heads at Washington Novem ber 14 the needs of cities for the next fiscal year and policies in a casual He said he was going to vote for the He described the re cent proRoosevelt Chicago confer ence of progressives which he at tended as a nice unanimous When asked if he planned any speeches for the new deal ticket he said the temptation was irresti Asked if he expected later to be named secretary of war as had seen reported he said he had not jeen offered the post and did not expect it I have a contract with the peo ple of New York up to December Jl he said with the option of renewal on both Pair Held in N Y for Extortion Waive Extradition to Iowa NEW YORK New York men accused of attempting to extort money from a Dubuque ufacturer inn connection witn a contract for snow re moval equipment Friday agreed to waive extradition to Iowa The tofin Lawrence S Timen 0 an attorney and Arthur R Von Celler 57 a salesman were ar ested Sept 9 following an in started by Mayor F H LaGuardia District Attorney John L Duffy nd Sheriff Thomas J Ryder of 5ubuque informed Supreme Court ustice Edgar J Lauer that the defendants had agreed to go to owa for trial With their consent ustice Lauer reduced bail from to each Buys to Halt Attempt of Russian Bank New York Stocks Go Up as Wall Street Hails Plan WASHINGTON UP In a sud den swift move Secretary Morgen thau Saturday poured into the international exchange mar ket to block what he said was a Russian state bank move to ham mer down the value of the British pound Morgenthau announced he had acted without delay to throw the treasurys stabiliza tion fund behind the pound in line with a FrancoBritishAmerican agreement pledging the three na tions to use appropriate available resources to prevent exchange dis turbances in their currencies Aid to Stabilization The agreement announced Fri day night provides for the devalu ation of the franc in what treasury officials described as an important stride toward currency stabilization In a formal statement Saturday Secretary Hull said the move should greatly strengthen the pros pect of stability in international ex change relationships and should result in further strengthening the basic conditions of our domestic re Morgenthau told reporters he wa willing to go the limit to protec the currencies of the three nations acd referring to what he called th Russian move to depress the pound added I sincerely hope that this Inci dent will not be Sold At Any He said he had been informei shortly after exchange dealing started in New York Saturdaj morning that the Russian state bank had ordered the sale of 000 pounds at any The effect of this was to driv down sterling from to the treasury chief said He refused however to exprea an opinion on what Russia migh have expected to gain from th move WALL STREET HAILS PLAN AS CONSTRUCTIVE NEW YORK IS Wall stree hailed the French devaluation plan as constructive Saturday and the New York stock exchange only im portant world securities market which there was trading rose brisk ly for a time New York banks along with those in London and other principal cen ters suspended dealings in foreign exchange for the weekend as par of the plan of international coop eration for a smooth working out of the franc devaluation Also realings in foreign dollar bonds in the stock exchange were practically at standstill Leading commodity markets were virtually unaffected with grains at Chicago narrowly changed and cot ton at New York at little higher Banking heads withheld official comment but a number said infor mally that bringing the franc down into line with the dollar and the pound should prove one of the im portant steps in removing remain ing disequilibrium in world financial affairs resulting from the depres sion After the first uprush of prices in the stock market there was some reaction but the list maintained a firm Uftderftpe Application Prepared DES MOINES applica on for Federal Vofks Progress administration was repared by the city council for ark improvement projects The rejects RAIN FALLS ON MOST OF STATE Vfore Forecast for Iowa on Sunday Temperatu res Held Down DES MOINES fall rain fell over most of Iowa Saturday holding down temperatures and the weatherman forecast continued rain and cooler Sunday The rain was heaviest in south and southeast Iowa where it was needed the most but fell over all the state except the extreme norch west corner Keokuk reported inches Deg Moines 98 Council Bluffs 66 Dav enport 12 and Charles City and Dubuque a trace up to 7 a m It continued raining however weather bureau stations except Sioux City Mason City had a trace up to 8 m and the drizzle continued DEVALUATION OF FRANCHAILEDAS MOVE FOR PEM French Premier Sees No Reason for Extreme Price Rise MONETARY AT A GLANCE By The Associated Press PARIS backed by U S and Britain moved to reduce francs gold content about one third expect to forbid gold ex ports LONDON Foreign exchange dealings suspended for day in some unofficial dealings the value of the dollar increased slightlymore than one cent in relation to the pound NEW YORK Frances move toward devaluation raided finan cial leaders hopes for solution of world monetary problems stock market firm WASHINGTON Officials ex pressed belief economic peace prospects enhanced through at tempt at stabilization AMSTERDAM Authoritative sources said no change would be made in Dutch currency The Netherlands is on the gold stand ard ROME Stock market closed for usual Saturday holiday Fi nancial opinion was that Italy would await Dutch and Swiss ac tion before considering devaluing the BERNE L Swiss federal council said parliament would meet Mon day to approve new alignment of Swiss franc LEADING WORLD FOREIGN EXCHANGE CENTERS CLOSED By The Associated Press Leading world foreign exchange centers were at a standstill Satur day as the French government pre pared to submit a plan to an extra ordinary session of parliament Mon day to cut the value of her currency by approximately onequarter to onethird Securities prices in the New York stock major world market upward how ever as Wall street experts hailed the French move as constructive and London bankers looked for revival of world trade In Amsterdam the stock exchange was quiet with American issues in demand The decision to devalue the franc appeared virtually to have ended the European gold bloc that group of nations maintaining cur rencies at predepression levels but the Netherlands authorities indi cated that they would continue to maintain the parity of their cur rency Swiss Body Summoned In Switzerland third member of the gold block however parlia ment was summoned to convene at the same time the French chamber meets to bring the Swiss franc into ine with the devalued French franc The French government proposed a plan of devaluation similar to that adopted by the United States three rears ago involving seizure of all old in the country at its present and establishment of a sta bilization fund The devaluation plan immediate y provoked some opposition from oth right and left political circles Q France and world financial cen ers speculated as to how Premier Blums popular front government ivould withstand the impact of its dramatic move when the French chamber assembles In Washington and London the American acd British treasuries lad arranged in advance to cooper ate with Prance to restore world quilibrium Secretary Morgenthau nthusiastically welcomed the move loping it would establish more olid foundations for the stability f international economic Berlin Watches Closely In Berlin the reach watched closely the development of tie FrenchBritishAnierican co perative movement tobring the French currency into line with the ollar and but failed to indi ate what steps they would take he German currency has been off the free gold standard and under rigid controlfor some time In opinion divided but some thought the lira would be devalued along with the currency Belgium wKlco hag already alued its currency by 28 per n a note France England America gave its full approval the plan Polish   

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