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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 18, 1936, Mason City, Iowa a or1 r R M r T i F i NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS iSASED WIRE SEKV1CE MASON CITY IOWA SATUKDAY APRIL 18 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 166 r HAMM KIDNAPING REPORTED SOLVED CAMPAIGN GIFTS WPA RETURNED Hill Orders All Money Refunded by Demo Treasury By GEORGE MILLS Iowa Daily Press Bureau DBS contri butions from Iowa WPA employes to the democratic state central committee treasury have been re turneci to he I persons who i m a d e them L 3 S Hill Iowa 1 W P A adminis Itrator said Sat I urday Hill said he discovered some weeks ago that four employes in the state office had paid certain sums into the treasury He im mediately order ed the money refunded and re Sceipts listing the I payments were I returned to the L S HILL central commit tee office he said Hill said he knew only of the four cases Other sources however re vealed that others in the state WPA organization had contributed to the democratic cause and had their money returned when Hill or dered the refund While no offi cial total was revealed reliable sources collected from fiere reached of whichwas returned The state WPA office employs 76 persons and has a pay approximately a roll of month Follows WPA Shakeup Hills revelation came hard on the heels of a national WPA shakeup which cost one administrator his job and threatened action in sev eral other cases This is a free country and a per son should be able to contribute to Italians Attack Ethiopians Near Harar Competing Bands in Mass Formation in Central School Grounds Three bands participating in the marching competition of the dist rict high school music contest wen caught by the photographer above in mass formation in the Central school grounds From left to right the bands and their leaders arc Eagle Grove O A Bogard Eidora Milo Myers and Thompson Leonard A Miller The music hall is shown in the background Lock Photo Kayenay Engraving campaign Hill said funds if he wants to However I ordered the return of the money to avoid all appearance of politics in this or ganization Democratic state headquarters lere said it knew nothing of the re ported collections and subsequent return of the money L H Hughes treasurer of the state organization was not in the office and could not be reached elsewhere here for com ment System Reorganized Meanwhile war chest prepara tions on another democratic front quickened as the campaign began to gather speed Democratic state central committee officials began to reorganize the campaign contri bution system in the statehouse on a 3 per cent basis Employes in state offices are to be asked to vol unteer 3 per cent of their salaries beginning May 1 and continuing un til the general election next fall it vis learned to help finance the democratic cause in Iowa The present contribution system MAYOR TAKEN TO PITTSBURGH JAIL McNair Arrested After He Declines to Refund Fine PITTSBURGH Will iam N McNair was arrested anc taken to jail Saturday on charges of embezzlement and nonfeasance The arrest came after the mayor declined to refund a fine im posed by a police magistrate on a man arrested for operating a num bers lottery 1 Officials said the charges were based on an old state law The mayor willingly with officers After being booked at central policeheadquarters he said I wont leave until they with draw the charges Told to Repay Money Judge Frank Piekarslci had di rected the mayor to repay the mo ney to Sam Collinger 34 McNair hearing the officers were coming waited in his office non chalantly Two policemen were with the mayor when a constable came to ar rest him Pointing to the policemen McNair said Theyre here to see that the con stable doesnt take me anywhere ex cept jail I dont want them to take me down an alley and beat me up Never Used Before Attorneys said the embezzlement charge alleging violation of an act enacted in I860 never has been made effective beforein a similar situation The law provides a penalty of im prisonment not to exceed five years in separate or solitary con finement at labor and a fine equal to the amount involved in the case The arrest came just before Mc Nair was to play his fiddle on a na tional broadcast FORECAST r IOWA Fair Saturday night is said to be uneven in its Sunday not so cool Saturday tion throughout state offices and nRht in central and west portions rising temperature Sunday MINNESOTA Fair in south partly cloudy in north Saturday night and Sunday not so cool Sat urday night warmer Sunday ex cept in extreme northwest IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum Friday 48 Minimum in Night 27 At 8 a m Saturday the reorganization effort was re ported to be based on the principle of receiving a standard salaryper centage from all affected employes Contributions in 1935 in some of fices were made on a 3 and 13 per cent basis Thus a stenographer with a month salary paid SlO into the central committee coffers every three months This later was reported reduced to one per cent where it remained until the reor ganization effort was begun One G 0 P Office Whether the republican party will seek to obtain a percentage in the only state office it controls that of superintendent of public instruc tions was not learned The office was called upon for contributions to the state cause in the 1934 G 0 P campaign Whatever the system employes of the liquor commission will not be permitted to contribute to any cam paign funds and it is said that the democratic state central committee contemplates making no financial moves in that direction One section of the Iowa Liquor control act not only forbids contributions but pro hibits employes even favoring certain candidates or slates State Senate Candidate SIOUX CITY Wal ler Sioux City lawyer announced Bands Hold Spotlight in District Music Contest SUMMARIES ON PAGE 2 Five marching bands in full uniform held the center stage of interest in the North Central district music contest Saturday noon as they pa raded to lively music on the Central school playground In four auditor iums located over the city at the high school Lincoln school St Johns Parish hall and Music hall nearly 2000 other contestants viec for honors in various phases of music Each contestant which had al ready won out in subdistrict con tests was playing for an oppor tunity t0 enter tffefinals1 of the state music contest at Iowa City Bands Colorful The bands however from Aokley Thompson Eidora and Eagle Grove were the most colorful of the many groups entered Marshalltown rated a superior Class AA band at a for mer appearance received the same rating here although it did not at tend this meet because of lack of competition Eagle Groves Class A band won a superior rating and Eldoras Class B band an excellent rating Thomp son and Ackley both in Class C were rated excellent Group Honors Awarded Other group honors were awarded to the Mason City Class AA boys WOMAN BELIEVED BEATEN TO DEATH Partly Clothed Body Found Underneath Tree on Long Island NEW YORK partly clothed body of a woman who ap parently had been beaten to death was found under a tree Saturday i a residential section of Queens iong Island Police said the woman was about 35 with bleached blond hair She was clad only in a lavendar sweater suit with a yellow belt and a pair if stockings Medical Examiner Howard Neal if Queens county said the woman had been badly beaten possibly with a blunt instrument and that her skull was fractured He said here was evidence she had been carried to the spot after she was ilain The body was identified as that if Mildred McCabe 39 of Jamaica ST Y by the womans sister Anna canlon the police said Miss Scanlon told the police that he and her sister had accepted a ide from a man Friday night The most brilliant lights in many a month 40 hernilowan Dies ofBums northen were on display in the hours immediately after midnight Saturday morning Dont ask us what caused them they were there A noticeable fea ture of the phenomenon was what appeared to be a lowhanging cloud which stretched across the northern horizon Again dont ask what caused it it was there WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO outlook for the period April 20 to April 25 For the upper Mississippi and low er Missouri valleys and the northern and central great plains Not much precipitation indicated tempera tures near or below normal in gen eral northern portions and mostly his candidacy for the democratic near or above normal in southern nomination to the state senate portions Received When His Bed Caught on Fire DAVENPORT Fes senden 34 died Saturday morning at a hospital of hums suffered Fri day night when a kerosene lamp in his room upset and set fire to his bed Police were investigating the fire and seeking a man who was report ed to have been in the room with Fessenden when the fire started Fire Destroys Hatchery WATERLOO esti mated at 52000 resulted from a fire that destroyed the McCann hatchery near here A defective brooder stovc was believed to have started the blaze glee club which was rated superior and to Eagle Grove Class B Eldorr Class B and State Center Class C which received the same rating in the same events The Mason Cit Class AA girls glee club was also rated superior and the Eagle Grov and Ames clubs received similai ratings in Class A Mason City and Marshalltown string groups were rated superioi in Class AAA and Story City re ceived the same rating in Class B C in the same event Get Superior Ratings Sold events made up much of th program of the district contest with 257 contested appearances sche duled Among those receiving super ior ratings in solo contests were Barbara Scott of Mason City am Kathryn Rose Story City piano Eugene Hutchins Estherville anc Charles Hardsaker Nevada tenor solo Reginald Winter Titonka bar itonebass solo Delia Franklin Marshalltown viola solo Forrest Sanders Plover and Ruth Dale Story City cello solo Evelyn Chees man Mason City and Donald Bar tleman Graettinger violin Anita Miller Rolfe string bass Sam Gervich Marshalltown and Dwight Gilbert of Grand Junction were rated superior among saxo phone soloists Virgil Malohn Neva da and Harold Johnson Eidora tuba solo Throughout the day other events were scheduled in both solo and group events with the contest closing Saturday evening ONTHEBNSIDE CHARLIE DRESSEN Cincinnati Manager Says Reds Going Up ON PAGE 9 Big News Events of Past Week Reviewed ON PAGE 10 Armstrong Woman Gains Full Possession of Farm ON PAGE 11 Employment Increase Shown Here in March ON PAGE 3 Election Main Task at J C Convention ON PAGE 2 GRIFFIN WIFES SISTER ARE HELD Former Pastor Penitent anc Praying for Forgiveness as He Surrenders HARRISONVILLE Mo Penitent and praying for forgive ness Perry E Griffin 24 year old preached turned bandit and Madge Copeland 21 his wifes sister who escaped from the Cass county jai here Wednesday night surrendered Saturday to Sheriff Glenn Weave at a farm house 20 miles east here The couple who had been held on highway robbery and kidnaping charges said they had walked ove country roads by night and hid in woods and straw stacks by day since Miss Copeland liberated them by pounding the door of her cell with a poker and finding the jail keys Father of Three Children Miss Copeland and Griffin the father of three small children ran away from the Copeland farm home near Creston Iowa early in March after the former preacher and his wife had come to live with her parents because he lost his p torate at Adonis Mo Griffin said they had planned their escape for three days We just wanted to get out to said I hope no sinner regardless of how bad he may be will hold any thing between me and my God he continued Remember that every one has to answer for himself Asks for Prayers I want to ask all of Gods people to pray for us Im going to do the right thing hereafter regardless of what it costs It has never been my intention to harm anyone We fully realize everything we ave done has been wrong We also know a lot of people have been praying for us Miss Copeland said she fully con curred in Griffins statement Griffin was returned to the jail lere while Miss Copeland was taken o jail in Kansas City for safekeep ng 5 English Schoolboys Die of Exhaustion on German Hiking Jaunt BERLIN UP Five English ichoolboys members of a hiking arty of 27 died of exhaustion Sat urday in the hilly region east of Friedburg in the southwest Ger man state of Baden after the party ost its way in a heavy snowstorm One other member of the party was taken to a hospital in critical ondition Missouri Valley Gas Plant Wrecked by Explosion and Fire MISSOURI VALLEY explosion and resulting fire wrecked the Central States Electric com pany gas plant here Saturday but firemen succeeded in fighting the flames back from several nearby storage tanks Damage was estimated at 52000 Company officials said service prob ably could not be restored before tomorrow Wins Spelling Contest SIOUX CITY IB Raymond Metzger 13 Afton rural school eighth grade student won first hon ors in the interstate spelling con test in which youngsters from five I states competed BADOGLIO SAYS NATIVE LEADERS ARE WITTING British Seek Clarification of Reports of Turkish Military Move CopyrlRlit 193B by The AsMiclnlcil Irrm southern army contacted the Ethiopian forces 03 the Somaliland front Marshal Pie tro Badoglio reported Saturday in a communique believed to refer to a battle on the line facing Harar second city of Ethiopia Rumors of a battle on this front had circulated in Rome military quarters for several days together with reports of a drive by the northern army from Dessye toward Addis Ababa The two preceding communiques relayed by the commanderinchief in east Africa told of scouting ac tivity and advance guard activity on the Somaliland front Refers to Battle His latest communication be lieved to be a veiled reference to a battle came just as Italy forti fied its home forces for a crisis in the conflict with Britain over the Ethiopian campaign Marshal Badoglios telegram said In the Dessye region numerous chiefs and notables presented them selves yesterday to our military authorities to make their submis sion The population evidences much joy over the Italian occupation On the Somaliland front our advance guard has contacted the enemy aviation is very active Italy Bolsters Army At home Italy was disclosed to have bolstered its navy manpower with formation of a special landing force of sailors and the possibility of cancelation of all navy leaves of absence The air force was also re ported ready for possible eventuali lies The unsuccessful peace makers at Geneva assembled to hear offi cial details of the collapse of ne otiations between Italy and Ethio pia as a fascist spokesman asserted a thousand motor lorries arc al ready rolling toward Emperor Haile Selassies capital city Squads of Guards The Ethiopian government sent squads of guards to foreign lega tions in Addis Ababa as the ad rance column of the blacksUirt troops was reported nearing the city on its march from Dessye First reports of the Turkish oc cupation of the straits drew sur prise from international circles since President Kemal Ataturk had inly recently requested negotiations o modify the demilitarization clauses of the Lausanne treaty rUKKISH REMILITARIZATION OF DARDANELLES DENIED opyrlglit 1936 hj The Assoclaled ITesJ British govern ment already harassed by the deli ate Ethiopian and Rhineland sit uations looked for clarification Sat urday of reports that Turkey had emilitarized the Dardanelles in vio ation of postwar treaties Dispatches from Istanbul fromer apital of Turkey on the Bosporus across the sea of Marmora from the Dardanelles said troops moved into he demilitarized zone Friday on he straits between the Marmora and Aegean seas The soldiers moved in without any jublic announcement the dispatcli s said after a meeting of the Tur kish cabinet presided over by Presi ent Kemal Ataturk SemiOfficial Agency A Reuters British news agency ispatch from Ankara present apital of Turkey however said the emiofficial news agency there de ied that Turkish troops occupied he zone The usually reliable sources which irst reported occupation of the traits insisted that their informa ion was correct but said it was mpossiblc to contact Turkish of icials for formal confirmation im Ticriintely British government sources find ng it difficult to believe that Tur key had dropped a bombshell into roubled postwar Europe awaited vord from the British ambassador t Ankara Heporls Denied Italy The Turkish embassy denied flat V the reports of refortification of he Dardanelles The reports of reoccupation of he Dardanelles forbidden by the Kidnaping Solved WILLIAM HAMM ARREST WOMAN IN BOND THEFT Suspects to Be Held in Jail at Paris Until New York Detective Arrives PARIS States au thorities in Paris announced Satur day they were informed that British police found a woman sought in connection with a New York bond theft case Friday night in a Lon don hotel The womans husband also want ed for questioningabout the activi ties of an aDeged bond theft ring which dealt in millions of dollars WRS still missing the authorities said while the search spread across all Europe Officials said two suspects arrest ed here would be held in jail until a New York detective sailing from New York Saturday arrived Extra dition proceedings were delayed by lack of evidence connecting the sus pects with the New York bond rob beries The detective coming from New York was expected to seek evidence inking the two men held here with hieves believed to be members of an international gang United States authorities said the woman found in London was a Mrs Frankenberg who the French sur ete said apparently fled from France with her husband The authorities d she was not arrested since there were no charges against her or her husband French police said part of 5440000 already recovered in bonds in con nection with the case apparently came from a theft last year from he United States Trust company in New York 3 MEN ARRESTED Have You Read Your Newspaper 1 Judge Halsled L Ritter of what state was convicted by the U S senate on impeachment charges 2 Who pitched the Chicago Cubs to victory over the St Louis Cardinals in the opening game of the National league base ball season 3 Who won the democratic nomination for governor in the Illinois primary 4 To how m y years did President Roosevelt uggest lim iting mens working agee 5 The Committee of 13 is a part of what organization 6 A kidnaping threat was re ceived by the royal family of what nation 7 Richard F Mitchell justice of the Iowa supreme court an nouncer himself a candidate for what office 8 On what day did the trout fishing season open in Iowa Howard Thurstnn who died the past week was famous in what profession 10 What suspended army offi cer was returned to active duty ANSWERS OX PACK 2 treaty of Lausanne caused all the more surprise since Turkey recent ly asked the signatories to the treaty formally for revision to per mit remilitarization The British response to the re quest for an amendment to the straits clauses was favorable STPAULBREWER Hoover Declares Further Arrests May Be Made by GMen WASHINGTON de partment agents chalked up the William A Hamm Jr kidnaping as virtually solved Satur day with the arrests of three per sons one a postmaster In connection with the June 1933 abduction of the St Paul brewer J Edgar Hoover announced his agents had arrested Charles J Fitzgerald in Los Angeles Jack Pfeiffer in St Paul and Edward C Bartholmey in Bcnsenville 111 where he is postmaster I think we have solved the Hamm kidnaping at last Hoover said adding that there may be more arrests soon The bureau of investigation chief said it was in Bartholmeys home that Hamm was held until his ransom was paid Karpis Figures in Case Figuring in the case is Alvin Karpis rated as public enemy No 1 since the day John Dillinger was shot down in Chicago by justice de partment agents Hoover named Karpis former associate of Ma Barker in the notorious Karpis Barkcr gang as one of the actutl perpetrators of the kidnaping The arrests Saturday added an other notch to the mounting list of Gmen victories in battling kid napers and gangsters which includes the arrest of Bruno Richard Haupt mann for the Lindbergh murder the killing of Dillinger conviction of 16 persons in the Charles F Urschel kidnaping at Oklahoma City arrests and convic tion in the January 3934 kidnap ing of Edward G Bremer at St Paul Get 136 Convictions Hoovers later computation scor ed his agents with the solution of 62 kidnapings since the Lindbergh law was enacted in June 1932 with convictions The only three cases remaining to be cleared up entirely he listed as Alvin Karpis wanted in the Bre mer and Hamm kidnapings and Harry Campbell wanted with Kar Dis in the Bremer JiidEaping Wi iam Mahan wanted in the Weycr meuser kidnaping for which Har mon Wiley already has been sen tenced to 45 years n prison Thom as G Robinson Jr wanted in the 550000 kidnaping of Alice Speed Stoll Louisvile Ky Hoover said all the suspects ar rested Saturday are now in St Paul or enroute there Others Are Involved Also involved in the Hamm case he announced are Byron Bolton now in jail at St Paul for the Bre mer kidnaping Elmer Farmer also convicted in the Bremer case Ar thur Doc Barker serving sentence in Alcatraz Island Cal peniten tiary Fred Barker killed by fed eral agents in a battle at Oklawaha Fia last year and Alvin Karpis public enemy No 1 still at large The actual perpetrators of the kidnaping were named by Hoover as Alvin Karpis Arthur and Fred Barker Fred Shotgun Zeiglerj Goetz since killed Fitzgerald and Bolton Hoover said there may he more arrests soon He added that all those arrested Saturday had been charged under secret warrants on April 11 Identified by Hamm The investigation chief said that Mr Hamm Saturday morning iden tified the home of Bartholmey as the house in which he was held while the kidnapers awaited pay ment of 5100000 ransom which ob tained his release Hamm was kidnaped about p m on Thursday June 35 1933 immediately after he had departed from his office in the Theodore Hamm Brewing company for lunch eon Ho was taken to a hideout where he was held until June 3D He was released nt a point near Wyoming Minn after pay ment of Hie ransom Hamm was president of tlio brewing company Account of Kidnaping Hoovers official account of tho kidnaping At approximately p m on Thursday June 15 1933 tin victim was accosted on the street near his office at the brewery at a point approximately one blocic therefrom by two men one oC whom inquired whether this was Mr Hamm Upon receiving an affirmative answer Mr Hamms right ham was clasped and he was forced into 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