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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 28, 1936, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THI NIWSPAKR THAT MAKIS ALU NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLI11 F1VS CENTS A COF1 ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED W1J1B MASON CITY IOWA DECEMBER 28 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 71 BURDEN OF RELIEF Congress Has to Decide Where II Should Lie PLAN CONTACT WITH KIDNAPER By CHARLES P STEWART T ASHINGTON 1937 session of congress will see no tougher fight than the one involved in the national ad ministra t i o ns plan to turn a much larger share of the j burden of work relief back from the feder al government to local govern t a t e county and mu nicipal It may seem queer in a way that local com munities should so much prefer to pass the relief load on to Uncle Sam rather than take care of each of their own proportion of the whole countrys needy In the long run the bill must be footed by taxation anyway What difference does it make say to a whether it pays directly to nwet its domestic requirements or pays into a com mon federal fund fairly contrib uted to the entire republics tax payers for indirect distribution by Uncle Samuel Number Is Identical Either way the problem is looked at the number of folk to be relieved is they are considered as a national total or as 48 groups by states added altogether The summedup cost would seem to be about the same from whichever angls it is viewed But Each locality from the states on down hopes to set more than its ASKED FOR RETURN OF TACOMABOYJ Deranged Former Patient of Wealthy Physician Abductor Suspect TACOMA police official who declined to allow the use of his name reported Monday the Dr W W Mattson family has 50 Urged been directed to make with the contact Charles Monday kidnaper of Mattson 10 some time afternoon He said the contact was ordered established through publication of a want ad in a Seattle newspaper The official said the instruc tions were included in the note left by the kidnaper when he ab ducted Charles from the Mattson living room Sunday night He also confirmed that the note de manded ransom Of this the official said the kidnaper demanded in old bills of small denomination two or five dollars and the remainder in old bills of or over In each case the official said were ord ered to be old or Scheduled Hunt Canceled He refused to disclose any ad ditional information about the ransom note or to say where the j rendezvous was set I His statements came in the Wreck of Missing Plane Is Sighted in Mountains No Sign of 12 Occupants fair share of relief for less than its j midjle of a day previously marked fair share of contributions into the by no developments in the wide federal j spread search for the missing boy In short each state hopes to i A scheduled footbyfoot71 hunt flimflam the oiher 47 states prothrough a wooded ravine adjoin portionately as to population ing Mattson city estate was And each county and city hopes canceied shortly after dawn The Mattson home was rounded by city police who eluded all but members of similarly to flimflam all other communities in like proportion Has Sense Enough The administration has sense enough to see this psy chology Ditto agood many senators and i the grounds sur ex the family Department of justice agents and state police made nu merous unexplained trips through some represeniatives The legislators difficulty is that however economically astute they In Seattle police and federal operatives checked fingerprint and other criminal records lead may be the instant they under mg to all unconfirmable report take to be logical their home folk that investigators had found the turn tte on them There is element of sound oviii reasoning in the home folks SOI1 home too I Suppose if imagination j stretch that far a community j does want to be fair all other communities will take much or more advantage of it In selfdefense it has to be hog gish Federal Advantage In one respect it is true the federal government has the better of local administration It prints its own money Nominally it borrows kidnapers fingerprints on the ran som note he dropped in the Matt Know His Identity LOOK INSIDE FOR CHANG HSUEHLIANG Will Be Restored to Command of Armies ON PAGE 2 Says Missing Algona Girl in Fort Dodge ON PAGE 5 Too Early to Value Buenos Aires Parley PAGE 4 COL 2 Fourth Large Ship to Crash in West in Last 3 Weeks BURBANK iff The wreckage of a missing airliner carrying 12 persons was sighted in the mountains about 18 miles north of here United Airline of ficials announced Monday R E Dickinson member of the party searching for the long over due ship told airline officials he saw the wrecKage while flying er the mountains near Saugus The wings of the transport lay on a ridge about two miles east of the emergency airfield at Sau gus he said and the rest of the Diane was all spread out in the valley below the fourth large air plane to crash in the west in the last three weeks Attaches of the Saugus airfield over said a squadron planes circled the of scarchini spot shortly after Dickinson made his report No Signs of Passengers Dickinson said he could see no signs of the passengers The report climaxed a frantic search which began Sunday night when the giant United airliner flyng from San Francisco to Bur bank with nine passengers and a crew of three disappeared into the stormy night a few minutes before it was scheduled to land at the Union Air terminal The ship was due at p m PST slightly late It messaged for a radio beam to direct it into the port That was the last heard of or from Although regular transport planes flying between San Fran cisco and Los Angeles were order ed to watch closely for signs of the missing ship an intensive and widespread hunt did not get un der way until this morning when It has as much as it wants within reality however it creates it Seattc police were informed iust that I Tacoma police believed they knew the kidnapers identity from the description furnished by Charles brother sister and a Seattle girl friend of the family The suspect was described as a partly dement ed former patient of Dr Mattson Seattle police scanned a coffee cup saucer and water glass for fingerprints and watched for a tan coupe after a hamburger stand it In rational limitations which have not been approached yet State and lesser governments cant do this they can exhaust their credit So can the federal government but it has not been a probability in recent years Local governments arc in a position to say to the federal government Well YOU borrow we keep it up However federal borrowings mean subsequent iederal taxation Federal Taxes Even federal taxation in gen eral is irritating than local taxation The federal income tax is pretty aggravating to be ure and so are such levies as the undistributed profits tax But imposts do not affect a of folk Local taxes Taxes on your taxes price of a package of cigarets ridiculous These are the taxes that local authority wants to sidestep They are too obvious authority hates then Passing them on to bnulc Sam is simpler lovvan Saved From Death in Icy River a man the descrip considerable number are what fret the home school sales taxes that make the operator said he waited on answering to a T the c tion of Tacomas latest kidnaper Irvin York said the man ent ered the sandwich shop on Capitol Hill about 6 a gulped coffee nervously while reading of the abduction of 10 year old Charles Mtntson He one foot on the floor as if he were ready to run ind read the paper he York said When some customers cnmc in lhe mail paid his bill and walked out immediately I grew suspicious and checked with the description I had of him It tal lied to a May Hide in Seattle Seattle authorities worked on the theory Charles abductor may hide in Seattle awaiting ransom SNOW AND RAIN SEEN FOR IOWA Temperatures to Continue About Normal Weather Bureau Says DES MOINES Snow and 55 MILE STATE SPEED LIMIT IN IOWA PROPOSED Safety Council Will Make Recommendations to Legislature DES MOINES state highway patrol of at least 150 men and a 55 mile an hour speed limit on the highways Monday were recommended by the Iowa State Safety council The recommendation will be presented to the Iowa legislature which convenes Jan 11 Meeting here Sunday the coun cil presided over by W Earl Hall of Mason City voted to increase the highway patrol to three times its present size It recommended immediate salary increases for patrolmen from 5100 to a month and provision for gradual increases up to S150 a month Long Term Job Also recommended was the es tablishment of an independent motor vehicle department under the direction of a chief who would be appointee by the governor for a long The council asked for the enact ment of laws requiring motorists j to dim their lights while passing and asked that no truck be per mitted to operate which is iot capable cf traveling up a 3 per cent grade at a speed of 20 rales an hour v An incresie in drivers license fees from 25 cents to was sug gested as a means of paying for theproposed increase in number and salaries of the highway p itrol Other Recommendations Other recommendations includ ed A law requiring a distinctive marking for school buses An increase of age from 15 to 16 years for the granting of drivers ExKaiser and Consort Today visibility cleared sufficiently Gradually Concentrated licenses The hunt was gradually concert A minijnum spacing of 330 feet trated in the mountainous region This is the most recent photo of former Kaiser Wilhclm ol Gcr roanv and his wife It was taken in the garden of castle at Uoorn Holland Although the former kaiser still receives notables from the country he once ruled he does not openly show any interest in its rain were to move into Iowa Mon day night from the northwest the weather bureau here forecast Delayed 24 hours by freakish weather conditions the snow and rain were certain to close in on all Iowa by Monday night the bureau said Temperatures h o w c v e r were to continue around normal Skies were cloudy over the state Monday and Davenport and i Keokuk reported slight precipi tation Those cities reported the highest temperatures for the last 24 42 degrees Sioux City and Charles City re ported 22 degrees lor the states low mark during the night negotiations as was done last IOWA CITY Walter year by the kidnapers of George Weyerhaeuser then 9 of Tacoma City and state patrol cars con tinued the careful check of high ways and side roads begun Sun day night as additional privately owned boats nosed through inlets I of Pugct Sound on the chance the i kidnapers might have secreted young Mattson on one of the doz ens of island or in a secluded I cove I The Malison family remaining at homo also declined statements a friend acting as spokesman for them said Dr and Mrs were bearing up well under the strain Breaks Into The masked intruder broke into the living room searched the chil observation Mathess rescued Holmes from midstream after see ing him plunge into the from bridge Police said Holmes ap Holmes saved the ice m fQund none caked Iowa river by snatching the boy cried Mathess Iowa City Palter was something better than at University hospital Monday for money He threw the note to the floor lifted the boy into his arms and fled toward the waterfront through the same French window by which he entered Charles sister Muriel 14 and her friend Virginia Chatfield of Seattle were sitting on a daven port hear the window when the man first appeared William Mattson 16 elder of the Iddnaped child was seated in a chair at the other end of the room with his back to the window He parently own life attempted to take his Suffers Broken Lei DES MOINES Nellie Raymond 35 suffered a broken right leg and her husband Edwin 34 a nose injury and injuitd hand when the car in which thtfy were riding struck a parked car was wearing night clothes and a bathrobe Mask Slips Off The children said the mans mask slipped from his face while he was in the room enabling them to see he had a dark complexion and a heavy beard They describ ed him as slightly built middle aged poorly dressed and wearing dark trousers a blue jacket and a light tan cap The two girls told police they saw the kidnaper run over the top of the terrace toward the water front They disclosed that Chancs a boy with an intriguing smile had told of seeing a man in the kitchen of the home only a few minutes previously Sent on Errand Sent there on an errand for the other three ho returned with the story of having seen a man lurking in the dark Brother and sister laughed at him The family also said Dr Matt son surprised a man in his garage more than a week ago and Hound a fullypacked medical kit miss ing William Mattson asserted the kidnaper acted as though he was under the influence of either al cohol or narcotics A memberof the family said letters on the kidnap note were nearly an inch high the paper or north and west of Burbank fo cused there by the reports of per sons who said that last night about the time the ship was due to land in Burbank they saw rf flash in the mountains and heard an accompanying explosion that sounded like thunder Those aboard the airliner A L Markwell diamond broker Los Angeles returning from a Christmas visit with relatives in San Francisco Edward T Ford San Mar ino official of Standard Oil com pany at Pasadena and son of Ed ward Ford president of the Grace lines steamship company Mrs Edward T Ford Uni versity of California graduate whom Ford married in 1935 John Korn El Centre Cal Alex Novak El Centro Cal H S Teague Hollywood Cal Mrs W A Newton Los An gclcs M P Hare San Francisco busi nessman Miss Evelyn Valance Los An gclcs Pilot Edwin W Blom Burbank Copilot Robert McLean Bur bank Stewardess Yvonne Trego Ala meda from Hastings Mich Flyinr With Brother J M Dickinson who was flying with his brother when the wreck age was discovered gave this ac count of the find With my brother R E Dickin son manager of the Santa Paula airport I left in a plane early this morning and a few minutes later while flying east we saw the wreckage about two miles west of Weldon canyon near Saugus We bad been flying low look ing into canyons and along ridges when my brother looking out of the left side of the plane he was piloting said Here it We turned and flew at an port plane between trucks traveling in cara van style A more rigid law against pass ing on hills A jail sentence for driving while license is suspended A stiffened penalty for driving while intoxicated A compulsory report acci dents to the motor vehicle depart ment as well as to peace of ficers An increased regulation of bi cycles on streets and highways A law permitting cities and towns to provide speed limits above the state maximum A constitutional amendment prohibiting the diversion of taxes and other funds intended highway construction maintsn ance and safety Ban on Fireworks A more rigid enforcement of traffic rules against juvenile driv ers A law sale or use of fireworks in Iowa except under supervised cortol by qualified exhibitors The business session was pre ceded by an by Mrs Alex Miller secretary of state in which the motor vehicle departments views on numerous problems cov ered by thp sub sequently adopted were presented She placed her approval on a sep aration of the motor vehicle de partment from her office More than 50 representatives of local safety clubs and civic or ganizations from all parts of the state attended the meeting Folice Judge Named DES MOINES Gov Clyde L Herrings office announced Monday the governor has appoint ed Arthur O Leff of Iowa City as judge 01 the police court there TO CONVOY MERCHANT SHIPS Germany Not to Seek War 6 Power Navy Patrol of Spain Sought EUROPEAN AT A GLANCE By the Associated Press LONDON A u t h o ri t a t i ve sources declared Russia Italy Germany and Portugal may be asked to join Great Britain and France in a coastal patrol to keep volunteers and arms out ol BERLIN Germany avoiding war measures against socialist Spain will probably allow vol unteers to sail for Spanish bat tlefronts and will convoy mer chant ships with torpedo boats in the Bay of Biscay BAYONNE Basque authori ties at Bilboa supporting the M a d r i dValencia government said the master of the interned freighter Palos had destroyed compromising documents be fore last weeks capture that she carried contraband of war and that there was no question of her release HOPE FOR SOLUTION OF j WAR THREATS GROWS j LONDON Hope grew Monday in the foreign offices of Europes great powers for diplo matic solution to the threatened spread of he Spanish civil war through German intervention The continent focused its atten tion on snow covered Berchtes gaden n Bavaria where Adolf Hitler pondered problems which may decide the question of peace or war for Europe London circles pointed out the decision der fuehrer must make in his Christmas retreat might go far beyond any question of going to the aid of the Spanish fascists In effect these sources said Hit ler faced the alternative of lead ing Germany back to wesern co operation for peace or plunging his country into deep isolation Decision Up to Hitler Firm refusal of the Spanish so cialist governmen to heed a Ger man ultimatum to free the cap tured steamer Palos in Uie face of Weather FORECAST IOWA Snow probable Mon dtr niffht and Tuesday except rain or In wrath portion slightly warmer Monday nlrht and in extreme east Tuesday colder in extreme northwest portion Tuesday MINNESOTA Snow probably Monday night and Tuesday not quite so cold in west portion Monday night and in east por tion Tuesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday Minimum in Night 20 At 8 A M Monday 24 Figures for 24 hour period end ing at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday 55 IMinimum in Nifht N 24 At 8 A M Sunday 25 Rainfall 19 Precipitation in the form of rain has totaled 48 of an inch in the past week and the December to IOWA 1936 TOLL 502WITHDEATH ON ROAD HERE VanHorn 68 Resident of WPA Camp Struck by Stoecker Car Newton VanHorn 68 died at a local hospital about oclock Sunday afternoon from injuries received when struck by an auto mobile driven by Al Stoecker of Mason City Iowa State college football player near the entrance to the WPA camp north of Mason City The accident occurred about oclock Saturday evening as Van Horn who had been residing at the camp since last February was walking south from the camp toward Mason City Stoecker said the man must have been walking at the edge of the pavement The driver said he was watching the line in the center of the highway so as not to crowd an approaching car and did not see the pedestrian Mr VanHorn was taken to the camp hospital by Stoecker and later he was removed to the hos pital in Mason City Has Son at Ferry Surviving Mr VanHorn is one son Milo Perry Funeral services had not been arranged The body was taken to the Patterson funeral home Twentyone Jowans met violent deaths last week eight of them in weekend holiday accidents on the highways The weeks highway toll brought the total for the year to 502 with four more days of 1936 remaining Last year 556 died in highway accidents At Boone Sunday Tommy Mc Caskey 18 Iowa State college freshman student died in a hos pital from injuries suffered when he wrecked the new car his par ents gave him as a Christinas present Three companions were only slightly injured when the car overturned on loose gravel near Ogden Dies of Broken Neck Mrs Ira Siddall 67 Lauren died of a broken neck when the car driven by her husband and one operated by Allen Vickers collided at a Laurens intersection Four persons were injured in the col lision Lawrence Brodsac 32 Fort Dodge died early Sunday in a Hartley hospital from injuries suffered when his car struck a tal of precipitation now stands at inches The foggy misty weather which characterized Christmas has given way to weather which is decidedly chilly but still cloudy dinary foolscap DUDDV tude of about 200 feet and could see where big oak trees along the ridge had beenbroken off by the lyings of the ship that were strewn over the hillside Could See Fuselage In the bottom of the canyon we could see the fuselage that had not been broken up It looked all right but although we flew over the spot for several minutes we couldnt see any signs of The Dickinsons returned im mediately to Burbank with re ports of their discovery H E Dickinson returned to the sceneof the wreck in an opera tions plane to assist in guiding ground crew to the spot Shortly after Dickinson made his report the skies lowered again and a heavy rain began falling hampering the searching parties As the kidnaper fled a spaniel 2 Bodies Recovered barked fruitlessly at nis The search continued Monday for a western air express trans with seven persons It was be lieved to have crashed in Utah Bodies of the pilot ond copilot of a Northwestern Airlines plane which crashed in Idaho Dec 18 were being taken on toboggans Monday to Calder Idaho They were tound Sunday Six Airways officials and employes were killed near Dallas Dec 23 while testing a plane United Airline officials ex pressed belief that Ed Blom pilot of the California plane crashed while trying to land last night in the emergency field at Saugus The weather at the time was foggy inco Dec 15 nazi threats of reprisals was be since EW lb l and rainy Automobile parties were dis patched to Saugus from Union air terminal also four nurses and two doctors Frank Nance Los An geles ccunty coroner left for the scene alter notifying three un dertakers placed lhe immedi ate decision of backin the insur gents to the limit up to Hitler Adding to the seriousness of the question were the reported de mands of the fascist leader Gen Francisco Franco for troops to aid his drive on Madrid But France and England hoped offers to aid Germanys economic and colonial needs in return for nonintervention would weigh heavily Day of Grate In the face of the German warn ing to free the Palos interned in Bilbao harbor as a carrier of con traband of war the Spanish so cialists answered through the em bassy at Paris There is no question of releas ing the Germany gave Span another day of grace before determining what action she would take to Spanish waters was reported but the nazi foreign office re mained noncommital Resumption of normal routine in the German capital however led to hopes there might soon be some hint as to what orders hud been dispatched to the German fleet Not in Hurry Hitler seemingly was in no hur ry to communicate any decision he might have reached to Europes waiting capitals leading to the be lief delay was increasing the chance for a favorable settlement One highly placed official who always travels with der fuehrer indicated the question of inter vention might be delayed until Jan 10 or Unofficial reports from Rome that Italy would cooperate in the FrancoBritish demand that Ger many halt movement of volunteers to Spain was considered as a fav orable omen Authoritatively Denied While this was authoritativery denied the belief grew that if Hit powers in localizing the Spanish war he might find himself iso lated with only the Spanish insur gents for allies Should der fuehrer go to Francos aid either with large numbers of nazi troops or with warships in retaliation for the Palos capture Europes worried statesmen wondered how long France would remain inactive if faced with a big increase of Ger man forces across her southern border in Spain snow plow Friday morning Mr and Mrs Brodsac were driving from Sibley to Humboldt when the crash occurred Mrs Brodsac is in a Hartley hospital Roy Scott 43 Beacon farmer took his own life by hanging Sun day while at Bedford Coroner Floyd Shum investigated the death of M ODell 70 year old New market carpenter after returning a preliminary report of suicide Found Dead in Car ODell was found dead in his car Tffe coroner said that the car parked in the ODell garage had all doors locked and the motor running ODell relatives believed that he might have been killed and robbed and the car driven into the garage to make death appear as suicide the coroner said Robert R Smith 49 railroad employe shot and lulled himself at his home in Council Bluffs Sunday and Arthur Meade 71 retired farmer took his own life by hanging at Clear Lake Satur day Cecil Tevis 18 Mason City died when his car upset at Clear Lake and Elizabeth Fitzgerald 18 Pocahontas was lulled in an au tomobile collision at Mallard Fri day Officers at Pella said that Her man Grootveld lulled his wife and old daughter Long Manlures Celebrated MOKTROSE local couples celebrated their fiftysixth wedding anniversaries here within the space of afew weeks They were Mr and Mrs Gus Frost Mr and Mrs J V La throp Mr andMrs R A Gibson and Dr and Mrs Fred Schermer Movement of German warships horn died after setting fire to his home Thursday Mishap New Clarion Mrs S G Overholt Royal died in an automobile collision at Spencer and Ben Stout 37 Thompson suffered fatal injuries when his car struck a bridge near Clarion Thursday Mr and Mrs Arthur Wente Waverly farm couple were killed when their car and a truck col lided Thursday night Ray Hempc 49 and A C El lis 75 both of Montour died when a train struck their truck at a crossing in Montour Wednesc day evening At Council Bluffs Hans Peter son retired farmer was killed by a car Wednesday night as he stepped from the curb after mail ing Christinas cards Maitin Flannery Sioux City died of injuries when struck by a   

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