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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 8, 1939, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME t fl HJST A D P T of IOWA 8 THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MAJON CITY BRIGHT SPOT VOL XLV ASSOCIATED PBESS AND UNITED MESS FULL LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY AUGUSTS 1939 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 258 EDITORS NOTE Mr Mallon is takinga vacation from news by writing purely personal news behind the news for a two weeks period NAME 2 MEN IN DREHER KILLING Mallon Thinks F R Wont Take 3rd Term WASHINGTON I think Mr Roosevelt wants a third term but I do not believe he will take it The spirit is willing but the flesh is democratic In no job anywhere is flesh strained more than in the white house Eight years takes a toll even out of a man as care ful of himself as Mr Hoose velt If you dont believe it look at his pic t u r e tod ay alongside one of that fresh spir ited trim young man who defied his original inaugural address in the rain I saw a line on a news ticker a few weeks ago from down in Texas somewhere stating that an eminent physician prominent in the American Medical association had told some graduating class he did not believe Mr Roosevelt was physically fit for a third term I wrote the physician to ascertain what he had said He replied In speaking extemporaneously at a banquet I was unaware that there was a reporter in the house I went on to state that the president was a good man tre mendously interested in doing good that he was surrounded by a great many men who presented him with programs which in volved human welfare and that the president was so constituted that he fought for a program so adopted I further stated that in trying to do so much he had evidently fatigued himself and that anyone could see that this was true I also stated that I believed it would be his worst enemy who would try to impose upon him a third term for there was yet quite enough to be done before he finished his present term The next morn ings papers had headlines based upon a different expression of thought I wrote the doctor saying I knew no layman here who differed with his medical deductions IOWA BOY 7 IS CARRIED AWAY BY HIGH WATER Heavy Rains Are Reported in State 335 Inches at Iowa City DES MOINES e a v y showers blanketed Iowa Tuesday morning after a night of rainfall Iowa City reported the heaviest fall 335 inches Clinton which had 203 inches in a cloudburst reported 350000 damage and the death of a 7 year old boy Leonard Webber in a flooded creek near there The weather bureau said rain fall was reported at all points in the state Ottumwa had more than two inches while Davenport Keokuk Creston Clarinda and Monroe re ported more than an inch The bureau said it was raining at all points in Iowa at observa tion time Tuesday morning Temperatures ranged slightly above normal in the east and cen tral part of the state and slightly Ferdinand Eats Too Much Gets Stuck in Fence Hole NEW ORLEANS William Lashley Sr named his 1000 pound Jersey bull Ferdinand But Lashleys Ferdinand knew nothing of the storied Ferdinands penchant for flowers preferred cornmeal Monday the bull nosed out of supply wedged himself half through a fence hole and de voured a 100 pound sack Thoroughly bloated he then could go neither forward nor back Lashley worked the rest of the day but to no avail Ferdinand was stuck with his meaL Then Lashley remembered the invig orating effect a bees sting had on the storied Ferdinand Lacking a bee he got an elec tric battery applied the termi nals to Ferdinands dinand leaped clear flank Fer LOOK INSIDE FOR Half Inch of Rain Falls in Mason City Rainfall which was quite gen eral in North Iowa measured 55 of an inch in Mason City Monday night and Tuesday morning Com ing at a time when the ears of corn are filling out and when rain was badly needed the rainfall was considered of great value in this locality MISSION COLONY FATE UNKNOWN Courier Will Try to Cross Japans Lines to Reach Kaifeng SHANGHAI A courier left the Baptist mission hospital at Chengchow Tuesday in an at tempt to cross Japanese lines to reach Kaifeng and learn the fate of the American mission colony there under increasing Japanese antiAmerican pressure The missionaries were reported preparing to flee Saturday because of the antiAmerican campaign Saifeng is about 40 miles east of CONGRESS FOES ARE SCORED IN F R COMMENTS Declares Groups Which Defeated Plans Are Gambling With Future HYDE PARK N Y President Roosevelt Tuesday ac Dreher Cose Chronology the congressional groups wrecked his neutrality cused which lending and housing programs of gambling with the fate of a bil lion and a half humans and of leading American business to a precipice over which it may plunge next spring A substantially unanimous re publican minority in both houses about 22 per cent of house and 25 per cent of senate democrats Mr Roosevelt said must accept the responsibility for gambling on the prospects of world peace in a wager which may affect 1500 000000 humans and gambling with the future of business in a bet which has direct bearing on the jobs 20000000 Americans SEISHIRO ITAGAKI Too Much Trouble But my most conclusive reason for believing Mr Roosevelt will renounce a third try is that it would cause so much trouble Two months ago I did not believe he could get the nomination Since then I have seen him go to work Garner on McNutt on op position senators on the press His display of physical force has caused me to change my opinion I do not mean political force be cause he has shown no delegate strength only determination Any man in the white house with Mr Roosevelts powers over men particularly federal workers in his employ and his ability to use them could no doubt fill the next democratic national conven tion with any kind ot delegates he not easily His path to victory would be strewn with vanquished friends as well as foes Worse than this more than a few ot the most influential men in his own administration would turn their backs on him They would not fight against him but they want no part of a thirdterm busi ness It would tear the country apart politically and I fear eco nomically It would probably wreck the democratic party below normal in the west after reaching a maximum of 93 degrees Monday at Keokuk Monday nights low was 53 degrees at In wood Heavy rains were reported south of Iowa the bureau said includ ing 346 inches southwest of Kan sas City 261 at Kansas City 208 at Wichita Kans and 297 inches at Oklahoma City Boy Swept From Car by Flood CLINTON dead and damage estimated by authorities at was the cost Tuesday of a cloudburst that struck Clinton and vicinity Monday evening bringing 203 inches of precipitation Leonard Webber 7 of Bryant Iowa was in a flooded creek eight miles west of here about 9 p m when the car in j which he and his mother were rid ing was swept from the approach oJ a bridge that had been carried Calls Army Chiefs to Discuss Japans Stand PAGE 2 Chengchow province In Shansi in northern Honan province a similar Luther Day at Iowa Falls Is on Aug 27 PAGE 8 History Shows Major Leaders Have Titles PAGE 9 campaign was reported to have driven two American missionaries Mr and Mrs Ralph C Scoville of Los Angeles both of the China inland mission from their post at Hwohsien Mr and Mrs Scoville were said by missionary sources to have taken refuge at Kiehsiu 50 miles north oE Hwohsien The Japaneseowned Peiplng Chronicle reported that huge anti American demonstrationshad been held at Kaifeng with large crowds gathering before American estab lishments to shout slogans and hear fiery speeches Similar demonstrations were said to have taken place at Shihkiaehwang in but it was not any Americans away mother Is Rescued The boys father was in another car just behind and heard the mother scream as the car was carried into the torrent but he was unable to help because of the swirling water and darkness The mother climbed on top of the car and was rescued but the body of the boy apparently was swept down stream with the cur Webber told authorities Hopeh province known whether were there rent Mrs she could not see that the bridge was gone because the approaches had not been damaged When she reached the approach it was too late to avoid the raging water Damage Is 550000 The death of the boy was the only casualty reported as a result of the storm in this vicinity but in Clinton property damage was estimated at approximately 000 Historical Position Also I think Mr Roosevelt has more regard for his place in his tory than any other man I ever saw in public life If he used his power to get the nomination and then was defeated in the elections as current polls suggest is the likely outcome of such a move the bitterness thus engendered would hardly enhance his histori cal position A fair calm judgment of his administration would not be popular for perhaps 20 years On the other hand if Mr Roose velt works to maintain his prin ciples through another candidate of his choosing and renounces the job himself his stature in the public mind would grow no mat ter who wins If I read the man aright this is the course he will take Mr Roosevelt has certainly not been stifling the third try activity of of his friends and I be lieve he has been participating in it indirectly But this is easily explainable It makes sense Mr Roosevelt naturally wants to control the next democratic convention He cannot control it by advocating the candidacy of anyone else Copytiihi Klni Futurei Inc The rain began falling about p m catching hundreds of persons enroute home from offices and business establishments Traffic was tied up scores of cars motor coaches and buses were stalled and numerous cave ins were reported as water ran curb to curb in many streets Causes Large Hole All fire alarm circuits were dis abled and were out of order sev eral hours while emergency crews made hasty repairs Tons of dirt rocks and cinders were washed on to lower streets from the hills In one place an au tomobile dropped into a hole that had been washed in a street by the flood water Cooper Helps Solve Question of What Happened to Camels HOLLYWOOD UR Gary Cooper learned Tuesday he had helped to solve one of the his toric questions of the what happened to a herd of cam els which once carried mail over the Great American desert Back in 1856 when pioneers were dying in the desert crossing the government spent to buy a herd of camels and hire Bedouins to ride them They car ried mail across the deserts of Arizona California Nevada and New Mexico for four yenrs but were turned loose when the Civil war broke out A few years later an enter prising Arizona citizen staged a camel roundup and sold some of the camels to circuses Since then the authentic evidence regarding the camels had been until Cooper went on a hunting trip He was resting up for a few hours from working on the desert location of the picture Beau Geste near Yuma Ariz when he stumbled on two skeletons With a companion he dug them up and packed them to Yuma The skeletons now assembled proved to be those of a camel and her young offspring appar ently two of the lost herd They were presented to the Arizona mu seum Batting Average of Congress Rated at Percentage of 069 WASHINGTON 76th congress had a batting average of 069 in the matter of bills passed during the session just ended Of 10515 bills introduced in both the senate and the house only 725 were enacted Most of the bills submitted are of a minor nature The cost of the legislative es tablishment for the year ended June 30 was about S20000000 The Weather FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy to cloudy Tuesday night showers extreme east fair Wednesday cooler Tuesday night not so cool extreme west Wednesday MINNESOTA Partly cloudy to cloudy showers northeast and extreme east Tuesday night and extreme northeast Wednesday cooler east and central Tuesday night cooler extreme east some hat warmer extreme west Wed nesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures Maximum Monday Ti3 Minimum Monday night 63 At S a m Tuesday 65 Rain up to 8 a m Tuesday 14 inch YEAR AGO Maximum 84 Minimum 68 Rain 02 Keys Lost by Iowa Woman 2 Years Ago in Alabama Found DES MOINES set of keys Miss Mabel Seymour gave up for lost two years ago are on their way back to her by mail They were found by an inciner ator superintendent in Birming ham Ala Miss Seymour lost the keys while on a vacation trip in 1937 but didnt know where they dis appeared When the incinerator superintendent found them in some garbage he had the identi fication number traced learned they belonged to the Des Moines beauty shop operator and notified her they were being sent back Woman Learning to Drive Sentenced in Fatal Car Accident DES MOINES Ever ett Aldrich 28 who struck and fatally injured an 18 year old Fort Des Moines army post soldier with the automobile she was learning to drive was sentenced Monday to 30 days in the Polk county jail Municipal Judge Don Allen im posed the sentence on the woman for operating a car without a drivers license He fined her hus band who was with her at the time of the accident July 30 for allowing an unlicensed per son to drive a car The youth William Loveland died six hours after the accident The judge indicated he would dismiss a manslaughter charge against Mrs Aldrich on grounds of insufficient evidence Defeats Are Reviewed Seated in the library his home Mr Roosevelt calmly but critically reviewed at a press con ference congressional refusal to act on his neutrality program his lending program and his housing bill He said in rejecting his propos als congress simply was gam bling He said the conservative d e m o c r a trepublican coalition made two bets with the on neutrality and the prospects oJ business being able to absorb the wage earners who lose their jobs next spring on relief and public works administration projects Enactment of his lending pro gram the president said woulc have provided an even gradec descerit from present situa tion in which about 3000000 per sons have held relief jobs and approximately about 2000000 have found work on PWA proj ects Those 5000000 persons he said when considered in terms of families actually represent some 20000000 Americans Hoped for Adjustment Mr Hoosevelt said the theory of the coalition which wrecked his lending program has been that busines would take up the slack next spring when PWA projects virtually halt and some 1000000 wage earners are dropped from relief He said he had hoped to pro vide a graded adjustment period by his lending program but in stead opponents of his plan have created a precipice It always is hard to get down a precipice with out danger of life and limb Mr Roosevelt said and the descent usually entails a general slowing up Thursday July 27 Well dressed man rolled out of slowly moving car in dying condi tion from gunshot wound on Keosauqua Way Des Moines Witness says the car was occupied by tsvo men and a woman Friday July 28 Dead man identified as Harold J Dreher Mason City department store salesman by brotherinlaw and friends Death bullet and hat believed to have belonged to one of the killers are only clues Drehers car found by police at Council Bluffs Fingerprints taken and blood stains found on mat on floor of the back seat Car estab lished as death car Henry De Pue and Dale Gillman arrested nt Cherokee and held for questioning Six guns including two of the same caliber as the one that killed Dreher found in their possession Mrs De Pue arrested at Fort Dodge on request of authorities Saturday July 29 De Pues and Gillman cleared in connection with Dreher case when Mrs De Pue establishes alibi Omaha police uncover Drehers watch and a suit of clothes pawned there Thursday by men giving the names of Buck Marrow and Francis Welsh Pawnbroker describes both men Monday July 31 Dreher services hold at Mason City with burial in Nora Springs Sam Raizes Drehers employer starts off reward fund with pledge State to be asked to contribute to fund Tuesday AUK 1 Investigation continues along Des Moines river front and in Omaha Police account for all but last three hours of Drehers life Wednesday Aug 2 Auto repair bills with Drehers name two change purses a blank heck on a Mason City bank a key caseand several bottles found in veeds west of Des Moines Fingerprints washed off by rains of the past week Police say bottles were property of killers Monday Aug 7 Des Mbines police announce killers have been identified through ingerprints on Dreher car and traced through federal bureau of in vestigation offices in Washington D C FetJeralwant warrants are o be distributed as quickly as possible ORDERS GO OUT FOR ARREST OF PAIR IN PROBE Francis P Welsh and Otto Ostenrieder Are Wanted for Questioning DES MOINES of Detectives Jack Brophy Tuesday said authorities all over the United States are being asked to hold Francis P Welsh of Provi dence R I and a man named Fred Otto Ostenrieder for ques tioning in the slaying of Harold J Dreher Mason City here July 27 Fingerprints found on the aban doned Dreher car in Council Bluffs the day of the shooting tally with the print records both Welsh and Ostenrieder in the records of the federal bureau investigation in Washington D C Brophy said Handwriting Also Checks The chief also asserted a hand writing specimen left by one of Tuesday Auer 8 Police reveal names of two men wanted for murder in Dreher slay ng They are Francis P Welsh Providence R I and Fred Otto 3ustenreider The woman involved in the case still unidentified but jelieved to have been a party girl picked up by the slayers and un knowingly involved in the murder Criminal Records of Welsh and Ostenrieder Revealed Many Arrests of 2 ELEPHANT RECAPTURED ROANOKE Va the elephant rejoined the Russell Brothers circus Tuesday after 30 hours of freedom in the woods near Staunton where she raided arms smashed down fences and outhouses and destroyed gardens Sought in Dreher Slaying Are Listed DES MOINES here Tuesday released the following criminal records obtained from FBI files in Washington D C Francis P R I Sept 20 1327 drove off auto no further Grand Island Nebr Sept 8 1932 Breaking and entering Lincoln Nebr Sept 8 tered Nebraska penitentiary for breaking and entering threeyear term Seven straight vagrancy convic tions from March 20 1935 to Nov 22 1938 At Milgrove N Y Oakland Cal Minneapolis Minn Monterey Cal Sacramento Cal Santa Barbara Cal Los Angeles Cat Oakland Cal March 1 Held for investigation by auto theft division released following day Bakersfield Cal March 12 no disposition Sacramento Cal March 10 1939 and suspected prowl er 90 days suspended to leave town Vancouver Wash June 13 30 days Fred Otto Ore March 6 concealed weapons 10 days in jail Salem Ore March 20 1936 three years in train ing school Four vagrancy convic tions beginning April 22 1937 a Oakland Cal Last case vagrancy 30 days suspended sentence Apri 20 1939 at Minneapolis Youth Tells How He Amputated Own Foot by Using Penknife LOHAIN Ohio Capps lanky ID year old Somer set Ky Negro said Tuesday I just used my head Ididnt know but what I might die as he told how he had amputated his own crushed foot with a penknife The youth performed the op eration Monday after his foot was crushed when ho fell under n freight train at VermUlton 12 miles west of here Dr William E Wheaticy attended Capps said he was in good condition Tuesday After the operation in a weed clump along the rightofway Capps twisted a tourniquet quick ly from his handkerchief whittled himself a pair of crutches from two sumac saplings and hobbied nearly a mile before he fell be side members of a train crew Man 90 Says Hes Never Been Kissed CENTRALIA 111 1865 Isaac Hester of Ccntralia was sweet sixteen and had never been kissed He wns 90 years old Sun day ind insisted he still had not been kissed the men who pawned Drehers watch and suit in an Omahi pawnshop matches a sample of Officers Describe 2 Men Hunted in Slaying of Dreher DES MOINES of Defectives Jack Brophy Tues day released the following de scriptions of two men wanted for questioning in the Drcher case Fred O Oustenroider 21 five feet 11 inches tall weight 165 pounds brown hair scar on left knee Also has tattoo marks Said to have served 20 days for vagrancy in Minneapolis two months ago Francis P of Providence 6 inches tall fair complejdob weight 150 pounds Both upper arms tattooed a sailor and flap design on left arm and an flajr and U S A on right arm Welshs writingprocured during service of a prison term in Ne braska One of the men we are after has given his name as Francis P Welsh every time he was ar rested the last 12 or 14 years Brophy said May Be From Oregon The official declared he had no record of the hometown of Os tenrieder A man of the latter name was arrested two months ago in Minneapolis Brophy added Ostenrieder may he from the west coast the chief said pos sibly from the neighborhood Eugene Ore Dreher a 45 year old Mason City salesman was fatally wound ed and dumped out of a car at 1 oclock the morning of July 27 on busy Keosauqua Way here He died shortly after a passerby found him lying in the street Had Sold Watch Drchers watch was sold in Endurance Flyers End Two Weeks in Air Robbery of 7 Homes Confessed by Youths Caught at Eldora DES MOINES of breaking and entering were filed against William Quigley and Jack Bruett 18 year old Des Moines youths after they admitted Jack Brophy inspector of detectives said that they robbed at least seven homes here and stole auto mobiles in three states They were arrested last week as they isiled the state training school for boys at Eldora where both once had been inmates Omaha the same day the victim died Drehers car was found aban I donecl at Council Bluffs The man who disposed of the watch gave his name as Buck Marrow Spo kane Wash Brophy said Minneapolis au thorities had promised to send him a picture of Ostenrieder He said the prints were taken from the right rear window of the Dreher car Welsh he added had served time for burglary in Nebraska and was released in 1932 Extra Hat Found The Xictim had been on a vaca tion trip and had bought some furniture in a Des Moines store Detectives have accounted for all but the three hours of the time he spent here before his death Police have believed he was slain by hitchhikers he picked up on his way to Des Moines An ex tra felt hat found near the scene of the shooting was one of the principal tracks left by the slay ers Drehers hat also found was of straw PAWNSHOP OWNER FEARS REPRISALS Ritkin who oper ates a pawnshop in Omaha where Harold J Drehers coat and watch were found said he fears reprisals Ho has moved from his regular living quarters to a hotel Ritkin asserted the photo of one suspect resembles the man who pawned Drehers watch but that he would have to see him to identify him Airs Dorothy Moody left was amonff the estimated 5000 persons who greeted Hunter Moody 25 her husband and Humphrey Moody 20 his brother as they landed at Sprins ficld 111 after spending 14 days aloft in their 55horscpower plane The brothers had set a new en durance record for light planes IOWAN KILLS SELF CEDAR RAPIDS B L Knight said a selfadminis tered overdose of sleeping com pound caused the death of Carl H Zimmerman about 41 former su perintendent of a woolen mill nt Amnna who died in a hospital Monday shortly after he was found ill in his hotel room   

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