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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 27, 1937, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLI1I FIVE CENTS A COFV ASSOCIATED PRESS AND JNITED PRESS WIRES MASON GITY FEBRUARY 27 1937 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO ARGENTIN BY KIDNAPERS Have You Read Your Newspaper NAKED BODY OF BABY FOUND IN PIGPENS GRIME Few Clews Held by Police in South Americas Lindbergh Case By PAUL SANDERS LA PLATA Argentina unclothed body of baby Eugenio Peyrera Iraola whose three day kidnaping stirred Argentina as the Lindbergh case gripped the Unit ed States was found Saturday in the grime of a pigpen on tnc bar onial estanicia oi his wealthy par ents The little body bearing a scalp wound and a cut on one leg was discovered in an outlying part of La his parents great estancia about a mile and a half from the house The chubby arms were crossed over the chest The clothing was not found Probe Death Cause An immediate examination was begun at the estancia where the blue eyed 2 year old baby lived with his parents and six brothers and sisters to determine the exact cause of death It was believed he had been killed Thursday the day alter he was kidnaped A laconic communique from provincial police who have searched the rich resort country side for three frenzied days for some trace of the child or his ab ductors said merely the body had been found j Give No Theories It gave no theories as to who j carried the boy away from the flower Bordered garden ofi the stancia shortly after 7 oclock last Wednesday evening while the babys mother left his side to greet her husband a wealthy sportsman and horse fancier upon hisreturn from another of his ranches The announcement said nothing to indicate which if any of sev eral suspects now held was be lieved responsible for the crime But it was known the police at first believing remnants of the kidnap band of the laic Pibe Ca might be responsible had inclined to the theory the abduction was the work of a moral outcast One wandering peon who van ished from the estancia environs about the same time the baby dis appeared was plied anew with questions Brother Tells Story There were few clews Most of them center around the childish story of 5 year old Miguel Eu enios brother who said he saw a man holding the baby in his arms a few minutes before he dropped from sight Police refused persistently to confirm reports of ransom negoti ations It was a day of profound grief for Argentinans from cattle baron 10 poors ending as it did the great cst manhunt in the history of the j 1CHu0ndreds upon hundreds of Wild Life lice had blocked roads and searched fields and streams vol unteer searchers from the beauti ful estancias of the Mar Del Plata countryside and bronzed work 1 Of what was Dr F Townsend old age pension lead er convicted the past week 2 A farm couple burned to death when fire destroyed their home near what North Iowa town 3 President Roosevelt an nounced he would mike a ra dio address to the nation on the night of what date 4 How did the Iowa house of representatives finally get its spring vacation after failing to agree on the matter with the senate 5 What city had its eighth headless body murder mystery in two and a half years 6 Seven election workers of what city convicted of a vote fraud conspiracy in last Novem bers election received prison sentences 7 What senator introduced a resolution for a constitutional amendment giving states great er powers in legislating on eco nomic and social problems 3 Nicolas Zographos Greek gambling magnate has been seen frequently in the company of what world famous woman 9 A house was badly dam aged by a gas explosion caused by a leaking gasoline pipeline in what North Iowa town 10 Peggy Garcias breach of promise suit against what radio and theater violinist wa thrown out of court ANSWERS ON PAGE 2 Pay Boost Looms inSteel Trade Workers Hopeful of at Least TwoThirds of Demands WPROBES FARM TRAGEDY Forest City Farm Couple Met Death in Fire Accidentally FOREST an inquest held Friday night a coroners jury declared that Mr and Mrs Osmund Asheim pioneer Forest City farm couple came to their death through accidental burning when their home was destroyed early Friday by flames Coroner Kenneth F Boughton of Britl conducted the inquest at the Hanson and Son funeral home Funeral services for the two victims whose bodies were found several hours after the fire will be held Monday or Tuesday after word has been received from relatives Since Thor an adopted son who was TO leap from the second story to save his life re ported smoke and gas in the house it was believed the base burner stove might have been PITTSBURGH and labor circles in this steel city looked forward Saturday to an impending increase in wages for the industry which would put yearly into the workers pockets The CarnegieIllinois Steel cor poration largest subsidiary of the two billion dollar United States steel corporation officially was considering demands of of its workers for a raiseof 10 cents an hour a reduction of 8 hours in its 48hour work week recognition of seniority rights and time and a half overtime work Members of the corporations employes grievance committee in formed the Associated Press after conferences with officials they had high hopes of gaining at least twothirds of their wage de mands Would Mean Increase That would mean an increase of approximately 7 cents an hour in pay for the workers about the same increase granted by the in dustry on November 15 The American Iron and Steel institute figures place the mini mum pay inPittsburgh at cents an hour and the average pay for1 the industry at 73 cents an hour i E T Weir chairman of Uie Na tional Steel corporation said his concern too is considering a wage increase although it had not been brought to his attention official The requests nois ion of employe and company rep resentatives from 18 mills PittbburghYoungstown d i s t rict and were championed by William Garrity an outspoken supporter of the John L Lewis committee for industrial organization Industry Has Followed In the past any increase in pay by a major company has been fol lowed by the industry as a whole CarnegieIllinois made no offi cial comment But B F Fairless president did announce We will not increase prices un less we increase wages and we cannot increase wages unless we increase A few hours later Friday night the corporation posted a notice Prices for the second quarter will not be posted until March Since the second quarter of last year prices generally havebeen disclosed more than 30 days before the preceding quarter which would mean before March I Considering Price Chance Steel circles saw this dilatory action as an indication that the LOOK INSIDE FOR Wife Slayer Paces Nervously F R Proposes StateSoil Conservation Law SENDS ACILETTERTO ALL GOVERNORS W EARX HALL GlobeGazette Editor Safety Award Winner ON PAGE 2 Two Legislators Confer With Mason City Council ON PAGE 10 Lowe Algona Heads Iowa Wildlife Group Northwestern Defeats Mason Citys Jaysees ON PAGE 9 Iowa Would Be Divided Into Districts Majority of Farmers to Rule DES MOINES Nelson G Kaschels office received from President Roosevelt Saturday a sample of state soil jonservation districts which if adopted in Iowa would permit a majority of farmers in any one district to compel a minority to comply with land use 11 hope thst you will sec fit to make the adoption of legislation along the lines of the standard act part of the agricultural pro gram for your the presi dent wrote in an accompanying letter Identical letters went to governors of all 48 states Before leaving for Omaha Saturday Kraschel said that he is tremendously interested in the objectives of the pro posed legislation Almost Everyone Agreed I he said almost ev eryone is agreed that this country is rapidly approaching the time when it must do something more definite and more concrete about soil The governor explained how ever that he had not the oppor tunity to study the sample and to make any definite comment until 1 have studied it corporation was considering a change in prices at least Wages in the steel industry Obie Govlf paced nervously iu Sheriff Tim Phalens office Fri day afternoon as officers questioned him about the sluylnp of his wife in Clear take Govip refused for the GlobeGazettes and this picture was taken as he soupht to elude the cameras eye Lock Photo Kayenay Two of the supervisors would be selected by district The local board would then have the power to direct soiL erosion control work in the area to recommend land use fer with Gov Soy Gochranc of Nebraska concerning a proposed tollfree bridge Between Council Bluffs Iowa and Omaha Sets UP Committee plans for son The proposed conservation law V Regulations would set up a state soil con In addition the supervisors servation committee pe WQuld be empowered to foxmu tation of 25 an ordinance prescribing land area the state wages in uie stuei based on a 48 hour 52 week pro a public hearing and a vota by nnn ill lonrt nfPliniPVS 111 111 G arCd gram now are year ly The average pay of 73 cents an hour compares with in 1929 and the workers compare with last year The industry reported profits of approximately in 1936 about 3 per cent on the in vested capital It earned per cent in 1929 and in 1930 Present operations are better than 83 per cent of capacity and backlog orders are reported by of ficials as higher than at any time in the past six years Washta Mayor Dies WASHTA D Robert son 66 Washta mayor died of pneumonia shut off too tightly and to blow up ausecl it men had hunted side by side but in vain for the baby or his kid naper Grandfather Leaves Town Just before Saturdays police an nouncement the babys patrician grandfather the powerful Sena tor Antonio Santa Marina raced out of Mar del Plata for the La Sorpresa estancia in a motor car crowded with physicians It was a forlorn hope The baby was dead The first definite word that tne body had been found by a peon in that part of the estancia devoted to hograising and slaughter came from an undo in Mar del Plata Then the La Plata police told their terse story Eugenies father Simtn Peyrera Iraola also was in Mar del Plta when the news came Heand his family have been in the resort city directing the search since the kid naping Mother Is Prostrated The mother the former Dolores Santa Marina remained prostrated at Mar del Plata with her other children the oldest of whom is 8 Miguel who saw the kidnaper has been under a doctors care for near hysteria since he saw a strange bearded man pick up Eugenio Also at Mar del Plata in the jail was the wandering peon Jose Gancedo He answered questions in dull monosyllables and was un able to explain why he vanished Is Set for Monday ST LOUIS convention of fourday the general Wild Lif federation will be held here beginning Monday J N Ding Darling Des Moines cartoonist is temporary chairman of the feder ation from night La Sorpresa Wednesday The Weather FORECAST IOWA Mostly cloudy snow probable in east and extreme southern portions Saturday night and Sunday not much cliansrc in temperature MINNESOTA Mostly cloudy snow probable Insoutheast por tion Saturday nlffht and Sun day not much change in temper ature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum Friday 25 Above Minimum in Night 17 Above At 8 A M Saturday 18 Above Snowfall Trace WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO OT Weather out look for the period March 1 to 6 1937 For the upper Mississippi and lower Missouri valleys Generally fair first of week becoming unset tled with precipitation about mid dle of the week near normal tem peratures first part and middle colder latter part of week V Winning Safety Editorial AGAIN TT CAN BE DONE Canoil county a typical Iowa county is a conspicuous example what can be done in reducing the highway slaughter toll when there is a decpsested and intelligent determination to do so Lets look at the scoresheel In 1935 BEFORE an organized effort to solve the problem TWELVE 12 persons met death on streets and highways of Car roll county with 83 iniured In the first nine months of 1936 AFTER the organization of a County Safety council with a membership of around 500 there has not been a single fatality on the highways of Carroll county nor has there been a serious accident What Carroll county has done our county can do given a rea sonable degree oi good luck whicn Carroll undoubtedly has had The 25 counties in which thereare safety councils show a total death list for 1936 which is 19 under the corresponding nine months last year even though in some of them the organized safety problem is only now becoming operative But lets look at Carroll county again It has a population of 22 500 almost exactly the average in Iowa It is primarily rural with out sizable factory industries raUway terminals mines or resorts There arc 12 towns in the county all connected by good straight fast highways The terrain is hilly but there isnt an overabundance of blind curves Three primary highways 30 71 and 46 cross the county It was under such conditions that 12 met death in 1935 against none in the first threequarters of this year Safe driving has been popularized in Carroll county Several hundred are pledged to it by their membership in the safety council Others exposed to a good example follow suit The relatively lew who refuse to conform are being driven from the roads We dont wait for a careless driver to have his accident said a leader in the Carroll county safety We head him off before he gets into trouble In the case of the chap who habitually gets we recommend that his drivers license be picked up even though he has not yet been involved in an Evanston is the shining example of what commun ity can do if it is intelligently determined This Chicago suburb of 65000 population had every reason to Living at the edge Ox this metropolis well just have to accept a sizable street death toll as our inescapable That wasnt Evanstons course It was exact opposite We can do something about it and were going do so citizens and officials of Evanston asserted And they did Last year only two persons met death on the streets of Evanston Then theres theexample of the railroads and ofindustry The first essential to themarvelous recortfs in these fields was the orig inal determination to solve the safety problem rather than to look upon it as insoluble Every Iowa community can do substantially what Carroll county what Evanston what the railroads what industry have done The only question is this Is there the WILL TO DO IT all land occupiers in the area could proclaim the area a conser vation district Then a board of supervisors would be chosen to head the dis trict If the board decided to im pose land use the question would be submitted to a vote of the land and if carried would have the effect of law Accompanying copies of the standard act was a mimeographed memorandum outlining its provi sions To Save Fertility The memorandum said the law was aimed at preventing deteri oration of soil and its and included among basic con siderations which influenced the drafting of the that The farmers must be able to feel that the program is largely in their own hands The provi sions for referenda and elections should prevent the growth or a feeling that farmers are being In his letter President Roose velt said such legislation is im perative to enable farmers to take the necessary cooperative ac Earlier the president outlined as the need for a statefederal landsaving program Control Is Needed We are confronted with the fact that for the problem to be adequately dealt with the credi ble land in every watershed must be brought under some form of use This ordinance would be put to a vote of the land occupiers and if approved by a majority would virtually become law Failure by the land occupiers observe regulations is punish able by a fine as a the memorandum states Among the board restrictions might be included in the r e g u 1 stions the memorandum said are provisions Requiring particular methods of cultivation such as contour cul the the The state soil conservation committee which would have the power to boundaries of each district would include not less than three nor more than five The standard act re quires that the membership the state extension director the director of the state experiment station and thestate conservation commissioner o r commissioner of agriculture F u r t h e r the memorandum the committee is author ized to invite the secretary of ag riculture of the United States to appoint one person to serve as a member of the 25 Could Petition After a state committee had been set land occu piers in an area could petition the state committee to establish a district Thecommittee would then hold a public hearing on the question and set the boundaries of the dis tivatin cropping grasses cropping lister furrowing strip planting of trees and specifications of programs and tillage practices inducing rotations and requirement that steep or other wise highly erosive land be retired from Voluntary CsOperation The document stated the pro gram can be made effective only if farmers can be induced to co operate voluntarily The act should therefore cre ate machinery which the farmers can use when they are convinced that action is it con tinued Some machinery should how ever be provided whereby a ma jority of the farmers may vote regulations upon them selves and thereafter compel a re calcitrant minority to comply where it is for the public good 4 Seized in Liquor Raids at Davenport DAVENPORT e d e r a 1 agents arrested four men in liquor raids here Friday Clifford Spring steen 44 Coleman Beamer 29 and WilliamHoffman 52 were seized in a shack where ceis seized a quantity1 of alleged whisky and Frank Francis oo was arrested when the fedaal men confiscated alleged alcohol in hishome Mother Four Children and Grandchild Die in Blaze in Michigan ESCANABA persons burned to death Saturday in a fire which destroyed the Nels Johnson farm home at Danforth i The dead Mrs Johnson her sons Robert Arthur and Arnold her daughter Ruth and a granddaughter Bar WIND UP PROBE OF CLEAR LAKE WIFE SLAYING Govig in Jail With Inquerf Scheduled Probably for O Burton Obie Goyig some what quieted after a nights rest was held in Cerro Gordo countys jail Saturday while local officials wound up their investigation of his confession of the fatal shooting of his wife Hazel Friday their home at 515 North Third street at Clear Lake Meanwhile his 5 year old son Billy whose promise not to tell of his mothers shooting kept Go vig from tailing his own and his sons life according to the 30 year old grocer wondered wheremy daddy Both Billy and his 3 year old brother Dickie Saturday were at the home of their fathers sister Mrs N E Straw 1441 Jefferson avenue northwest where Govig had brought them shortly after the shooting Friday County Attorney M L Mason stated that he would file charges pending the findingsof Coroner J E McDonalds inquest scheduled probably for Urge to KOI Even a visit late Friday after noon to the scene failed to shake the confessed slay er from the despondency which according to his rambling state ments lias gradually increased its grip mind last few weeks Harried by imaginary business worries Govig told investigators how the urge to kill had come up on him as he was returning to Clear Lake from a grocers con tentionin ChicagoiJChursday night Upon nis arrival at his Clear Govig said he was un able to sit still longenougb to eat and spent the morning alternately drinking large quantities of water and smoking innumerable cigarets Finally about noon his wife had begun reading aloud to him from a Christian Science an effort to quiet him Govig ex plained to Sheriff Tim Phalen bara Williams Eleven year old Roy Johnson discovered the fire when he was awakened by the intense heat He succeeded in awakening only his sister Evelyn They tried to car ry Barbara Williams to safety but failed They were forced to leap from a window to save them selves Rov and Evelyn were taken to a hospital for treatment Evelyn suffered serious burns Johnson and a son Helmer we erni the barn attending a sick cow the fire broke out They expressed the opinion an overheated stove caused the blaze 300 INMATES ESCAPE AS NURSES HOME IS BURNED CHATTAHGQCHEE Two Charges from Gun It was while she was thus oc believed that The religious book was found several of its pages ripped i lets of buckshot lyins on the floor beside the chair which held Mrs Govigs body One of the charges fired from a 20 gauge Remington shotgun which Govig kept loaded in the house entered the back of her head and emerged below the left ear A second charge entered Dust above the left breast and lodged in the body Advised by Physicians Physicians called into the case by investigating officers stated that the former Mason City grocer had beea advised repeatedly to consult psychiatrists at university hospital in Iowa City concerning his condition A consuming thirst for water always accompanied any increase in his nervousness Govig said Fire destroyed the nurses home at Thursdav in Chicago he had felt the Florida state hospital for the Uumself slipping into a dangerous insane here early Saturday bat of nund tire300 residents ofthe building j torney Mason and Chief of Detec escaped uninjured The 800 hospital fire men from Quincy 20 miles away and volunteers from the tovns of Chattahoochee and River Junction brought the spectacular blaze under control after fighting six hours to prevent the fire from spreading to thehospital proper which houses more than pa tients J H Thenell who became superintendent of Floridas largest state institution last Tuesday esti mated the damage at He said preliminarychecks indi one was injured trict After boundaries had been the question would be put to a vote of all land occu piers in the area stipulated If a majority favored ing a district a district board of i five supervisors would be set FOR tJid chair Prac Ph 4351 This 2 line ad brought 50 calls to Mrs Donald Doolittle ana SOLD the davenport and chair Think of the 49 disappointed people who wanted to buy Can you supply their wants Use an inexpensive For Sale Ad Japans Navy Plans to Carry Fight to Enemy If War Gomes TOKIO fP Japanese navy disclosed to the diet Satur day its general plan of aircombat as complete destruction of enemy air bases before enemy to attack anese mainland Tokio and other large cities of the empire Vice AdmiralMitsu masa Yonai minister of the navy proudly proclaimed are safe from assault in the air The naval minister disclosed that the combat planes had been worked out in agreement with the army and added The fully prepared to tives Leo Risacher Consumed by Thirst I even jumped out of a taxi and threw my face I was just like a crazy he contin ued Coming back last nighton the train I couldnt sit eat I dont even know how many cigarets I smoked and I must have drunk more than 100 glasses of Fromthe time he was brought to the sheriffs office shortly be fore 2 oclock until 5 oclock when officers took Mm to Clear Lake to the scene of the shooting he had a glass of water in his hand con stantly He would consume a full glass in less thanfive minutes and start in on another one immedi Shooting is ReEnacted Reenacting to the best of his the shooting and the led up to it the slightly ibuilt grocer showed officers in Ms home how he had paced from one room to Another prevent any adversarys from reaching aircraft unable to partake of meal which was soil on table His wife iormerly Miss Hwei Bener left the table and began readinc the Christian Science tes to him while he walked cently sionally passing directly behind wife sitting he said Suddenly on one of ms rounos through the house he stopped a cupboard in playroom where ;