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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 3, 1937, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS H 0 ME EDITION VOL CENTS A COPY PRESS AND UNITED PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE Good Will Is Valuable South American Friend ship Is Credited to Hull KIDNAPED DOCTOR FOUND SLAIN By CHARLES P STEWART A S HINGTON tary of State Cordell Hull tried to tell me the other day how Uncle Sam has suc c e e d in transforming a thorough Latin American dis 1 i k e of this country into an extremely cor dial friendship toward us j He did noli explain at all j clearly how ill was done i He does not know that is the j of the matter although he FEDERAL AGENT SAYSYOUTH20 ADMITS KILLING Murderer Leads Officers to Body Near Roadside in Missouri WILLOW SPRINGS A sallow faced young farmerkid naper led officers Wednesday to the bullet pierced body of Dr J under President Roosevelt cB Davis 67 this Ozark coun played a mightily important part I tr towns leading physician and in accomplishing it foremost citizen He did it by tactfulness A Vani Earl J Connelly of the federal Ohio Begins to Rise Again at Cairo Communities Down CHANGES Mile Stretch Southward Hopeful Worst Is Over UAIt IN jtNAIt FARM AID BILL kee may be as tactful as you please in his relationships with other Yankees and yet be regard ed by Latin Americans as a veri table porcupine This Washington administration has proved to possess the bureau of investigation said over ailed Robert Kenyon 20 confessed killing Dr Davis after luring him into the country on a false call for medical aid The kidnaper demanded ransom which the physicians faculty of being polite in accordi to pay ance with Latin American ideas of politeness Hull Is Liked Secretary Hull evidently docs not realize that our present par ticular brand of courtesy is what has won our southern neighbors He thinks it is our policy of to day that did the business Policy does signify We used to be rough with the Latin Ameri cas Naturally they resented and were afraid of us incidentally consequently hated us But it was not President Rooso velt who changed our policy President Hoover began it Nev ertheless Latin America still did not take to us Shackled between two state po lice Kenyon was sped to an un disclosed jail some 80 miles away after he directed officers to Davis body in an Ozark thicket Avoid LynchinjT Mob The transfer was made in the dark hours before dawn before sentiment could crystallize in this town of where Dr Davis had built up a universal acquaintance in a lifetime of medical practice and civil and political activity The man responsible for the crime led us to the Con THE FLOOD AT A GLANCE By the Associated Press CAIRO the Ohio river rising again emer gency workers manned the levee and watched the torrent roll past its waves above the roofs of the city authorities predicted levees would hold MEMPHIS pi river rose slowly but stead ily as Ohio river flood poured into it army engineers com manding levee workers predicted government levee sys tem would hold swollen stream within bounds on course to Gulf of Mexico death list in Mis sissippi Arkansas and Tennes see passed 60 LOUISVILLE Ky Flood continued to subside but au thorities increased sanitation measures in effort to prevent epidemics water telephone and power restoration expected within few days WASHINGTON Congress heard suggestions for most gigantic plan of national flood control Red Cross relief fund reached dent assertions of engineers that victory was in sight I Drive Choppy Waves High winds which had driven I r r choppy waves against the valleys txtends Measure to Cover As Troopers Arrested Six at Flint nelly said He gave us sufficient information that we knew he was the kidnaper and then he took us to the Hoovers weakness was that he Asked if Kenyon had signed a was not affable j written confession Connelly said Secretary Hulls tone of voice He wonft have to nave a signed ratlier than what he says in it is confession what appeals to I He wouM divulge no further de GEBI CREST WATCH AT FLOOD BESIEGED CAIRO Flood besieged Cairo at the crisis of its historic battle against the river stood a grim crest watch Wednesday The muddy Ohio was rising Cape Horn Changed Sentiment The secretary of state is con scious of the new sentiment As he said to me A few years ago when the United States made a suggestion the southern republics immedia tely asked one another Whats the Colossus of the North proposing I missions Lying Face Downward final assault before spilling its B Marvin Casteel crest into the Mississippi the big way patrol chief whose forces worked with the government in vestigators in solving the case stream brimmed to a new record breaking height against Cairos 60 foot seawall showed feet for its own benefit Now almost i gloves There no evidence in with their eyes shut they take it i the surrounding brush of a strug for granted that we are as patrij gle Casteel said no wound was t otically PanAmerican as they j seen at the lime the body was I said the doctors body was lying I The face downward fully clothed In Iless slx inches from the toP the right hand was clutched a ol tnc hu2e concrete barrier The big test army engineers said will come when the waters begin pounding against the 3 foot emer gency bulwark of earth and wood Heady to Plug Breaks checkbook in the left a pair of defenses from Cairo to the Gulf of Mexico had subsided and engi neers said barring additional rains to stir the river into new fury the flood waters should roll down the valley without the collapse of a single barricade But the wide valley accustomed to the vagaries of the capricious stream figuratively crossed its fingers and awaited developments The beleaguered seawall city of Cairo at the confluence of the Ohio and the Mississippi was doubly alert after being cautioned by Mayor August Bode against premature Some thought the crest had passed Tuesday night after the river had remained stationary for hours but il oegon to cieep higher ths coast guard ordered its first all night patrol along the levee front May Rise Slightly Maj R D Burdick of the army engineers predicted the Cairo gauge might rise slightly during the next two days but was un worried The crest is in sight and die magnitude of the stage has been pretty definitely he said Moratorium on Loans Prior to 1936 DES MOINES its position of Tuesday the Iowa house of representatives Wednes day voted to extend the period embraced in its mortgage mora torium plan and then passed the revamped senate measure by a vote of 94 to 5 As amended in the house toe bill now provides for application of the moratorium to lotms exe cuted prior to Jan 1 1936 The senate measure fixed the time at Jan 1 1934 By a vote 51 to 54 the house Tuesday defeated the ex tended period but Wednesday in an aboutface and in response to the plea that drought sufferers of 1936 also direly needed aid the house approved the latter date by a vote of 57 to 42 Senate Bill Substituted The senate moratorium bill ap proved Wednesday was substituted by the house Tuesday when it sent its own measure to the dis card after an extended period of warm debate and attempted revi sion As it now stands the bill goes Troopers establishing a military cordon around virtually all Chevrolet plants in the Flint strike area arrested six men four of whom were taken into custody when urged strikers not to permit the removal of a union sound truck In this Central Press soundphoto guardsmen with bayonets ready for action arc Seen marchmjr two of tlic men arrested to police headquarters New below Cairo was saddened by word that the j back to the senate for approval bodies of 15 victims nights been re Army engineers erations in the spillway wherethe barge sank would continue until all bodieshad been recovered Fair weather encouraged a crew of men who worked senate measure to insert a clause discovered although he asserted Fortyone railroad flat cars Critics of the recent PanAmer the doctor hadbeen shot to death i loaded with dirt fiLed sacks were Scan conference at Buenos have complained that not Aires j Kenyons parents Connelly said much j live at Grimmett an Ozark was arrived at in the way of village near here The father inite neutrality compacts I Samuel Kenyon is a farmer Certainly not all that tentatively Kenyon has two brothers and two was agreed on was put into writj sisters A car stolen last Novem stationed at strategic points around the inside of the 7 mile levee sys tem that borders the to plug breaks in the dike Meanwhile optimistic predic tions that the worst was over Valuable Conference Just the same the established era of PanAmerican good will and mutual understanding was worth more than any number of pages of formallyconcluded trea ties John Barrett former head of the PanAmerican union and father of PanAmericanism says Immediately following the last bcr in Rolla was found at Cheeredriver communities down the far mwhere Kenyon was u rested Tuesday The youth also had an automatic pistol Connelly said Weiffhs 120 Pounds Kenyon is slim sallow faced and brown haired He is five feet eight inches tall and weighs about 120 pounds The coroner from West Plains the county seat was summoned Wednesday morning to view the body at the place it was found the mile stretch below Cairo in the lower Mississippi valley After a week of suspense and fear that a superflood dwarf ing the 1927 disaster in the Mis sissippi valley was inevitable hopes of the vast army of flood fighters along a thousand miles of waterfront were raised by confi Buenos Aires conference I com municated with all my colleagues in Latin America from Mexico tVafformaiify it wVsVought Argentina All comment has emI to Springs i phasized that no other PanAmer The Davis was ican conference since the first one before daybreak of the doctors fate The members re mained in seclusion in the green tiled brick bungalow that reflect ed the physicians status as a pros jn 1839 has been followed with such unanimity of John Barrett by the way is an oldtime republican no new dealer Stewarts Contacts T myself lived for half a dozen years by the way in South Amer ica My only child is by birth an LOOK INSIDE FOR perous but not wealthy leading citizen Dr Davis disappeared from his office a week ago after being summoned his secretary said on a medical call by a Mr Argentine I have a soninlaw in the South American consular service i Knowing Spanish a little I keep in touch with the Latin American newspapers j We are in contact with those j countries in short as we never I have been before I Secretary Hull does not exactly j Victims Head Is Crushed understand why I Nevertheless he did most of it i LEARN IDENTITY OF MAN KILLED The Weather FORECAST IOWA Mostly cloudy local lijrlit snows colder in west and central portions Wednesday night Thursday fair in the west and cloudy in the cast portion local snows in the extreme eastern portion colder MINNESOTA Mostly cloudy and unsettled Wednesday night and Thursday colder In portionWednesday nljrht and la east portion Thursday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maxhun Tuesday 17 Above Minimum In Nijrht 1 Below At 8 A M Wednesday 10 Above Underneath Wheels of Clinton Turntable CLINTON Dyer 43 Clinton Wednesday was iden tified as the victim of an accident early Wednesday morning in which he was killed when his head was crushed under wheels of a Burlington railroad round house turntable here Dyer evi dently had fallen into the turn table pit and lay with his head on the tracks when the table moved to turn a locomotive Police believe the man was lying asleep in the turntable pit after stumbling into it before daylight To Open School Bids WASHINGTON of bids for a school the SacFex Indian reservation at Tama Town will be held the Indian bureau here an nounced Bids were to have been j received but ordered to permit the redrafting of plans V OSCAR E JOHNSON Would Require Ability to Pay Crash Damages ON PAGE 8 Stewart Is Member of American Bandmasters ON PAGE 16 Lindbergh Will Have Chat With Mussolini ON PAGE 2 Donlcey Basketball Is Played at St Joes ON PAGE 9 to hold the Hickman seawall Tiptonville was nearly sur rounded by waterbut the situa tion had brightened considerably since flood waters broke through two sections slough landing neck near Bessie Tenn Dikes at Mellwood and Ferguson were watched closely for signs of weakness Cold Adds to Hardships Cold added to the hardship of thousands of refugees in Arkansas and they huddled around stoves in hilltop camps The Red Cross said lowlanders in the Missis of the house amendment If given the on to the goveinorT to concur a conference committee will be compelled to iron out house and senate differences over the moratorium date The house also amended the by Representative Robert Blue R of Eagle Grove which would restrict district judges in denying applications for moratoriums to farmers temporarily insolvent or whose land was deemed an in adequate Inserts Blue Revision However in thus amending the bill the house inserted the Blue revision ss a separate section to safeguard other provisions of the act in the event the supreme court should hold his amendment un constitutional Proponents and opponents of sippi valley had been driven from j the moratorium extension fought Public Works DISPUTE HOLDS Flood Control UP RELIEF BILL Plans Offered WASHINGTON Roosevelt transmitted to congress Wednesday a resources committee report recommending a six year federal Upholding public ning on a grand scale the com mittee hundreds of specific projects in drainage areas covering the whole country Some would be undertaken at under the proposal while others would be held as a reser voir which can be utilized in periods of economic or public spending to increase employment Senate Amendment Sought to Require Certificate of WASHINGTON last their homes Arkansas governor Carl E Bailey gave the Red Cross com plete charge of relief activities in the state where he said it would be necessary for a time to feed clothe and shelter citizens The Red Cross relief fund neared the mark and the senate pushed plans to send the relief appropria tion bill to President Roosevelt be fore WPA funds are exhausted Senator Kobinson the democratic leader indicated the government would attempt again to hobble re bellious rivers through a national control system constructed over a span of years desperately today before the house reversed its position Those demanding an extension of the time to 1936 held that it was imperative ifthe farm owner who suffered heavy losses in 1936 was to be protected Those in op position held that extended mora toriums could only impair the credit of theIowa farmer by dis rupting obligations A plea also was made for protection of the Home Owners Loan corporation borrowers Speaker Rules Li kept constant on that basis being revised annually as studies war ranted Plan Continued Surveys In the flooded Ohio basin the committee recommended immed iate expenditure of by army engineers for continued surveys and an con struction program to follow in 14 reservoirs A system reservoirs on of flood control the tributaries would provide the most practical means of controlling the floods 01 the Ohioand its the report said Protection flood was provided years ago in the Miami drainage area and soon will be afforded in the Muskingum basin by a system of reservoirs under construction dispute remained Wednesday be forethe senate could bill carrying funds for flood re liet Senator Bailey DN pro posed that the relief deficiency bill be amended to re quire a certificate of necessity from states andcities asking fed eral aid for their destitute Senator Robinson the majority leader sought quick ap proval of the relief fund to re plenish works progress adminis tration resourceswhich were be ing rapidly drained by flood de Senate leaders looked forward too to tackling the larger prob lem of a program national floodcontrol called by Robinson the most gigantic task ever un dertaken in the United For this most proposals follow ed one of these Federal agencies in the chief river basis to carry out flood con trol programs similar to that of the Tennessee Valley authority Spending to each year in building dams levees and spillways in menaced its vote on the relief appropriation the senate Tuesday rejected the demand of Senator Bone that funds for the unemployed be in HOPE OF PEACE IN AUTO LABOR DISPUTE GROWS Chiefs Confer at Detroit Sit Downers Remain in Flint Plants DETROIT fP Hopes for peace in the General Motors au tomotive strikes grewtoday as Murphy at the wish of the president of the United States brought representatives of opposing sides together in a con ference here At the same timethepossibility of forcible action Wednesday to eject sit down strikers in two of the corporations plants at Flint dwindled as Circuit Judgs Paul V Gadola explained while 2 p m central standard time was the deadline in hisous ter injunction action for its en forcement could not be taken until representatives of General Motors presented proof to him thatthe writ had been ignored Strikers in Possession Wednesday afternoon there was no indication suchpresentation was planned by General Motors The previously had announced their intention not to voluntarily leave the two Fisher body plants they have held since Dec 30 2 p m passed the strikers remained in possession of the two Fisher plants at Flint V SheriffThomasWolcott said he planned to visit the plants and re port back to Judge Gadola wheth er the were inside The next move the judge said then would be up to General Motors as plaintiff to present proof the men had riot In Contact With Sheriff Governor Murphy was under stood to have been in contact with Sheriff Wolcott Wednesday but neither the governor nor the sheriff would discuss a report the executive had asked Wolcott not to attemptforcible action against the strikers In inviting William S Knudsen executive vice president of Geiv eral Motors and John L Lewis director geenral of the committee for industrial organization spon soring thestrikes to a conference Governor Murphy informed them he did so in accordance with the wish ofthe president of the Unit ed The invitation resulted in a cov ference that lasted in hour and a half Wednesday morning and an nouncement by the governor that it would be resumed later in the day Out of Courts Hands proper showing that the injunction has been violated the case is out of this courts Judge Gadola said adding that three alternatives to a contempt citation exist Proclamation of martial law might supersede the civilcourts in strikearea might A comprehensive plan creased by more than j comply will the injunction votved the house before a vote I could be taken on the revision and a decision was made to permit such action only when Speaker La Mar Foster D voted against thebill declared he would rule He then overrode of members whocontended the subject matter involved in the ma jor amendment made by Repre Cloudy Weather Over Most tentative C L Rice D of Delta ni Crtnenrl nf n nr3 nnii 1 1 NEW DECLINE IN MERCURY SEEN of State Forerunner to Cold Snap The weatherman s a w cloudy weather throughout the most of the state Wednesday as a fore runner of an anticipated down swing ofthe mercury Wednesday night The temperature in the Mason City area was the highest in the last several da5s after a night which saw the mercury here sink was disposed of Tuesday and could not be reconsidered Wednesday Senate Fasscs 3 Bills by by the corps of engineers some 89 reservoirs for flood control and power produc tion Many of the possible bene fits in flood control could be ob tained by building 39of these about half of which are to be economically justified atthis Deals With Conservation Thecommittee dealt with prob lems of waterconservation irri gation power navigation and drainage as well as flood control in the river basins It said 71 government agencies to 1 degree below zero All weather stations except those in the extreme eastern sec tion of the state reported cloudy skies while Council Bluffs and Sioux City snowfall Light snow drifted down stead ily over North Iowa Wednesday and more was forecast The weatherman predicted colder weather in the west and central portions of the state Wednesday night The mercury was expected to register 10 below zero in the northwest section Wednesday night 5 degrees below in the northeast zero in the southwest and 5 above in the southeast The forecast for Thursday was fair in the western portion cloudy in the eastern portion with local snows in the extreme eastern Colder weather also was anticipated for Thursday One of three bills passed by the senate and sent to the house Wed nesdaywas one to reduce from 5 to 4 per cent the minimum interest counties must charge on loans from the permanent school fund and from 4 to 3 per cent the j amount counties must pay the jects which were classified to cost in each fiscal year as fol jows Buys Dog Licenses in Council Bluffs COUNCIL BLUFFS T of Los Altos former Council Bluffs resident continued a custom nearlya decade ago she began by sending City Clerk Ivan Bradford to purchase dog licenses for in digent owners It all started when Mrs Hardin intervened to save a dog enrouie to the pound for lack of a license that had daily followed its master to school past her home The permanent school fund most of it loaned to farmers amounts to approximately from saleof lands set aside for school support when state was first settled Legalize Bond Election The senate also passed a bill to legalize a Smithland school building bond election and one sponsored by Pottawattamie legislators to permit resi tdents of Carter Lake Iowa across Missouri river from Council Bluffs to received some benefit from the gasoline tax they Senator Morris Moore D ol explained the bill allows the highway commission to des ignate as primary highways some Carter Lake streets thus permit ting Mooie said Carter Lake residents paid about in gas taxes in the last three years and received no bene The money would be spent in these percentages Streets high ways 25 irrigation drainage flood control 24 buildings equipment conservation forestry game protection pest control 6 grade crossing elimination 6 navi gation aids 6 slum clearance sew age recreational projects 8 In Line With Report In line with the report of the presidents committee on govern ment reorganization this group headed by Secretary Ickes favored a permanent public works organ ization and an advisoryresources board in the government Responsibilities of the public works branch would include preparation and annual revision of sixyear public works programs negotiation for division of costs between federal state and local governments and the allotment of funds to federal and nonfederal Congress would Approve the general program but decisions as I to the order of work the con structing bureaus would be left to the executive arm of the govern ment The resources board functions would include correlationof planning1 within the federalgov ernment and amongfederal state and local Would Conduct Research This board also would conduct research on government in such fields as the division of taxationbetween state and local interests The following drainage areas were treated especially New Eng land north Atlantic middle At lantic southeast val ley Ohio basin lower Mississippi western Gulf southwest Missis sippi basins upper MississippiRed river ofnorth Great LaliesSt Lawrence Missouri basin Colo Great basin California j orthe supreme court of upon application of union attorneys step in with a special order In Lansing a member of the state attorney generals staffsaid informally of the possiblesiise of troop to enforce the that retains di rect control of the nationalguard and may use his discretion Guard Six Blocks The126th government of the national guard with machine guns and onepound guns is guarding a six block area which includes the strikeroccupied Fisher plant 2 est is the Motorcom pany in thesame area wherevio lence occurred Monday There around Fisher plant 2 the second plant which must be evacuated under terms of court Judge Gadolas injunction pro vides for a paialty againstthedefendants for viola tion of the order Theamount was arrived at bycomputing losses to the corporation because of the strike and the valuation of prop erty occupied by the strikers CouldXcvy layman Gilbey court cierk to Judge Gadola said that to col lect the corporation could obtain an order from the on due showing and levy on funds ol the United Automobile Workers or the assets of any person violating the in junction Coincident of the conference General Motors made upper Rio Grande Pacific northpublic the letter by which Knud Hioct the governors invi west Besides Mr Ickes the commit tee includes Secretaries Wallace Hopcr Perlcins and Woodring Frederic A Delano Harry L Hop kins and Charles E MciTiam The executive officer is Charles W Eliot 2nd sen accepted the governors tation It said The request you lor a conference is statedto bein accordance wilh ihc wish president of Die UrTtcdJ The wish of Diepresident United states leaves no allerna A   

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