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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 31, 1934, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIBHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XL CENTS A COP ABBOC1ATED PRESS LEASED WIKB SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY AUGUST 31 1934 EiHlR djSSfasfc or two I fBCWOK OTOD NO 279 Texas Cause of Jealousy Others Say Rayburn Should Not Seek Speakership By HERBERT PLUMMER WASHINGTON Aug 31 Sam Rayburn of Texas hardly had announced his candidacy for the speakership be fore Washington politicians were talking about the political inepti tude to use their own expres sin of organiz ing both houses of the next con gress under the rule of two Tex ans Texas position on capital hill at present is an ob ject of envy An even half dozen committee chair manships in the house two in the senate to say nothing of the vice presidency is the Lone Star States share in Won 2 MASON CITYANS DIE IN CRASH Cotton StrikeExiendedto Woolen Mills HOLD WRITER OF Flyers Speed East in Race to Cleveland Turner Unable to Get the present administra To add to this commanding posi tion in national affairs the speak chai ership considered by many as sec law ond only to the presidency itself is something to worry all politically minded it has happened an even larger scale Massachusetts Sets Mark As recent as the sixtyseventh congress 1921 both houses of con gress had as their presiding officers men from the same state Calvin Coolidge of Massachusetts was vice president and Frederick Gillett of Massachusetts was speaker of the house i Coolidge waselected vice presi dent to serve from March 4 1921 to March 3 1925 sixtyseventh and sixtyeighth When Harding died Coolidge be came president on Aug 3 1923 Gillett who had been speaker since 1919 continued to serve in thatpos ition during the whole of the sixty eighth congress ending in March 1925 while Coolidge was president i Massachusettsrtherefore has set a mark for even Texas to shoot at 1 New York Supplies Both There are however only twoIn stances where vice presidents and speakers from thesame state served at the same time Daniel D Tompkins of New York was elected vice president to serve from March 4 1817 to March 3 1825 John W Taylor also of New York was elected speaker on Nov 15 1820 after Henry Clay had re signed Taylor served as speaker un til the end of that congress the six teenth AT OSAGE DIES In Failing Health for Long Time Collapses While Reading Paper OSAGE Aug Annis president of the Home and Trust Savings bank and vice president of the Osage Farmers National bank died suddenly Friday morning while reading a newspaper He had been in failing health for two years but was up town yesterday and went to one of his farms MrAnnis was son of the late Wright Annis who was cashier of the Osage National bank when the late Avery Brush was president He was prominent in business and so cial life and was a member in the Masonic orders Surviving are his wife a sister Mrs W D McCabe of Boulder Colo a brother Dr H Annis of Minneapolis an adopted daughter MrsLester Ahrens of Osage and a grandson Mr Annis was about 65 years of age EXTORTIONNOTE TO ROOSEVELTS Yarn in N Y Jail on Charge of Violating Lindbergh Law NEW YORK Aug 31 clumsy letter threatening harm to President Roosevelt and bis grand children has put Benjamin Frank lin Yarn 33 years old in jail on a charge of violating the Lindbergh STRIKE TOCOVER WIDE AREA The letter was addressed to Mrs Roosevelt at the white house It said that unless she paid Buzzie and Sistie Dall children of the presidents daughter Mrs Anna Roosevelt Dall and the baby of Elliott Roosevelt would be kid naped and that injury would be in flicted on the president President and Mrs Roosevelt never saw the letter but secret service men did and they started an investigation that led to Yarns arrest last night Gave Telephone Number The letter writer included in the kidnap note a telephone number where he could be reached It was that of the William Sloane house branch of the Y M C A in New York where Yarn had been living and where he was arrested Although the authorities were se cretive about the entire affair it was learned that the arrest was made by JohnBrpdericlt of the New York police who coop erated with the secret service men in running down the threat Vam who was held for ararign ment today described himself as a former machinist in the naval avia tion corps and said he was a resi dent of Charleston S Car He was described as a member of a prom inent Charleston family He is un married By Order of The threatening letter was signed by order of Zangara It was Guiseppe Zangara who shot at Mr Roosevelt in Miami in February 1933 but who hit Mayor Anton Cermak of Chilago instead causing his death Tne letter specified that the 000 be furnished in denominations of Jl 10 and and said that Mrs Roosevelt would be in formed by telephone when and how to deliver it It was understood the letter threatened that the presidents grandchildren would be done bodily harm after they were kidnaped if Started May Try for Record DES MOINES Aug 31 Gehlbach flying in the transconti nental air race to Cleveland took off from here at p after refueling his ship Gehlbach landed at The cowling of his plane was ripped badly and he ordered it torn off completely to lessen the handicap Mark Granville designer of the ship boarded the plane here Davis Arrives at Lansing LANSING HI Aug 31 Douglas Davis Atlanta Ga flyer arrived at the FordLansing airport here today on a speed flight to Cleveland from California He landr ed at p in central standard time and took off ten minutes later after taking aboard a 180 gallon supply of gasoline Turner May Seek Kecord KANSAS CITY Aug 31 Douglas Davis Atlanta Ga flyer in a black and red low wing mono plane made a 7 minute refueling stop at Goodland Kans and then headed for Lansing near Chicago Davis left Burbank at a m PST John Worthern Pine Bluff Ark in a red monoplane sped on from Kansas Gity after 9 minutes re fueling His first refueling was at Albuquerque N Mex He reported he encountered storm clouds at 17 000 feet WprttertfWift IN TRAGEDY FORECAST IOWA Cloudy showers in the east and central portion Friday night and possibly in the extreme east portion Satur day morning Cooler Saturday and in the extreme west portion Friday night MINNESOTA Cloudy and cooler possibly showers in ex treme east portion Friday night Saturday partly cloudy cooler in south portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for J4 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum Thursday Minimum in Night At 8 A M Friday Rainfall 61 53 60 43 the money were not paid It said also that if Mrs Roosevelt failed to string along with the gang the president would be harmed Feel No Concern The president and Mrs Roosevelt at Hyde Park expressed surprise when informed of the threatening letter and Yarns arrest Marvin H Mclntyre presidential secretary said they felt no concern and urged that the prisoner be given careful attention Richard Jervis head of the secret service detail guarding the presi dent at the summer white house expressed the belief the arrested man needed hospital attention Buzzie and Dall are at the estate of Spencer Aldrich at Bayshore L I unaware of any threats or plots Members of the Aldrich household said their father Curtis B Dall from whom the pres idents daughter recently was di vorced had not been informed of the threatening letter The two chil dren have been with him for sev eral weeks and will rejoin their mother at HydePark in a few days Pay for Insane Keep v May He in Warrants DES MOINES Aug 31 ment of 400000 by Iowa counties for state keep of county indigent insane may be made in stamped warrants to the state it was held by Assistant Attorney General Le han T Ryan Failure of counties to pay the state the money had result ed from decreases in their general funds joutfive Lee off1 at a m PST did not announce any refueling stops Col Roscoe Turner defending champion holder of the Burbank to New York record of 10 hours and five minutes which the three may try to erase if they arrive at Cleve land scene of the races in good lime did not leave A broken gas line could not be repaired in time Turner said lie would attempt to break his record tomorrow Jefferson Girl of 12 Months Called Healthiest Infant DES MOINES Aug 31 Marilyn Ruth Morden 12 months old daughter of Mr and Mrs Bert E Morden of Jefferson today was pronounced Iowas healthiest baby She scored 9938 per cent perfect in the annual baby health contest conducted at the Iowa state 48 of a point more than the health iest boy James Patrick Greenwalt 14 months old son of Mr and Mrs Gilbert Greenwalt of Des Moinea James score was 9890 Marilyn was also the highest scoring town baby and James was high scoring city baby This map shows the concentration of the nations cotton textile mills in southern and eastern states The figures in shaded by dots Indicate the number of spindles active In those states as of July the average is 60 spindles a The more heavily shaded strip extending from Virginia to Georgia the Piedmont the south H most MeMy industrialized area The two black dots are Gaston country Nortn Carolina and Greenville county South two of the largest In the world DENIES REQUEST FORCONFERENCE Government Prepares to Launch Inquiry Into Strike Causes WASHINGTON Aug 31 general strike of the nations cotton mill workers today was extended to include the woolen and worsted in dustries The actual order has yet to be gent but Francis J Gorman chair man of the strike committee of the united textile workers said the walkout of the woolen workers would be identical with that in the cotton industry set for p m tomorrow night Gormans announcement followed the refusal in New York of Arthur Besse chairman of the wool code authority to arrange i conference between union leaders and repre sentatives of the woolen industry Will Be Involved Well if that is true Gorman said it means that the woolen and worsted workers will be Monday Strike leaders estimated khere were 150000 woolen and worsted August came down to its final day with a precipitation total of 368 inches which is less of a fifth of an inch short of the normal Aug ust rainfall in Mason City Allocate Carrier Taxes DES MOINSE Aug 31 state railroad commission allocated a total of collected in mo tor carrier taxes to Iowa counties for maintenance of highways 2 ARE HELD ON LIQUOR CHARGES Are Caught Near Alexander After Making Attempt to Escape Leslie Peters and Raymond Teske residents of Hardin county were bound to the grand jury Fri day morning before United States Commissioner C W Barlow charg ed with possession of liquor upon which the federal tax has cot been paid Their bonds were fixed at 000 each Peters and Teske were arrested about 6 oclock Thursday evening near Alexander Fourteen gallons of alcohol 8Jid part of a case of I whisky were confiscated by offi cers making the arrests Sheriff F C Schweiger of Frank lin county Marshal Wesley Clark of Alexander F K Fisher federal agent R C Reko of Mason City and James Laurence of Des Moines state agents made the arrests When Sheriff Schweiger walked up to the car of the two men and told them who he was they started to drive away The sheriff hung on the side of the car A bullet in their car fired by one of the other offi cers stopped in a couple or rods the escaping car on which the sheriff was still riding Peters and Teske were brought COUNCIL OF BAR SELECTS LOFTlN Nominee Customarily Named President at Election by Lawyers MILWAUKEE Wis Aug 31 fPi general council of the Ameri can Ear association today nom inated Scott M Loftin Jacksonville Fla for the association presidency and William P McCracken Jr Washington for reelection as sec retary General council nominees have customarily been elected by the bar delegates In naming Loftin for the presi dency the council comprising dele gates from each state adhered to a general practice of advancing the associations vice president Newton D Baker former secretary of war and Congressman James N Beck of Pennsylvania had also been men tioned as presidential possibilities but efforts to induce them to be candidates failed The councils approval of Mc Cracken came in the face of de mands by a coterie of delegates that he resign as secretary because oi his activities in the recent airmail litigation McCracken a former as sistant secretary of commerce was found in contempt but was later freedin court Hayfever Sufferers ReElect President SAULT STE MARIE Ont Aug 31 went L E Har ris of Sault Ste Marie Mich and his glasses landed 10 feet from him on the other side of the room The sneeze justified his selection as head of the Cachoo club for an other year The club has a member ship of 118 hayfever sufferers from many states to Mason City county jail and held in the Report Feed Needed for Migratory Fow DES MOINES Au 31 Iowa fish and game commission is sued an appeal to farmers and ele vator operators for screenings ele vator sweepings chaff poor nubbi corn kaffir corn heads or sma grain and weed seed suitable to fee migratory fowl or upland gam birds Wirds Named by 3rd District FarmLabo WATERLOO Aug 31 F Wirds Iowa Falls attorney wa nominated for third district con gessman by the farmerlabor part at a convention here last night BODY OF SLAIN MAN IDENTIFIED Cross Killed in Shooting at Boxcar Theft Scene Former Convict TABOR Aug 31 body a man found in an abandoned oupe here today was identified sev ral hours later through fingerprints is that of Henry Cross 29 Council 31uffs in whose name the car was egistered Glen Craven of St Joseph Mo iurlington special agent after view ng the body today said Cross was he man he killed during a gunfight t Payne early yesterday when he urprised a gang of boxcar thieves ooting a car Council Bluffs officers who aided n establishing the identity said Cross was a former convict who had served part of a 20 year term at Anamosa reformatory Car Drives Past After the shooting match at 3ayne Craven reported later a car presumably containing Cross corn anions drove alongside the body while it lay on the road piled it into the car and disappeared in the darkness Several persons who had seen the abandoned car here reported to of ficers that it had been parked where found since before noon yes erday Tabor is about 20 miles from Payne Cross was unmarried and had seen away from home several days his sister Mrs Effie Oilman of louncil Bluffs said today Thought Him Alive Sheriff John T Redenbaugh of Sidney and Detective Chief Pat Bangs of Council Bluffs expressed belief that Cross companions at Payne may have picked up his body in the belief he was notdead Dis covering he was dead they appar ently decided to leave the body in the car and go on afoot The body was found jammed into the bottom of the car under the wheel by I W Rose and his son Auburn 14 while they were driv ing cattle this morning The turtle back of the car was bloodstained leading officers to believe it was first placed there and later trans ferred to the drivers seat to make it appear Cross had been driving Dyer Port of New York Official Dies NEW YORK Aug 81 George Rathbone Dyer member of the Port of New York Authority and retired major general of the New York national guard died early today General Dyer who was 65 was born in Providence R I WHAT THEY SAY By ASSOCIATED PRESS Francis J Gorman chairman ol the Btrifcs committee We hayeiBjthaustediverytesourcera the direction of peaceful settle ment George A Sloan spokesman for employers I suppose every citizen in America is hopeful the strike wont take place Lloyd Garrison leading gov ernment peacemaker The na tional labor relations board can not report that any substantial progress has been made workers but that probably not more than 40 per cent were now em ployed The government appeared ready to launch a neutral inquiry into the issues behind the general cotton textile strike as all hope of avert ing the giant walkout vanished Still Seeks Peace Still striving for a quick peace Chairman Lloyd Garrison of the national industrial relations board court of labor disputes in mind the appointment of a committee of three to explore the conflict impartially and perhaps recommend a solution Union leaders threatened to call silk woolen and rayon operatives out on the strike line unless their Turn to R 2 Column 1 OFFICER KILLED BY TWO GUNMEN Police Lieutenant Tries to Halt Auto for Breaking Traffic Rules BUFFALO N Y Aug Si Police Lieut George L Uhl 51 was slain by two gunmen here early this morning when he sought to halt their automobile after a traffic vio lation Police believe the two slayers were members of the trio that held up a theater employe about two hours before robbing him of a met al box they believed contained the nights recipts The slayers escaped CHARLES DAWSON MRS CHABUES DAWSON 2 OTHERS BADLY HURT IN MISHAP ONCHICAGQTRIP Dawson and Mrs Moeser Victims of Accident Near Monona C O Dawson traffic manager Sot the Jacob E Decker and Sons com pany and Mrs George Moeser wifa of the master mechanic at the pack ing plant were fatally injured and Mrs Dawson and Mr Moeser ously hurt Friday morning in aa automobile crash on highway No 18 near Monona Mr Dawson and Mrs Moeser died shortly after all four were brought to a hospital at Postville The con dition of both Mr Moeser and Mrs Dawson was described as critical by physicians at the Postville hospital late Friday afternoon The four Mason City persons who left Mason City early Friday morn ing were on their way to Chicago from where they were to go to Harvard 111 where Mr father is ill All In Moeser Car They were in the Moeeer which apparently was being driven by the Decker master mechanic While attempting to pass another automobile the Mason City machine collided headon with a car coming from the other drection according to information received here The driver of the other ear to tha collision was Lloyd Oelke Garna villo who was slightly injured He also received treatment at the Post ville hospital The injured persons were brought to the hospital between and 10 oclock it was stated Ooocuaeion qt the bram was the the at the ed physicians stated Moeser Unconscious Mr Moeser was most of the day suffering from severe head injuries which includ ed a laceration on the right oheek Mrs Dawson who was conscious but remained in a dazed condition up until Friday afternoon had a se vere laceration over the left eye Funeral arrangements for the two death victims have not been com pleted It was stated at the Post ville hospital that the body of MF Dawson would be taken to Sand wich HI former home of the fam ily for burial The body of Mrs Moeser will probably be brought to Mason City although this will not be determined until the return of George Senn office manager at the Decker plant and B J Drucanond traffic commissioner of the Mason Turn IaKe Z Column M GEOKGE MOESER Charles Dawson traffic man ager at Deckers and Mrs George Moeser wife of the mas ter mechanic at that plant were killed ana Mrs Dawson and Mr Moeser were painfully injured in an automobile acci dent near Monona Friday fore noon according to word received in Mason City just before noon 8 Tie Votes and 29 Disputes Taken Up in Truckers Vote MINNEAPOLIS Aug 31 The regional labor board today took up eight tie votes and 29 disputes over eligibility of ballots which re mained to be decided from Tues days election by truck driver em ployes of 166 firms here involved in the recent drivers strike In 50 of the 137 firms in which there was no dispute the trutk drivers union was selected as the agent of the employes for further negotiations with the employers while in 58 firms the employes voted to choose other representatives No votes were east in 21 firms FEAR 136 LOST IN SEA TRAGEDY TOKIO Aug 31 60 ton steamer Taian Maru foundered near Antung Manchuria today and fears were expressed that 136 pas sengers and members of the crew were drowned it was stated by a Rengo Japanese news agency dis patch Twentysix persons were re ported to have been saved Lays Aside Accordion and Calmly Goes to His Death u s SCENES To attempt to enumerate or Il lustrate the natural beauties of the United States wouid be comparable to counting the stars They can only be hinted at But in the face of many inquiries and with the hope of presenting a new and novel idea in booklets our Washington in formation bureau prepared this pub lication showing natural scenes from 48 states and the district of Columbia It is beautifully printed in soft green and brown tones and will be mailed to any address for 10 cents in coin carefully wrapped Send for your copy today cou pon STATE PRISON FLORENCE Ariz Aug 31 aside an accordion from which he had pumped jazzy tunes Louis Sprague Douglass 49walked calmly into Arizonas lethal gas chamber early today and was executed for the murder of Ralph Hart Yuma county prospector The former New York taxicab driver who protested his innocence to the last passed his final hours playing the instrument He was baptised in the Catholic faith last night Father Patrick J Murphy had hardly completed the commun ion chant before the condemned man lighted a cigaret and began piaying jazz tunes He was pronounced dead eight and one half minutes after the gas was released at a m I know you think I am guilty but I am innocent he remarked as he strode cooly to his death I fought in the Philippines I never shrank there I can take this like a man Douglass the fourth man to die in the gas chamber was convicted of killing Hart in a robbery at tempt His execution left the death row vacant The Mason City GlobeGazette Information Bureau Frederic I Haskin directon Washington D C I inclose 10 rents in coin carefully wrapped for the new booklet on Natural Scenes of the United States Name City Stats I Mail to Washington D CI ;