Mason City Globe Gazette, June 30, 1937

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 30, 1937, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBCSS HOME EDITION VOL XLHI FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY 1937 THIS PAPES CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 227 HUNT WHITTEM UNMASKED PAIR Several Persons Injured as Strikers Workers Clash Bandits Attired in Rough Clothing Flee North After Robbery WHITTEMORE Officers in North Iowa and Southern Minne sota watched highways for two overall clad bandits who held up three employes and a customer in the Farmers State bank of Whitte more at oclock Wednesday morning and escaped with to scooped up from the counter The robbers headed north after leaving Whittemore The bandits carrying pistols but unmasked entered the bank just 20 minutes after the vault had been closed with a time lock Bank President Frank Besten lehner his daughter Annette 20 and Cashier John Uhlenhake were at their desks Vaults Over Cage One of the bandits apparently the leader stuck a gun through the bank cage at Bestenlehner The latter yelled Holdup and all of the bank employes left their desks This bandit then quickly vaulted over the top of the about 7 feet high as Bestenlehner started to run to the rear of the building A screen door was hooked but he j broke through it stumbling on small platform at the rear and rolling near the car parked there by the bandits While Bestenlehner was being brought back into the bank the bandit keeping a gun against his ribs Uhlenhake started to run to ward the front door The other bandit however pointed a gun at him and told him to get behind the counter Stand the ban dit ordered Bandits See Customer Annelte Bestenlehner employed as a clerk was told to put her hands over her head and complied None of the employes was harmed Adam Rocksinger of Whitte moie insurance agent who was a bank customer went almost un noticed by the bandits until the employes had been rounded up Then the men told him to put his hands up too A 10 year old boy Convin Wil son was in the bank at the time of the robbery but neither bandits nor employes noticed him until the men had escaped Wilson the son of Mrs John Wilson of Whittemore had come to the bank to get change for the telephone office He flsd trom the building and was the first to give the alarm Both Were Unkempt Their work done the bandits left one by the rront door and the other by the rear Both men were unkempt look ing and acted nervously as though it was their first Uhlen hake said They swore a lot and called me a vile The Bandits made no attempt to enter the banks vault or to tie up their victims after the robbery They had overlooked oetwecn S500 and S500 lying OK coun ter The men were described as unshaven and dirty in appear ance Witnesses said the bandits drove off in a 1937 Ford tudor sedan either black or green The car had Iowa license plates but no one obtained the number May Be Amateurs The car was seen driving north on Highway 44 toward the Min nesota state line 30 miles away at a high rate of speed Because of the methods used hi the robbery and the fact that much cash was overlooked officers thought the bandits might have been amateurs One was about 5 feet 8 inches tall and the other 5 feet 6 inches tall The tall one j who seemed to take the initiative and who chased Bestenlehner a black hat and gloves Persons in business houses ad joining were not aware of the robbery until after the bandits had left Theodore Kneckl more city marshal was on the scene soon after the robbery Sheriff Casey Loss of Algona and Sheriff Bert Montgomery of Em metsburg were notified First in Year Sheriffs and state highway pa trolmen began a search for the car The state bureau of investi gation in Des Moines was also no tified and broadcast a description of the car and bandits In Des Moines the state inves tigation bureau reported it was the first bank robbery in Iowa this year It was the first bank obbery ever to occur in Whittemore Bank Looted by Two Unkempt Bandits CHICAGO POLICE HEAD TESTIFIES Fully Approves Actions of His Men Which Took 10 Lives m Riot WASHINGTON Chicago Police Cornroissioner James P AU told the senate civil liberties committee that he fully approved the actions of his men at the Memorial day disorders which took 10 lives at the south Chicago plant of Republic Steel corporation Allman initial witness at the in Cjuiry of the La Follette committee into the fatal disorders presented FRANKLIN JR AND ETHEL SAY WEDDING VOWS Roosevelts Across Aisle of Church From Economic Royalist duPonts By RUBY A BLACK United Press Staff Correspondent WILMINGTON Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Ethel duPont were to say I do at 5 p 3 p m CST both their clans looking on separated only by a satin covered aisle in Little Christ church Christiana Hun dred On the left of the aisle were to be Mr and Mrs Eugene riuPont parents of the 21 year old bride and many a member of the du Pont industrial family including Irenee duPont one of the Lib erty league founders who recent ly said the country was living under a On the right to be Pres ident and Mrs Roosevelt parents of the 23 year old bridegroom ac companied by dozens of relatives cabinet members and new deal adherents Green and The green and white wed ding in a setting of peonies and lilies accentuated by woodwardia fern followed a day of socia events designed to dispel any ten sion potential to the occasion The young couple whose mar riage lliiks two have long been political enemies were coached Tuesday in the more difficult parts of the cere mony by Mrs Edward J MacMul lan Philadelphia social secretary After the rehearsal RooseveH landed Miss duPont a diamond and star sapphire bracelet set in Their Wedding Day Arrives statement of approval after P submitting a police report of the her TOP the robbery of the Farmers State bank of Whittemore shown here an interested group of residents was attracted to the scene of the holdup three workers in the bank who faced the suns of bandits were Frank Besten lehner bank president left his daughter Annette and Cashier John Ohlenhake vYilson who was sent to the hank to tret change present when ibe holdup started but slipped out unobserved during the excite ment These pictures were taken by Russ Waller of Algona Up per DCS lUoincs and rushed to Mason City SO THEY SAY Whittemore is in Kossuth coun ty 10 miles west of Algoua near Palo Alto county line JAPANESE SINK RUSSIAN BOAT Report Being Fired on by 3 Soviet Vessels on Amur River HSINKING Manchukuo A Japanese army communique announced Wednesday the Jap aneseManchukuoan land forces had sunk one soviet Russia gun boat inflicted heavy losses on an other and had repulsed a third vessel after being fired upon at Balgoveschensk on the Amur river The communique asserted three soviet boats invading south Kanchatzu island below Blagove schensk opened fire on Japanesej Manchukuo The Japanese action followed i The Manchukuo government im1 mediately filed a vigorous protest to Moscow against the alleged inI vasion The Amur river runs along the northeastern ManchukuoSiberian border i S E Decker assistant Iowa crop reporter Apparently corn suffered ill effects from the heat but rain is needed in the southwest James P Allman Chicago police commissioner testifying before a senate committee concerning his orders to his lieutenants before the fatal Me morial day steel riots I re spected the judgment and abil ity of those wen I left the details to their judgment Gov M Clifford Townsend of Indiana Peace in the steel strike depends upon John L Lewis and his 1 aifair The report drafted by Capt j Thomas Kilroy declared that members of the demonstrating group laid down a barrage of revolver shots and bricks against police Shot in Back Asked by Senator Robert M La Follette to com ment on autopsy reports shoiving 7 of the 10 fatally wounded dem onstrators were shot in the back Aliinan said They might have been shot in the backs by their own Allman said he gave oral or ders to Capt John C Pendergast chief of the uniformed force and other subordinates to detail suf ficient men to maintain peace I respected the judgment and ability of those Allman said I left the details to their judgment No Outside Guards He testified that he had not heard anything concerning em ployment of outside guards such as detective agency operatives by the steel companies said Senator Elbert D Thomas the trouble was entirely between the strik ers and the police As far as I Allman re plied 5 Killed When Rebel Plane Bombs Town BARCELONA Spain insurgent plane bombed the vil lage of Sarria del Ter in the Gerone district Wednesday kill ing five persons and demolishing several cottages The plane fled 100 Geisha Girls m Japan Stage Strike TOKIO hundred Jap anese geisha went on a liedown strike Wednesday demanding an increase in fees for entertaining gentlemen friends out to sea when bombers showed up government wedding present to He designed the bracelet himself following the precedent of his father who designed the monogrammed chatelaine watch which Eleanor Roosevelt received OH her wedding day Gift to Bridegroom Miss duPonts gift to her fi ance was a flat gold watch with a thin gold chain It was in scribed To F D R from E June 30 The bride gave her bridesmaids gold clips set with star sapphires They were engraved with her in itials and the date Roosevelt gave his ushers egg shaped gold cuff links with his initials the ushers and the date The single ring ceremony and the ritual contained in the Pro testant Episcopal churchs stand ard book oil common prayers were to be used The Kev Frederick T Ashton pastor of the church which the du Pont forebears built in 1859 was to start the ceremony and continue in charge until the father gave the bride away Then Dr Endicott Peabody 30 year old Groton schoolmaster who 32 years ago married the bridegrooms parents was to complete the marriage pronouncing the couple man and wife ETHEL DUPONT AND FRANKLIN D ROOSEVELT JR of Kisarazu went to an old Budd hist temple 16 miles inland where sympathetic monks provided them with food and prayer beads Then the geisha reclined on the floor vowing they would starve unless their demands were met Mediation efforts were started The Weather FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Wed nesday night and Thursday slightly Thursday and in west portion Wednesday night MINNESOTA Fair not so cool Wednesday night Thurs day fair in south increasing cloudiness In north warmer IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 a m Wednesday Maximum Tuesday 74 Minimum In Nigrht 49 At 8 a m Wednesday 70 The temperature was on Its way up again Wednesday with the 8 a m reading six degrees higher than atthe same time Tuesday Entertained at Luncheon At noon the bride and bride groom their parents and members of their families were entertained at luncheon by Mrs C Porter Schutt the former Phyllis duPont at Greenville She is a daughter of Eugene E duPont cousin of the bride and is one of the brides maids Mrs George P Bissell rel ative of the bride was lunch eon hostess to the younger outof town guests and Mrs Reynolds Wilson friend of the duPonts en tertained the older visiting guests Tuesday the Irenee duPonts en tertained the entire bridal party which includes all of the presi dents children and childrenin law Irenee is vice president of E I duPont de Nemours and com pany Tuesday night A Felix duPont head of the powder manufacturing division of the company and his wife gave a prenuptial party for the group 340 Witness Rites The ceremony was to be wit nessed by about 340 persons Later a wedding supper for 40 was planned at Owls Nest the duPont estate near Greenville while on the lawn outside in a greenandwhite pavilion nearly reception were to be entertained The bridegrom was to be toasted in a brief ceremony in the billiard room by members of the Harvard Fly club joined by the president who is a member and the other Roosevelt sons Among the duPonts who did not attend the wedding was Pierre S OPERATION FAILS TO SAVE INFANT 5 Day Old Child Without Stomach Inlet Dies at Hamburg HAMBURG IF Kenneths Kay Schmitt 5 day old daughter of a Sidney couple died in a hos pital here Wednesday following an operation Tuesday to insert a tube in her stomach so she could be fed Dr R C Danley who performed the operation said the infant was born with an incomplete esopha cludod Lammot duPont president gus He had planned to rectify na of the family company and his lures error through two major wife Mrs Philip Francis duPont operations and Mrs Victor duPont and The infants condition after the ily j operation Tuesday became criti cal and oxygen and stimulants duPont head of the clan and chairman of the board of the com Heand his wife sailed a week ago for Europe Others who were not present included Fail to Attend Mrs William W Laird sister of Pierre and her daughters Mrs Ellason Downs and Mrs Robert N Downs Amy rtuPont aunt of the bride and an ardent republican whose Kennett Pike home is a rendezvous for new deal oppon ents Carolyn duPont who is in Europe and her sisters Patricia and Anne now in the west and VTr and Mrs Alfred Victor du Pont who sailed for Norway and Sweden Wednesday DuPonts who attended besides Irenee who said Sure I am whos going to stop A Felix and others sheady named in Members of Family Members of the president s imI ner mediate family here for the wed ding included John Roosevelt youngest brother of the bride groom and best man Mrs John Boettiger the bridegrooms sis ter and her husband of Seattle Mr and Mrs James Roosevelt of Washington and Mr and Mrs Elliott Roosevelt Fort Worth Texas The presidents were used in a vain effort to keep James Roosevelt mother Mrs and several members of her family including the presidents uncle Frederick Delano and Laura Delano were here as was Hall Roosevelt the first ladys only brother and Mrs J R Roosevelt the presidents halfsisterinlaw Cabinet member guests in cluded Henry Wallaces There Secretary of State sad Mrs Cordell Hull Secretary of Trea sury Henry Morgenthau his wife and three children Sec retary ot War and Mrs Harry H Woodring Mrs Claude Swanson wife of the secretary of the navy Postmaster General James A Far ley Attorney General Homer Cummings Secretary of Agricul ure and Mrs Henry A Wallace Secretary of Commerce and Mrs paniel C Roper and Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins Secretary of Interior Harold L Ickes is ilL Among old friends of the Roose velts and new dealers expected were Representative Caroline ODay N her daughter Slia ODay and daughterinlaw Charles ODay and the house secretariat her son and j Mr and Mrs j white I LOOK INSIDE FOR REPUBLIC STEEL OPENS 4 PLANTS IN CANTON OHIO Water Main Is Blasted by Dynamite Pickets Hoot and Jeer CLEVELAND per sons were injured womens dresses wjsre ripped apart and one man was aTested Wednesday in a clash between A P of L and C I O garmcnt workers at the plant of the Sone Knitting Mills company here The A F of L group forced its way through the C I O picket line into the mill one of four plants here that had been closed by C I O picket lines in an or ganization dispute withthe A F of L The A F of L contingent massed near a police station and marched to the plant There mounted policemen and 30 pa trolmen pushed the C I O pickets away from the plant entrance Both groups were mostly women Two men and 3 woman were treated at a hospital Others were treated nearby Police arrested a man they described as a C I O and accused him of throwing bolts and nuts Fists brooms umbrellas police clubs and an occasional blackjack were used in the 10 iairiute fight TELEPHONE WIRES ARE RIPPED FROM POLKS CAWTON Ohio blasted a water main telephone wires were ripped from poles and pickets boted and jeered as the Republic Steel corporation suc cessfully opened its four plants lere Wednesday under protection of the Ohio national guard Two low flying airplanes acled as eyes for the heavily armed troops spotting any disorder and sending guard detachments to quell it Forty pickets were By midmorning Republic an nounced that 112 automobiles had hurried approximately 450 work ers into the plants and the move nent of cars in and out contin ued Some 200 pickets many women vere kept moving smartly along by the guardsmen Kept on March Reluctantly they kept on a pa tient march two and three in a group shouting scab at the sol diers Comparative quiet ranged along the other fronts of the Great Lakes steel strike now entering the sec ond month of a walkout calledby the Steel Workers Organizing com mittee over refusal of four inde pendent steel companies to sign labor contracts The concerns are Republic Youngstown Sheet and Tube In land Steel nd the Bethlehem Steel corporation Ordered to Leave At Johnstown where the ELLIS H PARKER Jr Parkers Given Prison Terms in Wendel Case PAGE 2 Helen JacoBs Loses in English Doubles Match PAGE 11 TonoPoison Bran Spread in Iowa PAGE 20 Cambria Works of Bethlehem was harried Tuesday by roaring dyna mite blasts which snapped two water pipelines Mayor James J Shields ordered C I O leaders to leave the city James Mark C I 0 leader in Johnstown and C W Jones vice of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen were called before council meeting Tuesday night and told their presence was inimical to community peace The labor leaders refused to go Said Mark We are both good American citizens We intend to stay here until we leave of our own Telegraphs Governor At the same time Mark tele graphed Gov George H Earle governor of Pennsylvania asking that martial law again be declared in Johnstown He called Shields This Mad j At Youngstown and Warren the mills of Sheet and Tube and Re public continued operations which company officials said were ap proaching normal for this time of the year Some time during the night ex plosives damaged a six inch water main in front of the Alloy Steel plant of Republic The damage was quickly repaired Plant oper ations were not affected AWAIT LEWIS REPLY OX REOPENING STEEL MILLS INDIANAPOLIS Gov M Clifford Townsend waited to hear from John L Lewis Wednesday whether it will ce in peace or defiance that Inland Steel corporation swings open the gates of its strikebound Indiana Harbor steel mills Thursday The issue depended on Lewis approval as chief of the Commit ;

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