Thursday, December 24, 1936

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 24, 1936, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLII1 FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WlKB MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY DECEMBER 24 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 68 GMEN ARE ATTACKED Criticism Is Now Coming From Many Sources THREE IOWANS BELIEVED SLAIN By CHARLES P STEWART A S H I N GTON CP A A 1 though Attor Homer S Cum in i r g s may p o o hp o oh charges against j his Gmen the j f a 11 remains that feelings of conside r a b 1 e MAN WIFE AND GIRL 5 FOUND DEAD IN HOUSE Pope Offers Plea to God for Peace Among Men Skulls Thought Crushed by AX Attempt Made to Burn Home bureau of investigation exist in the j of other j police and in PELLA i Coroner F M ori Roberts said after a preliminary g a n i 7 a t ions j examination that Mr and Mrs municipal statewide and national j Herman Grootveld and their The attorney genera denies daughter Marlyn 5 whose bodies deed that he has received comi were found in their fire damaged plaints concerning the Gmens i home here Thursday may have methods from any responsible ofj been the victims of a triplemur i der However he must nave noticed a bitter denunciation from Police Commissioner Lewis J Valentine of New York City of the Goutfits recently spectacular fasHon of Enemv Harrv But we cant be certain until further the coroner said He stated there was some evi dence that the three were bat tered about their heads metropolis It j We are fairly certain that the capturing Public Brunette in the would seem as if skulls of the mother and daughter Valentine might fairly classify as were crushed by some kind of a responsible he said In the basement of the home we found an ax with what may be bloodstains on The coroner was called to Pcila Important Testimony Concurring too with Valentine Fire Commissioner John J McElligott from Knoxville when the tragedy The Gforce under dijct com was discovered Sheriff Paul J mand of FBI Director Edgar i Grundman joined him in the in Hoover started a fire A stylish vestigation Manhattan apartment house in effecting Brunettes c a p t u r c Neither Valentine nor McElligolt contended thai the capture was undesirable What they did ns Seek Definite Decision i The two officials said they might i reach a definite decision on the cause of the deaths late Thursday Mrs Matt Tuinstra Mrs Groot scrt was that trie pyrotechnics j velds sistcri and Mrs William were aangerouvy i Goosclink a neighbor discovered Is the combined testimony of j tne Valentine and McElligott too irre wem to he Grootveld sponsible for j home when they faned to notice Violence Protested j anyone around the house It willbe recalled that there When no one answered their have been past subdued growls knocking they peered in a from local police chieftains relaj dow and saw the three bodies ly tive to what they described as the ing in the fire scorched bedroom Goperators needlessly violent i Pella firemen said the blaze ap system of bumping off public parently started in the basement enemies in burned up through a stairway and lions then burned out in the bedroom The local police assert in each where the bodies were found instance that THEY have done Two Bodies in Beds all the preliminary detective work Coroner Roberts said the body have spotted Me and I of Mrs Grootveld was lying on have been just en the point of iri hc bed Her husbands body was resting hereupon the Gi sprawled on the floor near the men getting of what was bed corning and desirous lo grab all Their childs body still was in a the credit have jumped into the baby bed situations with inclis The coroner said fire burned erect haste shooting up away most of the night clothing hoods starting fires and raising and seared the bodies badly heck generally Its a he said thats LOOK INSIDE FOR MRS DAISY TEGTMEYER Forgotten Woman Breaks Her Silence ON PAGE 2 INSURANCE BILL FOR JOBLESS ON STATUTE BOOKS Many Chairs Are Vacant in Iowa Legislature at Final Session STORY ON PAGE 2 MOINES The spe cial session of the Iowa legisla ture adjourned a a m Thursday after passing a state un employment insurance law it was called to adopt True to tradition the two cham bers failed to finish by the time Cheer Fund Soars Well Over the Toi Previously Reported Olll Home Town Police Department mid Highway Patrol A Friend Jackie Kresse Dollar Store Suzanne Irvck and Tommy B C Beck man Another rrienii Still Anolher Friend A Lions Club Friend Employe of B L Co Merle Bell Schroder Gait Bureau of Animal Industry Deckers Lola Eugene and Ronald Another Lion Friend TylerRyan Furniture Pfaff Baking Company Employes Mason City Fire Department L L Raymond Eddie and Judy Gildner Brothers Clothing Store adjournment Shoe Prrsbylerian Manner Service V Nichols Chlcajjo Schommer Opposed to Football Rules Changes ON PAGE Boxcar Damages Two Structures at Rake ON PAGE 18 Jhnstmas Editorial by Muse Reprinted ON PAGE 4 specified in their resolution 10 a m The clocks in Please Accept both chambers were stopped at a m while the lawmakers waited for the stenographic force to complete typing final drafts of bills passed Then when the bills came into the two chambers together with the formal reports of the en rolled bills committees the two houses adopted the reports and adjourned Many Vacant Scats When the senate convened only i 28 of the 50 members answered the roll call The house also had I a number of vacant seats i A merry Christmas resolution j was read and made a part of the legislative record Harold Gross of the social se j curity board general counsel said he expects the board to ap j prove the Iowa law by Monday or The governor immediately Where the local functionaries would they say have made quiet arrests they accuse the Gcrowd of having deliberately staged j battles More Charges Made State police have leveled a sim ilar charge against the federals Federal bureaus of antiG ante cedents have done so likewise The postoffice inspection ser vice is one of them In reality postoffice inspectors are detectives Their story is that they would have fixed responsibility for nu merous violations of the postal regulations much sooner but for hc Gmens extraneous bungling going to take a lot of thourough investigating to clear up We cant figure out how it happened to burn out And we havent been able to locate anyone who saw the flames so the fire must have occurred late at STATE SUKEATJ SENDS TWO AGENTS TO FELLA DES MOINES state bureau of investigation dispatched Agents Paul Gruber and Con Ryan to Pella to aid in investigating the deaths of Mr and Mrs Her van Grootveld and their 5 year old daughter Marlyn Aid in the investigation was asked by Sheriff Paul J Gruncl placed his signature upon the un employment pay bill thus oifi cially completing in less than 4 days legislation designed to save Iowa some in taxes collected in 1936 Legislators estimated the cost of the session would not exceed Herringto Leave Governor Herring said he will I leave for Washington Friday j night to take the Iowa law to the Social Security board He will ar I rive in Washington Sunday j A spirit of Christmas and good i will pervaded the house although i its remaining members were anx ious to take off for home While they waited the disposal of customary formalities the house paid rSbute to Speaker John I Mitchell of Fort Dodge and wished him well in his new office of attorney general and then call ed upon the 91 year old sergeant at arms Oley Nelson past national commander of the grand army ANTA CLAUS is coming to town And in a big way too The Order of Good Fellows will be the sponsor of h i s visit in scores of homes which otherwise might not be on his calling list The goal of 000 set as the absolute mini mum needed for the job was exceeded by the great est amount that can be recalled in the eleven year venture in the Christmas spirit To all who have helped in the raising of this fund by gift and blessing those in charge of the NEW PRESIDENTCubanpresident F CUBA TAKES OVER HIS TASKS Gomez Denounces Rule by Army as Senate Puts Him Out By EDMUND A CHESTER HAVANA Federico Laredo Bru was sworn in at noon Thursday as president of Cuba to succeed Miguel Mariano Gomez ousted by the army controlled senate for his opposition to the sugar tax bill Laredo Bru who had been vice president under Gomez7 regime took the oath before the chief jus tice of the supreme court at cere monies attended by Cuban offi cialdom The new president announced his cabinet appointments which included Jose Bringuier Laredo FKEDEKiCO LAREDO BRU nephew of the chief executive secretary of the presidency Gomez the island republics ninth president in four years was forced from his position by the senates decision early Thursday that he was guilty of interfering with the free functioning of leg islative power in fighting the j tax measure Col Batista Winner Politically the winner of the congressional controversy over the proposal to extend army training to rural schools was Col Fulgen cioi Batista Cubas military Gomezwasejected by a 22 to 12 vote of the Cuban senate sitting as a jury to hear the impeach ment charges after a debate last solicitation extend their deepest j ljle nours appreciation and thanks For each naving been identified the Gmen have represented that they did it Departments Clash It also is of recent record that the treasurys secret service sus picious of the justice depart ments started an investigation of the latter one bunch of federal investigators investigating another We know this because two of the treasurys investigators caught at it demoted The justice department forcing demotion of the rival departments investigators certainly gained a justice departmental victory Still the clash doesnt secrn to imply harmony Justice department disagree menas with local authority arc1 shattered Bad Fast Record They begin to be centralized ind unpleasant when they involve the justice postoffice treasury md maybe other departments to gether It likewise has been suggested not in the present administration but in the past when the late William J Burns was chief jus tice department investigator that justice department investiga tors raided senators and repre sentatives correspondence files Indeed a criminal charge was said GARNER WANTS TO QUIT PARTIES President Roosevelt Agrees to Cancelation of Two Annual Dinners WASHINGTON casual telephone call from Vice President Garner to President Roosevelt shook the capitals social founda tions Thursday There arc a lot of must parj tics on the official social calendar firm and loud voice called upon every winter Fur instance the next legislature to support the i and every one an added measure of joy in this Christmas season will be in order Also a happy and prosperous 1937 The final figures on the cam paign will not be available until Saturday At least a few were known to be planning do nations as late as Christmas eve of toys and other materials needed by Mrs Mabel Blaise and her as sociates in their mission of Christ mastide mercy Additional gifts were filtering into the GlobeGazette The before dawn climax of the struggle was precisely what the whole capital expected As a re sult sparse crowds accepted the news with an apparent lack of inj marchers were taken Church of the Nativity SACRED CITY IS STRANGELY DRAB j Christs Disciples of Many Creeds Worship in Bethlehem BETHLEHEM dis ciples of many creeds worshipped their Savior Thursday in a sacred city strangely drao Under sullen sides through streets where soldiers stood past shop windows empty of Christ mas symbols the traditional pro cession from Jerusalem was met at the tomb of Rachel Led by the Latin patriarch the Immediately after the dismissal to bv the the SPEAKS HORROR OF EVIL FORCES OF Nazi Germany Only Major Nation That Refuses to Broadcast Address By ANDRUE BERDIXG VATICAN CITY Pope Pius XI offered his human suffering Thursday to God for peace among men and for Gods own glory now more than ever so impiously at Propped up in bed his eyes shining the Holy Father in halting j but fervent tones j bespoke to the I whole world his horror of the evil forces of I I c ommunism I which he cried have brought in Spain signs and of terri fying reality of is being prepared for Europe and the whole world if XI they do not hasten to adopt the necessary remedies of Forcing himself on he mur mured his grief at the false and fatal ways of some who fight communism and yet portray the church as an avowed enemy of national prosperity and Reference to Germany This was interpreted by Vatican authorities as a reference to nazi Germany which alone of the worlds having dip lomatic relations with the Holy See refused Thursday to re mayor the parish priest and by which Gomez expected and prej other church and civic officials pared for the retiring president is sued a bristling statement de nouncing army leaders and charg ing they sought to arrogate civil authority to themselves Military Dictatorship His accusations reflected the is But there were grims in either Bethlehem or Je rusalem that other years have brought Six months of terror at tendant upon the Arab strike against Jewish settlement had left its mark on the holy land broadcast the pontiffs address It may have been his last Christmas message to Christianity i His Holiness spoke for 29 min 01 the through a radio microphone sue on which his defense staked IFrom the smouldering aftermath vindication that a verdict against j continuing the executive would throw Cuba into a military dictatorship form of scattered bandit activities Only Wednesday near the scene IT BROKE THE office too So the THERMOMETER table above is nto final to all who helped make the Christmas Cheer Fund Civil War Vet Talks j of 1936 the glorious success it now Speaking as an Abraham Lin becomes He was impeached in the house 1 of the Biblical miracle of wine of representatives and brought to j and water two trucks were loot trial before the senate after he had opposed a ninecentsabag ed their drivers beaten Thursday a subdued throng sugar tax bill to finance an armyj watched the patriarch don the sponsored program of rural edu costume delivered to him in the market place by members of the Probe Discovery of Machine Gun Bullets I N D I A N O L A county officials and United States army officers investigated the dis covery of machine gun bul lets found by boys skating on the Middle river near here The bul lets were found under three bridges along the stream made on subsequently proved perjured justice department testi mony against Senator Burton K Wheeler of Montana Briefly no secret services rec ord is any too good examined un der a microscope lowan Gets Sentence COLUMBUS Ohio J Farmer 39 Burlington Iowa re ceived an indeterminate sentence in the Ohio penitentiary when he pleaded guilty to participating in a robbery June 6 The Weather FORECAST J O W A Partly cloudy to cloudy Thursday nijrht and Fri day continued moderate tem peratures MINNESOTA Possibly snow in north mostly cloudy In south Thursday night and Friday coldiT Thursday night much colder in northeast portion colder Friday In east IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 president gives an annual dinner for the vice president and the vice president gives one in return Or did Looking forward glumly to night after night of staying up late with a winged collar poling into his neck Vice President Garner offered to pass up his dinner to Mr Roosevelt The president quickly agreed and also canceled the white house banquet for Mr and Mrs Garner Why Some said it was because the vice president likes to go to bed at 9 p m Others pointed out that the approach of Lent is crowding the social calendar Whether the movement will go further none would say but if everybody stopped giving parties because they were expected to and started holding them only when they fell like having a bunch I of folks it caused several j local and national administrations The aged Grand Army leader re ferred to himself as a remnant of the arrny of men now sleeping under the He was escorted to and from the speakers dais by Rep Ole Kringgaak R of Lake Mills Before drawing the final curtain on the fortysixth legislature the house extended an official vote of thanks to Louis Shneider of Des Moines and H L McCarthy of Chicago Shneider assisted the COLD WAVE FOR IOWA FIZZLES cation His opposition brought into the his smouldering fight with Col Fulgencio Batista stron various religious orders Here were Bethlehem women held to his lips by the Vatican ra dio director Father Soccorsi Fre quently he paused to sip from a cup of water Afterwards he was tired but thankful He was told his words had been heard perfectly in far away Buenos Aires Thanks be tu God he cried Calls for Union of Good He called for a union of all men of good will against the prop aganda of the which he meant c ommu prayed that God accept his pres ent suffering for his own glory for the conversion of all who have gone astray for peace and the good of the entire in in high medieval headdresses the particular for man head of the army who nas i everpresent British soldiers Scot In Spain the holy father cried been die power behind Cubasjush men at arms in kilts school propaganda and evil forces have government since 1933 children Bedouins Negroes from wished to make the supreme ex the Sudan silent Arabs in red tarI pcriment of all the destructive M NO The senates decision in remove the president was contained in its vote convicting him because of his stand on the sugar tax bill of in r C i PI terfering with the free functioning tor Oanta LlaUS of the legislative UnderSurface Baltic In his statement Gomez attrib Sleigh and Continued Mild Forecast DES MOINES Pity poor Santa Claus Theres no snow for his sleigh subcommittee which drafted tha and whats more the unemployment bill and McCarthy weatherman said there isnt go as regional administrator of the plan explained its principles to the two houses oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday 51 Minimum In Night 36 At 8 A M Thursday 37 Trace of Precipitation Temperatures some 20 degrees above normal and a misty fog were the marks of North Iowas preChristmas weather Latest re ports were that a cold wave head ed for these parts Thursday night had been somewhere along the route and that unseason ably warm weather was on the Christmas meteorological menu dowagers to shudder 2 Charles Cityans Returned to Iowa on Robbery Counts NEW Mc Cahen and Boyd Hayes both of Charles City were returned here Thursday and were scheduled for a preliminary hearing on charges of robbery with aggravation The two have admitted taking guns and ammunition from the Eim Castle sports shop at Charles City and holding up a farmer at Boyd and robbing him of his car Sher iff George C Murray State Pat rolman Jesse Goetsch and Special Deputy C D Schnurr made the trip to Viroqua where the two were arrested Two Injured When Train Hits Truck INDEPENDENCE Frisbce and Francis Wilson both of Waterloo suffered serious in juries when their truck was struck by an Illinois Central freight train Frisbee suffered a fractured collarbone and arm and a possible spine injury Wilson had severe cuts and bruises ing to be any Thursday night On top of that Santas going to get hot under the collar for temper atures will be little if any below freezing The cold wave that threatened Wednesday to push the mercury down towards zero is petering the weatherman explained and it will be partly cloudy to cloudy Christmas eve and Christ mas day with continued moderate temperatures The lowest minimum expected Thursday night was 25 degrees in northwest Iowa Thirty degrees was forecast for the northeast and southwest sections and 35 for the southeast bushes and a sprinkling of pil grims from Europe and America Held on Check Charge forces scattered throughout the world which they have at their j command is a new menace more threatening than ever before for J Haase of whole worldand particularly cordia who allegedly issued uled his downfall to the long unj a check to the Woolstock elevator dersurface battle between himself for without funds and the military Within reasonable limits he maintained he sought to cooper ate with the army but they want ed rival the executive power and commajid the palace from Camp Columbia army head Army leaders Gomez charged tried to invade the presidential authority through interferences and inspections designed to inter vene and establish vigilance over it depreciating it and tearing from it functions x x x and treasury in i have a hearing Dec 31 before Mayor Halverson of Woolstork for Europe and its Christian civil he said Voice Continues Trembling The holy fathers voice trem bled throughout the whole 29 min Haase whose bond is fixed atjues of his Christmas Eve mes is in the county jail sage j At times he seemed to be forcing close friend of Batista ac himself on At several intervals and cepting all others In almost routine fashion the Cuban congress ousted a chief executive with whom it had long Jie a second He spoke of the bitter sorrow of our paternal heart caused by the many great evils which these been out of sympathy It was two days from the time the house impeached the president for interfering with the free functioning of legislative power days have fallen like a scourge on humanity civil society and the Of his own suffering the pon tiff ill for more than income over which only the civil j ilsvcr NO PAPER FRIDAY There will be no edition of the GlobeQazett bearing the date of Christmas day There will be no mail delivery on that date a fact that would detract from the value of the paper for more than thirds of our subscribers fact more than 80 full time employes of the paper and the several score more who have a part in its daily publication and distribution will appreciate the opportunity thus afforded to oo serve the years happiest sinyic day This edition carries an extra pasre of comics including those which ordinarily would appear in the Dec 25 issue and two chapters of The Bloodhounds the GlobeGazettes serial story administration has Before vetoing the sugar tax bill the expelled president con tended he tolerated army de mands that were not prejudicial to the people Says Budget Juggled But he added encroachments by the military became many and and he felt bound to de tain such dissolving action against the political structure and admin istrative To usurp power he charged the army juggled the national budget all this resulting from a growing preponderance of armed institu All members of the Gomez cab inet in accordance with custom immediately tendered their resig diet of guilty Course All Havana even the president accepted the decision as a matter ol course Crowds jammed the capitol while the senatorjurors heard the prosecution and defense but when the verdict was returned only a few hundred undemonstrative persons were there to receive it The president Wednesday had acknowledged publicly he believed his cause was hopeless and pre pared to move from the palatial mansion of Cuban presidents to his own almost equally luxurious private home in the heart of the city He the treasury a check remittmg the unspent balance of of slight paralysis and circulatory congestion told his millions of lis teners Opportunity Granted The Divine Goodness is granting us an opportunity to contribute to the prayers the work and the sacrifices of all by the personal experience of suffering and now has marvelously spared us And for Which the same God is most readily and ly recompensing us with a won drous and touching union of pray ers which lately from every part of the church are incessantly be offered up for the well being of the common His holiness spoke slowly with an obvious attempt at careful die tic n But only scattered passages of his speech came strong and nations his personal expense account and clear as it did before his illness Mysteriously hovVever Gomez I announced he would issue his i Tones Arc Faltering rejected the resignation of Rafael I farewell message tonight in my In general his tones were fa i Mentalvo secretary of defense I home as a private f tering his syllables blurred At