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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 23, 1935, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME TNI NIWtFAMt THAT MAKD AU NORTH IOWANS HOME EDITION VOLXU con UAUD WUUI MKVlUft MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JANUARY rmu PAPMK or TWO UCTIOM ONI NO 88 Post as Justice Wagner Opposed at First to Seeking Senate Seat By HEKBEKT FMIMMER WASHINGTON Jan 23 told that when it first iugswted to Bob AVagner of New York tUat he seek a seat in the Unitei States senate he viewed the pro posal with disfa vor V The portly and genial New Yorker was con tent back in 1925 From the position of a more or less ob scure member of the state as sembly he had ascended step by step untilhe had reached a place as justice of the ap pellate division of the New York su preme court It was not it is said until the then governor of New Alfred E his close personal friend and political ally urged him per sonally to the change that Wagner consented It was whispered at the time that the real reason for th drafting of Wagner was a suspicion that too great friendship between Smith and incumbent republican sen ator who was seeking James Wadsworth was causing trouble in Smiths own political camp Happier Than Ever You can take it from Bob Wagner serving his second term in the senate he is even morehappy in his senatorial environment than he had been before Freed from the disturbing influ ences which eligibility for presiden tial or vice presidential honors would have given him he ia Ger man born he says an opportunity for service and con structive effort in the senate he He has teen translated into law own to meet un employment conceived it a time when he alone in congress aeemed to vision the shadowy threat of more than onetenth of the na tions population vainly seeking work behind the semblance of hign estprosperity in 192829 And now he has introduced In the senate the administrations econom ic security legislation embracing unemployment age pensions and care of the afflicted and needy a prosposal embodying a step forward that is almost un paralleled in its boldness and His Personal Interest x One has only to talk with Wagner to realize what his sponsorship of this legislation means to him per sonally While he is quick to admit the bill does not represent the zen ith of perfection he does believe ground has been broken for a structure in which economic wisdom and humanitarian impulses shall be blended perfect proportion to protect millions of our citizens from undernourishment during their for mative years from privation in prime of life and from destitution in their old The New York senator however does not rely on idealistic thoughts and highsounding phrases alone to accomplish his ends He is a very practical student of For eight years he was democratic lead er of the New York state senate One of his pupils in those days was a young man by the name of Franklin D Roosevelt Says Bruno Plane Fashioned Kidnap Ladder TfoWeather FORECAST IOWA Fair colder in extreme southeast portion not so cold in north central and extreme west portions Wednesday night Thursday fair and warmer MINNESOTA Generally fair Wednesday night and Thursday not so cold IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 16 Above Minimum in Night 29 Below Snowfall Precipitation Trace Trace The cold hit a new low in Mason City Wednesday morning with a temperature which has been sur passed only once in the ten years since the GlobeGazette began maintaining its daily meterological records On the morning of Jan 22 1930 a temperature of 31 below was recorded Other dates with ex tremely low temperatures were Feb 9 1933 with a 26 below and Feb 20 1929 with a 25 below Wednes day mornings minimum reading at the sugar plant north of the city was 28 below 30 BELOW ZERO IN NORTH IOWA STATE EVIDENCE HEARS EM WITH EXPERTONWOOD Declares Upright From Ladder Matches Floor Board From Attic By WnXIAM A KINNET Copyrltkt int AuwlnM FLEMINGTON N Jan 23 Cff Richard Hauptmanns car penter plane was used fashion the Lindbergh kidnap ladder and a piece of the jadcer came from Hauptmanns attic an expert testi fied today in his trial for the kid naping and murder of Baby Charles A Lindbergh Jr Arthur J Koebler a government forester and expert on identifica tion of woods said an upright from the ladder down which the state the Lindbergh baby was DETAILED TESTIMONY IN HAUPTMANS TRIAL WILL BE FOUND ON PAGE 2 carried to its death matched per fectly with a floor board from Hauptmanns attic and that it had been planed with a tool found in Hauptmanns garage on Ilane The plane had upon it the initial H and it was put into evidence a few days Koehler said its own peculiarmarkings were left tothe wood of the ladder The expert took the two pieces of wood on display in the trial of Hauptmann for murder held them together to one continuous section and As a result of very careful atudj I havelcome to the conclusion that these two pieces at one time were one piece and they were cut in Opinion Welding Link Koehlers opinion was the welding link in the states announced inten tion to wrap this ladder around Hauptmanna It was down the ladder the state charges that Baby Charles A Lind bergh was carried from his nursery crib to his death in a fall two years and ten months ago After acknowledging that he had examined an upright from the lad der known as rail 16 Koehler said I found tee nail holes in the at tic joists corresponded and the grain of the wood was the same as the board there Exhibit In Evidence The board he referred to was an exhibit in the evidence It came from the attic of Hauptmanns and had been next to the place from which the state charges the ladder upright was sawn Defense pique at the testimony was manifested ty Frederick Pope of defense counsel He leaped up He is not he cried We say there is no such animal known amongmen as a wood ex Justice Thomas W Trenchard dis agreed but informed the defense it could cross examine Koehler on his qualifications Fitted Into Space Trooper Lewis Bornmann of New Jersey and two New York police Turn to i Column JAPANESE RAID IN CHINA REPORTED Troops Using Planes Armored Automobiles and Artillery Copyright by The Tress PEIPING Jan withering onslaught of Japanese and Manchoukuan troops using air planes armored automobiles and artillery against armed cities in Chahar province of China was re ported in Chinese official dispatches from Kalgan to the capital today The report said Tuhsikou a town near the ChaharJeho border had been bombed from the air and shelled by artillery Other attacks the advices said were launched against Kuyuan and Tungchetze described as places within Chahar The report said eight Japanese airplanes participated in the bomb ing expedition Whirling Snow From North Iowa Highways r Highway commission revolving snowplow whirling cloud of more thun 100 feet to the oC the road on highway No 106 on the south shore of Clear Lake Snowplow have been kept the 10 dajs clearing the highways in North low a Photo by Lock Engraving by Legislature Tackles Its ActualWork Committees Named in Both Houses Bills Introduced Ap pointment of standing committees in both houses and the introduction of a variety ofbills today launch ed the general assembly well into the actual work of its fortysixth regular session Democrats as the controlling party took the major share of the committee chairmanships announc ed ir the senate by Lieut Gov Nels Kraschel and in the house by Speaker John Mitchell Republic ans were accorded a number of key posts in the senate however See lists of committees on pages 3 and Eight new measures were intro duced in the senate and six in the house in the first major flow of bills of the session Bar Gambling Devices In the house a measure sponsor ed by Representative L C Bow ers R of Union would amend the law prohibiting possession of gam bling devices to include slot ma chines except such machines with out anv element of Representative E A Elliott R of Polk filed a bill to bring any pub lic place rwhere dancing is allowed under the jurisdiction of city coun cils for regulation of dancing The measure would include all estab lishments without regard for serv ing of food or possession of a res taurant license Provision that the secretary of a drainage district may mail election natices instead of publishing such notices in newspapers is sought ha a measure by Representative Morris McNie R of Franklin Exempt from Taxes Radio receiving sets would be ex empted from personal property taxes under bills introduced in the house by Representatives Paul Free burn and Lewis H Wise Scott county democrats and in the sen ate by Senator Chris Reese D of Marshalltown Representative W A Wager D of Dickinson introduced a bill which would legalize tax deeds is sued by county treasurers where costs of serving notices have not been paid and would provide that neglect to pay such costs would in validate the recorders entries for such deeds In the senate Paul W Schmidt CD of Iowa City sponsored two measures One would permit state and savings banks and trust com panies in cities of from to to capitalize at in stead of Would Fix Fees Senator Schmidts other bill would place notaries on a state jurisdiction basis and also would fix their fees at S5 a day for taking depositions and at 10 cents a hun Tnrn to Pure t Column 6 Andrews of Algona Put on State Board DES MOINES Jan 23 Clyde L Herring announced ap pointment of Dr W D Andrews of Algona to the state board of osle opathic examiners effective Im mediately The term expires June 30 1937 THREE DIAMOND BANDITS SOUGHT Sioux City Police Organize Nationwide Hunt After Holdup SIOUX CITY Jan 23 only a few unsatisfactory clews to aid were organizing a nationwide hunt for three armed bandits who early this morning slugged Sol Roseman New York City diamond salesman and robbed him of worth of gems as he alighted from a taxicab in front of the Martin hotel The bandits escaped in an auto mobile bearing Illinois license plates after a 50 mile an hour chase over ice coated streets which ended when shots from the bandits revolvers disabled the squal carof poliseman John Erickson Roseman who Is president of the Sol Roseman company of New York was unwilling to talk about the robbery today He said the hold up was a private affair and he was not seeking newspaper publicity He admitted however that the loss was fullycovered by insurance and that he had requested his New York office to notify the insurance com pany Roseman told police the diamonds included two dozen stones in mount ings and about small un mounted atones The car in which the bandits es caped was a Ford V8 of a late model and bore Illinois license plates The number of the license began with Day in Congress By THE ASSOCIATED FKESS Senate Resumes world court debate Munitions committee con tinues hearings Interstate commerce commit tee considers communications commission nominations Finance commitee considers Wagner social security bill Banking committee considers RFC extension bill House Acts on jobs relief bill under modified gag rule Ways and means committee continues hearings on economic security Military committee begins hearings on war profits Banking commitee considers RFC continuation TUESDAY Senate Passed hot oil bill Debated world court Confirmed Josephine A Roche as assistant secretary of the treasury Senator Wagner explained so cial security bill to finance com mittee Approved compromise gag rule for consideration of relief measure Received treasurypostoffice appropriation bills Democrats caucused to bind party members in support of re lief bill Ways and means committee heard Secretary Perkins indorse social security legislation Gag Rule on Work Relief Is Approved Expect Giant Bill to Pass House Intact on Thursday WASHINGTON It was announced today that Fesldent Roosevelt planned to transfer all from direct relief to a work by July 1 at a security wage rate averaging about WASHINGTON Jan 23 liberalized gag rule for consider ation of the public works resolution was adopted today by the house The gigantic bill giving the pres ident free discretion in spending the money is expected to pass tomorrow in a lump Under a mounting blanket of snow the capital ac tivity surrounding such of Presi dent Roosevelts special projects as social security work relief and world court adherence The president himself stated to the press emphatic opposition to the proposal of Senator Norris that a twothirds senate vote be required on any proposition af fecting this country to be submit ted to the world court Hits Townsend Plan At the capitol Secretary Perkins assailed the Townsend old age pen sion plan with its a month payments to persons over 60 as Saying it would take half the national income and re quire the first year She urged adoption of the presi dents security program instead Enlivening gossip in official ranks was a disclosure that a mag azine article assailing political ac tivities of AttorneyGeneral Cum mings postmaster General Farley and Senator Harrison had been circulated in the depart ment of another cabinet officer Secretary Ickes It was hurriedly withdrawn but too late to stop the story getting out Other developments in a busy day Hopes to End Dole The house appropriation com mittee said Mr Roosevelt hoped to end the dole and place employables on work relief by July 1 An assertion that the American Legion a million strong is be hind the move to take excessive profits out of war was made to the house military committee by Frank Belgrano the organiza tions national commander Testimony that the shipbuilding companies knew as early as 1926 that nothing would come of world disarmament conferences was given the senate munitions committee Banco Heads Trial Put in Jurys Hand MOORHEAD Jan 23 JP The case of J Cameron Thomson president of Northwest Bancorpora tion charged with second degree larceny as an outgrowth of stock sales by the corporation was placed in the hands of a Clay county dis trict court jury today TAKEN By MAIL TRUCK BANDIT QUINTET Robbers Bind Driver and Escape With Silver and Banknotes FALL RIVER Mass Jan 23 JP bandits held up a United States mail truck today bound ita driver and escaped with registered mail which police said contained ap proximately in and silver The shipment was being taken to a Fall River bank from a train which previously had arrived from Boston Postal authorities at Boston who earlier said the amount was in ex of confirmed the re port of police here and the money had been sent from the Fed eral Reserve bank in Boston Two men with revolvers held up the small mail truck in the north ern section of the city and forced driver and lone occupant Her bert B Reid 43 to enter a in which two other bandits were seated Drive Mall Truck One of the holdup men drove the mail truck across the Taunton riv er into Swansea while Reid tied hand and foot with adhesive tape forced into the rear seat of the bandit car and blindfolded Reid In the employ of the postal department for more than 20 years catchjji of the bandits frombeneath the blindfold butwas look at me or Ill let you have Gun He said a gun was held at his ribs by menon either aide of The key tothe rear doors of the truck was taken from Reids pocket and the bandits opened the truck took the mail and disappeared in a third car after leaving Reid tied up in1 amachine into which they first forced him It was believed at least five men were involved in the holdup because of the fact that two cars were used Police of Massachusetts and Rhode Island spread a dragnet about roads in southern Massa chusetts but no trace of the band its was found after a search of more than an hour Trial of Fanner on Liouor Charge Is Put Off Until Next Week CEDAR RAPIDS Jan 23 Trial of J LeRoy Farmer local canning company president with illegal possession of liquor has been postponed until probably Attorney G K Thompson said to day Absence from the city of one of Farmers attorneys was the rea son given for the delay The charge against Farmer was filed following a police raid on his canning plant here Dec 12 in which liquor valu ed at bat equipment and 200 state liquor seals were seized Gardner Seized at New Hampton With Carload of Alcohol WATERLOO Jan 23 e0 Gardner Waterloo was arrested last night at New Hampton b y federal agents who said they found 23 gallons of alcohol in Gardners car He was brought to the Black Hawk county jail here 1 1 Miners Drowned in Coal Mine Flood CALCUTTA India Jan 23 Eleven miners were reported drowned today when a coal mine was flooded at Loyalbad near Patna Admits Massacre BYRON BOLTON TELLS STORY OF VALENTINES DAY KarpisBarker Gunman Says He Took Part in KilUnf 7 Men in 1929 f TcmCAGOr CSPf cago American in f copyrighted story today asserted r that Byron Bdlton Karpis Barker gangster hadradmitted taking part in the in famous St Valentines day mas sacre of bloodiest crime in Chicago gangland annals and had named his associates in the slaughter of men The killers admis sion attributed to Bolton were Fred Killer Burke Claude Mad dox Gus Winkler Fred Goetz Mur ray Humphreys and Bolton and The actual gunners who mowed down their rivals in a North Side garage Bolton was said to have de himself Maddox Hum phreys and Winkler He named Burke and Goetz as men in police uniforms armed with sawed off shotguns witnesses reported seeing leave the North Clark street garage after the mass murders Studied by Government Bolton the American said has given his story in a detailed formal statement to the United Statss gov ernment and is now being studied in Washington Bolton was seized Jan 8 in a raid on an apartment hideout on the northwest side Russell Gibson his companion was killed by the raid ers Bolton is now in St Paul in connection with the ran som kidnaping of Edward G Brem er brewer Bolton before entering crime was an expert machine gunner in the United States navy Murder Trial Nears Jury at Iowa City IOWA CITY Jan 23 ing arguments in the murder trial of Louis Clay Negro charged witti the Christmas eve slaying of George Folsom Iowa City pioneer in 1933 were expected to be completed to day and the case gven to the jury 3 lowans Indicted for Counterfeiting COUNCIL BLUFFS Jan 23 UP federal grand jury indicting Herman J Woolsey 31 and Bryan Murphy 34 of Fairfield and Har land Johnson 20 of Clarinda in connection with counterfeiting charges completed its work here in a single day NORTHWOODAID OSAGE COLDEST POINTS IN STATE Mason City 29 Below in Coldest Wave Since January New low temperature records the season and in tome dip ping below bottom of several yearsstanding were reported ia towa Wednesday with and Northwood each mini mums of 30 below the cold est in the state The minimum at Mason City wu 29 below At noon the mercury here Aad only risen to 19 below where it re mained at 1 p m Thestate ahlvered as the swiftly raveling frigid wave pushed he state with the coldest weather experienced in Iowa M a whole since January 1930 The lowest were reached about 7 oclock Wednesday morning low temperatures wen closely followed by 27 below at For est City 25 below at Belmond and 24 at M Below Unofficial reports jrave open country between Ma son City and Charlei City early Wednesday at 30 below y In North Iowa generally then WM little wind Wednesday morn ing and various towns reported tM Creston No Longer Has Water Shortage Worries CRESTON Jan 23 residents plagued by a serious wa ter shortage throughout the mer and fall rejoiced today over a surplus of gallons of wa ter stored in Summit and McKin ley lakes source of the citys sup ply P K DeVoe city engineer said unseasonable winter rains had disi pelled all fears of another drought and that when the present snow and ice melt the supply will be giv en another boost The city will assume control of the Creston water works plant late this week and lower rates made possible by the surplus will be adopted immediately 47Bel6Winl9l2 DBS MOINES Jan Official county lower today of 30 below andOaage streets nearly Becauae ml the little It stated that most were eiderto heat than on k Low season upi by slow moving end tumbled before tte freah of winter tens and twentiesoverall but southeastern corner of Iowa a a continued a rapid decline ing thejnotnlng Thursday to Be Meterologiat Charted Reed pounced that prob ably would remain neak readings most of Wednesdayand In central and eastern Iowa maydrop further Wednesday eight he said inwes tern Iowa will recovery and the prospect for Thursday was fair and warmer Charles City had 27below at a the coldest 31 below was recorded 1930 Ther mometers were still Other polar included below at Spirit Lake 123 belowat Sheldon 22 below at Webster City 24 below at Fort Dodge 21 below at Waterloo and 19 below at Cedar Rapids AU were dropping by midmorning Snow on Highways On the other side of the weather map in the favored south east corner Burlington had zero at 7 a but it dropped in two Turn to J Column 7 Watch Your Weight Your weight has a direct on your health and wellbeing and should be watched constantly Being underweight may be just as bad for you as overweight would be and it a serious condition seems to exist you should of course consult a phy sician But whether or not you go to a physician our booklet Weight Control will be of great value to you The menus for either weight increase or weight decreae alone make the booklet well worth having and they are only a small part of the publication Inclose 10 cents in coin to cover cost handling and postage Use coupon The Mason City Information Bureau Frederic J Haskln Director Washington D C I inclose 10 cents in coin care fully wrapped for the booklet on Weight Name Street State Mail to Washington D ;