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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 26, 1935, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME P E R MEM 6 AlH E P T OF I s 4 M n i r i THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLI FIVE CENTS COFT PRESS LEASED W1KB SEKV1O MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JANUARY 26 1935 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 91 PRISONER SHOT IN ESCAPE ATTEMPT CLAIMS GUN WAS GIVEN TO HIM TO KILL HOEY LONG First Witness Testifies in Probe of Plot to Murder Kmgfish BATON ROUGE La Feb 26 man who identified himself as Sidney Songy testified today at J Senator Huey P Longs murder liplot inquiry that he had been giv Scn a gun gas bombs and ammuni Iflion to kill the senator Songy the witness summoned Long before a district court in the state supreme court iichamber in the dictators attempt Jito show that public officials and another persons had conspired to rlkill him testified that he was ar jirested night before last with gas Jjbombs a pistol and shells in his He testified that these things I jwere given to him by Fred Parker an east Baton Rouge parish deputy sheriff and Fred pRourke a niem of the executive committee of gtthe Square Deal association which i warring against Longs dictator phip Recess Until Feb 1 Senator Long this afternoon re BiVbessed until Feb 1 his court in into the plot to murder Sim Governor O K Allen today is a formal proclamation declar that conditions of violence in urrection and disorder existed in iaton Rouge and commanded the militia to preserve law and the city of Baton Rouge the parish of east Baton Officialsaid not interpret fSje proclamation as mar law Reaching the state capital where Ast night more than a hundred heir threatening his dictatorship 1 seized the parish courthouse Long jjijstablished a base command of mil tia and other state forces and or lered a court investigation of what said was a murder plot involv Sfifpg four sheriffs and a district Attorney Troops Begin to Appear At the same time Longs national feuardsmen began to appear as au jiinswer to armed defiance of his Inhale here yesterday Hundreds of militiamen were jj leaded toward the state capito as jr Longs answer to a citizens armed Mjiccupancy of the east Baton Rouge courthouse here yesterday pfb protest against the senators at Sppmpt to add the parish to his dic Two militiamen shouldering guns lijid brusquely dismissing questions itaood on the main street a block if Way from the 33 story Long built company are you from were asked none of your business In3s the curt reply as guns were more unslung j Square Deal Association JIOiRecognized members of the Deal association of Louis na assumed a leadership last ght in the uprising in which arm citizens seized the east Baton joouge parish courthouse and held behind bristling guns for three gnurs troops were sent into Baton lsuge by bus from many sections Turn to Page 2 Column fi A W Stubbs Succeeds Knudson on City Council Gangster Held CLAUDE MADDOX m FORECAST IOWA Cloudy and colder now flurries in extreme east rn portions Saturday night unday partly cloudy MINNESOTA Partly cloudy Saturday night and Sunday omewhat colder Saturdav night IN MASON CITY JobeGazette weather figures for hour period ending at 8 oclock urday morning laxirnum Friday 24 Above linimum in Night 9 Above t 8 A M Saturday 10 Above nowfall Trace WEEKLY FORECAST HICAGO Jan 26 UB The ither outlook for the week be ung Jan 28 or the region of the Great es few light snows rather cold beginning of the week wanner the middle and probably cold ird the end Dr the upper Mississippi and r valleys and the hern and central great plains precipitation about Tues or Wednesday and again near end of the week temperatures ly near normal 1929 MASSACRE SUSPECT SEIZED Maddox Called Finger Man in St Valentines Day Chicago Killing CHICAGO Jan 26 Maddox recently reported named in a confession by Byron Bolton as one of six men involved in the St Valentines day massacre of 1929 was seized early today by squads from the detective bureau at his home in suburban Berwyn He was taken to central police headquarters for questoning by Chief ofDetectivesJohn L Sulli van Had Fart in Massacre Bolton held in St Paul on charges of complicity in the 000 kidnaping of Edward G Bremer was reported earlier this week to have confessed that he acted as finger man in the massacre which wiped out seven members of the George Bugs Moran gang in north side garage Maddox was the only person named in the alleged confession who is not either dead or in prison Oth ers Bolton was reported to have named were Murray Humphreys once No 1 Capone henchman now in Leavenworth serving a term for income tax evasion Fred Killer Burke now in a Michigan prison for the slaying of a St Joseph po liceman Fred The Brains Goetz university graduate who turned gangster and was slain a year ago Gus Winkler gambler killed last year and Maddox Owner of Cafe Now 35 years old Maddox was former owner of the Circus Cafe where the gangsters were said to have consorted He was seized when he arrived at his home early this morning The massacre was said to have been attributed by Boiton to war fare between the Capone and Mo ran mobs over the profits of a dog race track at Lyons 111 Federal of ficers promptly denied that Bolton had confessed or that he had been questioned concerning1 the massa cre Charles Cityan Held Sane on Denying He Threatened Suicide CHARLES CITY Jan 26 jury in district court this afternoon returned a verdict that Louis Ste vens of Charles City was of sound mind Stevens had been declared in sane by the county commission fol Iwoing complaint of the local social worker who claimed Stevens had threatened to shoot himself and family He denied the statement in court saying he remarked What is a man supposed to do when he cant get relief shoot himself GRAND JURY TO PROBE CHARGES OF PWA GRAFT Information on Project in Texas Furnished by Ickes WASHINGTON Jan 26 Prompted by information supplied by Secretary Ickes a special grand jury today was summoned to meet Feb 6 to investigate charges ol graft in the public works adminis tration United States Attorney Leslie G Garnett who issued the call said the inquiry would analyze specifi cally one project a pro ject in Texas It will be the first special grand jury here since the FallDoheny oil cases Ickes who as public works ad ministrator has been much criti cized on capitol bill would say only that after a long and careful study of the Texas project a full report had been submitted to prosecuting officials for such action as they deem proper to take Other PWA officials declined to disclose the project on which the graft is alleged to have occurred but admitted Louis Glavis Ickes ace investigator had been in Texas three or four times within the last six weeks and had investigated thc case before the report was given to Garnett At a press conference later Sec retary Ickes though reluctant to talk indicated the Texas investiga tion may have ramifications1 The secretary refused to say whether high public works officials were in volved explaining the grand jury proceedings were highly confiden tial and that he would not want to say anything that might imply the guilt of anyone to be investigated Calls U S Munitions Makers Lily White Compared With Rest On City Council A W STUBBS WASHINGTON Jan 26 Talking in his blunt and colorful manner Hugh S Johnson today told the house military committee that American munitions manufacturers were lily white compared to some of the rest of them The former NRA admiistrator and cavalry of ficer supported the McSwain bill to take excess profits out of war and said if the United States adopted it other nations eventually would be driven to the same measures for purely defensive reasons Valerian Kuibesheff Powerful Leader in Soviet Russia Dies MOSCOW Jan 26 Kuibesheff vice president of the council of peoples commissars and members of the allpowerful poli tical bureau of the communist par ty died Friday of arteriosclerosis The communist leader who rank ed with Joseph Stalin as one of the nine most powerful men in the Sov iet had suffered heart trouble for some time Life and Death Call at Home Same Night DES MOINES Jan 26 and death were concurrent visitors last night at the home of Mr and Mrs Maurice Ferris While a third daughter was being born death took the second of the couples children 11 months old Marland victim of pneumonia The new arriv al christened Nancy Lee was re ported doing well today Cold Wave Misses State but Another One Is Due DES MOINES Jan 26 JFh lowa continued comparatively warmer today with clouds and light snow flurries or rain reported at all weather stations The renewed cold wave forecast for last night de toured north of the state leaving prospects of moderately colder temperatures tonight for Iowa in its wake Again climbing higher than in the preceding 24 hour period tempera tures reached a maximum of 46 late yesterday at Council Bluffs The minimum today was 12 above at Sioux City and Charles City Cloudy conditions will remain general with some snow flurries expected in eastern Iowa tonight the weather bureau said Shippers were advised to protect against temperatures of zero northeast 5 above northwest S above southeast and 10 above southwest Mason Citys minimum tempera ture Friday night was 9 above zero and there was a trace of snowfall Captain Wang of Talisman First Probe Witness Gives Account of Collision of His Freighter With Liner Mohawk By CHARLES STUTZ NEW YORK Jan 26 a vivid account of the collision last Thursday night of the liner Mohawk and the freighter Talisman Capt Edmund Wang of the Talisman to day told afederal inquiry board that something apparently had gone wrong with the Mohawks steering apparatus Capt Wang whose ship knifed into the side of the luxurious Ward liner sending it to the bottom in the frigid waters testified that the Mo hawk and the freighter were steam ing south when the former abruptly swerved from her course and di rectly across the Talismans path The ships struck with a terrific impact the captain said No Warning Blast He received no warning blast from the Mohawk until she was about 50 feet away Captain Wang testified After the crash the vessels locked and shortly after the Talisman backed out of the hole she had made in the side of the liner Capt Karl C Neilson of the steam boat inspection service criticized the action of the Talismans skipper in backing away from the Stricken vessel Captain Wang replied he re ceived no response to his repeated shouts to the Mohawk bridge ac cordingly he ordered his engines re versed Consults Log Book Consulting his log book the wit ness testified that at p m Thursday night E S T he was eight miles off aesink Highlands and at was four miles off Sea girt Did you see the Mohawk in that position asked Neilson No How fast were you traveling About 12 and a half knots Was the weather clear It was a beautiful night and there was no sea The latest check on the ship dis aster showed Passgrs Crew Total Rescued 38 79 117 UTILITY REPLIES TO ON RATE EFFORT P G and E Maintains Present Prices Fair and Equitable A W Stubbs superintendent of the I O O F home was selected at a special meeting of the city council Saturday mcrning to fill the vacancy left on that body with the resignation of H M Knudson This and consideration of compar ative electric light and gas rates in other cities presented both by the Peoples Gas and Electric company which maintained its present rates are fair and equitable and by City Manager E H Crofoot comprised the business of the special meeting The vote for Mr Stubbs was unanimous by the four councilmen remaining after Mr Knudson re signed to take up his duties as Cer ro Gordo county representative in the Iowa legislature Nominated by Laird Mr Stubbs name was placed in nomination on a motion by J T Laird and a second by David Olson Mayor J J Burns and W J Pagen hart joined in voting for the new councilman Mr Stubbs who was present then took the chair which had been occupied by Mr Knudson The sudden appointment of a suc cessor to Mr Knudson came as a surprise as a deadlock on the mat ter had been anticipated by many observers ofthe citys polltie status Most of the session whichlastec only an hour was devoted to listen ingto a report by Ear Smith at torney for the Peoples Gas and Electric company on comparative rates with 11 other communities of substantially the same size as Mason City Got 41 Replies The council members also had be fore them the tabulated results of inquiries made by the city manager for rates from other towns and cities Mr Crofoot pointed out that he had received replies from 41 cities on the electric rates which were shown in the tabulated analysis prepared by the city manager The list included several of the 11 which were in the study given by Mr Smith The average for the 41 cities and Mason City for the first bracket of residential rates was 74 cents per kilowatt hour in comparison with the existing rate of 7 cents in Ma son City according to the city man agers tabulation The average for all the cities on the higher bracket was 31 cents compared with the existing 3 cent rate in Mason City Commercial Rate Given The commercial rate as shown by this table revealed an average of 71 cents compared with Mason Citys 7 cents per kilowatt hour for the first bracket while the sec ond bracket average was identical with Mason Citys 3 cent rate Mr Crofoot also laid before the council rate schedules on gas show ing the rates of 28 cities The averages reached in these were ap proximately the same as the Mason City present rates The council members desired Turn to pane 7 column 2 Known dead Missing i 21 10 163 Total 53 110 U S to Increase Patrol WASHINGTON Jan 26 Coast guard headquarters today an nounced it was increasing its pa trol off the New Jersey coast scene of recent maritime disasters The announcement came as 46 persons were dead or unaccounted for from the sinking of the Mo hawk In these same waters too more than 100 lost their lives when the Morro Castle burned The coast guard said it was dis patching th 1 65foot coast guard cutter Mohawk which has been or dered stationed at Cape May N J The Mohawk was placed in commis sion on Jan 19 last The Cutter will patrol the area off the New Jersey coast in which the steamship Mohawk was rammed and sunk At the Cutter is at the Philadelphia r ivy yard where work is beinjr completed on her juns PILOT KILLED AS PLANE CRASHES Ship Falters and Goes Into Spin Just After Leaving Pittsburgh Port PITTSBURGH Jan 26 westbound mail plane crashed just after leaving the citycounty airport here early today killing the pilot Floyd Church 33 of Newark N J The ship said by airport officials to be a TWA plane left the airport and started for Columbus Ohio at a m About a mile from the field watchers saw the ship falter and go into a spin It burst into flames upon the crash and was destroyed Church apparently was caught in the wreckage and was burned to death Officials said all the mail was lost The plane came in from Newark at to refuel and take on mail At the airport it was said there were no passengers Ice forming on controls may have caused the accident officials said Trades Cell for Hospital Bed Ray Manners alins Tony Barrett 19 in a hospital bed after he hail been shot trying to escape from Deputy Sheriff John Deach on his way back 10 county jail from tho sheriffs office where he had been fingerprinted He is given a good chance to recover and if he does ivill lie taken to Anamosa to serve a seven year sentence for cashing stolen by Lock engraving by Kayenay Francis Has Apology for Legislature Liquor Board Adviser Sorry for Remarks on Beer Law By ROY F PORTER Associated Press Staff Writer DES MOINES Jan 26 lie E Francis legal advisor to the Iowa liquor control commission to day apologized to the general as sembly for critical remarks concern ing the beer law made at a com mittee hearing last Tuesday Francis presenting recommenda tions for a rewritten beer law at the hearing had said the present statute was senseless declared the legislature must have been sound asleep when the measure was passed and the only things cor rect in the law were the definitions Letter to Kraschel The apology was contained in a etter to Lieut Gov Nelson G Kraschel who requested the liquor ommission for an explanation after several members of the senate of which the lieutenant governor is officer had asked about Francis statements Kraschel also asked whether Francis was official ly representing the commission at the session of the joint senate and house committee ReacSing the newspaper the next morning I observed that my re marks were subject to misinterpre tation Francis letter to Kraschel said for I overlooked explaining hat my appearance was purely personal and not as a representa ive of the commission Remark Was Joke This I regret Also that my rt mark made as a joke relative to the egislature having been asleep when the beer law was passed could have been given in unfavorable construc n I was too long a member to in tentionally offend any member of the legislature and withdraw the remark with apologies Francis declared in answer to Lieutenant Governor Kraschels in quiries The commission had noth ing to do with my appearance be rore the committee and whether the commission approves or disap jroves the views there expressed 1 am not able to state Mennt Commission At the hearing the former state senator had advocated control of beer sales by a state commission and in response to a question had declared he meant the Jiquor com mission The reply to Kraschels inquiry said that drafts of several bills irepared by Francis had been de ivered to the commission Gov Jyde L Herring and others for consideration Reading in the morning paper hat a public meeting would be held hat afternoon for the purpose of Turn o 2 8 BRUNO TO HAVE ALIBI WITNESS Reilly Says Man to Testify He Saw Hauptmann on Kidnaping Night BROOKLYN N Y Jan 26 Edward J Reilly chief defense law yer for Bruno Richard Hauptmann said today that his next witness will testify he saw Hauptmann at a Bronx gasoline station the night of the kidnaping Reilly refused to disclose the j identity of his new surprise witness but insisted the man even had writ ten proof of his conversation with Hauptmann on the kidnaping night Disclosure of the planned testi mony follows Reillys assertion that the defense would be vested in part on an alibi that Hauptmann was not in Hopewell on the night Col Charles A Lindberghs son was ab ducted Reilly said he would place the man on the stand at his first op portunity when the trial reopens Monday TRIAL IN RECESS By WILLIAM A KINJVE1 Cupyrislit 1935 by Thc Associated Irrssl FLBMINGTON N J Jan 26 lfl Bruno Richard Hauptmann fortified his defense today while prosecution rolled up new ammuni tion for its savage attackon his de rial that he kidnaped and killed the Lindbergh baby Court was in recess but it was only an armed truce as thc defend ant studied his stock trading rec ords for his affluence after the 000 ransom was paid as his law yers went to inspect his home in the Bronx and as state attorneys studied the weak points in his de fense Calls Him Vulnerable He is vulnerable very vulner able said Attorney General David T Wilentz who hammered at Hauptmann during the murder trial defendants first half hour of cross examination yesterday Wait untij we get really start ed the attorney general advised Hauptmann xvas almost contemp tuous in his remarks about Wilentz It seems that the attorney gen eral was trying to get me excited said the carpenter All I can say to that is that he will have to try a lot harder I am Tum to race 2 Column I MANNERS GIVEN CHANCE TO LIVE BADLYWOUNDED Youth Breaks on Way to County Jail Cell From Sheriffs Office Ray Manners alias Tony Bar 19 year old transient who re rcntljhad been sentenced to seven at Anamosa for obtaining money under false pretenses was hat by Deputy Sheriff John Deach Saturday morning shortly after 11 o clock as the prisoner attempted to escape while being taken back to ail after beingfingerprinted at the sheriffs office At the Park hospital where Manners was taken following the hooting it was reported that the bullet a 38 high speed steel bullet passed clear through Manners body entering below the left shoul der blade and piercing the left lung The bullet emerged from his chest thc third and rib Although Manners condition was considered critical the attending Physician said there was a chance of recovery provided no complica tes sot in Manners Breaks Runs Manners with four other prison ers was being taken from the of fice of Sheriff J M Robertson in the courthouse to the county iail Two prisoners were walking in front of Deputy Sheriff John Wallace banners was between Deputy Wal lace and Deputy Deach and two other prisoners were behind Deputy Deach AS the group neared the jail Manners broke and ran direct y north toward the P G Sad Man Found Dead in Gas Filled Garage FAIRFIELD Jan 26 Mitchell 34 was found dead early today in a gas filled garage which he operated at Linby IS miles northwest of here Coroner C C Tallman said the death was acci dental Mitchells wife said he had gone at midnight to load a boxcar of horses If you dont stop Ill shoot warned Deputy Deach As Manners continued to run across second street Deputy Deach drew his revolver and fired once near the legs of the fleeing Man ners When Manners had reached we P G and E building however he saw he was blocked from runl nmg between the house and build ing Then Manners suddenly turned and ran east Withhold Fire Both Deputies Deach and Wallace withheld fire while the escaping prisoner ran past the plate glass windows of the P G and E build ng Then as the prisoner reached the alley Deputy Deach fired again at the fleeing prisoners legs Neith er of the first two shots touched Manners and he did not slow up The prisoner was headed for the business district and Deputy Deach stated that he set himseif to get his man before he escaped The third shot struck Manners in back below the left shoulder ilade The prisoner had reached the south entrance of the Kirk apartment but the shock of the Juliet sent him reeling so that he ell in the street clutching on to Richard Ulrick driver for the Thompson Dean company who had come out of the Kirk apartment ind was standing beside his truck banners was carried to Harry Walters garage across the street and then taken in a car to the Park hospital Sentenced to Eldorn Manners was born in Nebraska but stated that he had been adopt ed by Mr and Mrs W E Manners of Charles City He had served time at EJdora Trainingschool on a charge of delinquency being sen Turn Pace 2 Column 7 Our Favorite Poems The favorite poems of the Amer ican people were determined by a nationwide poll among newspaper readers Then this booklet was pre pared containing the most popu lar poems of the people 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