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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 30, 1934, Mason City, Iowa IS MEM or wo i r n Mrffc lowa Mpt DAILY PAPER w Edited for the Home HOME EDITION THE KSmSPAPBR THAT MAKES ALL MOJITO 10WANS NEIGHBORS VOL XL F1VB CENTS A COPt ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAYAPRIL 30 1934 THIS PAPEH CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 174 First Class Feud Begun Mrs Norton Fails to Get on With Tom Blanton By HERBERT PLUMMEK ASHINGTON AprU 30 For the first time since wo men have been members of the house of repre sentatives a first class feud has de veloped between one of them and a male represen tative The principals are Mrs Mary T Norton of New Jersey chairman of the committee on the District of Columbia some times called the mayor of Wash ington and Tom Blanton of Texas Blanton a member of the subcom mittee on appropriations which controls the purse strings for the district and Mrs Norton rarely see eye to eye on questions pertain ing to the welfare of the capital On District days in the house the two all but come to blows at times The gentlewoman from New Jer sey neither asks nor expects favors of the gentleman from Texas Nor does she get any She boasts of the fact that she plays the game of politics in prac tical fashion that she is the first woman democrat ever elected to congress and the first to be ap pointed chairman of a major con gressional committee Claims Equal Rights Especially does re inc her when Blanton in his most gallant ana chivalrous manner addresses her in debate as the lady from New Jer sey No matter what the lady says to me he declared to her one day I have to smile and bear it because I am a gentleman and can not talk back I never say anything unkind to a lady This was too much for the gentle woman from New Jersey With temper plain ly arousedshe1turned oh Blaatoc not designate ma as the iadjV I am a member of the house with exactly the same cre dentials as the gentleman from Tex as and I want no concessions be cause of my sex Then everything will be lovely Blanton shot back Tend of Long Standing The differences between Mrs and Blanton are of long standing They date back almost from the time she took over the chairmanship of the District of Columbia committee when the dem ocrats recaptured the house in 1930 Earlier in this session the fiery ZOOK DECLINES PRESIDENCY OF U Three Fire Companies Called to Fight Flames TWO BUILDINGS BURNTOGROUND IN LOCAL BLAZE Hampton and Clear Lake Departments Assist M C Firemen Fires of undetermined origin broke out almost simultaneously at the Pedelty Threshing company building and the E G Morse com pany 513 Second street northeast about 10 oclock Monday morning The two structures located on op posite sides of the Minneapolis and St Louis railroad tracks had pract tically burned to the ground before the fire was brought under control by firemen Falling wires and debris from the burning buildings set fire to the wooden railroad bridge that crosses Willow creek at this point but fire men succeeded in extinguishing the flames before the bridge was great ly damaged Vision Obstructed Considerable smoke arising from the burning structures made vision difficult in the vicinity of the fire Streams of water were turned on houses northeast of the threshing company structure so that sparks whipped by the wind would not set fire to the buildings All trucksof the Mason City fire department were called to the scene of the fire and calls were placed at Clear Lake and Hampton The building of the threshingmachine company gutteti by thefire andthe wooden structure of the Morse company was burned to the ground The Morse company building had been used for the stor age of egg crates etc E G Morse manager of the Morse company was in Dubuque but employes of the concern estimated that the loss in supplies would be several thousand dollars The win dows on the east side of the main I building of the company were brok en out by the heat of the fire The Clear Lake fire department arrived in time to save the structure from damage from excessive heat Hampton Men Here The Hampton fire department ar rived about 11 oclock and brought AS FIREMEN FOUGHT FLAMES This cut shows firemen battling flames at the E G Morse produce company 513 Second street north east Monday morning when tires broke out simultaneously at the Morse building and the Pedclty Thresh ing Machine company Troops Mobilized in Paris a reduction in the amount of money appropriated by the federal govern ment for the upkeep of the District In all matters affecting the Dis trict he takes an active and keen in terest in the house He boasts of the fact that much of his career in congress has been devoted to study Ing these problems Although not a member of Mrs Nortons committee he probably causes her and the residents of the District more anxious moments than any other member of congress Quiet Ordered for 160 Year Old Zaro AghV Critically 111 ISTANBUL Turkey April 30 Iff quiet was ordered today forZaro Agha who claims to be the oldestperson in the world The Turk who says he is 160 is in the National Childrens hospital to which he was taken Saturday suffering from Brights disease Doctors said his condition was grave All for the pa tients 70 year old barred from the room fireman found difficulty reaching the flame of the fire at the Morse building with the ordinary main pressure The pumper of the Mason City department had been set up to play streams of water on the Ped elty Threshing company and a switch could not be made without risk to the homes northeast of the threshing machine building accord ing to Chief Dan Shire Heat in the Pedelty building was so terrific that the door of the large vault was sagged and rippled where it had melted Practically nothing was saved at either building Only seven firemen were on duty at the time of the alarm at the Mason City station All other firemen on off shifts were called to the scene of the fire and with the help of the Hampton and Clear Lake firemen were able to hold the fire to the points of origin Weai FORECAST IOWA Cloudy Monday night and Tuesday possibly showers in east and central portions cooler In west and north por tions Monday much cooler Tuesday MINNESOTA Unsettled and colder Monday night Tuesday generally fair coldest in east and south portions LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday 80 Minimum In Night 6t At 8 A M Monday 68 Figures for 24 hour period end ing at 8 orock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday 81 Minimum In Night 47 At8 A M Sunday 69 ROBS 3 COUPLES IN PARKED CARS Young Bandit Forces One of Waterloo Girls to Ride With Him WATERLOO April 30 young bandit last night stole an au tomobile robbed three couples in parked cars in Byrnes park of a to tal of and forced one of the girls Miss Nelda Mertens 19 to ride with him for an hour over country roads before releasing her unharmed near the city limits The car was found this morning 2 Robbers Hold Up Special Policeman Take Cash BOSTON April 30 rob bers held up a special policeman in the store of Sears Roebuck and company on Brookline avenue in the back by today and escaped with 514064 jn cash and 2860 in checks A police patrol in an auto mobile picked up the trail of the bandits and was reported pursuing them into the Roxbury district France Gets Prepared for MayDayRiot 30000 Police to Be on Duty Ready in Other Nations PARIS April 30 rumbled through the streets ma chine gunners deployed and thou sands of soldiers marched about the city today in a great warlike mob ilization of military forces to pre vent a May day rebellion Displaying his strength in his de termination to smash all uprisings and break a threatened general strike Premier Doumergue brought regiments from central France to the capital by daylight March Through Streeets With blaring trumpets the sol diers marched through the streets impressing upon the populace that the army is backing unstintedly the 30000 policemen who will be on duty tomorrow A dozentanks supported by ma chine guns were massed in Invali ides square in front of Napoleons tomb ready for movement to the scene of any disorders Appealing tothe patriotism of his people the premier warned that a rebellion might lead to a foreign invasion He apparently expected to be forced to make use of at least a part of the mobilized forces AntiFascists Biot A hint of what might be expected tomorrow was seen at Mantes dur ing the night when 1000 stone flinging antifascists battled po lice for five hours in the streets of that ancient city about 40 miles from Paris A dozen police and 30 of the howling manifestants were injured by clubs feet fists and stones be fore forces from Versailles swarmed in to overcome the mobs READY IN MANY LANDS By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Police and soldiers of many lands were martialed for extraordinary duty Monday as authorities girded for battle in outbreaks feared on May day New Yok laid the most extensive plans in its history to guard against violence as paraders were announced in which 200000 march ers are expected to appear All po lice leaves were suspended for a period of special police duty from Sunday midnight to noon Wednes day Communists and their sympa thizers will form one parade while socialists and affiliated groups have planned the other In Paris alone Tuesday 18000 police 10000 mobile guards and 3000 mounted guards will be ready for action if mobs take to the streets during a May day general Turn to Vntli Column H I 1RUSIA H I Prusia 6 pioneer rail roader and businessman died at oclock Monday afternoon at his home 422 Washington avenue northwest from an at tack of heart disease He had been in failing health for a number of years Mr Prusia was a prominent worker in the Church of Christ Mr Prusia had resided all his life in Iowa Surviving are his widow who is bedfast at present and four sons Bay Mason City clothier Claude Ivan and H I Jr CHARGE DISMISSED AS BURZETTE WEDS AT CHARLES CITY CHARLES CITY April What started out as a criminal action before Judge T A Beard more Saturday turned into a wed ding ceremony performed by Mayor W K Carr who married Melvin Burzette and Lois Mather of Rudd Burzette who served six years in the penitentiary for being an ac complice of Everett Burzette in the murder of Morris Van Note near Mason City in 1926 was brought into court on a charge filed by Miss Mather The complaint was with drawn when the marriage ceremony took place This was the first wed ding ceremony performed by Mayor Carr Suffers Serious Burns COUNCIL BLUFFS April 30 UVi Rablin Sr 40 Council Bluffs was suffering today from third degree burns received when his clothes caught fire as he was filling ah oil stove ADMITS HE HAD PARTOF BREMER RANSOM MONEY McLaugblin Admits He Handled of Kidnap Loot PICTURE ON PAGE 2 CHICAGO April 30 J Boss McLaughlin has confessed handling of the ransom col lected from Edward Bremer St Paul banker the federal bureau of investigation disclosed today McLaughlin was held hi bond Saturday for removal to St Paul for trial under the Lind bergh kidnaping act His arrest followed the recovery of in and bills identi fied as part of the ransommoney The hot currency was found on William E Vidler a gambler last Thursday Makes Full Confession Melvin H Purvis chief of the Chi cago office of the bureau of investi gation announced that McLaughlin had made a full confession of his part in the disposition of portions of the ransom paid for Bremers freedom after 23 days a captive of kidnapers Four men are in federal custody and Vidler already arraigned and two others awaiting the issuance of warrants charging them also with conspiracy Iowa Protest Relief Wages Indorse Struggle of Workers as Shown by Strikes OTTUMWA April 30 testing the indaequate relief pro gram condeming the utterly in adequate wages offered for reliei work and indorsing the struggle of the workers all over the nation as evidenced by industrial strikers1 the state convention of the socialist part of Iowa closed here Sunday night at the Wapello county court house During the session which lasted practically all day a limited group of delegates drafted a party plat form amended the state constitu tion of the party elected members to their state executive committee and discussed ways and means of fur thering the cause of socialism in Iowa Merely Recessed The convention was not adjourned but merely recessed until July 15 and will convene again at that time to list a full state ticket The seven members of the state executive committee were elected by ballot from a list of nine pre sented to the convention by the nominating committee which was headed by Mrs Mary E Dexter of Grinnell Those elected are Sam Thier Mediapolis farmer Thomas Johnson of Sioux City cafe operator and la bor leader H H Sprinkel of Ot tumwa harness maker national convention delegate and chairman of the state convention here Mrs L M Conard of Grinnell a member of the faculty of Grinnell college and a candidate for governor on the so cialist ticket two years ago G R Figg of Burlington secretary of the Burlington local and state sec retary of the continental con gress Dr Ruth Walcott practic ing physician at Spirit Lake and Mrs Arnold gather of Ames Protest Suggested Defeated were Theodore Risse of Grinnell a carpenter and A W Thielbert of Burlington painter and labor leader The protest against the relief pro gram was suggested to the organ izer for the socialist party and state secretary of the party inIllinois who was here for the convention and addressed a meeting Sunday night After a discussion on the floor the convention voted to send writ ten protests to E H Muiock chair man of the Iowa emergency relief committee at Des Moines against the relief program the wages and the practice of certain local relief directors who are insisting relief ap plicants turn in their automobile li cense plates saifl thV hat recovered 3400 of the ransom They found of it Saturday or young Jack McLaughlin 17 yeai old son of the erstwhile wjsst side political boss Purvis said Stil more was found in possession of Philip Delaney whose arrest In McLaughlins home at the same time the boss was seized became known today Delaney the fourth accused of conspiring ti the disposition of the ransome is alleged to have handlec of the money that passed through McLaughlins hands Hunt 2 ExConvicts The government is hunting two Oklahoma exconvicts Arthur Bar ker and Alvin Karpis as the actua abductors of the St Paul banker A report that the pair had been in secret custody of Purvis ovei the weekend was denied by the federal officer A hunted master mind was reported to have duped a friend of Bremer out of The victim was reported to have been Martin Wunderlich St Paul contractor and the man sought William Elmer Mead exconvict Wunderlich at his home In Jefferson City Mo said he had told federal officers hi to Pase 2 Column 4i ROBLES COMES BACK TO TUCSON Aged Grandfather Declares Ransom for Child Will Be Ready TUCSON Ariz April 30 Bernabe Robles aged grandfather of kidnaped June Robles returned at noon today from a mysterious errand in the interior of Sonora Mexico and spokesmen for the fam ily appealed publicly to the abduct ors declaring money to meet the ransom demand will be ready when a contact is arranged The grizzled former cattle barons sudden reappearance after his un explained Mexico trip of a night and a half day was almost simul taneous with the first public over ture to deal with sixyear old Junes abductors The circumstances gave impetus to reports that definite arrange ments for an exchange were being made on the part of the family and that final details including the pre paration of the ransom money had awaited only the grandfathers re turn The original instructions includ ed in the ransom note delivered to Fernando Robles Junes father two hours after she was spirited away last Wednesday will be fol lowed it was indicated or new ar rangement will be made if the kid napers choose to communicate an amended plan S U I ACTING HEAD EUGENE ALLEN GILMORE ADMITS SELLING DILLINGER GUNS Gun Shop Operator Arrest ed in San Antonio Writes Statement SAN ANTONIO Texas April 30 statement to de partment of justice agents here H S Lehman gun shop operator today admitted he had sold machine guns and other deadly weapons to hench men of John Dillinger outlaw Lehman was arraigned before United States Commissioner Paul A Lockhart on a charge of receiving concealing and retaining a stolen government pistol Arrested Saturday Department of Justice Agent Gus Jones who supervised Uie search and capture of the kidnapers of Charles F Urschel disclosed Leb man was arrested here Saturday night Government agents asserted the stolen government pistol was found wired to a work bench in Lehmans shop They claimed it was being converted into a machine gun Lehman his hair tousled and his face unshaven appeared in shirt sleeves in the commissioners office He was released on tempor ary bond returnable at 10 a m to morrow 5 Machine Guns In his statement Lehman admit ted he had sold five machine guns to a Jimmie Williams delivering them in St Paul Minn The man named Williams though not yet known to federal agents was known to have kept company while In San Antonio last fall with Tommy Car roll slayer of City Detective H C Perrow here last December Carroll charged with murder here under the name of J C McLarkin was thought to have been one of sev eral gunmen who shot their way out of a police trap in Little Bohemia Wis recently GILMORE DEAN OF LAW SCHOOL IS ACTING HEAD Jessup Will Continue in Indirect Charge Until July 1 IOWA CITY April 30 George F Zook federal commis sioner of education today declined an invitation tb succeed Dr Waltcr A Jessup as president of the Uni versity of Iowa Dean Eugene A Gilmorc of this college of law was named acting president of the university effective July 1 Dr Jessup will remain in indirect charge of the university until July 1 He left Iowa City Saturday to take up his new duties as head oC the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in New York Announces Refusal George T Baker president of the state board of education announced Dr Zooka refusal of the presi dency He issued this statement I have just received from Com missioner Zook the following mes sage which speaks for itself I very regretfully decline thn kind invitation of the state board of education to become president of the University of Iowa I appre ciate greatly however the honor and possibilities of the position anil the fine spirit and courtesies of Uiu board Signed George F Zook Gilmorc Accepts Dean Gilmore mentioned in re cent weeks as a leading candidate tosucceed Dr Jessup FOUR BATTLE POLICE CHICAGO April 30 gunmen fought a running battle with police in suburban Bellwood early the officers said one of the four all of whom es caped looked like John Dillinger the hunted killer Another of them said Police LieT tenant Joseph Hagerneister resem bled George Baby Face Nelson the little gunner of the Dillinger gang and a third bore a likeness to Henry Fox another Dillinger aide The chase ended when the hood lums disarmed the officers One of the men hit Policeman Harry Whal en over the head with a machine gun before speeding away into the darkness with his companions Chase In Police Car Whalen and two other officers Lieut Joseph Hagerneister and Po liceman Gus Mendze began the chase in a police car when the gun mens machine failed to halt at a red light Shots blazed back and forth as the two cars roared over a twomile course toward Forest Park The po lice caught up when the other ma chine pulled up at a filling station for gasoline Two of the gunmen jumped out One armed with a machine gun darn to JPfcge 3 Column l today and anounced his acceptance Upon his departure Saturday Dr Jessup announced hisintention to remain in indirect charge of the school until July 1 I will be just two minutes from the university campus by tele phone he said During the njxi two months 1 will have responsibili ties at both ends of the line My work with the Carnegie foundation will begin May 1 I will krp in touch with the campus and I will come out here if it becomes necessary To Return June 1 Dr Jessup said before his depart ure he will return here June 1 for the seventyfourth commencement activities and to witness the laying of the corner stone of the new fins arts building Mr Bakers statement continued The board very much that Commissioner Zook will not be able to see his way clear to accept ing the presidency of the univer sity He seemed to be the ideal man for the place He is thoroughly ac quainted with the situation here in Iowa is thoroughly in sympathy with the Iowa plan for unified ecu trol of the states educational in stitutions he is a friend of tho presidents of our other institutions which would have made for the con tinuance of the ideal relations ex isting between them without any break whatsoever Board Is Fortunate The board is fortunate however in having on the campus at Iowa City a man in whom we all have confidence who has wide exper ience in executive educational posi tions having for years been vice governor general of the Philippines Turn o Tarc Column 3 Parliamentary Law This is a compilation of the estab lished rules of order that govern the proceedings of all deliberative bod ies now available through the Washington Information bureau of this newspaper It is in tho most practical form briefed for ready reference and clarified so that the average person will not get lost in a maze of technicalities A copy of Parliamentary Law will be sent to any address postpaid for cents Use coupon Mason City GlobeGazctto Information Bureau Frederic J Haskln director Washington D C I enclose six cents in coin carefully wrapped for the booklet on parliamentary law Name Street City State Muil ;