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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 16, 1934, Mason City, Iowa EH MEM t OF f Mirffe DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XL FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS U5ASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY AUGUST 16 1934 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 266 John Brown Loses Out Colorful Career of Youngster Halted by Defeat By HERBERT PLUMMER ASHINGTON Aug 16 feat of Represen tative John Young Brown of K e n t u c k y has halted for the time being at the politi cal career of one of the most col erful figures to come up from the south in recent times The Si year old youngster who hails from the 1 section rf the state and whose home the city where the Kentucky Derby is run each year came to congress for the first time as a memberatlarge in the seventythird He had been here but a1 few days when he attracted attention His youthful appearance sparse stature and big voice made old timers sit up and take notice His reputation as a politician pre ceded him to Washington At 29 he was elected a member of the Ken tucky house of representatives at 31 he was made speaker of that body and at 33 he broke the state administration slate in the demo cratic primary tobe elected to con gress Attack on Colleague It was Browns nenre and fear lessness which brought him into the limelight here One of the first 3 DEAD IN NORTH IOWA MISHAPS Find Detroit Lead in Abduction of Labatt APPEALS COURT UPHOLDS RULING IN DRAKE FRAUD Finds No Evidences of Error in Conviction of Hartzell MAPS FOOD PROGRAM things he did as a member of the I house was to junk the timehonored tradition that freshmen should Be seen and not heard for at least a lit tie while Brown had been here less than a month of the special session before he started a row He lashed out on the floor one day in a vitriolic at tack against his colleague from Kentucky a fivetermer a man 10 yearshis senior and a member of the powerful ways and means com Vinson Heiectured having had inserted1 ord a speech which of the taxpayers money to explain a vote of his so that in the future he can get votes by virtue of his explanation of this one Aids Democratic Chiefs Browns temerity infuriated Vin son and amazed other members of the house It looked for a while as if the two actually would exchange punches on the floor That incident made Brown how ever Democratic leaders realized they had in this youngster from Kentucky with the big voice and undoubted forensic ability a useful weapon Time after time in the hec tic days which followed they rushed him into the breach to do battle for the administration Striking evidence of their regard for his ability came near the close of the congress Memorial services for the dead of both house and senate were held Young Brown was selected above all other members of the house to deliver the principal oration Seldom had a first termer teen accorded such distinction Redistricting in Kentucky is blamed for his defeat He was placed in the same district with Virgil Chapman who has represented that section of Kentucky in congress for 10 years With the exception of a defeat suffered in the republican landslide of 1928 Chapman has been a member of the house since 1925 ST LOUIS Aug 16 conviction of Oscar M Hartzell for mail fraud in promotion of the mythical Sir Fran is Drake Estate was upheld by Jie U S circuit court of appeals in an opinion filed here today I Hartzell who sold interests in the supposed estates to farmers throughout the middlewest was sen tenced to 10 years in prison and fined when convicted last Novemberin federal court at Sioux City In a period of 10 years the pror moter collected between and on his scheme through agents in various parts of the county the appellate court said in its decision Disregards Contentions The opinion of the appellate court written by Circuit Judge Archibald K Gardiner disregards Hartzells contention of errors by the trial court with the statement that the evidence estabishes Hartzells guilt beyond any reasonable doubt so that any prejudicial matter whict may have crept into the trial should be regarded in a practical light Most of his representations the opinion states were not only false but fantastic and absurd It ap pears fromthe evidence that there was novsemblahce of fact on which these based Sees Palpable Despite the palpable fraud in the representations made by the de fendant and his agents they seem to have fired the imagination and dulled the reason of many honest people in 10 years The defendant received through his agents in the United States from to in cash Hartzell claimed that Drake the English privateer who died in 1596 now has but one living descendant and that he bought from that de scendant an assignment of interest in an estate of which he said Drakes heirs had been fraud Secretary of Agriculture Wal lace is shown ss he left the white bouse after a conference wKh President Roosevelt cdn ng droiight relief and Jed StUf I S Associated Press UNION DEMANDS TEXTILE STRIKE NEW YORK Aug 16 United Textile Workers of America today gave mandatory instructions to its executive council to call a general strike in the cotton textile industry on or before Sept 1 ulently deprived He promised a re turn of 51000 for every invested to help him recover the estate Will Ask Rehearing SIOUX CITY Aug 16 hearing that the United States court of appeals had confirmed Oscar Hartzells conviction Carlos Goltz Hartzells attorney announced that he probably would ask for a rehear ing before the court of appeals In case of a denial of his request he said he would appeal to the supreme court of the United States Hartzell free on bond since shortly after his conviction is now in Chicago Broker Arrested on Charge of Attacking Blond Film Actress Board Calls for Rail Payments Toward Pension Tenth of Per Cent of July PayroDs Amounts to WASHINGTON Aug ie The railroad retirement board to day ordered all class 1 railroads to immediately pay to the United States treasurer onetenth of 1 per cent of their payrolls for Jul start the fund for the rafltoad sion law July to pen NewEngland Uses 3Fold Safety Plan Education of Driver Road Building Two of Points EDITORS NOTE This is the second of a series of articles describing efforts to reduce traffic accidents By TAYLOR HENRY NEW YORK Aug 16 New England where year round tourist traffic creates a serious problem a threefold program has seen inaugurated to make roads safe for travelers This plan envisions first the edu cation of the driver second the elimination of faulty vehicles and third scientific road construction Educational campaigns have been stressed in Connecticut where week ly appeals are issued direct to motor vehicle operators New Hampshire has inaugurated a follow up campaign where motor ists are stopped and warned even in cases where violations do not war rant arrests Promote Sane Driving Businessmens organizations and safety councils in Rhode Island are promoting sane driving by erecting signs urging the protection of chil dren and giving lectures in which maps showing scenes ofvarious ac cidents are used All the New England states re quire drivers licenses Many of them are using faulty vehicles as reasons fdf refusing to issue licenses and for suspending licenses In New Hampshire licenses are refused until brakes and lights con state re tions are made at official stations for a fee of 50 cents Vermont is checking the general condition of all cars and paying particular attention o drivers discovered driving after drinking intoxicants Connecticut requires all garages to make de tailed reports of accidents in which a car brought to them for repairs figured Scientific Road Building Massachusetts and New Hamp shire have taken the lead in scien ific construction of roads In Mas iachusetts engineers are laying out new roads in such a manner as to eliminate traffic hazards by careful fading and well planned intersec ions New Hampshires state highwa Apartment is carrying out a pro gram of lining hills and curves o all state highways Highway departments in all of th Tew England states have concen BROTHER TALKS OVERTELEPHONE WITH KIDNAPERS Police Move Forward on 2 Main Battlefronts in Search DETROIT Aug 16 police official today revealed that there was a lead here in the kidnaping of John S Labatt London Ont brewer We dont know yet how good it is the official said Three Toronto detectives arrived here this morning CLOUD OF SECRECY TORONTO Aug 16 a smoke cloud of secrecy police broke forward today on two main battlefronts and a number of sec ondary salients in their war against the kidnapers who snatched John S Labatt wealthy brewer two days ago and are holding him for ransom Tlie army of the law including he Royal Canadian Mounted Police and municipal and provincial author ities moved as stealthily as the kid napers themselves Full Day Elapses A full day had elapsed since the ime when Three Fingered Abe had warned that the man whom he and his gang had kidnaped would be killed but still it appeared that no ransom had been paid and La ratts whereabouts was still un tnown Hugh LaBatt the i brother here HOME OF KIDNAP VICTIM The assessment amounts to FORECAST IOWA Fair slightly warmer in west portion Thursday night Friday partly cloudy and slight ly warmer MINNESOTA Generally fair warmer in northeast portion Thursday night Friday un settled with cooler In north west portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weatfier figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday 76 Minimum in Night 61 At 8 A M Thursday 73 Rainfall 02 LOS ANGELES Aug 16 Clarke Dean 34 a broker was ar rested in a Hollywood apartment today upon charges made by Flor ence Horsley blond film player after she was taken to a hospital for treatment for bruises Detectives Jack Malina and W J Tassey said she told them she met Dean through friends at a beer gar den last night and subsequently drove to his apartment where he attacked her Dean denied tne girls story say ing he did not know her Detectives said there was evi dence of a struggle in the apart ment and that a beret similar to the one the girl said she wore was found beneath a bed 000 Payments Aug 25 are to be made by trated on road markers for danger ous intersections hills and curves and hazardou This order was forecast yester day when attorneys for the board in combatting an effort of the rail roads to obtain an injunction against operation of the act unti its constitutionality could be deter mined stated that the board had prepared this order and another callingfor the names of all em ployes who would reach the age of TO by Feb 1 1935 Lockjaw Results in Death of Iowa Boy ATLANTIC Aug 16 jaw resulted in the death of Rich ard Rattenborg 7 year old son of Mr and Mrs John Rattenborg The boy stepped on a rusty nail about a week ago Condition of Youth With Broken Neck Is Called Critical IOWA CITY Aug 16 condition of Raymond Hervert 20 Iowa City who was brought by plane to the University of Iowa hos pital here last night is regarded as very critical it was learned to day Although conscious Herverts condition will be serious for several days He sustained a broken neck in a dive at Arnolds Park Lake Oko boji Tuesday GOVERNOR GOES TO CAHILL RITES Herring Suffers From Cold but Able to Ride Back to Des Moines CEDAR RAPIDS Aug 16 Gov Clyde Herring attended the funeral held this forenoon for Mau rice P Cahill former state com mander of the American Legion and expected to leave this after noon for Des Moines Governor Herring has been suf fering from a cold and was reported to have a temperature but was able to travel Governor Herring was forced to cancel addresses he had scheduled at Bellevue and Harlan WELFARE ISLAND STRIKE QUELLED Prison in State of Siege 1500 Men Locked in Their Cells NEW YORK Aug 16 fare Island penitentiary was in a state of siege today with 1500 pri soners locked in their cells follow ing a strike So well was the situation hand led by the prison staff that word of what had occurred did not leak out until the prisoners were brought in to control The entire prison population went without lunch as a result of the re volt while Austin J McCormack commissioner of correction and his Jeputy David Marcus interviewed the prisoners to learn the cause of the insubordination Pat Gets Peeved at Pranksters Phone Calls at Wrong Time PITTSTON Pa Aug 16 Pranksters frequent telephone calls leeved Patrolman Patrick Walsh He was gruff as he answered the station telephone once more Whos this asked a voice Come up and see me some time and Ill tell the report Police Chief Luke Keating came ight up Patrolman Walsh was iuspended contactswiththe kidnapers early his hotel which has become feneral headquarters for the forces letermined that Labatt shall be reed alive But the G H Q was as uncom municative as a military center could be in wartime 2 Men Turned Back Men who might have been run ners came and went An uniden tified man in flannel trousers gained admittance to Hugh Labatts suite Two other men twice attempted to enter the room but were turned back Toronto was one of the two main fronts of battle The other was Lon don the seat of the Labatt brewery interests and the city to which John Labatt was driving Tuesday morn ing from his home at Sarnia when he was kidnaped Police were actively engaged there running down every clew they could find as to Labatts activities after the time his car was found abandoned on the highway John S Labatt wealthy brewer victim of Canadas first ransom kidnaping was abducted while driving in his automobile from his sum mer home near Sarnia Ont to London Ont A note signed Three his death unless a ransom of was 1 The brother believed named as go between slept this morning after an allnight vigil In early morning tel ephone conversations over a period of two hours he talked three times to the kidnapers Makes Rendezvous After the third phone call the corridors of the hotel were clear ed It was indicated Hugh Labatt lad made a rendezvous with the kidnapers for today In the second conversation La latt said I cant get out alone this morning The corridor outside my room is full of people Soon there came the third insis tent ring Should I answer it Labatt asked Chief Inspector Miller of Ontario police Yes Miller replied The nature of this conversation was not reveal ed Get Some Shut Eye Miller and Inspector Gurnett of he provincial police soon left the lotel saying they were going to get some shut eye Gurnett car ffe 2 Column 6 Orator Knocks Reds at Their Own Meeting Spot inn Kniifirva Fire Destroys One Building Threatens Big New York Plant NEW YORK Aug 16 estroyed one large building and hreatened for a time the 14 acre lant of the American Burtonizing ompany at Mariners harbor Sta en Island earlytoday Every fire company on Staten Is and responded on the fifth alarm s firemen discovered the building 00 feet long and 150 feet wide a mass of flames Twenty other buildings complete 10 plant which manufactures malt yrup The structure destroyed with s contents was the pectin building Union Squares Free Speech Backfires for Once By DALE HARRISON NEW YORK Aug 16 Union square rostrum of the Red took a sock on the chin from its own oratory last night and there was much ado The Reds are wont to mount the union square soapbox and hurl vio lent verbs Free speech is the cor nerstone from which they love to leap at the throats of the capital istic this and the capitalisic that Last night during a lull when none of the 500 communists gath ered at the square seemed to have any immediate remarks to make concerning the government Mr Eugene Daniell took the platform Down With Reds Mr Daniell once tossed a smoke bomb into the stock exchange as an indication of his contempt for that institution and the Reds as sumed he was about to loose some good old fashioned opprobrium in the direction of something capital istic Daniell fooled them Im out to destroy communism he shouted Down with the Reds This was free speech with a back fire The Reds always ready to rip the hide from privilege and pluto cracy rose in wrath They yanked a plank from the platform and Daniell still denouncing commun ists went down Someone Calls Police Someone called the police Some one is always calling the police just when a good riot is in prospect Thirty policemen arrived the ra Tum to 2 Column 2 Hang German Emblem Out of Paris Window PARIS Aug 16 young American college students hung a new swastika flag out of a Paris hotel window just to see what would happen They soon found out An angry throng of Parisians shouting threats gathered under the window in practically no time and was dispersed only after police ordered the German emblem with drawn Names of the tourists were with held by authorities 170 DROWNED AS BOAT OVERTURNS 200 Persons on Ferry In India Are Hurled Into Waters of River FATNA India Aug 16 Drowning of 170 men and women when a ferry boat overturned in midstream was reported today from Darihara There were about 200 persons on the boat who were hurled into the river The terror of a number of bullocks being carried on the boat was said to have been responsible for the dis aster When the boat rocked the ani mals became frightened and jumped into the water Themovement caused the boat to rock more and terrified passengers crowded to one side Their weight caused the craft to capsize Boatmen rescued about 30 per sons including one old woman who saved herself by clinging to a bundle of faggots MAN DROWNS IN CREEK AS MO GOESOFFBRIDGE Two Rochester Minn Women Victims of Car Collision CRESCO Aug While county authorities were investigating an automobile crash in which two per sons were fatally injured near Ches ter they were called to another fatality when one man was drowned as his car plunged from a bridge into a creek 16 miles southwest of Cresco The dead Mrs Anna Diekhoff 60 Roch ester Minn killed in auto col lision Irene DieUhoff 27 Rochester Minn killed in auto collision Joseph J Urban 55 Lourdes dronned in auto accident Those injured in the auto collision Calvin Diekhoff 28 Rochester Vernon Diekhoff 15 Rochester Esther Meestcr 24 Parkersburr Milton Cheney Chester An investigation was made Thurs day morning when an inquest was called by Coroner E L Bradley in volving the deaths of the two per sons killed in the auto collision Are Badly Injured Mrs Diekhoff and daughter Irene 27 of Rochester Minn were killed and the formers sons Calvin and Vernon Diekhoff and two nieces Emma Meestcr and Esther Meester of Parkersburg were badly injured and brought to Mercy hos pital Cresco as a result of an auto headon collision Wednesday evening on Highway 59 about a mile south of Chester 16 miles northwest of Cresco Calvin Diekhoff was driving the car when it was struck headon of ficials said by another auto driven Je was also injured and taken to the Cresco hospital and will be held pending investigation Coroner E L Bradley stated Inquest Is Called Officers were told that Cheney had been drinking and a deputy sheriff Atty C H Anderson and he coroner went Thursday morning o Chester to make investigations An inquest Thursday morning was also called It is expected that Cheney will He is suffering a broken nose the tip of his tongue was bit io Page 2 Column B Drought Makes It Tough on Hoppers and Abes Clothes MARION Kans Aug 16 lie drought is making it tough on be tougher still n Abe Wertzs clothing When Wertz went into a field to i some work hungry grasshoppers umped on him and began chewing n his shirt By the time he got ome the garment was perforated nth small holes PLAN ELECTION IN MINNEAPOLIS Labor Relations Board to Arrange Workers Vote in Truck Strike WASHINGTON Aug 16 labor relations board today ordered a workers election in the Minne apolis truckers strike P A Donaghue Of the boards staff arranged to leave for Minne apolis this afternoon to make ar rangements for the balloting Donoghue will cooperate with the Rev Father Francis J Haas who has been in Minneapolis several weeks attempting to arrange a set tlement of the strike The date for the election has not yet been fixed but Lloyd Garrison 3oard chairman said it would be held as speedily as possible CANNED FOODS Theres no telling when an emer gency will arise in which a shelf of canned foods will come in handy And the booklet Recipes for Canned Foods will be a great aid to house wives who suddenly find themselves unprepared hostesses For it con tains 28 recipes for soups 20 for seafood dishes 17 for entrees and substantial dishes 50 for vegetables 35 for salads 8 for sauces 12 for sandwiches 10 for appetizers and 35 for than 200 in and every one out of cans from the corner grocer So send for your copy of Recipes or Canned Foods and be prepared for any number of unexpected guests The Mason City GlobeGazette Information Bureau Frederic J Haskin director Washington D C I inclose herewith 6 cents in coin carefully wrapped for booklet on Recipes for Canned Foods Name Street City State Mai to Washington D C ;