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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 31, 1936, Mason City, Iowa                                6 4 A vv J H 5 j i ASSOCIATED LEASED WIMSBRVICE THI KIWSPiHK THAT MAKIS AU NOMH IOWAHS MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY DECEMBER NEW YEARS EDITION THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF FOUR NO 74 NAVAL REARMAMENT RACE ON GREAT BRITAINRumors of Kidnap READY TO BUILD WITHOUT LIMIT Washington 1922 Treaty and London Pact of 1930 at End NAVAL AT A GLANCE By the Associated Pi ess LONDON Great Britain stood ready to build up its sea without limit as soon the only checks on naval armament the Washington treatv of 1922 and the London trcatv of at mid night On Jan 1 keels will be lfd for two capital ships to join the worlds great est tonnage Grout Bri tains rival for supremacy in the Mediterranean was expected lo use its freedom to bring its strength nearer Britains heavy weiht entering the race with a pro Tarn to supplement naval expenditures has author ized heavy battleship building to German rearmament i shipyards already are working overtime i m give the reich its msximurn i sea strength under the 190a AngloGcimin treaty BRIT 41v TO REBUILD HER PACIFIC NAVAL BASES LONDON Britain I will announce in Januaiy a new I program of rebuilding her Hong kong and oiher Pacific naval I bases informed sources said Thursday on the eve of expira tion of a 15 ycsr attempt to re strict naval tonnage by treaty Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden will make the announcement i to commons soon after it con venes these sources said Great Britain it was stated does not expect a Japanese reply to her proposal for extension of article 19 of the dying Washing ton naval treaty which provided for the maintenance of the status quo of Pacific fortifications The Washington treaty signed in 1922 and the London treaty of 1930 at midnight Thurs day night All Barriers Down From the dawn of the new year j technically all barriers to naval j LOOK INSIDE FOR SENATOR VANDENBERG Opposes Discretionary U S Neutrality Act ON PAGE 2 Mason City Athletes Rank High During 36 PAGE i SEC r Butter Thefts Major North Iowa Crimes News PAGE 12 SEC A OWN COMRADES CAUGHT IN FIRE Insurgent Pilots Machine Gun Fascist Trenches Near Oviedo ST JEAN DE LUZ France iP socialist government i sources reported Thursday insur Plan Rousing Welcome for Coming Year NEW YORK note of prosperity was in the air as the nation ushered another old year toward its exit and went gaily about preparations to sound a rousing welcome for the new year Thursday night From coast to coast there were reports indicating the arrival of 1937 would new years eve celebration perhaps unparal leled in the countrys history The more populous centers ex pected record turnouts for parties more numerous and elaborate than in previous years There was feverish activity on Broadway as the major domes of entertainment strained ef fort to provide New Yorkers with newer and noisier fun Prices Range Upward Prices ranged slightly upward in most cases above the levels of a year ago but hotels theaters ard night clubs experienced a for reservations that prom ised a sellout of space even with t h e increased accommodations provided Times Square merchants board ed up their windows as protection against the press of the crowd that gathers there traditionally Police made arrangements to han dle an outpouring of a million or j more persons in the midtown I area I The New York Times estimated I the cost of New Yorks party may jrtin well above I Some Plan York and Chicago night spots were preps red toentertain patrons until well into the morn ing with breakfnscs in some places to those who stay that long Extra supplies of liquor and cor dials were laid in Neighborhood liquor stores re ported booming sates presaging a wide consumption of festive spirits and a possible bumper crop of morningafter ills Entertainment prospects ranged from the flamboyant girl shows on a fullrigged cir cus under canvas in a Park ave nue hotel The annual watch nifint serv ices in the great cathedrals and WAY UP day or by night this 290 foot tower of KGLO at the western edge of Mason City on the north Gear Lake pavement is visible for miles in nil directions building would be lifted as the London treaty of 1936 signed by the United States France and Great Britain had been ratified only by the United States Europes shipyards hummed v ith preparations for unbridled competition in strengthening the nations naval arms permitted af ter the treaties die at midnight Great Britain stood foremost among the expected builders of sea because it believes the dying pacts gave other great powers an advantage so great the empires first line of defense has been Few Hopes Left The only hopes for slowing down rearmament rested in the possibility other powers would sign bilaterally with Great Bri tain under the unratified 1036 treaty binding themselves to tlv provision for annual exchanges of information regarding new con struction intentions Great Britain and Francs set their shipyards to work not only to increase the strength of their sea defenses but also vastly to en large them Italy concentrated on heavy construction to match the formid able weight of Great Britains first line ships Britain in Lead Germany strained its resources to build to the limits of its 1935 agreement with Great Britain which restricted the reich to 35 per cent of British naval power Janes Fighting Ships forecast put Britain in the lead of con templated building 99 warships under construction or planned It ranked the others in this ur dcr United States 83 Italy 66 France 43 Germany 39 Japyn 38 Nothing will remain in force from the dying treaties denounced by Japan Dec 27 1934 except part IV of the London pact stating rules of international law accept ed by the five Washington powers United States Great Brit ain France Italy and which govern the conduct of sub marines during times of war That section remains in force without time limit It was reaf firmed last November by the Washington powers and other maritime nations were invited to adhere to invitation accept ed thus far only by Germany About to Lapse Article 19 of the Washington treaty also is about to lapse pre senting new dangers of a fortili cations race in the Pacific ocean in which the potential competi gcnl pilots had slaughtered 71 their own comrades when they trenches lOWAfl SAYS HE KILLED FRIEND AND HID BODY Corpse of Ottumwa Man Recovered From Shaft of Deserted Mine OTTUMWA second local murder case in a month un raveled itself before Wapello county authorities here Thursday as Claude Foutch 42 Chariton signed a confession admitting he lulled Earl Nichols 53 Ottumwa by striking him over the head with a hammer the day Nichols disappeared from Ottumwa Dec 24 Nichols body was recovered from the air shaft of the deserted Alpine coal mine four miles I southeast of lure shortly after noon Thursday It was there Foutch had led officers including C E Harding of Wapello county and told them he threw the body down the shaft First efforts to find the corpse had been unsuccessful Owners of the land said the shaft was 100 feet deep with nearly 50 feet of water standing in it Tries to Kill Self 1oulch was taken into custody by Chariton officers Tuesday night after he was found half dead from asphyxiation by in haling gas in the washroom of the gas company plant there Brought to Ottumwa Foutch underwent a three hour grilling late Wednesday night before he broke and offered to lead oiii cers to the place where he said he had disposed of the body The confession later was made out and signed by Foutch in the presence of Sheriff Harding and County Attorney Ed J Grier now occupied in district court here with the prosecution of Franz A Jacobsen in the Leahy murder case Jacobson shot and killed Catherine Elizabeth Leahy here on the night of Nov 30 Result of Quarrel Await Return of Kidnaped Boy While federal agents and scores of state police continued their hunt or the kidnaper of Charles Mattson 10 year old Tacoma Wash bov William and Muriel his brother and sister eagerly Awaited news that the boy had been found alive William andI were in the Mattson home when the masked gunman seised Crisp and Clear Weather Promised New Years Eve POPERALLIES SLEEPS BETTER machinegunned fascist i near Oviedo Thirteen planes of the insur gent air fleet were said to have swooped down on the city Sunday in a raid intended to demoralize the government troops whose po sitions encircle the city Mistaking ground signals the reports said the planes spattered their own trenches with the dead ly lead The government sources said captured prisoners described the fatal mistake in graphic detail churches provided a more sober i note that will appeal to thousands j ljcved lo have who will quietly see the new year tors would be the United States Japan and Great Britain Great Britain will start the naval race New Years day by lay in the keels for two ton battleships to supplement its worlds largest tonnage of 164 Both Prince of Wales and the George mount 14 inch guns regardless of what other nations an ad miralty spokesman said He referred to a Janes predic tion two new United States bat tleships would carry 16inch guns despite the London agreement giving Japan until April 1 to de cide whether to agree to a 14 inch limitation for battleship ar maments Plan 70 Cruisers Great Britain aims at 70 cruis ers as a nucleus for its sea de fense setting the figure as a min imum requisite Bids already have been asked on two other battleships and 10 cruisers are un der consideration now Five other be con LINDY RANSOM NOT GOLDBAGKS Hoffman Knows Nothing About Report Money Has Been Found TRENTON N formal statement from Governor Harold G Hoffman Thursday said he knows nothing about a published report that a goldback cache of Lindbergh kidnap ransom money had been found by a Tvcw Jersey state trooper Col Mark O Kimberling state police superintendent said theres nothing to this latest thing and described the Lindbergh investiga tion as Says No Earlier through William Conk lin his press aide the governor had issued a terse no comment to the report published by the Philadelphia Record that a part of the ransom money had been found and that Governor Hoffman would tell all Thursday about the rep uted new developments in the case The governors statement said I know nothing about this story It is undoubtedly another murder of Nichols is be ULVCU to have resulted from a quarrel which followed orders lo Foutch to stay away from the Nichols home in Foutch a friend of Nichols lor j 20 years had been a frequent vis itor there Although Foutch recovered an amount of money in cash some thing less than according to him but nearer the Nichols family believes from the body after the confessed killing he has consistently refused to admit rob bery was a motive Butcher at Morrells Nichols had for many years been a butcher st th local plant of John Morrell and company meat packing firm His wife two daughters and four sons survive Foutch a resident of Chariton for 26 years was born near Mel rose For about 15 years he had worked as an engineer in the Lu cas county coal fields Foutch has a wife and six child ren including a married son all of whom live at Chariton Sun Takes Over Skies in Iowa After Winter Claims State DES MOINES weath erman promised Thursday a crisp clear night for Iowas New Years eve celebration The sun took over the skies Thursday morning after winter chased the springlike weather provided for the Christmas season out state Wednesday Temperatures over the state all were below freezing with Sioux City reporting a 10 above low for the minimum The mercury re mained well below freezing Thursday and by early Friday the weatherman said the north west section probably would re cord a 5 degree minimum the northeast 10 degrees the south west 15 and the southeast 20 The sky also probably will re main clear Friday with no de cided change in temperature ne said The onrush of winter Wednes day laid a snow blanket ranging inches at Sioux City up to six The Weather FORECAST IOWA Fair Thursday niRht and probably Friday no decid ed change in temperature MINNESOTA Generally fair in south unsettled in north Thursday night and Friday snow in extreme n o r t h e t Thursday niifht colder In north over the northwest section of the state Over the rest of the state however the ground still was practically bare of snow In the Mason City area where mercurv reacned a low of 11 above zero early Thursday there was only a trace of snow MARSHALlANG GIVEN 10 YEARS Sentenced to Prison for Revolt Against Chiang j KaiShek NANKING Chang HsuehLiang was sentenced to 10 years in prison and lost his civil jtvi j verted into antiaircraft one Of the long list of journalistic have been retained by invoking pjpe dreams confu thc Escalator clause of the London treaty as well as tons of overage destroyers A personnel increase of officers and men has been ordered to bring the navy to a total of men Japan and the United States similarly have invoked the Esca lator clause to retain over age hips Humanizing Clause The submarine humanizing clause of the London naval treaty binds signatories 1 To observe rules of interna tional law under which surface vessels operate 2 In the use of submarines not to sink or render incapable of navigation a merchant vessel without having first placed pas sengers crews and ships papers in a place of except in the case of persistent refusal to stop on being duly summoned or of ac tive resistance to visit or search sion and designed to further mis lead the public in its understand ing of the Lindbergh case Like Rogers Like the late and beloved Will Rogers all that I know is what I read in the papers and I have read in the public press that the Lind bergh case has been completely solved and that all of the ransom money has been accounted for In view of this there can not possi bly be any truth to the Discussing the goldback cache of bills which the Record said were believed to be Lindbergh ransom informed sources pointed out that the Lind bergh ransom contained not a single goldback bill this fact figured in testimony at the trial of Bruno Richard Hauptmann who was executed for the Lindbergh murder Thursday niglit and in north cast Friday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures tor 24 hour period ending at 8 oVlock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday Minimum in Niplit At 8 A M Thursday Precipitation Snowfall rights for five yeais for leading 41 11 17 06 10 Nineteen thirtysix brought it self to a close with a day that was briskly cold despite a bright sun It was in striking contrast with preceding days of the past week which balmy cloudy and much of the time either foggy misty or sleety Readers who give daily atten tion to this feature of the paper will be interested in a detailed re view of the weather which is featured with bannerline and ap propriate pictures on an inside page of this issue a military rebellion and imprison ing Generalissimo Chiang Kai Shek autoritative sources reported Thursday At the same time foreign dis patchesfrom Hankow described fresh outbreaks of disturbances west of Sianfu Shensi provincial capital which was the scene of the military overlords detention The nature of the disorders was not 1 disclosed 1 Missionaries including some Americans were reported evacua ting Sianfu for Fensiang 100 miles west of the Hensi capital Reliable reports of the rebel lious young marshals conviction were followed quickly by declara tion that the central government tomorrow would pfardon the muti neer Such action a high official said is possible but not as Refreshed Enough to Begin Drafting New Years Greetings VATICAN CITY Pope Pius XI was reported semiofficial ly Thursday to have rallied and slept better during the night than at any time since his illness took a turn for the worse The aged holy father after hearing mass was said to have felt refreshed enough In begin draft ing his New Years greetings to sovereigns Despite the improvement shown in his sleep he was reported in a losing battle with death at the dreary dawn of one of the saddest year ends in the history of the Catholic church Frequently mild opiates eased the pain in his legs to bring sleep he has been missing for the past week Not Mucli Belief But even with the brief periods of relief and the reports his nights sleep was better than he was said not to have got a great deal of rest At dawn the pontiffs attendant sadly shook their heads when asked if there was any betterment in his health Throughout the night lights burned in the windows of the popes apartments where the staff of vigilant doctors and nurses as sembled by Dr Amanti Milani the chief physician labored to counteract any further decline m the holy fathers now admittedly flagging condition At Special Ceremony Gloom penetrated the farther most quarters of the holy see as it was realized there would be no Mew Years celebration for the tiny city this year Usually the Vatican is colonul with visits of high prelates and diplomats coming to wish his hol iness happy new year Thursday they were invited in stead to the Basilica of St John Lateran to attend a special New Years eve ceremony The easing of the pontiffs pain was attributed in part to the dis TACOMA BOYS FAMILY SILENT MORE CHEERFUL Early Release Predicted Some Sources Report Ransom Paid TACOMA fam ily of kidnaped Charles Mattson held to a cheerful silence Monday amid assertions from various sources that ransom had been paid that the boy would be released immediately and that the father had failed to contact the ab ductor The apparent cheerfulness of the family stood out however and some observers took this to jore shadow an early return of the 10 year old youth carried from his sumptuous home Sunday night by a bewhiskered pistol wielding ab ductor Dr W W Mattson the boys father said he had mado no state ment about ransom negotiations Lieut Col Gus B Appleman close friend of the doctor and a i visitor at the home Thursday said i if the contact with the kidnaper j had been made he not told of i it Flurries of Excitement Flurries of excilement came and went without outsiders learning definite informaUon on the status of the case Officers chased down every clew every Jp given by any did not know the boys j his kidnapers whereabouts x A messenger boy left a message at the home Appelman arrived soon afterward tit left Then Dr Mattson alone departed in his green coupe the same in which he made two mysteuous trips with his elder son William Wednesday It was learned many telephone lines in the neighborhood had been tapped Newspapermen using tele phones were interrupted con stantly by the sound of another in i strument cutting in Predicts Early Return One sotuLa a daily visitor at thw house predicted the boy would be returned Thursday Another in timated the ransom had been paid Others declared the doctor was ready arid willing to pay and has sought to establish contact through a newspaper classified advertise ment but received no response from the abductor Capt John S Strickland retired Tacoma police captain private de tective and neighbor and friend of Dr Mattson went into the home after the doctor left and soon re appeared He had no comment A second messenger and a young woman in a brown fur coat were entered then left the house Two men and an elderly woman in an old model sedan stopped near the house and inquired of observers Where can we find those G Two Enter House They were directed to the house One man and the woman went in while the other man remained in the car The two were in the house about five minutes The younger man remaining in the car said his name was Clifford Young of Tacoma The car license was issued to another name They would not comment on their mis sion A series of flashing lights re ported at Issaquah southwest of Seattle sent state police cars scur rying from Seattle shortly after midnight The exepdition brought no known results Mrs Mattson reported Tuesday to be near a breakdown slept soundly through the night the visitor said after mingling with friends most of Wednesday Mur iel 14 year old sister of Charle where it probably would react suddenly and fatally Gets 10 Year Term on Car Theft Charge CEDAR RAPIDS Waitman 24 identified by a shag of hair found in the car of Dr H N Grim of Cedar Rapids was sentenced to 10 years in the state reformatory for car stealing Of ficers found the wad of hair in the wrecked car owned by Dr Grim Appeal Notice Filed by Polk Candidate DES MOINES George Harnagel candidate for Polk county representative in the last election filed notice of appeal withthe secretary of state Mrs Harnagel claimed that absentee votes were counted illegally and that there were errors in the tab ulation An official vote canvass gave Ed R Brown republican the election over Mrs Harnagel by a 767 votemargin about ransom negotiations In formed he had been quoted as saying no contact with the kid naper had been established Dr Mattson said Any such reports are untrue I have made no statements I have nothing to say The new confidence that Charles would be returned safely was manifested as the movements of a strange automobile stared beliefs actual payment of the 000 ransom demanded for reease might be under way Coupe Moves Awayy The small coupe mowj away frorn the house late WedflWOay In it were a middleaged man 1   

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