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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 30, 1936, Mason City, Iowa TWO clewswas the impounding of a stolen automobile at Seattle The car stolen from Caii Bertocchine of Tacoma a few hours before Charles was taken from his living room was found abandoned Mon day night in King county Two gunnysacks were in a rear seat Mrs Maud Desmond told police a man and a boy got out of the machine near her home at XI p m Monday Apparently they then stole a car belonging to Allen Strickland a neighbor This ma chine was recovered in1 Tacoma later Hunt for Fingerprints The Bertocchine auto was ex amined carefully by officers seek ing fingerprints In the Seattle advertisement observers believed the name Ann might have been substi tuted for the Tim now known to have been mentioned in the ran som note left by the lone masked kidnaper in the home of Dr Matt ison Sunday night when he escaped through a window carrying Charles in his arms Department of justice agents called a truce apparently to give the Mattson family an oppor tunity to complete negotiations with the bearded kidnaper The agents working in a downtown office concentrated on inspection of a ladder used in apparent at tempts to kidnap John Franklin 5 from Haddaway hall palatial home two blocks from the Matt son residence late in November rtladc Two Attempts On two occasions Nov 23 and Nov 28 a man tried to enter the Franklin sleeping quarters The first time he placed a ladder un der the window of the room where the childwas sleeping then fled when the boys mother him and screamed He left the ladder behind and dropped a putty knife On the second intrusion he was surprised in the hallway of lie home and again fled after firing a single pistol shot at a night watch man Officers believed the ma might be the sameone who ab ducted brown eyed Charles Mat son Descriptions of the two tallie closely methods of entry to th Mattson and Franklin homes wei similar and xin each case the in truder carried a pistol FIRM IS LINKED TO RED INQUIRY Pittman Drafting Bill to Bar Plane Shipments to Spain WASHINGTON name of the Vimalert company Lid of Jersey City whose president Rob ert Cuse has obtained a license to export airplanes to Spain figured in the 1930 congressional investi gation of communist activities in the United States This was disclosed Wednesday as state department officials seek ing some legal ground for revoca tion of the license exhibited in terest in the personal and business background of Cuse They said they were deterred from starting an official investiga tion by Cases conformance witli all legal requirements in obtain ing his license to ship 52777000 worth of planes and airplane en gines to theSpanish loyalist forces Shipped to Russia The Vimalert company was identified in the hearings as a special organization maintained m this country to repair airplane engines bought from the States government and shipped secretly to soviet Russia for use by its military forces Meanwhile quick congressional action to block exporting of the planes was charted by adminis tration leaders in view of Presi dent Roosevelts denunciation of the proposed shipment The president asked extension of the neutrality law to givehim discretionary power to prohibit sales of munitions in internal con flicts as well as international wars Fisher Body Strike Causes Suspension of Chevrolet Plant FLINT Mich of the Chevrolet Motor company assembly line here was suspended at 1 p m Wednesday because a strike in the Fisher body division plant No 2 had shut off the supply of automobile bodies Both Chevrolet currently lead ing the industry m production of automobiles and the Fisher body division are units of General Mo tors corporation Company officials emphasized the fact there was no labor trouble m the Chevrolet plant Departments other than the as sembly line in the Chevrolet plant continued to operate MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE DECEMBER 30 1936 No Name mentioned From the condition of the lad nap note left in the Mattson home officers decided it might originally have been written to be left in the Franklin residence No mention o either family name was made Shortly after the two intrusions George Franklin Tacoma chain grocery took his family south for a California vacation leaving palatial Haddaway hall unoc cupied He purchased the resi dence recently fromthe estate of the late J P Weyerhaeuser who builtit Jvpi Weyerhaeuser j was aLIU i triKHs etl unharmed after payment of 000 ransom CHANG ORDERED TO STAND TRIAL Chiang KaiShek Held as Captive for 2 Weeks to Preside NANKING rebellious young Marshal Chang Hsuch Liang has been ordered to stand trial before the Nanking military commission Thursday morning for his mutinyat Sianfu authoritative quarters disclosed Wednesday Generalissimo Chiang KaiShek who was held captive by Chang for two weeks and then released in a sudden turning of the tables will preside at the trial Officials declined to speculate on the verdict but professed the belief it is no routine matter with the outcome already determined The generalissimo who was ex pected to go to Fenghua to the fu neral of his elder brother delayed departure Chiang again submitted his res ignation from the high jposts he holds in the government as an in dication of the responsibility he feels for Changs attempt to force war on Japan and inclusion of communists in the government To Take 2 Months It will take Cuse about two months to prepare the order Mr Roosevelt said he believed that if the neutrality act could be amend ed quickly enough to stop ship ment Cuse could not recover dam ages Chairman Pittman DNev o the senate foreign relations com mil tee is drafting an amendmen to authorize the president to pro Slibit munitions shipments to eithe side in a major civil war It would show the world he said that we dont believe in thii sale It is expected to be one of the first items of business after con rress convenes next Tuesday La er a bill to replace the entire neu rality act which expires May 1 vill be introduced At issue in the proposed amend lent will be the question of whe ler the presidents embargo pow rs should be mandatory or dis cretionary Someone Should Decide Some members have called for le former but Kir Roosevelt nade it clearathis presscon erence that he believed someone authority every chief decide on the bans He also suggested the term civil should not be used in the amendment because it might be subject to varying interpretations Other applications had been made for munitions licenses during Ihe Spanish war he said but when the state department pointed out they would violate the spirit of the law they were withdrawn Ninety per cent of businessmen he said had gone along with this view but he declared Cuses action represented the other 10 per cent Mr Roosevelt explained he looked to the recent supreme court decision upholding the presidents arms embargo power to block any damage action Cuse might bring if his shipment is stopped Spanish Insurgent Warship in Attack on Port of Gijon MADRID insurgent cruiser Velasco attacked the northern coastal port of Gijon sending H shells into the Musel hills surrounding the harbor dis patches to the capital reported Wednesday Government warplanes took off quickly in response to the bom bardment The fascist warship left the harbor after turning ma chine guns onthe defending ships the report declared BALLOON DANCE 10 0 F HALL Dance Ihe Old Year Out and the New Year in on Mason Citys Best Dance Floor GILLES ORCHESTRA SATURDAY JAN 2 MEL MYHIIE ORCHESTRA 25c Per Person WOMAN SLAYS KILLER GF SON Wounds Two Spectators in Courtroom Shooting in Kentucky JACKSON Ky Viola Wickline IdlledMhe slayer of her son in Breathitt county cour Tuesday and wounded two spec tators The woman leaped to her feet as Johnny Shepherd 18 was callec for examining trial and fired four times Shepherd crumpled in a heap two bullets in his stomach and died a few hours later George Shouse 27 and Moss Noble 25 an attorney both spec tators fell wounded Another bul let knocked a hat off the knee of George Howard and bruised his knee cap She jumped to her feet from nearmy side said Alfred M Russell county attorney before anyone could interfere Shouting list one word a vile name at Shepherd she ran some 10 feet and opened fire The courtroom scene of many Jitter feud trials in the old days iad just been called to orderby ounty Judge George W Little for the examining trial of Shep herd charged with murder of Harvey Gabbard 17 son of Mrs Wickline by a former marriage Ellis Funeral to Be Held at Iowa City IOWA CITY ser vices for Dr Sylvester EEllis 66 former pastor of the First Meth odist church who died Tuesday afternoon were to be held here Thursday Dr Ellis formerly held paslorages at Osage Marshalltown and Mount Vernon LOST MINNESOTA HEIRESS KILLED Minneapolis Store Owners Niece Leaps From New York Hotel NEW YORK woman who jumped to her death from the eighteenth floor of a Fiftyeighth street hotel Bar bizonPlaza Tuesday was posi tively identified as Elizabeth But terfield missing Minnesota heir ess by her nurse Mrs Charlotte Parsons The identification was further confirmed by Detective John Tut tle of Greenwich Conn from near where the girl disappeared after eluding Mrs Parsons Dee 22 Mrs Parsons first made her identification from several gar ments refusing to view the body On police insistence however she later identified the body as that of her missing charge Find Note in Kooiu The dead woman had registered at the hotel last Wednesday the day after her disappearance as Margaret Canfield giving a non existent Brooklyn address but after the death leap police found a note in the room which read In case of accident notify the police My right name is Eliza beth Butterfield J The young woman was fully dressed when she made her leap the body landing on a third floor extension In the room in addition fo the note police found a Bible opened at the book of St Mark her gloves and her purse in which was only a few cents Stood Before Bible Police reconstructing her ac tions said she apparently had dressed for the street front of the Bible had re moved her gloves to read it then gone to the window and jumped At the hotel it was said Miss Butterfield rarely had left her room during her six day stay She did go out shortly before noon Tuesday No one remem bered her return Her body was seen hurtling down from the eighteenth floor by a bell boy at p m but it was some lime before hotel attaches could identify her as the occupant of room 1807 Mrs Parsons who had been Miss Butterfields nurse for sev eral months after she suffered a nervous breakdown was nros trated HAD LEFT MINNEAPOLIS ABOUT EIGHT YEARS AGO MINNEAPOLIS Eliz abeth Butterfield missing Minne sota heiress who jumped to her death from the eighteenth floor of a New York hotel left Minne apolis about eight years ago She had been the ward of her aunt Elizabeth Quinlan coowner of YoungQuinlan department store here for more than 20 years Miss Quinlan and a sister Anne Quinlan went to New York when they received word Dec 22 that Miss Butterfield had disappeared She was the daughter of the late Mr and Mrs James Butterfield of Minneapolis MOVIE PARADE By D B K CRAIGS WIFE IS BOOKED ON CECIL PALACE SCREEN Adapted from a 1926 Pulitze prize winning play Craigr1 comes to the Cecil and Pal ace theater Thursday as L movie with John Boles and Rosa lind Russell in the leading roles A f a i t h f u translation of th original play its film counterpar is set in a rnod ern atmosphere jits the story ol Harriet Craig a tmiM fc selfish suave JOHN BOLES kon mjnded whose one Jove is her house Supporting Miss Russell and Mr Boles in this film are Billic Jane Darwcll Dorothy Wilson Raymond Walburn and other lesser characters Variety trade magazine of the slasre screen and radio world ranks 1936s top moneymaking SHOWING THIS WEEK On My Knee through Wednesday Craiffs Wife Thursday Po lo Joe New Years eve Col lege Holiday starts Friday and flying Hostess through Wed nesday Craiss Wife Thurs day Polo Joe and Lady From Nowhere Friday and Saturday Wife and The Crime of Dr 1orbes lliroiiffh Thursday Pepper aud Thc Old Cor ral through Saturday The Final Hour and Rhodes through Thurs BJysia New Years eve Down the Stretch and Sea Spoilers through Sal movies in the following order Modern Times s t a r r i h c Charles Chaplin San Fran iSCa dark GaUlc Jcanctte MacDoiialc and Sncn cer Tracy Swing Time star ring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers Great Zicfeld star ring William Powell Luise Kamcr and Myrna Loy Littlest Kebel starring Shirley Temple Kosefllarie starring Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy and Under Two Flags star ring Ronald Coimah i v n SHIRLEY TEMPLE REACHES ZENITH OF SCREEN CAREER Three years ago Shirley Tem ple was an unkrtown little girl working in a series of onereel baby pictures Dec 19 1833 she came with 149 other tots to try out for a brief bit in a musical entitled Stand Up and Cheer As a result of that successful tryout Shirley Temple today is the No 1 boxoffice attraction of the motion picture world It is estimated that 240000000 people have paid to sec her on the screen Her original contract stipulated a 5150 salary a week while she is now said to be receiving 000 for each picture It is fur ther estimated that she has earn ed more than 51250000 in studio salaries and even more from ad vertising tieups That is the amazing story of Shirley Temple a 7 year old child worth more than a million dol lars She has reached the zenith of her career as a juvenile perform er is fast outgrowing the role of a baby star and like Jackie COOR an Baby Rose Marie and Jackie Cooper has passed her most glor ous and attractive period in front of the kleig lights and like them will be obliged to adapt herself to ines more fitted for a more ma ure child Shirley Temple came into the screen limelight at a most op portune time coming to the fore vhen the movie industry was the subject of bitter criticism as hav ng overemphasized sex and crime subjects Clean sympa heiic scenarious featuring the young star have contributed im measurably to reform movies in general Her discovery was a ver table diamond in one of Amer cas greatest industries Returns to Kansas City BUFFALO CENTER Hoyo 3oekleman of Kansas City re urncd to his work after spending a vacation with his parents and ither relatives NEWYEARSEVE MOVIE AT CECIL Joe E Brown Has Leading Role in Polo Joe v Film Attraction Polo Joe with Joe E Brown in the starring role will be the screen attraction at the Cecil the aters special midnight show New Years eve As its title suggests this story revolves about the game of polo with the awning mouth ed comedian in the role of an al leged polo ex pert Supporting parts are taken by Richard Sheets Galla gher Fay Hoi den Carol Hughes Gordon Elliot Joseph King George E Stone and others Joe E Brown fans will like this slapstick comedy for it is typical of the pictures which have brought Brown success in the world of celluloid Horton Appeals to State High Court DES MO1NES Hor tpn Bedford convicted of killing Ills wife by poisoning appealed to the state supreme court to set j aside his life imprisonment sen tence Horton was convicted o conspiring with Mrs Anna John ston his confessed paramour in the poison plot Perkins Opposed LawyersQuibbling Over Sanity Issue CHICAGO Hollin Perkins of the University of Iowa law school told the Illinois states attorneys association Wednesday that quibbling by attorneys over the question of a defendants san ity needlessly confuses the jury in criminal trials In insanity cases Professor Perkins said at the groups con vention we have injected the confusion of responsibility for the crime He said the defendants guilt should be established before the question of sanity is considered Let it be decided by a group of disinterested experts Professor Perkins suggested If it is found that the convicted person is suf fering from a mental ailment then lieshould be sent to a hospital from which he could not leave un til cured CELEBRATE WITH THE CROWDS AT THE STATE GIANT NEW YEARS EVE PROGRAM Surprises Hnrns Confetti Balloons All Seats 26c BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW AVOID THE RUSH Gets 3 Months in Jail DBS MOINES m Walters Des Moines was sen tenced to three months in jail on a charge of driving while intoxi cated Officers testified that Wal ters car struck two personshcre Oct 31 DENISON CLUB 3 BIG NEW YEAR CARNIVAL DANCES New and New Dncin CAMPBELLS ORCHESTRA SATURDAY JAN by HUCK SHAFFER ORCHESTRA Admission 25c Per Person For members associate members and invited friends CelebrateNew Years at the Denison Cliib BIG NEW YEARS EVE PARTY Horns anfl Confetti Come Late BrinsTYour Party and Have a Big Time OLD DUTCH GRILL 118 SOUTH FEDERAL PAT CHASE Mgr Formerly the Hawkeye Club GET YOUR RESERVATIONS IN NOW FOR THE BIG NITE NEW YEARS EVE AT THE HOTEL RIT2 CLUB DINNER FLOOR SHOW SPECIAL FAVORS PHONE 36F13 SPACE FILLING FAST PHONE NOW DANCE NEW YEARS Don Strickland AND HIS ORCHESTRA 40e and S5c Tax Included Hats Horns Confetti OLD TIME DANCE FRIDAY JAN 1 EARL HUNT AND HIS ORCHESTRA 26c and 40c Tax Included CARNIVAL DANCE New Years Eve December 31 MOOSE MASON CITY Maleks Accordion Band Dancins 9 p m to 1 a m Only 25c Per Person SATURDAY NIGHT Jan 2 Moose oirtTimc Dahce as usual DRIVE to ROCKFORD REAL OLDFASHIONED TURKEY DINNER NEW YEARS DAY AT M E CHURCH Time P M ADULTS 25c Phftftp 1 For Table A JIUIIi Reservations ANCHOR INN South Lake SPECIAL NEW YEARS NITE FRIDAY JAN I 1937 Girl Floor Show Singing and Dancing Dance to Orchestra Music ALWAYS GOOD FOOD Call 511 for Special Reservation Alf Cnrdarelli Mgr 3 HOLIDAY DANCES NORTH SHORE COUNTRY CLUB New Years Eve Dec 31 New Years Night Jan 1 Saturday Night Jan 2 HAL BURKE ORCHESTRA will furnish music and en tertainment for all 3 of these dances MISS MICKEY WALKER Vo calist and Entertainer Blake Reservations for Your New Years Eve Tarty NOW QTATF WEDNESDAY tJ TV 1 Lt THURSDAY Z BIG HITS Nothing could stop him from becoming Diamond Master of the world THE GALA DAY WEDNESDAY COFEATURE In just one hour the mysterious Miss X RALPH BELLAMY MARGUERITE CHURCHILL SHORT When A Count goes Cowboy Ladies Beware FRANCIS LEDERER ANN SOTHERN MY AMERICAN WIFE FRED STONE BILLIE BURKE Did he violate his sacred oath for a womans love THE CniillE OF DR FORBES with GLORIA STUART ROBERT KENT Plan to Attend the NEW YEARS EVE MIDNITE Seethe regular program and slay over for Ihe midnite show THURS ONLY DEC 31st IS THE GALA DAY THIS WEEK AT BOTH THE New Cecil Palace ATTEND THE MATINEETHEN YOU CAN A VOID THE EVENING CROWDS A RUTHLESS A HAVEN OF HATE THAT CRASHED IN BROKEN HEARTS SUNKIST STARS AT PALM SPRINGS JVho do you suppose will have the Jast laugh J Route No 1 i G COOL I m Iroquois theater Xire Chicago ENDS WED THE HOME OF MIRROPHON1C SOUND SHIRLEY TEMPLE in STOWAWAY Flying Hostess ENDS WEDNESDAY BARBARA STANWTCK JOEL MCCREA IN BANJO ON MY KNEE Starts New Years Day Polo Joe moves over to the Palace on New Years Day and shows through Saturday nilel STARTS NEW YEARS DAY PLUS MICKEY MOUSE IN MICKEYS RIVAL Lady From Nowhere MARY ASTOR AH Seats 36c You will sec a Special Preview Showing Joe Browns Newest Picture Its horses this time instead of a tractor Polo Joe Sheets Gallagher Carol Hughes lion Acceptance for admission is ;