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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 1, 1937, Mason City, Iowa HAPPY NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOYVANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION j VOL XLIII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PBESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JANUARY 11937 NO 75 f p h LOBBYING AN ISSUE Congress to Get Early Start on Regulation GUNMAN KILLED BY EXPLOSION By CHARLES P STEWART ASH INGTON CPA Con gress will lose no time in tak ing up the problem lob by regulation session and hereafter There is no thought pro hibiting lobby The idea is to compel each lobbyist to reg ister as such to tell whom ho lobbies for to report what he is paid for his services apd to explain just how he earns money especially what he spends in connection with his activities Early or late in every congres sional session in recent years the lobbying issue has been raised on capitol hill anil Livelier 1 It will be an earlier and a live lier risBUe than ever this timebe cause of the quantity and variety pf newfangled legislation which Ihe senate and house will be call ed on to deal Which pio tai con concern the biggest kind of interests and the fate of which presumably they will make herculean efforts to in flutenee1 Kiflot thesemeasures Elicl not originate during thelast one preceding it j However the big interests pre yiously were caught somewhat unprepared Now they are defi nitely in the fight for modifica tions indicated by supreme court decisions or in other fashions and the assumption is that their lobby ing campaign in ensuing months jvvill be something unprecedented in its ferocity j Whos a Lobbyist i There are lawmakers who jwoiild like to suppress profession pi lobbying altogether but it practically is an impossibility tu define what is professional lobby ing or who is a professional lob byist That is what BEGIN HUNT FOR 3 EXCONVICTS AT SiOUX FALLS Woman Has Eight Bullet Wounds Ton Half of Dynamite Explodes BULLETIN SIOUX FALLS S Dak Edward Tobin former convict was arrested by police Friday ill connection with the blowing1 up of a powder storehouse near here Thursday night in what of ficers believed was a fantastic plot to take two members of a robbery sanff for a ride SIOUX FALLS S Dak A woirdtale a gangland execu tion by high explosive sent police on ah intensive manhunt Friday for three former convicts who they said blewone member of their gang to death and attempt ed tokill his woman companion to prevent them from squawk HelenSeileiv 25Sioux City eight buiIet States Attorney1 Louis N Crill of the strange slay ing and identified the victim of theblast as Harold Baker a mem ber ot a band which recently staged a robbery a jewelry store in Sioux City Baker she told Crill was beat en and shot then left in an explo sive storehouse five miles east of here while three members ot the gang fired a fuse and fled aftci shooting her down when she tried to escape across the snow covered fields Tons of Explosives Move than tun and a half ot dynamite and nearly four tons of blasting powder ripped loose in the terrific explosion that fol Mattson Has No Direct Word From Son Man Slain Woman Tries to Hang Herself in Cell Shooting at Beach Club has aborted all LOOK INSIDE FOR EDWAflD L OCONNOR Hear From Sioux City Probe Right to End ON PAGE 2 lobby inquiries in the past and probably will make a fizzle of the coming one i Assuredly if any group of cit izens not to say a single citizen feels that it will profit by or suf fer from a proposed sample of legislation it is entitled to pre sent its case before the legislators Is that lobbying i Maybe the interested group sees fit to choose an expert spokesman Is he a lobbyist What is a Lobby Generally the big interests are supposed to do the lobbying i For example the United States iChambcr of Commerce and the National Manufacturers associa tion ordinarily arc described as hugelobbies But isnt the American Federa tion of Labor another one i John L Lewis Committee for Organization perhaps will prove to be even more power ful The AntiSaloon league now badly disorganized for a dozen iyears was the most potent lobby in in those days iwoe betide anyone who dared to say so i So what is a lobby anyway Some Suppositions Suppose the manufacturers hire a lawyer His job is to give jnothing but legal advice Is he a lobbyist Or suppose the power folk en igagc a publicity man His laslc is to effect legislative opinion if at ial indirectly Is he n professional lobbyist Or suppose a senator or rcpre scntative is elected with some lowed Plate more than a houses here were broken by the glass windows in score of business Defendant Wins Suit in New Hampton Court ON STATE PAGE Minnesota Sport Head to Be Monday Speaker ON SPORTS PAGE interests blessing ihe a lobbyist To Senator Norris 100 per cent new dealer any antinew dealer is a pernicious lobbyist Whats Legitimate To Leader Bertrand H Sncll of ihe republican minority in the house of representatives any pro new dealer equally is a pernicious Qobbyist Besides what are legitimate jlobbyistic expenses Suppose a suspected lobbyist of them are quite prominent folk invites a senator or repre sentative out lo dinner or to have In drink Must lie account to jilnclc Sam for that expenditure i jThat is what the investigators isupgesl tentatively It docs nol scorn prapticablc resulting Concussion which was felt for 50 miles around and Ihreatened panic momentarily to thousands of New Years revelers Her legs and feet frozen the Seller woman told Crill she had been marked to die with Baker in the blast but that she recov ered consciousness before the ex plosion occurred and ran She managed to crawl into a roadside ditch just before the blast Pass ing motorists brought her to a hospital here Although her condition was described is critical physicians said she had n chance lo recover Police Lay Dragnet Ijasccl on the womans story police laid a dragnet for Edward Tobin 51 Harry Slim Reeves 40 and William Ncsbata 32 who thev believe fled toward Sioux City D V Baker police identifi cation officer said Tobin was re cently released from the South Dakota penitentiary and that he believed the other two also had served time Miss Seiler said she and Baker were entieed into the country by their three companions to get some spup for a safecraeking job where they were attacked She said Baker was beaten and shot and that she was struck over the head with a hammer and shot I was not entirely uncon scious Crill said she related I knew when they shot me and when they shot Baker I saw them light a fuse and then I crawled out of the building Wanted lo Go lo Police f dont know how tar I liad gone when it was exploded The Is next thing I knew I saw lights and then a man picked me up and brought me to thehospital Followed by Arrest of if Secret Bride SANTA MONICA Cal fatal shooting of a man at a lashionable beach club during a new years eve celebration fol owed by a womans attempt o lang herself with her undergar ment drew police attention Friday t Harry A Love retired property owner was shot to death Thurs day night shortly after arriving for an evening of gaiety A woman who claimed to be Loves secret bride was arrested on suspicion of murder A few minutes later Police Matron Ella Brown found the wo man booked as Mrs Helen Love 31 swinging in a noose improvised from a silk undergarment She was not seriously hurt Police Chief Charles E Dice said she arrived at the club short ly after Love and his mother Love hurried outside with her A laterdoormen found him dying The woman made no effort to flee My husband was trying to break off with loved him too much to let him get away with it the chief quoted her as saying OFFICIAL FEARS KIPNAPERCANT RETURN YOUTH Declares Belief Abductor of Tacoma Boy 10 Is Amateur TACOMA Wash fears Friday surrounded the search for Charles Mattson 10 year old kidnap victim as the father Dr W W Malison said lie had received no direct word from the boy since his abduction Has Sons Ransom Ready CHINESE PAY UP DEBTS OTHERS HUNT VICTIMS OF BLIZZARDS Seek Persons Marooned b Snowstorms in Three Western States PHOENIX Ariz marooned victims were sought in Ihrce western states Friday A family believed caught by snowstorms in Hie high Sierra mountains was hunted in Cali fornias lake Tahoc region The four were Carl A Deiscnroth 35 Oakland chain store executive his wife and two sons who left Saturday on a mountain outing One of the most severe bliz zards in recent years handi capped more than 100 Indians seeking two lost Indian girls in the remote Keams canyon country of Navajoland in New Mexico In northern Arizona snow plows battled five foot drifts ol snow near Fredonia seeking to rescue James Pointer a highway maintenance man reported criti cally ill at Dcmotte lake Bought From Army and Sold to Coast Guard With Profit BALTIMORE Balti more Sun in a Washington dis patch says the Vimalcit company of Jersey City bought airplane motors from the army air corps or each and later sold them to the coast guard for each The Vimalcrt company headed by Robert Cuse several days ago received a license from the state department to export 7777000 worth of airplanes and engines to the loyalist forces in Spain Sunday night The fears replaced an attitude of confidence previously noted in members of the family close Mends and officers Fearful opinions expressed in restaurants and on street corners were matched by dubious state ments from persons close to ac tual developments Official Is Pessimistic An official acUve from the start in the search for Charles was the most pessimistic Offering no ex planation he asserted he believed the kidnaper never answered overturesbegun by the family Tuesday afternoon He expressed doubt the kidnaper would bo able to return Charles safely even if the ransom was paid The official expressed the be lief the kidnapbr was an amateur rather than n big time gang ster No professional kidnaper I wanted lo turn myself over to the Sioux City police I guess that is why they wanted to kill Baker and me Police planned to scour the area around the 35 foot crater caused by the blast in an effort to locate part of Bakers body States Attorney Crill said Sioux City officers told himBaker was a paroled convict from a Cali fornia penitentiary but had no other information about him Windows in virtually every farm residence near the powder house were broken but the prin cipal damage was caused in Sioux Falls where panes of glass in paper One glass company called to make repairs estimate the damage at SSOOO BlastLike Earthquake The terrific blast knocked pic tures from walls rattled dishes started chandeliers swinging and in other ways resembled an earth quake Downtown celebrating crowds as well as residents in outlying districts rushed to the streets Deputy Sheriff E H Weiden bach after visiting the scene of the explosion said the blast ex cavated a crater 35 feel long 25 feet deep and 25 feet wide Signs a mile away were blown down by the blast he said Inventory ot the explosive depot he said show it had contained 300 25pounc cans of powder and 3300 pounds dynamite Reports from Deep Rapids 20 miles away showed some win dows v ere broken there by the force 01 the explosion The bias also was felt in Pipcslone Minn 51 miles away and in Doon Iowa stores crumbled like 140 miles distant 3r Plummer Noted Diagnostician Dies ROCHESTER Minn IP Dr Icnry S Plummer an early asso ciate ot the Mayo brothers in their vorld famed clinic died at his lome early Friday following an of cerebral thrombosis He was j2 KenoWned Dr Plummer as a diagnostician also turned an ex ceptional mechanical ability to ward pioneering the electrocardio graph in the study of heart condi ionsAt the clinic he also had charge of xray bronchoscopy and esophagoscopy would ask ransom so low as Iowa Hunters Roam Woods for Wolves HAMBURG group of Page county nimrods met at Bel cher school near here Friday to roam the woods for timber wolves Pelts if any will be sold for char ity Game wardens were to direct the hunt The Weather FORECAST Little change in lem iicrature Saturday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazelte weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock New Years morning Maximum Thursday 21 Minimum New Years Eve 13 At 8 A M Friday 15 The new year was ushered in with weather that was chilly but not really cold for January The final day of 1936 had been clear as was Ihe early part of New Years eve But by midnight clouds had begun to show up and by Friday morning the sky was definitely overcast he pointed out and no seasoned criminal would lake Ihe chance ot seizing the boy before witnesses as this man did Wil liam and Muriel Malison and Virginia Chatfield all were pres ent when Charles was seized arid allthree have asserted they could identify the kidnaper Amateur More Dangerous An amateur the official rea soned would be much more like ly to harm his captive than a pro fessional would he simply be cause he might not understand the severe punishment attached to such an act A second official refusing to comment on the eventful outcome of the search predicted the boy would not be relumed in less than IS hours no matter how well negotiations progressed Has No Direct Word Dr Mattson himself injected one pessimistic note into the sea rcli Asked Have you had any di rect word from Charles he an swered an interviewer No nothing No there isnt a thing The physicians flat negative came in the face of persistent re ports well established lhat the family had made contact with the kidnaper Observers were quiclc to point out Dr Mattsons stalc ment did not deny he had re ceived word from the kidnaper Sits With Family Dr Mattson former University of Washington and Pennsylvania football lineman was inlerviewcd as he sat with his family on Ihc eve ot Ihe new year and his fitly firsl birthday Mrs Mallsoii William 1C Mur iel 14 and Mr and Mrs Charles Fletcher grandparents of the kid naped boy made obvious efforts to keep the conversation on other subjects than the kidnaping They talked of the decorated Christmas tree outside of the radio of knitting and of Happy the lonesome Spaniel puppy left behind when Charles was seized by a lone masked man Advertisement Is Changed The Seattle Times carried a classified advertisement Thursday saying arc ready Every thing entirely in accordance with your desires Ann It replaced an advertisement carried since Monday in which Ann asked Mnble her new address and which was believed tn have been inserted as a means of contacting thekidnaper 7lcaily to oncn negotiations with the kidnaper of his sim Dr W W Mattson Tiicoma Wash surKcon is shown in lliis Central Press souudpliotn slamlinff it the doorway of his home eagerly awiiitins news Dr Ulatlson has the ransom demanded ready according lo friend The Mattsmi boy 10 year old diaries was kidnaped by a masked man from his home Dec 27 Taxes to Pay for Old Age Aid Started WASHINGTON to build the huge old age pension fund called for in the social secur ity acl became effective Friday More than 23000000 workers in business and industry henceforth will find one per cent of their first in wages deducted by the employer for payment to the treasury The employers must match thai contribution The first payments fall due at the end of February Latest estimates at the security board indicated 2500000 employ ers had registered Besides making the monthly tax returns each is required to keep records of wages paid so that the internal revenue bureau can check on he reports Tax Question in Congress With congress about to convene the tax question is among the principal interests of those who fathered the security act The present rales contemplate a 000000000 revolving fund by 19BO but the necessity and soundness n that provision has been chal lenged The one per cent rale has three years to run increasing gradually thereafter until three per cent is reached in 1949 Some sources ap parently plan an attempt lo re duce the rates to 5 per cent foi both employes and employers with increases at longer interval to assure a more moderate bu still workable revolving pcnsioi fund John G Winanl chairman of the security board arid experts hav been working on revisions to rec ommend to congress Prospect are that few fundamental change will be advocated however unti the supreme court has passed o1 constitutional questions involvin the federal pension principle NoPensions Until Organized labor intends to driv for exemption of Ihe worker from the taxes pjilting in OPE IS ALMOST FREE FROM PAIN las Cheerful New Years Day Following Good Nights Sleep VATICAN CITY rcc from pain nnd refreshed by L good nights sleep Pope Pius pent a cheerful New Years day rirlay The spirits of the 7 year old loly father seriously ill for ncar y a month brightened with hope or his recovery and the possibil ty he might again turn to admin stration of church affairs His doctors although cheered y the caution pontiffs progress weie in their optimism They pointed out that periods of com parative strength for patients suf ering the popes complications of circulatory respiratory and car diac ailments sometimes turn ibruptly into a relapse The holy father slept virtually nil night for the first time in weeks Awakened early he lis ened to mass said by his secre aiies Except for his physician lis only visitor Uflp Eugcnio Car dinal Pacelli papal secretary of Year Begins Officially After Celebration of Welcoming By CHARLES E HA1UVER Associated Press Staff Writer From Red square Times quaie md the icst of the way around the world the new year egjn officially Friday after a collective welcoming eve with few precedents for lavish spending In China following ancient cus om everyone paid off his debls n the rest of the world almost everyone added a few Tiie additional debts wer e caused mainly by such things as cover charges ranging from 115 rubles about at the Melropolc hotel in Moscow lo whalhaveyouV in various1 other night blooming sections of the globe Thelarge scale monetary ex traction Vas attributed to inter national cnrCigence from the rossipii jff ears eye as an excellent ex use to celebrate the fasl Bigwigs at McLean Parly Mrs Edward B McLeans S50 00 parly at Washington drew any a capital bigwig Six lum ed and twenty guesls celebrated ic coming of age of her son lock who will be 21 Jan 30 Not all was hilarity The chill dawn meant only an her days fighting for the weary ldiors of Spain rebel planes opped 12 bombs at midnight to Madrid One hundred thousand Chinese ircotie addicts were granted a rcc days delay in Ihc death iilenccs imposed on them Government leaders of Japan arned their people of more dif cullies to experience in the fu are Premier Blum of France ap calcd for an international will r peace Guard Against llevoll Philippine authorities guarded ainst a rumored extremist up sing such as that in 1935 when lore than 30 were killed The United Stales social sc irily acl providing oldage pen ons went into effect Babies played a prominent 1 the ushcrinK in of the new t leastfour in the United Slates nanagcd to be born at clock in their respective time jnes and were promptly reported s the first babies of the year Havre de Grace Mcf Cleve incl and Wichita Kans Chief contender for the first irlh honor seemed to be a four ound two and one half ounce aughler born a few seconds after nidnight lo Mrs Benjamin Blau n Detroit Her twin sister wcigh ng four pounds four ounces was orn at Bnby In Punch Bowl Another equally unsuspecting one four months vas awakened from a deep sleep whole burden on employers Jhairman Harrison of the senate finance committee and other lead ing democrats are expected to op pose the move No pensions are to be paid unti 42 Persons already over i years old arc not covered by Ih law Those between GO and 65 having their wages taxed mean while will be entitled on thei sixtyfifth birthday to 35 per cen of the amount shown on thei wage account at the sccurit board The monthly pensions to thos who retire on reaching 65 atte 1942 will range from JIO to S85 month The amount will be detei mined by Hie wages on whic taxes have been paid S 1 v H n a punch bowl by the blowing of lorns nt midnight in a Miami lotel Miami incidentally did itself iroud as a celebration point willi 0 night spots operating full blast it prices which yielded nothing o aw Vork The little island of Manhattan vas packed for the night with pcr laps as many millions as it ac commodates every business day From tranquil old Trinity church with its watch night ser vice and thousands grouped out side singing Auld Lang Sync to Harlem and its jam bands the eebralion flowed Plenty of Drunkenness Liquor flowed too in the same ratio as the crowds but while there was plenty of drunkenness there were only a few dozen acute alcoholic cases reported at hos pitals as compared with the hun dreds every New Years day dur ing prohibition A i unusual birthday anniver sary was celebrated by two men in Elora Onl They were born in different days different months and different years but they ar ;