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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 11, 1934, Mason City, Iowa North lowa8 DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home VOL XL FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE BERVICB THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS CITY AUGUST 11 1934 HOME EDITION THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 262 The ABC of The FHA Explain Machinery of Modernization Campaign EDITORS NOTE The GlobeGazette presents the last of four articles in which the man at tho controls explains the machinery of the governments home modernization By JAMES A MOFFETT Federal Housing Administrator by The Associated A SHIN GTO N Aug 11 wish to empha size that the fed eial housing ad minis t rations modern ization program is in tended to apply just as much to business struc tures of all types as to pnvate dwellings There are many i easons why the owners of store buildings g a r ages warehouses factories thea ters and apartment houses should invest money at this time in needed repairs and improvements Keeping property in first class condition makes for increased economy ef ficiency safety sanitation and re duced maintenance charges And all of these have a direct bearing on income profits and property values I believe I am safe in sayingthat just a little checking up on the av erage business structure will un cover many places where repairs inay be made or improvements in troduced that would yield splendid returns on the money invested in such The modernization of a store front should increase the merchants bus iness The liberal use of paint out side and within the premises will in many have the same ef fect If it istrue that an attractive store has an advantage over ah attractive one then money can be spent in beautifying and moderniz ing places of this kind to very good advantage Indication of Interest As an indication of our interest in the modernizing of store buildings one of the qualifications for loan in surance by the federal housing ad ministration sets forth that notes may be signed by lessees other than those which may be classed as own ers provided that the lease requires the lessee to make alterations re pairs and improvements And pro vided further that the final term ination date of the lease is at least six months beyond the final matur ity of the note In such cases a certified copy of the lease must be furnished to the financial institu tion at the time the note is pur chased and must be retained by it as part of its documentary evidence of the In the operation of all types of commercial structures economy Is through efficient use of Tarn to Iuge z Cotumn 1 OLSONS MILITARY RULE UPHELD Survey Shows FORECAST TOWA Showers Saturday night and Sunday ffons SatiirdayvnTgnif MINNESOTA Mostly cloudy probably showers in west and south portions Saturday night nnd in east and south portions Sunday warmer in west por tion Saturday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum Friday fi5 Minimum in Night 60 At 8 A M Saturday 64 Rainfall 61 of an Inch Augusts rain total has mounted to of an inch on the first 10 days of the month The period be tween midnight Thursday and 8 oclock Saturday morning added 03 of an inch Wednesday after noon brought 27 of an inch and previously in three small showers 09 of an inch had fallen The drought is broken so far as Mason City Is copcerned While further moisture will be helpful it is the consensus among farmers that corn would mature without it The long time August average precipitation in Mason City has been inches Another 02 of an inch of rain fell after 8 oclock Saturday and the afternoon temperature was 65 de grees WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO Aug SAYS MAN SLAIN IN CHICAGO WAS NOT DILLINGER Kentuckian Convinced by Photos Gun Victim Was His Son CHICAGO Aug 11 vinced from a newspaper photo graph that the man L slain as John Dillinger was his own son R M Green of London has written the Cook county coroner asking his aid in establishing the identifica tion Coroner Frank J Walsh informed Green however that the body of the gangster had been positively identified through fingerprints as Dillinger and had been claimed by his father and buried Letter to Coroner The letter from Green dated Aug 8 read Coroner of Chicago I have a picture of the Dillin ger slain that resembles my son Billy B Green The picture is in the Courier Journal Monday morning July 23 He is 27 years old 5 feet Synches in shoes Weighed about 145 pounds Hair black eyes gray complexion medium and black thin beard on chin He had no scars on his face as I remember as I last saw him had a broken col larbone identify him for the picture isexactly like him Can Show Proof It has been four years since Ive known hisVwhereabouts Want to hear from you at once I can show good proof as to whether he is my son or have all the pictures I can find of the so called Dillinger and would have been there but financially un able and also My age is 77 years and when Bill last stayed with me I lived in Indianapolis Ind Let me hear from you at once then the case will be taken As to my knowledge be could have had a fictitious jjome R M Green London care Benges SUSPECT MAY BE DILLINGER AIDE Man Held Not Baby Face Nelson but May Be Van Meter OCONTO Aug 11 vincecl his quarry did not include leorge Baby Face Nelson as he at first believed Sheriff Adolph Duescher today sought to determine whether a man arrested witha woman yesterday at Oconto Falls possibly might be Homer Van Meter another fugitive Dillinger gangster The Nelson theory was prompted by a resemblance of the man who gave his name as Ray Bobb 33 of Altha to the diminutive Dillinger sociates photographs Sheriff Due schers inquiry was made more com plex through the finding of tatoo marks on the mans forearm simi lar to those reported to be an iden tifying mark on Van Meter In many respects the sheriff ex plained the man resembles the descriptions of both Nelson and Van Meter Fingerprints taken last night were checked further The woman said her name was Lillian Bobb 25 also of Altha The couple was arrested under suspic ion at Oconto Falls hotel after they sought to obtain narcotics from a doctor there s Corn Crop Is Good DAKOTAN CHEATS DROUGHT In the center of the drought country Knute Oss farmer livint on a 20 acre farm near Mandan N is beating the drought with a homo made irrigation system He is shown hero with a 10 pound head of cabbage raised while neighboring crops were withering Oss lives In the Missouri river bottom and uses a pump and tractor to water his acres Associated Press for the period Aug 13 outlook to 38 For the upper Mississippi and lower Missouri valleys Scattered ehowers beginning of week and near middle temperatures near normal over north portion and near or above normal over south portion Bank Pays in Full and Then Is Closed DES MOINES Aug II continuance of the State Trust and Savings bank of Qulmby was an nounced by D W Bates state bank ing superintendent He said 100 per cent payments were being made to depositors The bank was taken over by the Cherokee State bank Pope Pius Receives Publishers Family CASTEL GANDOLFO Italy Aug 11 Pope Pius today received Paul Block United States publisher Mrs Block and their sons Paul and William North lowans Put on Coats Against Chill A deled General Rains Give Ground Good Soaking North lowans Saturday donned coats and fires were built in some louses as temperatures hovered ow particularly noticeable after he scorching temperatures the early part of the week Added rains which were general had given a good soaking to the ground which greedily drank up the slow falling precipitation Although the heat wave appeared have been broken the weather bureau warned that it isnt over yet Showers were predicted for Saturday night anci perhaps Sun day morning but a return of warm weather was forecast for Sunday In Mason City 95 of an inch of rain had fallen since Thursday night including a trace around noon Sat urday The temperature Saturday afternoon was 65 degrees Burlingtons 83 High Burlington with 83 at 1 p m held the top mark for cities reporting Saturday afternoon A light rain fell there Saturday morning Ottumwa which also reported rain was sec ond with 81 Fort Dodge recorded 72 with 24 inch rainfall Muscatine had 20 inch of rain with a 72 degree temperature It was 71 in Davenport and a cooling rain fell there during the morning Cedar Rapids reported 67 at and 35 inch of rain Clinton re ported 75 and inches rain Wa terloo was 62 degrees cool and had a halfinch of rain 58 Degrees Hampton A minimum temperature of 60 was reported at Northwood with 30 of an inch rain during the 24 hour period Hamptons mercury dropped to 58 following a steady rain most of the night A fire was built in the court house at Forest City and in many homes to decrease the discomfort caused by cool temperatures which reached a minimum of 61 during the night and had only gone up one degree at 10 oclock In the morn Ing A half inch rain penetrated tho ground Charles City had 56 of an Inch rain and the temperature dropped considerably Helps Ijito Potatoes Showers at intervals all night Thursday and steady rain all day Friday will benefit the late potatoes crop near Garner fourth cutting of alfalfa late corn and gardens The Turn lo Inte 1 Column CONVICTS SLAIN IN PRISON BREAK Wooden Gun Escape Fails Two Prisoners Killed Six Wounded BATON ROUGE Aug 11 convicts were shot and killed and six wounded at theLouisiana state penitentiary at Angola this morning when armed guards frus trated an attempted wholesale es cape The break was planned along the lines of the John Dillinger wooden gun escape Guards answered the bluff with afusilade of shotgun fire and rifle bullets The dead Bill Bryant long termer and leader in the Septem ber 1933 bloody prisonbreak and Raymond Cancllcr i HnI Bad Records Prison officials said Bryant and Lucas Badeaux the latter charged several days ago with the fatal knifing of a fellow convict rushed at Guard Henry Clark They were armed with cleverly fashioned wooden Clark commanded them to drop their weapons They ignored the command and rushed on toward the guard As other guards reached the spot Clark let loose firing seven slugs from an automatic rifle into Bryants body Two Morn May Die Guard Rilcy Strother fired on Badeaux dropping him Firing broke out from other guards as nine convicts broke for liberty Six were wounded two of them are not expected to live They are Michael Antakly of iNew Orleans and Gerald Kramer Among the number capturccj un hurt was Joseph Schlro cocharged with Badeaux with the killing of Fred England another prisoner last week HEAT DROUGHT DAMAGE DONE IN SOUTHERN PART Corn Prospects in State Reported as Smallest Since 1903 MAPS ON 2 Droughts blistering heat during July cut Iowas corn prospects bushels since the July 1 estimate to bushels on Aug 1 accoiding to Leslie M Gail federal agricultural statistician for Iowa but the damage was not in North Iowa If the prediction is fulfilled it will be Iowas smallest corn pioduc tion since 1003 but a survey showed that a good crop would be harvested in ibe section extending fiom Kmmet anci Palo Alto county east two counties deep fiom the Minnesota line to the Mississippi river The central section of the state was pronounced fair and the drought area where most of the harm to the coin small grain for age crops and pastuie lands covers the whole southern third or more of Iowa 00 Per Cent Normal The Aug 1 condition of Iowas largest crop was placed at 60 per cent of normal and an average yield of 29 bushels an acie 7 bushels lower than in July was in Polish Miners and Families Expelled LE FOREST France Aug 11 OT wailing women and children were loaded with their meager worldly possessions aboard a special train today as 80 Polish miners and their families were ex pelled from France for their recent hostage strike at Lens More Checks Sent WASHINGTON Aug The farm administrations disburse ment of cornhog benefits reached a new high when checks in volving went out in the malls Friday Commenting on the status of corn in Iowa Gail asserted Hundreds of acres in southern and southwestern counties aie burned beyond the possibility of producing any corn for giain In the centra thlrcj of the state the outcome is in the balance the southern fringe rapidly joining the drought devastated area to the south In the northern third and coun ties bordering the river in east cen tral Iowa where there wcie occa sional showery and less Intense heat condition of corn is near average Smallest In Years The government estimate placed prospective production of oata at the smallest prospect in 44 years The oat yield will not fulfill seeding requirements in many localities Carl said The condition of oats was placed at 27 per cent of normal and the probable yield an acre 14 bushels This Ss 10 bushels lower than any previous yfeld Widespread abandonment of oats acreage makes an estimate of total oats production Carl declared On the basts of the luly 1 estimate of acreage remain ng for harvest production Is fore cast at bushels the low est production since he add ed ThreshingIs Begun Carl reported that the Aug 1 estimate of small grain yields were lower than on July 1 because they were Inclusive of continued dam age through harvest and based upon estimates of yield after be ginning of threshing The condition of winter wheat Is Turn lo Pnite 2 Cnlumn 8 PLANS REGULAR SUNDAY SERMON Mountain Preacher Better but Still 111 From Snake Bites SYLVA N Aug Albert Teester mountain minister made preparations today to deliver his regular Sunday sermon although he was still ill from rattlesnake bites suffered in a demonstration of his faith The 39 year old Holiness preacher was improved today and could get about his home to some extent The swelling of his body from the snakes venom that at times the past week prevented speech was diminishing If his condition continues to Im prove he will preach tomorrow he said Residents of the Balsam mountain fastness watched with awe the workings of the faith The snake bit the preacher twice as he held tt In hln pulpit last Sun day to demonstrate to hia congrega tion that the faithful are immune from harm APPROVES NEW SILVER POLICY Senator KImer Thomas Oklahoma democrat who long hus been a r ln M mis one of those Thnmn L order 8lUer Senator Thomas Is shorn holding a largo block representing the amount of row i fh l hlock representing amount of gold In tho country Associated Government Opem Cattle Buying Program in Iowa Some 500 Head to Chariton From Nearby Farms CHARITON Aug 11 government went into the cattle buying business here today It had purchased 438 cattle at 1 oclock ancj the total was expected to be increased to about 450 befoie the yards closed Sixtythree farm ers bi ought In cattle The first 30 farmers who sold cattle will receive Uncle Sams check for a total of for 212 cattle Twentyfive of these were ondemned an unfit for use Farmers 5n this drought seared area where the leaves are falling aft trees and those remaining arc turning yellow delivered some COO lead hero early today They came mostly by truck more than 40 trucksters hauling In Lhe cattlo doomed elthcr for the slaughterhouse or the graveyard Buying started just befprn 6 a m The majority of the cattlo were reported to be in pretty good shape despite ravages of drought n that territory Avonijro 700 to 750 The two year old and over cat from 700 to 750 pounds though a few were heavier han 900 L E Caliison of Chariton was he first lowan to sell to the gov ernment He sold 14 head 13 of which were accepted for shipment and one condemned Of the 13 11 sold for 520 a head and ths other Callfson a buyer was on his farm yesterday nnd offered him a cent a pound for his stock His two year old and over cattle averaged alittle over 700 pounds Callison snid ho had 27 head of aUe left He Is going to ship 10 of them to Chicago to try his luck on the open market he saiti He farms 400 acres near Chariton First Contract Signer Caliison was tho first farmer to sign a cornhog contract in Lucas county He said he wished I had brought the rest of my cattle He bought corn last night at 80 cents a bushel to feed out 250 head of lambs about 200 head of hogs and run the rest of his livestock through the winter It rained at Chariton this morn first since July 19 the official weather observer saldl He nald total rain for all of July at Chariton was onequarter of an inch More than a hundred farmers gathered for the cattle buying opening Buying will continue here Monday Veterinarians Assist Dr J A Barger head of the Iowa bureau of the bureau of ani mal industry had charge of in wpecting classifying and appraising the cattle He was assisted by VeL Turn lo 2 Column 4 CONCILIATION IN STRIKE FAVORED Aluminum Employes Out Peaceful Picketing at Three PITTSBURGH Aug 11 stiike sanctioned by the Ameiican Federation of Labor today shut down the major plants of the Alum inum company of Amedca in three states Reports ftom the stiike centers Indicated that about of tno companys estimated work ers quit theii tasks Peaceful picket Ing was under way at the companys huge plants in the Pittsburgh i dis trict and at factories in Alcoa and Massena N Y Employes at Edgcwnter N J Bridgeport and Badin N iremained at their jobs Heady to Conciliate Meanwhile both sides expressed willingness to conciliate to end the walkout whlch became effective at midnight after weeks of fruitless efforts between leaders of the Alum inum Workers council and the com pany officials to reach an agree ment on union demands In Washington President William Green of the American Federation of Labor viewed the next step as a concession by the company to bar gain collectively or intervention by the national labor relations board Roy A Hunt president of the Aluminum company of America said the strike news came without advance notification on the part of the A F of LJthat this action was to be To Meet Employes He declared the strike will not change the companys attitude to ward a closed shop or the other He added the company would continue to meet with em Turn In rant 1 Column 8 EMPLOYERS NOT TO QUIT RESIST STRIKE DEMANDS 3 Judges Hold Method Could Be Improved in Minneapolis MINNEAPOLIS Aug 11 Unmoved by a federal court ruling denying them nn Injunction abolish ing military rule In the truck driv era1 strike the employers advisory committee today voted to stand their ground by refusingto yield to strikers demands are not discouraged by the courta said Hugh Arthur jepresentative of thc committee Two hundred employers took a ris ing this morning and voted to stand Direct representatives of thead mlnistratlon in Washington are tak ng a hand in this thing and Ithink Lhls will lead to an early settle ment Governor Is Pleased Arthur refused to amplify his statement regarding administration 1epresentatlyos The employers have disagreed with the Rev Fran cis Haas and H Dunnlgan fed oral mediators and requested Presi dent Roosevelt to authorize appoint nicnt of new conciliators Go v Floyd B Olson expressed pleasure over tho courts ruHmr confirmed thft throughout these proceedings I have been acting According unanimously signed by three Judges the decision upheld the gov ernors authority to take overtho DAMAGE HEAVY IN KENTUCKY FLOOD Aug H The floods that swept down the valley of Tygart Creek from Olive Hill to the Ohio washed away homes destroyed crops and inun dated an area 20 miles long in Greenup county In addition to the heavy Joss already reported from Carter and Cowan counties Reports werci received today from the Ty gart valley section cut off yester day by the floods he that determining the restoration said the Discretion While there are limits to his dis cretion we do not feel justified upon these applications preliminary functions Jn making a asunghia proclamation and or ders he has so utterly disregarded duties as governor and Com manderinchief of the forcea f the state as to have bdei influenced solely by the desire to coerce the plaintiffs into the accept a Which they consider unreasonable and which In to the court held The Judges John B San born of the circuit court of appeals Gunnar H Nordbye and Joseph w Mo yneaux of the district court said the governors action in limit ing truck movements to those own ers carrying necessities or those subscribing to the HaasDunnlean peace plan Plnintlffs Have Polnf We are of the opinion that there Is substantial foundation for plain tiffs belief the governor is using hia powers for the purpose of co ercing them into an acceptance of the HaasDunnigan proposal and there is nothing in the situation as it has been presented to us which Indicates that a timely order direct ing the adjutant general to use the military forces of the state In as sisting the civil authorities In Min Torn to 2 Column Z GOOD OLD FISH Down through the ages the epi cure has extolled the virtues of fish as a savory and 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