Thursday, November 19, 1936

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 19, 1936, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANSNEIGHBORS VOL XLIII FIVE CENTS A IkBSUClATKD PRESS LEASED WlKB SJCKViUJi MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY NOVEMBER 19 1936 HOME EDITION THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 38 OPENING INSTALLMENT BLOODHOUNDS WALTER S MASTERMAN CHAPTER I Jack Reid crept out from the thick bushes that grew right down to the edge of the lake Crouching low amongthe tall bulrushes he looked furtively around A dank unhealthy smell hung over the shallow reedy waters and an evil mist engendered by the heat of the day and night cooling rose from the surface A sombre pile rose from the lake the ancient Abbey of Severinge silent and forbidding The bright moonlight silvery irides the water with a cence like fairy glamor but the walls of the building in contrast were in deep shadow where the full moon shone splendid and serene above the roofs The man same back among the bushes it would be madness to cross the bright water until the moon sank behind the gabled roof and moreover he had plenty of time at his disposal He lit his pipe and went thoughtfully over his carefully planned preparations Every de tail had been worked out he had turned up at the village of Even den posing as an idle dilettante artist searching for beauty spots and had been attracted by the quiet grandeur of the Abbey He had put up at the Bull Inn and made friends with Hucks the landlord and from that it had been easy to strike up a friendship with Colindale the agent for the estate and obtain Sir Henry Severingea permission to paint the Abbey The offer to rent a cottage on the estate had given him the op portunity of prolonging his visit and an invitation to paint a pic ture of the central courtyard had enabled him to become well ac quainted with the interior He chuckled as he recalled his meet ing at the Bull with a real artist who lucklily had done all the talk ing and had not asked to see his pictures He took from his pocket 3 plan he had made of the place and studied it by the light of the moon Opposite to the place where he was sitting was the dining room and above that Sir Henrys bed room suite Away to the right in the tower above the gateway was Lady Severinges sitting room and beyond that her bedroom He smiled to himself he had heard all about this grouping of rooms The square tower showed up gaunt and black against the sky with the tiny flagpole like a pencil only used on special Sir Henry was most punctilious in these matters The bridge which alone connect ed the Abbey with the grounds cast a shadow on the water break ing up the silvery surface The small barred window oppo site scarcely three feet above the water opened from a cellar damp for old lumber was stored He had explored that place and had loosened the old rusty bars from their sockets jn the crumbling stonework Yes Everything was in order COut of the clear night a faint eerie belllike sound came to his tsrs and a heavy frown clouded his face Reid knew that sound BOMBS FALL ON POSTOFFICE East Coast Sailors Strike Condemned emerged into a corridor that ran round the whole of the inner court and had once formed the cloisters of the monks in the days when the place had been a real Abbey The moonlight pervaded the corridor from the slit lancet windows show ing a patchwork along the stone fioor He cast one glance into the cen tral courtyard stoneflagged ex cept in the center where one soli tary yew tree lifted its ancient head black as pitch with the moonlight j behind it He turned to the left and proceeded along the silent passage and then to the right where before him was the small square ante chapel He looked askance at the corner where guarded by an iron rail stone steps led down to the grisly crypt below the chapel where the dead Severinges lay in their leadlined coffins He had a key of the chapel made from an impression taken while painting a picture of the interior and unlocked the massive doors He entered the place cautiously and stood within the entrance listening The chapel was in almost total darkness only a faint gleam came from tiie oriel above the altar He made his way up the aisle holding his electric torch ready but prefer ring the darkness For a moment he fancied he heard a slight noise and stood stock still holding his breath but nothing except the beating of his own heart was audible He went on two stone steps led up to the altarrail of wrought iron work and the gold of the or naments on the altar shone with a faint gleam The sound was nous to one engaged in his occu pation and a feeling came to him that he was not alone in the chapel His nerves were inured by many such adventures and he had no superstitionsdreadr theques tion of discovery was another mat ter and a more tangible danger He cast a rapid glance round and his quick eye noted a space in the apse behind the beautifully worked silk altar curtain Here he concealed himself peering round the corner into the dim chapel Suddenly he be came rigid and stared at the floor in front of the altar steps where a thin band of light had appeared It grew wider in jerks and a square of light showed as though a flag stone were being pushed up until it stood on end Reid gripped himself below the chapel was the crypt and why should any living thing come A F OF L SAYS WALKOUT WORK OF COMMUNISTS Green Accuses CIO of Evading His Peace Overtures TAMPA Ameri can Federation of Labor Thursday denounced the current east coast sailors strike as the work of com munists There was no debate and only a scattered vote against the reso lution condemning the strike pro posed by ranking officers of the old line International Seamens union George Woolf of San Francisco a delegate from the Alaska can nery workers tried to oppose adop tion Green refused to recognize him Sporadic rank and file strikes in sympathy with the Pacific coast walkouts have held up numerous ships in Atlantic and gulf ports for the past month Call Strikes In their resolution the old line union officers called these strikes that way Someone else beside him self had business in the chapel that night The light suddenly went out only too Grahams without warning and for a moment HP had seen them at exercise their horrible reddened eyes and foaming heavy jowls and the fierce lifting of the head they found and gave tongue He had considered that danger and had taken precautions They would find nothing of his from which to draw a scent He had worked out his First he would go t6 the chapel The jeweled cross was renowned throughout the world and there were the gold candlesticks and vessels Sir Henry with perverse indifference had never allowed them to be removed from the altar After that there was the valuable old family plate in the safe The matter had been neat ly arranged He had got the key from the butlers room and taken impression Now in his pocket he had a duplicate key There w ere several articles of value in the study and dining room that he would pick up on his way out A shadow crossed his face as though a veil had been drawn and he saw that the moon had disap peared behind the humped mass of the house and the lake lay in deep shadow The night was strange ly a sound from bird or beast He unslung a large canvas bag from his shoulder and took out a wading suit that came up to his and fastened with two buttons Cautiously removing his coat and waistcoat he placed them in the bu shes and slipped silently into the water up to his armpits Half wad ing and half swimming he made his way across and the ripples spread out from him like the opening of a fan Once across the water he felt alongthe slimy wall to the low window for it was dark in the shadow The bars yielded and he drew hisdripping body through the aperture No one would be likely to think of this old cellar and the bars could be replaced when he had fin ished his job He removed nil wading suit and put on a of heelless shoes and black India rubber and then felt his way up the atone stairs There would be no telltale finger prints left behind or footmarks for ihe shoes had list soles and were shapeless At the head of the stairs he the darkness baffled him but he seemed to make out a dim figure emerging from below and he heard a dull metallic boom as though a heavy weight had been dropped He waited peering into the darkness but could see his strained nerves sensed that there was another in the chapel with him perhaps even now stealing upon him Reid never carried any weapon on his expeditions trusting to his skill and agility How long he waited he never strain was getting so great that he hacl almost made up his mind to make a dash for it when a faint sound the pad pad of shuffling feet broke the stillness Softly in slow pro gress the steps came nearer along the passage outside and presently through the palpitating darkness a glimmer of light showed in the doorway of the chapel There was a pause someone was fumbling with the then a flood of light dazzling in contrast to the darkness showed in the entrance Sir Henry Severinge stood there clothed only in pajamas and hold ing a silver candlestick in his hand The man behind the altar drew him self back and shuddered at some nameless sense of horror Sir Henry came slowly up the aisle holding his candle steadily and moving in short shuffling steps in his bedroom slippers Reid longed to warn him but his tongue refused its office He could neither move nor speak but with horrified eyes watched the slow progress of the baronet as he might have watched a man going to the gallows in a nightmare TO BE CONTINUED Dutcher Funeral Is Held at Iowa City IOWACITY serv ices for Charles M Dutcher prominent attorney and former sen ator who died at Des Moines Tues day were held here at 2 p m Thursday Dr Edwin Voight and Dr Syl vester E Ellis pastors of the Meth odist Episcopal church conducted the service outlaw and said they were aided and abetted by communists and other The resolution pointed out the old line union had contracts with Atlantic coast shippers for a board of conciliation to settle all griev ances The union it said had a long record of living up to agreements We pledge our moral support to all the loyal Atlantic coast mem bers of the International Seamens Union of America who refuse to be stampeded into an outlaw it added Green Accuses CIO President Green charged John L Lewis insurgent committee for in dustrial organization Thursday with evading peace overtures In a telegraphic exchange with Charles P Howard president of the Typographic union Green laid re sponsibility with the CIO for fail ure to meet the A F of L halfway in a move toward reconciliation The indictment by Green of the CIO followed Howards charge that suspension of the rebel unions two months ago by the federations ex ecutive council savors of dictator ship to retain Refuses to Comment Green refused comment on an or der issued by the United Mine Workers union in Washington that he abandon his fight against the CIO or run the risk of forfeiting his membership in the U M W Green is a member of the U M but that union is headed by Lewis and is a dominant unit in the lattcrs insurrection As the war of words went on un slackened between officials of the A F of L and its suspended mem bers delegates to the federations convention here heard of the body education activities of the past year Business in Committee With virtually all of the conven tions important business still in committee delegates had much time to discuss messages brought to them by Secretary of Labor Perk ins and George L Berry federal co ordinator for industrial coopera tion Miss Perkins reporting life is better said the present marked a turning point in Ameri can democracy with the people de ciding whether we shall have an inclusive or exclusive In the GreenHoward exchange the federation president recalled that A F of L executive council appointed a standing committee Lo treat with the CIO and you and those associated with you in that organization refused to appoint a committee or confer through com Secretary of Committee Although Howard is secretary of the Lewis committee the A F of L council found the typographical union had not formally affiliated with the rebels allowing Green to ask why therefore are you not at Tampa along with your gates speaking for and representing your international organization It you were here as authorized by your international continued Green you would he ac corded widest opportunity to present all the argument offered in your telegram and appeal to the delegates here to accept your point 1 of I Another Job of Plowing Under Youre right this does look like a planting scene Workmen are shown plowing under copper ground wire for the GlobeGazette radio station west of the city Ten miles of the strandefl wire which appears in the roll behind the plow are being laid in the area surrounding the site of the tower Sidney Davis chief engineer of the station is shown regulating the wire Handling the tractor is Marion Lee and the ploiv Howard McKcnzy Lock Photo Kayenay Engraving STORY ON PAGE 20 G1STRUBLE OF TOLEDO DIES Widely Known Iowa Lawyer Suffers Fatal Injuries in Auto Crash MARSHALLTOWN H widely JoJownVToc or Tcwa attorney died early Thursday in a MarsHalltown hospi tal of injuries suffered in an auto mobile accident Wednesday on high way 63 between Tamaand Toledo Physicians said Struble Suffered a severe concussion and back injury when his car left the high way and overturned Graduated by the Toledo high school Grinnell college and the Drake University law college Struble had practiced law in Toledo since 1899 Mrs Struble a son George H Struble and a daughter Jean all of Toledo survive RIO DE JANEIRO ments of intorAmerican peace Jepnierence at Buinog Afres will Mrs George H Struble is a daughter of C B Sherman 225 Sixth street northwest Mason City Farmer Killed When His Auto Goes Into Ditch and Tips Over MUSCATINE Everett Muscatine county farmer was killed when the car he was driving over turned onhighway 22 seven miles west of Muscatine Wednesday night crushing his neck Death was believed instantaneous Sheriff Fred Nesper who was called to the scene said that tracks made by the car indicated that Ev erett had fallen asleep within500 feet of his home while driving along a gravel highway ditch and then climbed back on the highway where it overturned on its side Everetts head was stiirpinion ed beneath the machine when the sheriff arrived No inquest will be held There were no witnesses Jo the tragedy lowan Beaten by 8 Votes Asks Recount S Greene of Coif ax defeated by eight votes in the race for Jasper county attorney said Thursday he would ask for a recount Greene a democrat lost to Luther M Carr republican in the official canvass by the board of su pervisors Hull Expects Big Things of Buenos Aires Session U S Delegation Makes Statement at Rio relation constitute gress fof Secretary ofState Cordell Hull predicted Thursday The statement of the chief of the United States delegation was made shortly aftr the arrival here of the steamship American Legion carry ing delegates to the conference Arrive in Harbor Amid a din 01 whistles the Ameri can Legion arrived at a m Hull was received on the quay by members of the Argentine cab inet and the diplomaticcorps After an exchange of greetings he pro ceeded by automobille to the Copa Cabana hotel to prepare for a day long program in his honor The delegations of Haiti Guate mala Salvador Nicaragua Cuba Venezuela and Mexico also disem barked with Hull and shared hon ors of the visit Economic Rehabilitation that results of the BrazilianAmerican trade pacthave demonstrated that the best assur ances for maintenance of peace come from economic rehabilitation to theconference with an even greater conviction than ever before that the road to peace is based upon economic understand the secretary of state said The prize for which we striving is permanent peace mutual understanding and the economic well being of thepeoples of all the ROOSEVELTS CRUISER The car fef t the road went into a j SPEEDING SOUTHWARD ABOARD THE U S S CHES TER AT SEA Roose velt sped southward Thursday the cruiser Indianapolis en route tothe epoch making inter American peace conference at BuenosAires in December The cruiser Chester acting as es cort and the Indianapolis flying the flag continued to av eiage about 25 knots as they neared the tropic regions The Chester presidents craft by some 800 yards The presidential party prepared to donjwhite dress as warmer tem peratures prevailed Ships Will Refuel The jaarty expected to reach Trin idad where both ships will refuel Saturday The will stop for a day at Rio De Janeiro Novem ber 27y where he will be honored by Brazill He may address a joint ses sion of the Brazilian parliament Secretary of State Cordell Hull who sailed for South America sever al days ago on the liner American Legioji may await the president at Rio De Janeiro and board the In dianapolis for the cruise to Buenos Aires The president on the Indianapolis is not aboard an unfamiliar craft Theijruiser carried him tqGampo bello N in 1933 and from its bridge he reviewed the United States fleet off NewYork on May 31 1934 Greeted Thousands The president boarded the cruiser at Charleston S Wednesdayi after a ride through gaily deeorat FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy Xhurs daylight risingtem peratures Thursday night and in south central and extreme east portions Friday MINNESOTA Partly cloudy Thursday night and Friday ris ing temperature in central and south portions Thursday night colder Friday except in extreme southeast IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday 33 Minimum in Night 26 At 8 A M Thursday 29 If theres such a thing as a typical November day Wednesday would so classify It was chilly and the clouds hung low Thursday showed signs of being a duplicate WARSHIP AND PLANE BUILDING ORDERED SPEEDED BY ITALY ROME Nov 19 Ita ly mindful of possible European complications from recognition of the Spanish insurgent government ordered construction of airplanes and warships speeded up Thursday The military preparation of Italy in this special moment must be accelerated above all in the aerial and naval Premier Mussolini and the fascist grand council decid ed The phrase in this special mo ment referred particularly to the Spanish situation political circles said At the same time the Stefani Italian News agency published a report Austria and Hungary shortly will follow Germany and Italys ex ample in recognizing Gen Francis co Francos fascist Spanish regime The order to strengthen Italian aerial and naval forces was issued in a special communique after the council meeting MERCURY RISE SEEN FOR IOWA Barely Freezing Predicted in Northern Part After Chilly Day DBS MOINES draped central and west Iowa Thursday and temperatures averaged below normal over most of the state but the weatherman said warmer weath er that would hold temperatures at freezing above Thursday night was on its way Northeast Iowa he forecast would probably be the coldest sec tion but the minimum expected there was only 32 decrees Lows predicted for the other sections were 36 in northwest and southeast Iowa and 40 in the southwest por tion The low Wednesday night was 22 at Dubuque the high 42 at Sioux City and Council Bluffs No precipitation was reported during the last 24 hours elec Hawaiian guitar and amplifier Liberal reward for return Or informa tion leading to return of same Ph 3783W RETURNED TO OWNER Owner identify pay for ad and keep 112 14th When you lose anything of value insert GlobeGazette and Found Ad PHONE 3800 GARMOTORCYCLE COLLISION HERE Leg of Arvid Anderson Is Amputated Following Crash on E State Amputation of the leg of Arvid Anderson of Carthage S was j necessary following an accident at j oclock Wednesday evening when the motorcycle on which he and a companion were riding and an automobile collided headon at about 680 East State street The condition cf Anderson was reported fair at Park hospital Thursday Martin Jensen Osage driver of the motorcycle on which Anderson was riding was also in the hospital suffering an injured leg Kenneth L McKee of Rock Falls was driver of the car Jensen and McKee acquaintances were waving to each other in friendly greeting when the motorcycle ap parently swung too close to the auto and was struck by the vehicle according to statements made to police Andersons leg was ampu tated The motorcycle was badly dam aged The only damage to the car was to a tire ed streets in the southern city He was greeted by thousands of citi zens and was accorded full honors by army and navy forces as he rode from the harbor The Indianapolis is expected to dock at some Argentine otherVthan Buenos Aires about No vember 30 and the president will journey by rail Leav ing the1 Argentine capital December 2 he isexpected to visit Uruguay before returning to the United States He may go to his home at Warm Springs Gai for a rest before re turning to Washington next month LOOK INSIDE FOR FAY WEBB Rudy Vallee Sorrowed by Death of ExWife ON PAGE 2 Postmaster Helps on Social Security Law ON PAGE 8 Increase in Teacher Placements Is Shown ON PAGE 3 Grinnell Grid Squads Center of Dissension ON PAGE 9 SPAINS FASCIST AIRMEN SPREAD DEATH DAMAGE Heavy Toll of Lives in Newest Air Raids on Madrid By ALEXANDER H UHL fascist bomb fell at the main entrance of the Madrid general postoffice Thurs day killing many employes and partly wrecking the All service was instantly sus pended Shrapnel sprayed the structure striking a number of persons The bomb fell shortly after p m It was the newest attack in the relentless aerial punishment which has spread jntold death and damage through Madrid An unconfirmed report said a second bomb had fallen inside the magnificent building The ornate facade was badly damaged Windows and window supports were smashed Lifted From The force of the explosion lifted two streetcars in Cibeles square near the postoffice from the rails Screaming struggling workers jamming the cars were riddled by the hail of shrapnel Most of them were reported killed A second bomb wrecked the beau tiful palace of the Marquis of Li nares in the opposite corner of the square from the postoffice The palace is owned by a mys tery duke who never has lived in it It has been used recently as a barracks for the militiamen of the left republican party CenttatBauk JHit A third bomb apparently aimed at the war ministry hit the Banco Central formerly the Banco del Rio de la Plata Crashing floors of the structure could be plainly heard by passersby The explosions of at least a score of huge bombs in the black early morning hours claimed a toll esti mated as high as 90 dead and 200 injured But defense authorities declaring the victims of two weeks of intense bombing and shellinghad reached said the real toll may never be known since dozens were buried deep under charred and smoking wreckage Refugees Asphyxiated They declared refuges of Tuesdays bombardment huddled in the Uperto del Sol subway station in the heart of Madrid had been as phyxiated when one bomb blocked the Carmen street entrance and an other landingat the Alcala street end of the filled the sta tion with dense and acridfumes The projectile was not gas bomb however the officiais assert ed A squadron of insurgent bombers appearing over the city early Thurs day morning spilled most of their bombs in the vicinity of the tele phone building nerve center of Madrids communication with the outside world Building Not Hit However the building was not hit In the early morning1 sunlight Madrids broad Gran Via was a scene of ghastly devastation The pavement was covered with brokenglass and splinters of wood and ston Most of the windows on the Fuen carral side of the telephone buildingr were broken by a blast which nearby structure This building was still amoulderingr With the window panes blasted out curtains of Gran Via store win dows flapped in the crisp morning breeze Store Front Blown Out On Conde de Penalver avenue the front of a store formerly owned by an American company was torn out Two automobiles parkeabefore the building were wrecked Many buildings on Carmen and Preciados streets were destroyed The early morning raid alarmed the various embassies in the Castel lana section From the American embassy the roar of the bombers couldbe heard distinctly as the in surgent squadron passed and re passed over the building entoute to the point where they dropped their bombs less than a mile away Many Americans abandoned theic beds and groped their way through the darkness to the cellars of the embassy Hear There they listened crash ing bombs and the roar of rifle and machine gun fire from the Univer sity city section in the northwest part of the city invaded early itt the week by fascist shock troops However despite the repeated raids much of Madrids frightened