Mason City Globe Gazette Newspaper Archives

- Page 1

Issue Date:
Pages Available: 17

About Mason City Globe Gazette

  • Publication Name: Mason City Globe Gazette
  • Location: Mason City, Iowa
  • Pages Available: 311,935
  • Years Available: 1901 - 1994
Learn More About This Publication


  • 2.17+ Billion Articles and Growing Everyday!
  • More Than 400 Years of Papers. From 1607 to Today!
  • Articles Covering 50 U.S.States + 22 Other Countries
  • Powerful, Time Saving Search Features!
Find Your Ancestors Now

View Sample Pages : Mason City Globe Gazette, January 29, 1936

Get Access to These Newspapers Plus 2.17+ Billion Other Articles

OCR Text

Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 29, 1936, Mason City, Iowa ArtLON E R 1 HIS fi AVl i c P r c F i vi i VF NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED VV1BE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JANUARY 29 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OV TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 97 OPENING INSTALLMENT CHAPTER 1 MAY I help you This was not the question usually addressed to women and making thejr diffident appearance in Miss Taggarts Agency Miss Emily Taggart who chanced to be at the receiving desk this morn ing knew almost at a glance what each entrant wanted The stolid Gf n woman of middle age invariably was a cook looking for a place with a refined family adults and living outside the city preferably Perhaps there was a home where her husband could be with her yes A good gardener Emil Handy with tools Blond Scandinavian girls neat anxiously hopeful Slender dark eyed young women with makeups suggesting musical show manne quins dramatizing with appropri ate gesture and accent their willing ness to serve as ladies maids Ma ries Fifis Mitzis But this present caller was differ ent Miss Taggarts shrewd eyes peering through their silverrimmed oxfords placed the visitors age at 23 25 at most Unusually attrac tive too The girls hair where it was re vealed try the tilted black hat was shining gold combed closely over a small white ear The brows were a trifle darker more pronounced than the mode favored women by most young Two eyes blue as cornflowers and set rather wide apart looked out frankly The clear smooth complex Ion appeared to be innocent of make up The firm lips of the generous mouth likewise were untinted The trim black suit baffled Miss Taggarts analysis somewhat It was simple in design so simple that its expensiveness was a matter for con jecture The voice when the caller spoke was in keeping with her ap pearance of refinement It was low but surprisingly rich framing its with a certain deliberateness I called to inquire about a posi tion was her answer to the ques tion from across the desk Miss Emily Taggart was betrayed into murmuring Oh She recov ered herself instantly and became the woman of business What sort of a position would you be interest ed in Something about the girl made her put theinquiry thus Aniamusedgleajn lighted the blue eyes for but it did touch the lips Well She seemed to be pondering Then Where I come from they say hired girl Thats I have in mind Miss Taggarts arched brows lift ed You wish to go into service she corrected meaningly The new comers status was established now Your name if you please Thora Dahl You are not an American It was more nearly a statement than a question But I am was the guick retort I am from Minnesota My father is Norwegian my mother Eng lish I see You have been in service then No maam What have you been doing Teaching Again the brows lifted Miss Taggart would have been un able to explain why she ignored her usual custom of giving this appli cant one of the agencys blank forms to fill at this stage of the in terview gleaning needed informa tion from the questionnaire It may have been that her first interest persisted or because the two of them chanced to be alone in the small office Sit down she directed brusquely indicating a chair near the desk Tell me How does it happen that you are looking for work as a do mestic if you are a school teacher I was a teacher Miss Dahl sub stituted with a slight emphasis on the tense Her blue eyes met those of her questioner in a level gaze I gave up my position unexpectedly j and came east My mother brought me up to do plain cooking and to care for a house And I can sew 1 noticed your advertisement in the paper today and thought perhaps I need work Then if you have taught I should think you would look for a place as a childs governess Something of that sort You must have an edu cation I never thought of it was the candid reply Have you any such openings Well not at the moment You can furnish references of course Im afraid I cant But you could secure them Character references at least No maam I have no friends in this part of the country Miss Taggart stiffened percepti bly Any further display of cur iosity was not in order Im very sorry Miss Dahl Youre not married Oh no You see our agency caters to a particular clientele We demand satisfactory references that we can check thoroughly We could not conduct our business otherwise Im afraid we can do nothing for you Im sorry Miss Dahl nodded sympathetically I see she admitted Thank you very much She rose from her seat and started for the door Good morning Just a moment Miss TaggaHs manicured finger tips were hovering uncertainly over a card file on her desk A perplexed frown gathered on her forehead I dont know she murmured more to herself than to the girl who stood waiting Would you consider a place in the country Miss Dahl That is what I would like best I grew up on a farm I waswondering this is de cidedly irregular But we had a re quest from a gentleman some time ago for a housekeeper He appears to be a trifle eccentric That is our agency furnished him with four ap plicants all quite capable and well recommended Mr Marsh dismissed each one almost without a though he did give them a weeks wages Im sure I dont know what the man thinks he wants The women I sent him seemed some what vague about him Each time he asked for another appli cent I merely ignored his last re quest TO BE CONTINUED JOHNliSAYS HE FEARED FATHER Iowa Farm Youth on Stand in Trial for Murder of Parent CLARINDA Jan 29 Johnson 22 year old Yorktown farm youth asserted today that his father who he is accused of shoot ing fatally last New Years eve had threatened me and I was afraid olhim in his own behalf as the defense neared completion of its testimony taking in his murder trial here His testi mony covered incidents related by other defense witnesses Dr R D Smith superintendent of the state insane hospital said that in his opinion the father Elmer Johnson was not sane if all these things that have been related about him were true He said he never hart examined the senior Johnson however URGES WAR UPON NEW DEAL New Farm Measure Reported to Senate 1LD WEATHER CONTINUES WITH Wait for Gasoline to Resume Flight GEORGETOWN British Guiana Jan 29 down by a tropical rainstorm the American lyers Art Williams and Harry Wendt waited in a Corentyne riv ir town today for a supply of gas oline to enable them to continue their search for Paul Redfern ON THE INSIDE CHARLES W STORMS State Auditor Will fry for Third Term ON PAGE 7 Britain in Study of Its Home Defenses ON PAGE 2 AAA Decision Hit by Iowa Economist ON PAGE 5 2 New WPA Projects Put 58 Men to Work ON PAGE 12 State Senator Wilson to Run for Governor ON PAGE 10 Mercury Drops Only to 14 Below Here Tops at 14 Above Iowas mild weather continued Wednesday after the mercury had dropped only to 14 below zero during the night in Mason City Tuesday however with a maximum of 14 above zero had been a considerable relief from the recent extremely low temperatures Wednesday was clear and sunny in North Iowa and most of the rest of the state and temperatures tended to climo a little But tho weatherman warned tem peratures would remain from 10 to 15 degrees below normal Wednes day night and theres still a cold wave lurking up in Canada ready to follow in the wash of warmer air that crept over Iowa Tuesday from the west coast if it gets a chance Death Toll Eight Discovery of the body of Sam Hol land 50 near Redding brought the total of deaths attributed directly to the cold wave to eight Hollands body was found by railroad section men He returned to Redding from St Joseph Mo Monday and started walking to his home 2 miles in the country Just by way ter stillis with us the mercury did some gymnastics at Spirit LaKe Tuesday It climbed to 21 above zero during the afternoon and then nose dived to 19 below Tuesday night re cording both the high and the low temperatures for the state during the last 24 hours Snow came to the state hand in hand with warmer weather Siou City reported five inches Counci Bluffs measured a bit more thai Davenport Dubuque Charles City DCS Moincs Audubon Amos Clin ton Waterloo and Carroll all re ported falls ranging from a half inch to three inches Readings Above Zero Tuesdays above zero readings were the highest recorded since the cold wave struck Iowa a week ago this morning Garner reported 20 above Keokuk and Dubuque 1 above Des Moines Sioux City Dav enport Muscatine and Boone 10 above This return to nearer normal winter weather brought a sigh of relief from coal operators Most of them agreed that bar ring a return of bitter temperatures the supply of coal they can mine the rest of the week will be suffi cient to carry over the weekend even though miners dont extend their work week and dig coal Sat urday Receipts of several ship ments of eastern coal also relieved the coal shortage Other Lows Reported Other low temperatures reported Omaha and Council Bluffs 12 be low Sioux City 10 Des Moines Charles City Davenport and Keo kuk 8 and Dubuque 6 The weatherman forecast a five below minimum Wednesday night in the northwest section with an even zero in the southwest five above in the northeast and 10 above in the southeast Fair skies covered most of Iowa today Tomorrow is expected to be come unsettled The Weather FORECAST Fair colder in extreme east with rising temperature in central and west portions Wed nesday night Thursday somewhat unsettled Slightly warmer in cast and south portions MINNESOTA Partly cloudy and somewhat unsettled Wednes day night and Thursday not so cold in west and south Wednes day night somewhat colder in north Thursday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at S oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday It above Minimum in night 4 below At 8 n m Wednesday 12 below Snoivfall 5 of an inch Precipitation 01 of an inch Just when ft looked as if the weatherman was going to have a heart he unloosed another full arm blow upon North Iowa the mercury dropping from 14 above to 14 below in about eight hours Charge Loeb Slayer With Homicide PICTURES ON PAGE 2 JOLIET 111 Jan 29 cor oners jury investigating Richard Loebs slaying in Statcville peniten tary yesterday returned a verdict today accusing James Day 23 year old fellow convict of homicide The jury recommended that Day who refused to tell his own story as the first official investigation was launched be held to the Will county grand jury Authorities said the jurys verdict was the usual one in cases of out right murder but the jurys mport found that Loeb partner C Nathan Leopold Jr in one of 192is most sensational crimes died in a fight with the younger convict Tells of Battle Simultaneously an official state ment was issued as to what preced ed yesterday afternoons bloody battle in a prison bathroom from which Loeb staggered to die of 56 razor wounds It said there waa hostility of long standing between the 0 year old Loeb partner with Nathan Leopold Jr in the notorious Bobby Franks murder case and the convict held for his death The official version of Loebs death a 2000 word statement is sued by A L Bowen state director of public welfare said it was Day who made the appointment which brought them in the little shower room Bothered Since June Loeb badbothered Day since Last Loeb Day in the offices of chaplain1 Then the report set forth Days own story of the fatal battle given to prison authorities apparently shortly after Loeb died despite efforts of seven doctors at p m yesterday Day was quoted as relating This morning after breakfast I asked Loeb if 1 could talk to him Loeb was eating breakfast in his cell with Leopold He said surely11 After dinner he came to my cell and t said he was on his way to take a i secretary threatened the prison COMMITTEEMEN STILL IN DOUBT ON ITS VALIDITY May Include Argument for Cheaper Money m Report WASHINGTON Jan 29 Burdened with constitutional doubts and threatened with inflationary attacks the revised administration soil conservation subsidy plan for replacing the AAA was ordered re ported to the senate today by its agriculture committee The vote was 15 to 2 Chairman Smith D S Car ex pressed grave doubt as to the measures constitutionality and said he and several others of the 15 on the affirmative side voted merely to report it instead of favor ably reporting it He and Senator Bankhcarl D Ala who introduced the de clared however that a majority of those voting wanted a favorable report Vote Against Bill Senators McNary of Oregon the republican leader and Norbeck R S Dak voted which goes to material change Smith said the committee would meet tomorrow to decide whether to include in the report but not in jainst the bill the floor without D Okla for more and money to keep up farm an advocate of inflation bath and I could see him in the bathroom Went to Bathroom I went to the bathroom and waited Loeb came in in five min utes and locked the door He said What is on your mind Get it off quick Im warning you it wont do any good as far as my attitude toward you is concerned He started taking off all his clothes I was leaningagainst the wash basin his back was to me and he unbundled the clothes he had wrapped in a towel He got between me and the door and I noticed he had a razor in his hand He had taken it out of the bundle He said Keep your mouth shut get your clothes off Door Locked I knew the door was locked Loeb said Get your clothes off before I start in on you I started undress ing I got off all my clothes and left them in the shower I decided to pretend I had given in so I could watch my chance to do something He followed he in the shower He took two steps and stepped over the sill of the shower I kicked him in the groin He grabbed for his groin with his free hand and slashed at my face with the razor as he fell He missed me by inches I hit him on the neck with my fist The hand in which he had the razor hit the sill and the razor fell He grabbed for it as I jumped over his body and as he turned around at me I caught him by the wrist and throat and we fell to the floor to gether He dropped the razor again Swings His Fist I grabbed the razor and jumped over him He got up and swung his fist at me It caught me on the left side of the face I slashed at him blood flew in my face as he locked iis arms around me I remember slashing at him as I fell back across the sill and felt the sharp string across my left kidney I dropped the razor Loeb fell on op of me and he got the razor and caught me with one hand by the hroat Something told me I would die there unless by superhuman ef orts I could get out from under him Somehow I threw him off He swung at me laughing and saying I could fight when I had to Ki7or in His Hand I got up with the razor in my land I slashed at him and he backed under the shower and turned n the hot water I stopped in after irn Stearn was in my eyes 1 kept lushing After what seemed like Thomas cheaper prices Smith said I rather think this will be in cluded in the report Thomas and Louis B Ward mon etary consultant to Father Charles E Coughlin urged the committee secret session to incorporate the quantitative money theory in the re port to the senate Broad Powers The hill vests broad powers in the of agriculture to make grants to farmers for economic use of their lands It is a temporary two year measure designed to serve as a stopgap until a permanent pro gram is enacted based on federal grants to states Todays action was attributed by some senators to demands from the farm belt for a speedy vote On the house side the agriculture committee was in recess until the latter part of the week Chairman Jones D Tex emphasized that we are working Jones leaves today to address the Illinois agriculture association con vention at Decatur tomorrow night but expected to be back in time for a Friday committee meeting if de velopments warranted Chester Davis AAA administrator will go to Illinois with Jones We will have a meeting the lat ter part of the week Jones said Smith Declares Roosevelt Is Only Man Who Should Try to A nswer His Speech NEW YORK Jan 29 E Smith declared today There is only one man who should try to answer his American Liberty league open challenge to President Roosevelt issued after Senator Joseph T Robinsons reply to the Liberty league address The former governor bitter critic of the new deal defended his course of action before the Liberty league praised the group of antinew deal democrats who have put country above party and delivered sarcastic comment on Senator Robinsons ad dress last night The 1928 presidential nominee said he would make no specific re ply to Robinsons accused Smith of an aboutface in politic views and said a few words about my friend Joe I was an unhappy warrior to hear him read off his speech over which he stumbled so that f felt sure it was canned and did not come from the heart of the Joe Robinson that I have known Sorry For Him Smiths statement issued at his offices in the Empire Slate building follows Poor am sorry for him They put him on a tough spot He did the best he kneiv how but it was no answer As I said in my speech at the Liberty league dinner there is only one man who should try to answer me bySenator Jwontmakearry reply to what Senator Robinson said but I position and in a funny way used two fingers of his right hand to push in some of the flesh of the ab domen which was cut open I turned to leave the shower He started to get up his eyes were big and staring He lunged at me with everythinghe had His hands were clenched like claws I slashed at him some more and kept on slashing un til he fell mumbling Turns on Cold I turned off the hot water Turned on some cold stepped under the shower to wash off the blood My whole body was red I left the shower and wiped the water out of my hair and eyes I heard laughter or a groan Loeb stood straight up He lunged at rne and knocked me down His body slipped over me and fell by the door He got up and fumbled with the j key he ran out to the dining room tunnel I did not see him after that DARROW SATS LOEB IS BETTER OFF DEAD CHICAGO 111 Jan 29 Clarence Darrow veteran criminal lawyer who defended Leopold and Loeb said today that Loeb is bet ter off than off dead Darrow added there were no secrets which Loebs death made subject to revelation Everything was brought out at the trial he said Fi rehouse IVts Stolon SAINT JOHN N B Johns Kr 5 fire station is in an uproar They have reported police that someone had to the stolen cveral minutes of fighting under j their two gamecock and a he shower he sank into a sittingdomesticated skunk will say a few words about my old friend Joe I was an unhappy war rior to hear him read off his speech over which he stumbled so that I felt sure it was canned and did not corne from the heart of the Joe Rob inson that I have known Beclouds the Issue Its purpose was to becloud the issue and while I wont reply to him I want the issue kept clear Of course I said I was for farm relief still am In my Omaha speech in 192S I proposed a constitutional and effective method That doesnt keep the American people from ris ing up to protest against a silly and unconstitutional plan Of course I said that in war times we wrapped up the constitu tion and went under wartime pow ers That doesnt keep the American people from demanding obedience to the constitution in times of peace Of course I said that I thought there should be a dictator of federal public works with full power Fed eral public works are the proper concern of the federal government That doesnt keep the American people from protesting against fed eral interference with the individual lives of our citizens Money for Relief Of course I said government should lend money for relief to the slates that needed it That is what the democratic platform said That doesnt keep the American people from denouncing the creation of the greatest federal bureaucracy this country has ever seen and denounc ing a new deal which has created a payroll for the federal government that has gone close to a billion and a half dollars a year not including the army the navy the CCC and the people on relief and the legisla tive and judicial branches of the regular expenses and as Joe tried to cloud these is sues so he tried to cloud others and when he calls the roll of who was the liberty league dinner I hap pened to see the great democratic governor of the state of Maryland Albert C Fatchie the candidate of the democratic party for the presi dency John W Davis the great democratic governor of the state of Massachusetts Joseph B Ely and hundreds of other upstanding lead ers of democracy northern and southern alike who are unlike some of my old friends who feel forced to give lip service to the new deal and seem unable party That the feud between Smith and new deal Robinson said has carried out the very suggestions Smith ad vocated in ihe past but Smith has changed sides in the great battle the brown derby has been discarded for the high hat With Old Enemies Robinson said it was strange to see Smith in the company of men to put country above the new deal will be an uncomprom ising one was indicated by the speech that Senator Robinson of Ar kansas senate democratic leader of the delivered in Washington last night Kefcrs to Charge Referring to Smiths charge be fore an American Liberty league dinner that the Roosevelt adminis tration had tossed away the demo cratic platform and gone in for cialism Robinson argued that Smith himself had deserted the ranks of progressives and pone over who have despoiled the oil coal and water power resources of this coun who in former years de nounced him as a communist and socialist The new deal Robinson contend er has pulled the country a long way out of the depression and yet Governor Smith says there has been no progress Senator William Borah of Idaho an independent republican who has long criticized what he calls old guard domination in party coun sels did not say in his New York speech last night whether he would become an avowed candidate for the presidential nomination Back Koom Tactics But he assailed back room tac tics in selecting the nominee and the selection of uninstructcd dele gates to the national convention Some of his supporters contend the old guard could pick the condidate more easily if delegates were unin structed Smiths recent speech Borah said was a pathetic funeral oration over the dead body of the demo cratic platform out the Idaho man emphasized that the election result will turn upon a livingplatform not a dead one The republican parly must give tile people such a platform he said Hitting regimentation by monop oly aj well as regimentation by government he said the government can insure economic and social justice as well as political liberty Leadingto Defeat Those leaders who think that the American people arc going to return to many of the old practices of past years and are leading the republican party in that direction are leading it to defeat he asserted Borah came out for selfdetermin ation of the judiciary preservation of the constitution and federal old age pensions of between and 560 a month though he called the Town send plan impractical Other political developments Musicians Walk Out U S Marine musicians acting un der orders walked out of the wom ens patriotic conference on national defense here last night evidently because the conference had listened to an antinew deal speech by Bain bridge Colby Earlier three naval officers had cancelled speeches to the gathering at the behest of Henry Latrobe Roosevelt assistant secretary of the navy Representative Fish RN speaking at Canton Ohio attacked administration tariff policies Ste phen A Day Evanston 111 at torney assailed Roosevelt adminis tration policy as grown to matur ity in the bloody streets of Mos cow John L Lewis mine union leader called President Roosevelt a great humanitarian and Alfred E Smith a gibbering political jacka the capital speculated on the political effect of the death of Governor 0 K Allen of Louisiana TALMADGE ASKS DEMOCRATS OF SOUTH TO JOIN Georgia Governor Says States Rights Are in Balance Eugene URGES PROPERTY TAX IN ILLINOIS State Senator Introduces Statewide Levy Bill in Legislature SPRINGFIELD 111 Jan 29 The legislature today had a new statewide property tax consider in the long drawn out arguments over relief financing Senator James O Monroe Col linsville democrat proposed it as the senate followed the example of the house and avoided a showdown on the relief question at its session last night Monroe introduced two bills One provided for a statewide property tax of 30 cents on the valua tion The other would reinstate the state anticipation note law Aleona Man Given 7 Years Sentence MACON Ga Jan 29 Eugene Talmadge of Georgia called upon southern democrats at an anti Roosevelt meeting here today to join our broth ers in the east and north and west in a revolt against the new deal Stales rights arc in the bal ance today he said more than they were in the days of 1861 Talmadge de clared that if the new dealers can pick their own supreme court the wheels of our democracy would catch fire and burn down our freedom The supreme court has come to our rescue Talmadge said in charging the federal government is working to tear down states rights Looks Into Future Lets hold up their hands be continued Lets dont allow a bunch of communists to have lojir more to appoint the succes sors to such stalwart men as Chief Justice Hughes and Associate Jus tices Eutlor McReynolds Suther land and Van Devanter If the present program is con tinued for four more years the lines between the states will be only a shadow on paper and the govern ment or the separate states will be subservient to the will of a central in Washington Kvcry true democrat hangs his head in shame when he realizes that under a democratic adminis tration are boards and boards and that the president in Washington has had enacted laws where they could tell the manufac turers store keepers hotels and shops what to pay their labor and how many hours they could work Rally to Principles The democrats of the south owe it to the nation to rally to the prin ciples of Thomas Jefferson the founder of this party You owe it to the north and the east and the west to help in this fight to sec that no communist or socialist steals the democratic nom ination and mocks you with smiles and jeers by telling you that the south is always solidly democratic Yes the south is democratic true to the faith and true to the principles of Thomas Jefferson Sovereignty of states rights The least governed are the best governed Local self government The south is going to remain true to these fundamentalsof de mocracy Ttilmadge Boom Seen The Georgia governor previously had said the convention is con cerned only with the stating of prin ciples on which the antiRoosevelt campaign will be fought He added that no consideration would be given to a presidential candidate There was an undercurrent how ever among the representatives from Georgia that indicated they planned to stage a big demonstra tion in Talmarigcs hchalf The gov ernors friends presumably could control the selection of a presiden tial candidate as they appeared to constitute a majority at the meet ing Receptive to Indorsement In a statement yesterday in At lanta Governor Talmadge indicated he would be receptive to an indorse merit by todays assemblage of con stitutional democrats Denying he had announced his candidacy for the presidency he said Any sane man would be willing to be president Im a sane man But I repeat that this is a matter for conventions to handle An executive committee composed of representatives from the various participating states met last night to draft a platform but found itself unwieldy in deliberations and dele gated the task to a subcommittee of seven headed by Hugh Howell Georgia democratic committee chairman to the camp of the enemy legion leader Dies ROCKWELL CITY Jan 20 BATTLE CREEK Mich Jan Harry Kggert of Algona was sen 29 Kcnyon 40 past Smiths harangue was declared j Iracefl to srivr a Irim rf spvon of the Morrison TIL to be barren and sterile without a years in the slate penitentiary on a post of the American Legion died iinge constructive suggestion The i forgery conviction here ;