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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 29, 1937, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKSS ALL NORTH NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLIII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED FULL LEASED WIRES MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JUNE THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 226 Evidence of Split Grows Northern Senators Aiding F R Against Southern By CHARLES F STEWART A S H IN GTON CPA1 is true that Pres ident Roosevelt won his senate fight for a re lief appropria tion by 49to 34 lo absen majority which was ade quate But that doesnt tell the whole story IE it had been strictly a party vote the result should have been 66 demo crats versus 14 republicans not counting the absentees or three others who did not farm erlaborite a progressive and an i independent That would have bsen more than adequate it would have been overwhelming Administrationists argue tnat the president did win overwhelm ingly 44 faithful democrats against 22 democratic Deserted by Third Twotoone Pretty good ac cording to the administrationislic reckoning Yes but put it another way Onethird of the presidents own party members deserted Thats quite a large proportion That isnt the whole story either Southern senators if ary sena tors at all are supposed to be thickandthin AID SEEKS TO STEM Germany and FLOW OF GOLDItaly FROM COUNTRY Chautemps Cabinet Given 393 to 142 Vote of Confidence PARIS new govern ment of Camille Chautemps struggling to save Frances finan cial structure won a vote of con fidence Tuesday from the cham ber of to 142 Chautemps won the vote on his demand that chamber questioning of the government be postponed until his urgent demand foi Patrol Plans Refuse to Let France and Britain Watch All of Spanish Coast By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ItaloGerman rejection of a neutrality patrol of all Spains coasts by Great Britain and France left in suspense Tuesday the possibility of maintaining Eu ropean cooperation to isolate the Spanish civil war The concerted Rome Berlin stand brought a subcommittee of the hands off Spain powers to a quick adjournment To Talk Again It was believed tempered how Johnstown Mayor Appeals to Roosevelt J L ao iJCiiC V CU w sweeping financial powers is djs evel by an agreement by Italian posed of This demand will be voted on later He is asking for the necessary powers to reestablish Frances fiscal structure on a firm basis and restore the countrys confi dence in itself by ending specula tion abuses conserving gold re serves balancing the budget watching over prices and revis ing national The vote came amid talk of new franc devaluation with the country temporarily and techni cally off the gold standard Ask for Help The new peoples front govern n eparaWe fromany democratic ment Tuesday was reported seek e and JIibtTLJcJi d administration regardless of any thing and everything Yet of those 22 bolters 15 were from southern or border staje United States and Great Britain to stem the flight of gold from France Members of the chamber of the former hitherto always and the latter generally 100 per cent democratic Gets Northern Votes President Roosevelt won be cause he got the votes of most of the northern democratic senators He got the votes of sectors from states which in the past generally have been republican For example he got two Iowa votes I grew up in that state Until recent years it was as re publican as Virginia always has been deemed democratic Today Virginia has two democratic sen ators voting against a democratic presidential policy And two Iowa senators vote in its favor Roosevelt likewise got three New England ballot a couple from South Dakota cue each from Pennsylvania and Michigan the votes of senators formerly and recently solidly republican terri tory Reversed Positions Those arc rather inconsistencies conspicuous Plenty of others are not much less so It looks almost as if the north were turning democratic and the south were turning republican That is to say thats how it looks on the theory that the Roosevelt administration is demo cratic as labeled Ofherwise why is the south deserting it and the north flocking to itbanner Or are the labels wrong Or have they been swapped Or does anything political mean anything Leaders Aie Split It is not alone that Senator Jo seph T Robinson of Arkansas who i the democrits and there fore the administrations senate leader fought thu administration on the relief bill issue He was fougM in turn on the same issue by his two chief lieu tenants Senator Alben W Bark ley of Kentucky and James Ham ilton Lewis of Illinois But Senator Pat Harrison of Mississippi who is almost as in fluential as Robinson Barkley and Lewis supported Robinson Rob inson also was aided by Senator Charles L McNary of Oregon the republicans senate leader Isnt that a nice mixup0 Party Names Meaningless The fact is that the two old party names nc longer signify anything There still are two main par ties ivith s o m intermediate groups between them but there no longer are republicans and democrats as they used to be known And there isnt much if there is it is a new kind of sectionalism Indus trially and agriculturally there may be some but it is not geo graphical It has been insisted on for long years since it has been nonexist ent and perhaps it vill lap over into another couple of national conventions but it cannot survive indefinitely deputies said also that Rene Brunei undersecretary of state for finance had informed them the government had advised the United States and Great Britain of its desire to disengage the franc from the present parity with the dollar and They added that no details for accomplishing this had been worked out as yet France Britain and the United States are bound together in a tripartite monetary agreement designed to equalize their cur Slay Depress Franc The statement of the govern ments position came after re ports were circulated in parlia Ambassador Count Dino Grand and German Ambassador Joachim von Ribbentrop to talk again with their governments Both Italy and Germany had foreshadowed their stand with declarations that an AngloFrench patrol would benefit the Spanish central government Fears were expressed on the other hand that a deadlock in nonintervention negotiations now might permit the insurgent navy to gain control of government held coast and aid an early insurgent victory Move on 2 Fronts Generalissimo Francisco Fran cos insurgent troops moved meanwhile on two Spanish fronts On the SantanderBilbao front in Spains northwest they reached the town of Valmaseda 14 miles j southwest of Bilbao one of the most important Basque towns still in government hands Large insurgent concentrations were reported west and south of Madrid mentary circles that the franc might be forced down to the level that existed during the adminis tration of the late President Ray mond to the dollar or 4 cents for each franc half a cent less than at present Stock and commodity exchanges were closed by decree of the fi nance ministry until further no tke Payments in gold or for eign exchange were suspended Police moved on the bourse in strong numbers to enforce the inds Wife Dead and Two Sons Wounded One of Them Fatallv DETROIT Attracted by shots from within his wifes locked bedroom Homer Dickson battered down the door Tuesday to find her dead and their two small sons wounded one fatally The elder son Donald 6 died a few mliUtes after he was ad mitted to a hospital Physicians said Joseph 16 months old was in a critical condition a bullet in his brain Dickson said his wife Belva 44 had been in ill health While he was preparing for work this morning be said Mrs Dickson carried the two sleeping children into her room and locked the door Hearing the shots he forced his wav in and found Mrs Dicksons order closing exchanges They I body on the floor a bullet in the chased off brokers agents who tried to transact curb trans actions to be negotiated by Lon don representatives SCOUTS STRESS HEALTH SAFETY Staff of 3 Physicians for Each Sectional Camp at Jamboree WASHINGTON c ficials Tuesday proclaimed temple and a 22 caliber rifle nearby The children each shot in the head lay on a bed LOOK INSIDE FOR JOHN ROOSEVELT His Brothers Best Man Rectors Lecture Heard by F and Ethel PAGE 2 Several Are Arrested for Reckless Driving PAGE 8 Iowa Golfers Starting Match Play in Tourney PAGE 9 BLOOD STAINED YOUTH TRIES TO SELL HIS AUTO Hunt for Killer of 3 Small Girls Centers Around Beverly Hills PICTURES ON PAGE 2 INGL2WOOD CaL for a sex fiend who lured three small girls from a park attacked and choked them to death cen tered around fashionable Beverly Hills Tuesday alter a butler re ported a frantic blood stained young man tried to sell him an automobile for The butler in a fashionable home in BelAir residential dis trict adjoining Beverty Hills said the youth appeared desperate when he rang the door bell Mon day night Ive got to sell my the butler quoted him Ive got to sell it Ill take and you can have When the butler hesitat ed the man added quickly All right Ill take Strange Youth Flees When the butler went into the house ostensibly to get the money Returns to Visit Kinfolk and Finds Only One Left Jensen re turned Monday to visit his kin folk many of whom lived in this vicinity But it was 40 years ago that he had left Fertile He had never corresponded with relatives here There had been a number of relative left cousin Mrs he learned was a Mart Stevens who now lives in Clear Lake Mr Jen sen was accompanied here from j his home in Muskegan Heights by his son Emil Jensen and his daughter and her husband Mr deaths among his kin The only I and Mrs James R Cooper he telephoned stranger fled police and the the tent city for their national Boy Scout jamboree the healthiest and safest community in world Pinochle Player Is Very 111 After He Gets Perfect Hand SYRACUSE N Demopoulous 58 was described by hospital attendants Tuesday as very ill as a result of a perfect pinochle hand Demopoulous drew the hand that every pinochle player dreams about a double sequence in hearts which melds points Police Serget Charles Busse CHILD REFUGEES STAGE REVOLT Youths of 10 to 12 Years Old Attack Teachers Nuns in Charge BORDEAUX France volt broke out Tuesday in two refugee camps for children re moved from the Basque country Youths of 10 to 12 years of age attacked or threatened with knives and revolvers nuns and teachers in charge Sixty refugees at Auxerre re volted when a child was slapped for misbehavior They threw knives and glasses and demanded their return to Spain Four escaped Police sent 15 it a disciplinary camp Sixteen boys revolted at the SL Louis hospital at La Rochelle They insulted the nuns and kept the patients awake by singing the Internationale all during the night The nuns threatened to call po lice and the boys then removed their shoes and beat the nuns Police responding to a riot call clashed with 1he youngsters and one policeman was injured before the refugees were subdued Several hours after the garroted and bruised bodies of Melba Marie Everett 9 her sister Madeline Everett 7 and Jeanette Marjorie Stephens 8 were found in a Bald win hills gulch Monday an order was issued for the detention of Othel Leroy Strong 22 From Sheriff L C Huntamer of Olympia however came the information Strong was work ing at a tie mill near there and has been absolved of any connec tion whatsoever with the killing of three girls at Inglewood CaL Not Out of Vicinity Sheriff Huntamer said he learned Strong had not been out of that vicinity for some time The Washington disclosures fol lowed an announcement by offi cials in San Diego that a man had been captured at nearby Del Mar after fleeing from a train Dep uty Sheriff Jack Cornell at first said the man answered de scription of Strong This identifi cation was quickly discarded He was held on a vagrancy charge Another suspect Otto R Ras mussen 23 year old longshoreman was questioned after his arrest at Los Angeles on charges of attack ing Miss Carol A Sims 20 Killed Three District Attorney Buron Iitts quoted Miss Sims as saying Ras mussen told her he had killed three people Rasmussen denied the statement The alleged attack on Miss Sims occurred Sun 3 INDICTMENTS AGAINST IRWIN Grand Jury Brings Charge lor Each of Confessed Slayers Victims NEW YORK Irwin was indicted for murder three times by the county grand jury for each of the three persons he strangled and last stabbed on Beekman hill Easter Sunday Less than 40 minutes after it be gan hearing the case the jury pre sented the indictments to Judge William Allen in general sessions court Prosecuting officials sought to obtain the consent of Irwins attorney to an immediate arraign ment The indictments charged the former insane asylum inmate with strangling Artists Model Veronica Gedeon and her mother Mrs Mary Gedeon and stabbing with an ice pick Frank Byrnes who boarded with them Hear Seven Witnesses The grand jury heard only seven witnesses Medical Examiner Dr Thomas Gonzales described the wounds that caused death and four detectives and patrolmen told of various phases of the investigation that fastened the guilt on the 29 year old sculptor The most dramatic witness was Mrs Ethel Gedeon Kudner sister of Veronica for whom Irwin cher ished the mad passion that drove him to murder when she married another Still pale from weeks of living in constant fear she sup plied the grand jury with the mo tive for the slayings Tells of Threats The Weather FORECAST IOWA Fair Tuesday night and Wednesday slightly cooler in extreme southeast rising tem perature in extreme northwest Tuesday rdght somewhat warm er Wednesdajr MINNESOTA Fair Tuesday night and Wednesday not so cool in west Tuesday night warmer Wednesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 a m Tuesday Maximum Monday Minimum in night At 8 a m Tuesday 84 54 64 KILLS TWO AGED AONTS WITH AX Former Inmate of Asylum Held Awaiting Action of Grand Jury AMSTERDAM N ff A former inmate of the state hos pital of mental hygiene at Utica awaited Tuesday grand jury ac tion on charges that he hacked two elderly aunts to death with x ax Following a brief inquest Cor oner James B Conant committed the prisoner William G Serviss 45 to jail early Tuesday on a first degree murder charge growing out of the deaths of Mrs Mary B En ders 80 and her sister Mrs Jen nie V Enders 83 Neighbors found the women was understood she told cf Monday nignt tneir heads spiit open by a sharp instrument Mrs Mary Enders was dead her day night Last Saturday morning tiie CornHeld Tasseled Out Near Davenport DBS MOINES evi dence of good corn growin weather The cornfield of F Zeid crs Davenport farmer already has tasseled out Harriet CarmichaeL Hamilton county crop reporter said most of that countys corn crop already has been laid by The health and safety depart ment one of six groups operating the jamboree said that a staff of three physicians and four hos pital assistants has been provided for each sectional camp of boys and laadeys Each scout was given a thor ough physicalexamination before starting for the jamboree and an other on arrival hers The jamboree city is complete with its own lighting sewage dis posal police and fire departments and telegraph and radio facilities More than tents have been erected to house the scouts ex hibits and administrative staff Arrivals Tuesday were expected to bring enrollment to Flagraising ceremonies will open the jamboree officially Wednes day morning tne said other players told him De mopoulous stared at the hand a moment and slumped in his chair Hospital authorities said he suf fered a cerebral hemorrhage Ashes of 3 Burned to Death in Auto Mishap Sent Home LOS ANGELES of three persons burned to death in an automobile accident near Eureka CaL June were sent to their former homes after rites here Tuesday The ashes of Judge Edwin F Baxter were sent to Omaha and of Mr and Mrs Clin ton I Baker of Minneapolis SO THEY Floyd Stephens father of 8 year old girl found slain by a degen erate near Inglewood CaL Lynch him No That wont bring Jeanette back Let the law take its James Mark steel Kirjke lead er commenting on two dyna mite explosions at the Bethle hem Steel Works in Johnstown This incident is very de plorable I would like to co operate in every possible way to find the perpetrators of this J E Spike Gaskill Iowa state penitentiary lifer on his fail ure to establish his innocence through a lie detector test Hell Im a good loser Heres looking at V Samuel Leibowitz attorney for Robert Irwin confessed triple slayer In my opinion this man is as crazy as a Mitchellville Farmers Check Damage From Four Feet Deep Hail DES MOINES in the vicinity of Mitchellville 15 miles northeast of here examined their fields Tuesday to determine the extent of damage caused Mon day night by a hailstorm that left drifted hail four feet deep in some places Most of the damage was con centrated in an area three miles long and two miles wide Thunderstorms and high winds were reported in central and north central Iowa Eagle Grove Hum bold t and Garner had a heavy rain late Monday afternoon Would Permit Blind to Take Guide Dogs on Trains With Them WASHINGTON sen ate passed and sent to the white house a bill to permit blind per sons to take guide dogswith them on railroad trains The measure already approved by the house was recommended by the interstate rjmmerce com mission which that under ex isting law blind persons in many irstances were forced to trans port their trained dogs in baggage cars three little victims were playing in Centinela park close by their homes Then they left some of their playthings and ran across the grounds calling out they were go ing to hunt rabbits By night county autopsy surgeon Dr A F Wagner reported they had been attacked and murdered The bodies of Melba Everett and Marjorie Stephens were bad ly bruised and tori That of Mad eline showed but few bi vises and scratches Lynching1 Threats Heard As word of the discovery spread and two manacled suspects were questioned an angry and threats of crowd lynching were heard A second mcb gath ered Monday night Mrs Merle O Everett mother of two of the girls collapsed anil was placed in the care of a physi cian wlien she learned of their deaths This is said Everett have taken two of our five little babies No No I dont believe We came here three months ago from he said We wanted to bring our children up in the open and sunshine of Cali fornia We moved near the park so they would have a place to play We never dreamed this would mean the deaths of our lit tle Torn With Grief Mr and Mrs Floyd Stephens parents of the other girl likewise were tornwith grief From Sacramento Gov Frank Merriam called upon all law offi cers and citizens to aid in the apprehension of this A fiend is he said If we are to protect our homes and especially our children it is the duty of each of us to see that this maniac strangler is apprehended that he may OR brought to proper and legal I letters from Irwin in which she was threatened with death if she persisted in marrying Joseph Kudner who corroborated her siory as the seventh witness The sculptor has confessed he killed the three while waiting in the Gedeon apartment to murder Mrs Kudner All doubt that Irwin will plead insanity vanished when his at torney Samuel Leibowitz assented to immediate arraignment and went into general sessions to an body lying in a pool of blood on the floor of her stately home her sister died a short time later at the Amsterdam hospital Assistant District Attorney Tracy said two axes both covered with blood were found near the bodies Tracy said the inquest disclosed that Serviss who had lived with his aunts since his release from nounce that in my opinion this j the Utica hospital last January man is as crazy as a j had been very drunk earlier Leibowitz none of whose 120 j Monday night and later had an murder case clients ever has been argument with his aunts over executed asked and obtained an adjournment until Wednesday j morning for pleading Slaps His Thigh During the proceedings Irwin still wearing the white suit he had on when he surrendered in Chi cago Saturday stood between two guards grinning broadly and slap ping his thigh with evident amuse ment District Attorney William C Dodge who personally presented the case to the grand jury an nounced he would seek a court order permitting his staff alienist Dr Perry Lichtenstein to inter view Invin four or five times in an effort to gauge his sanity Dodge conceded the trial prob ably would be delayed until Sep tember KILLED AS TRAIN SMASHES TRUCK Misspurian Dies Instantly After Accident Near Centerville CENTERVILLE Quint about 38 Ross Green Castle died instantly when the Rock Islands Golden State Limited smashed into his truck at 60 miles an hour four miles southwest of here at 5 a m Tuesday Quirit was the only occupant of the truck carrying oak posts and had practically a clear vision The posts were believed re sponsible for a broken steam pipe on the limited engine which per mitted the steam to escape and delayed the train for three hours The limited ran past the wreck age 600 yards Amelia Earhart and Navigator Arrive at Lae in New Guinea LAE New Guinea Earhart American woman flying round the world with Fred Noon an as navigator landed Tuesday and prepared to take off Wednes day for a mile flight to How land island in midPacific Miss Earhart landed her flying laboratory airplane after a mile flight from Darwin Austral ia Miss Earhart was tired but en thusiastic over her flight She said she wanted a good rest before she and Noonan took off for the 18 hour flight to Howland island the tiny American possession where WPA workers have laid out the only airport within miles No plane has landed on the island 37 Executed in Far East as Traitors MOSCOW Thirtyseven persons have been executed in the far east as traitors and spies it was disclosed Tuesday The exe cutions brought the total in the far east to 161 according to offi cial figures PROTEST WPA CHANGE COUNCIL BLUFFS Council Bluffs city council pro tested by unanimous vote the abandonment of the WPA and the centralizing of control at Des Moines under the proposed new area system VIOLENCE AGAIN BREAKS OUT IN STEEL CONFLICT Mediation Board Says Man to Man Talks Needed to Break Deadlock JOHNSTOWN Mayor Daniel J Shields of Johnstown telegraphed President Roosevelt Tuesday that the people of my city may take the law in their own hands unless the John L Lewis steel union forces are with drawn I appeal to you the mayor said to make it possible for good citizens of my community to enjoy liberty for which our forefathers spilled blood and this can be accomplished by the over throw of the unamerican empire that John L Lewis is building In a second telegram to Gpv George H Earle protesting against the dynamiting of two wa ter lines to the Bethlehem Steel Corporations Cambria works Mayor Shields asked that state po lice be placed immediately on guard at all reservoirs in the terri tory To Earle he added Prompt action may save an en tire community against annihila THINK STEELAND C I O CHIEFS SHOULD CONFER WASHINGTON The fed eral mediation board reported to Secretary Perkins Tuesday that a man to discussion around the conference table would be necessary to break the steelstrike deadlock The report was made ready for Miss Perkins after Charles P Taft board chairman and Assistant Secretary of Labor Edward F McGrady a board member had conferred with her The labor secretary said that in the report the board was reiterat ing its opinion that a conference between steel corporation officials and leaders of the Committee for Industrial Organization would serve as a method to break the stalemate Earlier Miss Pfirkins had told news men that although the gov ernments efforts to mediate the strike had collapsed she was still studying the situation to deter mine if further mediatory steps are possible STRIKE LEADER ACCUSED AS BOMB PLOT ORGANIZER WARREN Ohio Authori ties Tuesday charged Gus Hall C I O organizer with being the brains of a plot to halt operations at struck steel mills hera by bomb terrorism and threw all available forces into a hunt for him Quiet for a few days the seven state strike front erupted with violence Dynamite blasted water pipe lines leading into the Cambria Works of Bethlehem Steel at J Johnstown Pa At Beaver Falls cne more death was recorded Operations were crippled at the Cambria works Deaths Total IS Deaths now total 13 in the strike called May 26 by the steel work ers organizing commtlee against the Republic Steel corporation Youngstown Sheet and Tube and the Inland Steel company and two weeks ago against Bethlehem Steel The walkout was ordered after the companies refused to sign labor contracts with the C I O George Mike 45 of Aliquippa died at Beaver Falls of a fractured skull received Monday in a clash between pickets and deputy sheriffs at the Mpltrup Steel Products company plant He was struck by a teargas cartridge as the deputies attempt ed to disperse 40 pickets who had halted 12 nonstrikers returning to work at the plant Quiz Eye Witnesses District Attorney Robert E McCreary said he would question eye witnesses before determining what steps to take Frank Moltrup president of the company said it was too bad v blame rests with the the There was no attempt to reopen the Moltrup plant Tuesday Hall was specifically charged with the illegal possession of ex fellow unionists said City Solicitor Buchwalter have made statements he plotted systematic blastings including the destruction by higi explosives of the homes of The three are in the same charge Bond was set at   

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