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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 12, 1937, Mason City, Iowa MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE JANUARY 12 1937 description given by the three children as chief means of track ing down the killer One official but unquotable source asserted none of the Jeder aKagents state police and local of ficers had a single new clew of im portance to follow No Inquest Planned Meanwhile Coroner T H Long of Pierce county Tacoma and Stowell Challacombe of Snoho mish ocunly Everett announced they planned no inquest in the boys death Their action indicated the kidnaper if captured will be tried under either the state or fed eral kidnaping statutes rather than on a murder charge Eitherabduction law would al low prosecutors to seek a death penalty Although the federal agents were in charge of the case state and local officers continued their independent searches Near Everett Wash state pa trolmen said they were investigat ing two mysterious automobiles seen in the area Sunday night when the boys body was believed to have been dumped on its last hiding place Slain Last Friday C o r o n e rs reports indicated Charles was slain about last Fri day his body allowed to freeze in some exposed spot then carried to the clump of brush and dumped there some 12 or 18 hours before il was discovered One of the automobiles was left in a garage at Marysville by a rhiddleaged man who failed to re turn for it A boys cap was founc on a rear seat Tire tracks of another machine seen near a shack about three miles from where the body was found were also being comparec with those near the body Local officers at Tacoma Olympia EyerettSeattle and other Washington cities were known t be following clews they hav previously allowed to remain un investigated for fear their action might cause the kidnaperto kil his victim Watch for Sedan A Seattle police broadcast an order to officers to watch for a 1936 model blue sedan Nash which they said was to be investi gated in connection with thi Mattson case Officers wen warned to use extreme caution in stopping the machine as the drive was believed to be armed The automobile was stolen from John Long of Lilliwaup Wash and was last seen on the Everett Seattle highway at a m Jan 6 Prior to President Roosevelts statement J Edgar Hoover chief LARGE LIGHT ROOMS AND PROMPT SERVICE ASSURE YOU FULLEST ENJOYMENT AT THE if the federal agents had issued a statement at Chicago asserting us bureau would use allthe re ourees at our command to appre lend and bring to justice the kid naper and slayer of the Mattson joy Hoover would not sajr whether ic would come to Tacoma to di the search personally He re ferred all requests for informa ion to Nathan Ransom Never Paid Nathan in turn said the 528000 demanded for Charles re ease had never been paid though Dr Matson had made repeated at empts to do so Demand for the death penalty should the kidnaper be captured and brought to trial in federal court here was a foregone con clusion though no officers could reached to confirm it The prosecutor of Pierce county announced some time ago he would seek the death penalty should the trial be held in a state court Under the Lindbergh federal kidnap law the department of justice can assume charge of a kidnaping hunt seven days after an abduction on the assumption the victim has been carried across a state line If the kidnaper is captured he can fight trial in fed eral court by proving no such crossing of a state line was made To Offer Reward While the hunt progressed Lieut Gov Victor Meyers an nounced a bill would probablyvbe introduced in the state senate of fering a S5000 reward for infor mation leading to the Itidnapers arrest One group of newspapers has already offered 51000 for such exclusive information Tacoma police broadcast pickup orders for suspected fugitives paroled inmates of mental insti tutions and sadists An examina tion of the boy by Coroner Otto H Mittelstadt of Seattle revived a theory a maniac or degenerate may have been the abductor DE and Mrs Mattson and their remaining children William 16 and Muriel 14 remained in their home Tuesday Both the physi cian and his wife were reported under the care of special nurses Private Funeral Services Meanwhile Lt Col Gus B Ap pelman close family friend an nounced funeral services would be private and would be held as soon as investigating officers complet ed their examination of the body and members of the family regain sufficient control Paul Sceva another close friend who made the first positive iden tification oC the boys body at Ev erett Monday said the family will stay inside the home until after Charles funeral After that they may go away to escape all this Virginia Chatfield who with William and Muriel Mattson wit nessed the abduction from the Mattson home Dec 27 was re ported ill from shock Jn Seattle Her mother said the 15 year old girl would aid authorities in the hunt for the kidnaper after she is calmer The girl she added is certain she can identify the kidnaper 5220 Dropped Off Iowas Relief Rolls DBS MOINES state sur vey of relief need resulted in the elimination of 5220 persons from Iowa WPA rolls state relief au thorities announced Officials said 1520 of those dropped were ac tually working on WPA jobs The others had previously been con sidered eligible for the jobs Beaten to Death by Kidnaper CHARLES MATTSON HflTE L mONTROSE Bank to Pay Dividend HUMBOLDT Iff The First National bank here will pay a 10 per cent dividend totaling to former depositors This will make 100 per cent paid THESUPER CHIEF 39V4 hours Chicago lo Los Angeles Fiom Chicago each Tuesday Extra Fare Completely AIRCONDITIONED THE CHIEF Finest Fastest daily train lo California Standard Pullmans only Extra Fare AIRCONDITIONED Through Pullman Chicago to Phoenix four times weekly this winter CALIFORNIA LIMITED Third In the Sanla Fe trio of allPullman CaUioinia trains known to transcontinental travelers ior over forty yeari and v without Extra Fare AIRCONDITIONED GRAND CANYON LIMITED A fine fast train for all classes of travel Carries Dining Car also Standard Pullmans via Grand Canyon and daily Pull man Chicago to Phoenix Completely AIRCONDITIONED THE NAVAJO Only two nights between Chicago and Los Angeles Tot Coach Tourist and Standard Pullman passengers All reg ular cuts AIRCONDITIONED THE SCOUT New Jflittrainbetween Chicago and Los Angeles Carries Tourist and Standard Pullmans also chair All regular cars AIRCONDITIONED TorititrmUunt dtfallt SANTA PB FlY tOl EouMuM TIMSDFS MOINES IOWA 1ini 7m DIAL AT 1210 KILOCYCLES MUSICAL PROGRAMS ARE PREFERRED SAY FANS Musical programs are our fav orites So chimes the chorus of a few of those radio fans who answered an inquiry as to what air program be preferable Not all were unanimous in the type of music they preferred but that music was preferable there was no doubt We are very much interested in KGLO and would like to hear lots of old time music in mouth harp guitar jews harp accordion and zither Also some old time songs imitators Rusty Hinge quartet and amateur hour Hope to hear lots of this wrote Bert and Clara Camp Betty Jane and Lambert Nelson and Emma Korl man all of 541 Fifth street south east I prefer dance orchestra music with a lot zip re marked Louise Pierce cashier at the Hotel Hariford while Francis Beaver said Popular music is my favorite type of program Marga ret Roderick Palace theater cash ier added to the chorus with I like orchestra music best of all The latter miss hinted that she had a secret liking for a poets hour KGLO would like to know the preference of any more of you ra dio fans and you wish to ex press your particular liking sim ply send your letter to the radio editor oE the GlobeGazette Gregory Ratoff screen com edian will be the guest of Ben Beniie and all the lads during his program over the NBCblue network at 8 oclock Tuesday night Ratoff now a film direc tor will revive his Russian dia lect in bantering with the old maestro Establishing a new precedent Jlmmie Fidler will again intro duce two movie stars over his na tionwide Hollywood gossip pro gram heard Tuesday night over station WHO of NBCs red net work at His guests will be the outstanding discoveries of 193f among the character actors anc thechild players Last week Fid ler introduced Tyrone Power anc Frances Farmer as the brightest man and woman discoveries of the past season As was done last week the names of the character actor and child will secret until Fid ler himself introduces them over his Ludens menthol cough drops program own guesses now Which character actor or actress splashed biggest in 1936 which new child actor looks most promising Remember they must be newcomers not Shirley Tem ple Tane Withers Edith Fellowcs or Freddie Bartholomew When Fidler introduces his guests see IE you have picked the two he has chosen rt New Musical features will be presented on the Philip Morris program Tuesday nlglil at 7 oclock over WHO Johnny the Call Boy as mas ter of ceremonies will introduce the Swing Fourteen the Gicrs dorf Sisters harmony trio and the Rhythm Rascals novelty quartet Phil Ducy baritone and Rcismans orchestra will com prise the remainder of the mu sical portion of the program As the dramatic thrill of the week Charles Martin will pre sent the story of an unusual emergency operation performed by Dr W EAughinbaugh in 1314 on a woman in the tene ment district of New Yorks cast side How Dr Aughin laugh bravely faced disaster when the tenement house caught fire will be the thrill of the drama HUNT SLAYER OF N Y HOUSEWIFE i Body of Victim Found in Overflowing Bathtub by Husband NEW YORK slaying of a 25 year old housewife whose beaten and strangled body was found in an overflowing bathtub sent police on an intensive man iunt Tuesday The body of the victim Mrs Mary Robinson Case clad only in silk underwear and stockings was discovered by her 30 year old husband Frank when he re urned to his Jackson Heights Queens apartment Monday night Bloodstains in the kitchen gave evidence that Mrs Case battled violently with her assailant and officials suggested she possibly was slain there andher body car ried to the bathroom which also was spattered with blood A sheet covered the tub A rubber stopper was in the drain pipe Like Tittcrton Case The slaying was similar in circumstances to the murder last April of Mrs Nancy E Titlerton 34 year old writer Mrs Titter ton was criminally attacked and strangled and lier body left lying in a bathtub in her apartment John Fiorenza 25 year old up holsterer convicted of lulling Mrs Titterton is in the death house at Sing Sing prison awaiting execution next week His attorney made a plea for clemency yes terday before Governor Herbert H Lehman almost at the hour Mrs Case was slain Case an employe of the Am erican Hotels association told po lice he received no answer when he attempted to telephone his wife about 6 p m to tell her he would be detained Left for His Home Deputy Chief Inspector John J Ryan said Case told him he left for his home worried by the lack of response to his call When he entered the apartment he no ticed overturned furnishings in the kitchen and heard the bath tub overflowing Case just had lifted the body of his wife from the tub when John Kalby superintendent of the Robert Morris apartments at 3706 80th came in to investigate complaints of the fam ily below that water was seeping through the ceiling SET FRANCES FEARS AT REST Report Few German Troops in Morocco Lasting Agreement Seen PARIS military inspec tion pJ Spanish Morocco set at rest French fears of German roop concentrations Tuesday amid ndications of coming negotiations for a full and lasting settlement of FrancoGerman problems Resident General August Nogues of French Morocco informed the foreign office that Gen G H Ber enger one of his aides had in spected the Spanish zone and re ported he could find no evidence of large number of German troops Insurgent authorities in Spanish Morocco General Nogues said supplied British and French army officers at Tangier with perma nent passes so they might pene trate the zone at any time for in vestigations There was a sudden breaking of the acute tension which has bound Europe since before the Christmas holidays The first break camein Berlin where Reichschancellor Adolf Hitler and French Ambassador Andre FrancoisPoncet exchanged mutual assurances of territorial integrity lor Spain and her terri tories including Spanish Morocco Immediately after the exchange FrancoisPoncet left for Paris with reports that the third reich was leaning nearer and nearer a return to economic collaboration with western European democra cies MOVIE By D B K MOVIE MEMORIES Tom Brown Frances Drake Janet Becclier and Sir Guy Standing is the second fea ture on the Strand program be ginning Wednesday Comprising the double feature bill at the Palace which opened Tuesday is The Smartest Girl in Town starring Gene Raymond If anybody could do that some body would have found out what our silver policy is supposed to do Star Courier SERVICE AGAIN AFTER WRECK Tracks Are Cleared Near Lime Springs After R R Accident LIME were cleared and regular service re sumed early Tuesday morning on the Milwaukee line following a wreck Monday when 27 freight cars were derailed between Lime Springs and Chester H was esti mated that damage amounting to several thousand dollars resulted from the accident A wrecker was brought from Mason City to clear away the wreckage Authorities i Investigating the accident expressed the opinion that a broken rail caused the de railment probably resulting from frost i r Several of the cars were demol ished as they tumbled down each side of the high abutment where the accident occurred About 100 feet of track were torn upby the accident None oE the was injured it was reported There were al most 50 cars in the freight train which was westbound Cars in this freight included oil ank cars coal cars and boxcars containing general merchandise The derailment occurred at a point about 15 miles northwest of Cresco How many of you movie fans remember the second Itcn best pictures of 1930 Probably very few remember which were selected as the ten best of the past year so they are repeated here Mutiny on the Bounty Mr Deeds Goes to Town The Great Ziegfcld DoiJs wurlh San Francisco Thu Story of Louis Pasteur A Tale of Two Cities Anthony Adverse The Green Pas tures and A Midsummer Nights Dream Many other excellent pictures which failed to rank in the first 10 were made in 1936 however anfl the fans naming most of those second ten lost in the flow of acclamation for the first 10 win the complimen tary tickets to IVIason Citys four theaters this week Conditions of the Movie Mem ories contest are as follows 1 Not more than 10 entries as the second 10 best pictures of 1836 shall be submitted 2 Entries must be in by Fri day Jan 15 for local conies lants and by Saturday Jan 16 for those entering in the out oftown division 3 Prizes consisting nf comp limentary tickets to each of Ma son Citys four theaters for first place winners and other tickets to be awarded accord ingly will be given in two divi sions one for local entries the other for outoftown entries 4 Entries should be sent to David B Kaufman Motion Pic lure Editor GlobeGazette Ma son City Iowa o NEW SCREEN FIND HAS ROLE IN CECIL MOVIE Deanna Durbin the 13 year old singing sensation who first won fame as a songbird on Eddie Can tors radio show comes to the screen in Three Smart Girls which opened Tuesday at the Ce cil Miss Durbin is ably supported in her premiere film performance by a distinguished cast including Charles Winningcr former cap tain of the Show Boat hour on Ihe radio Nan Grey Barbara Rcid Binnie Barnes and Alice Brady As the mischievous girl who with her sisters attempts to pre vent her father from marrying an adventuress Miss Durbin is ideal ly cast t a Claire Trevor has the leading role in a light but entertaining picture entitled Starfor a Night and Id Give My Life SHOWING THIS WEEK Smart Girls through Thursday Hideway Girl Friday Garden of Al lah starts Saturday Smartest Girl in Town and Under Your Spell through Thursday Hideway Girl Friday You Cant Get Away With it and The Gay Desperado st a r I s Saturday Nero Wolfe and Give Me Your Heart through T u e s d a y Racing Blood and Secret through Thursday Dont Turn Em Loose and Secret Pa trol through Saturday STRAND The Texas Rangers and Three Married Men through Tuesday Star for a Night and Id Give My Life through Thursday Ali bi Ike through Saturday DANCE AVALON BALLROOM at Manly Tuesday Jan 12 Music by CEC HURST Ladies 35c Gents 50c OLDTIME DANCE Thursday Jan 14 Music by the PERRY ALLSTARS Admission 25e and Ann Sothern and Under Your Spell in which Lawrence Tibbelt is seen as a concertsingj er who attempts to escape from his public and his overly enthus iastic manager Gregory Ratoff who keeps him continually busy with a round of engagements o Charles Starrett is starred in the firstsrun picture Secret Patrol which opens Wednes day at he State If Is a story of the Canadian north woods in which the Royal Northwest Mounted Police set their man Also on the program will be Kacins Blood which stars Franliie Darro in a racetrack story Kane Richmond also has an important role iii his turf tale suggested by Peter B Kynes story Lionized Civilization The slow process of increasing the number of things we cant be happy dar Rapids Gazette HUEBSCH FINED GUILTY PLEA Drop Embezzlement Charge Against Former Fort Dodge Chief FORT DODGE J Huebsch lormer Fort Dodge po lice chiefpleaded guilty to the charge of making n lalse return and was fined 500 by Judge 0 J Henderson in Webster county dis trict court here Monday after noon The embezzlement tharge was dismissed Before sentence was pro nounced Huebschs a 11 o r n e ys agreed to dismiss an appeal which the deposed police chief made to the civil service board for rein statement to the police depart ment Huebsch was indicted by a spe cial Webster county grand jury in an investigation of the sale of seven pinball machines which had been taken by the police depart ment in raids and which had been ordered destroyed by the court HUNT MADE FOR MISSING PLANE 2 Massachusetts National Guardsmen Believed to Have Died HENNEPIN HI ers turned to the murky waters of the swollen Illinois river Tues day in quest of a missing airplane believed to have carried two Mas sachusetts national guardsmen to their deaths The craft was missmg on a projected Chicago to Moline III flight Three farmers said they saw a monoplane of similar de scription fall Monday night cither into the stream or the adjoining swamplands Aboard the missing plane were Lieut Frank Otis of Boston the pilot and Sergt John F Gibbons of Natick Mass both of the 101st observation squadron Mas sachusetts national guard They vere enroute to visit the lieuten ants father Dr Frank Otis at Moline Dr Otis and another son Wil liam arrived today to aid au thorities of three counties and a score of state highway patrolmen who made an unavailing night long search of the marshes William Casey whose farm Is near the river south of Hcnnepin said the plane circled the city al a height of about 300 feet appar ently in distress then lew over the milewide stream and plunged The river swollen by re cent rains is 24 feet deep here The airmen left Boston Satur day on a crosscountry training flight OLD TIME DANCE 2 BANDS 2 FRIDAY JAN 15 Kellys Harp Orchestra and Arts Nightlmwlts Rep Price 2Gc ami lOc MODERN DANCE AL MENKE SAT Wed Thurs EVEN THE BEST SHOWS BARGAIN PRICES Mat IGc Eve 21c Kiddies lOc Id Give My Life with SIR GUY STANDING Frances Drake Tom Brown Star for a Night CLAIRE TREVOR JANE DARWELL ARLINE JUDGE EVELYN YEN ABLE ENDS TONITE THE TEXAS RANGERS and 3 MARRIED MEN The Home of MIrraphonia Sound Now Shoivina THROUGH THURSDAY DEANNA DURBIN Till STARTS SATURDAY MARLENE DIETRICH CHARLES BOYER in GARDEN OF ALUAH Photographed in Natural Color COMING SOONy CH BRIGADE THE PLAINSMAN ROMEO AND JUUET PALACE BRODERICK Enc 8LORE RHODES NOW SHOWING THRU THURSDAY cal comedy hour over WHO Tuesday night at oclock from Fred Astalrc nimblefooted j Hollywood He will be assisted by stage screen and radio star will CharlieButterworth Conrad Thi revive a scene from Band Wafbault Trudy Wood and Francla on one of his greatest stage sueWhite and Johnny Greens or ccsscs as a highlight of his musi chestra LE ROY ROSS and His Southern Rhythm Kings Hot Music Swing Tunes Tap Dancing Every Night at the OLD DUTCH GRILL FORMERLY THE HAWKEYE CLUB 118 South Federal Pat Chase Mgr Bicycle Radio Camera Plus Numerous Other Prizes to Winners Contest Closes Saturday Jan 30 HURRY JOIN THE FRANK MERR1WELL CLUB NOW All You Have to Do is Take 10 Betsy Ross Vitamin D Bread Wrappers to the PFAFF BAKING CO 219 First Street S W By Joining Now You Get a FREE Ticket to Saturdays Matinee Also Your Membership Entitles You to the Big Free Show Saturday Morning Feb 7 at STATE THEATER At Which Time Prires Will Be Given Ends Tuesday Give Me Your Hparl Ncrn Wolf STARTS WEDNESDAY ITS TOPS FOR TURF THRILLS Race Track Racketeers Routed FKANKY DARRO KANE RICHMOND in Peter B Kynes RAGING BLOOD MADELINE CARROLL ROBERT YOUNG PETER LORRE Greatest Thriller Gala Event of the Week WEDNESDAY ;